If we were having coffee, I’d invite you to join me at my new coffee shop. I have been longing for a local independent coffee shop where I can become a regular, where I can bring my notebook once or twice a week and eavesdrop on snippets of conversations and people watch and write. I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve been inside a coffee shop over the last two years. There was nothing about this week that said it’s any safer than the last 104 weeks, but I still decided it was time to explore nearby coffee shops to find “my” spot. I liked the very first one I visited–plenty of comfortable seating, not even a ten-minute drive from my house and–bonus!–it opens at 6 a.m.
If we were having coffee, I’d ask if you’re celebrating National Poetry Month by reading or writing poetry. I’d love to hear about your poetry project, and I’d tell you all about mine.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that today is the last day of my spring break and I’m focusing on being present and enjoying today rather than fretting about going back to work tomorrow. I have a new slow cooker recipe to try, and I’m going to go for a walk when the day is at its warmest. I’m going to read one of the many books I’ve started and write a couple of letters. Since it’s chilly today, I also expect to have my devoted lap cats appear whenever I sit down.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I recently wrapped up a monthlong blogging challenge, and even though I’m glad to have my mornings back for reading, writing in my notebook, and writing letters, I also kind of miss the challenge. I made an intentional decision not to blog daily in April for my daily poetry project, but I struggled all day yesterday (the first day in 32 days I haven’t posted) not to write a blog post. I caught myself composing in my head several times.
If we were having coffee, I’d ask about your reading life. I have stacks and stacks (really, shelves and shelves) of unread books waiting to be read, but I’m still always looking for recommendations. I’d tell you that this week I checked off another category on Book Riot’s Read Harder 2022 Challenge: “Read a book recommended by a friend with different reading tastes.” I chose a romance novel a penpal raved about on Twitter, and you know what? It was pretty good.
What would you share if we were having coffee?
Thanks to Tammy at Tammy’s Reading Life for introducing me to the Weekend Coffee Share and providing the format for my post. Natalie the Explorer hosts the weekly link-up, so be sure to visit her blog and check out what other people are sharing this week.