I guess it’s been a hot minute since I was around the blogosphere. It’s been medium-level crazy in my world. To catch you up, I’ve put together a little If We Were Having Coffee post. I got the idea for this post from one of my all-time favorite bloggers, Jamie, do this post called If We Were Having Coffee a few times before I started blogging. I’ve loved the idea and now I’ve even tried it a couple of times (you can read them here and here and here). I love these posts because they give me the chance to jump back in and reconnect with my readers!
So grab your favorite beverage (hot or cold) and let’s chat!
If we were having coffee… I would tell you that I accedentally spent most of August on hiatus. I’m not sure what happened. I wasn’t feeling like reading which led to me not feeling like writing and it just spiraled from there. The good news there is that while I wasn’t posting I was reviewing some books and preparing posts, so now that I’m back, I’m better prepared for it.
If we were having coffee… I’d tell you about how my thesis research has finally begun picking up, so I’ve been really trying to make a dent in it! Especially because we’re talking about moving to a house with an hour commute for me (bonus: it would take Zach’s commute from an hour to ten minutes).
If we were having coffee… I’d tell you that I’ve had to ask for a lot of help with this project and it’s taught me a lot. For the most part, school was always pretty easy for me. I rarely needed extra help and I would do just about anything to avoid needing someone else. It felt like a failure to admit that I couldn’t figure something out. But science doesn’t work that way. There are so many things I don’t know so many life lessons that I still haven’t figured out. However, I am SURROUNDED by people who have figured these things out, one way or another. And I NEED their knowledge to get through this project. So I’ve had to ask for a lot of help and it has humbled me and made me realize that asking for help isn’t an admittance of failure, but rather an admittance that I don’t know everything. Everyone has their own strengths and we should use each other to help expand our goals rather than hide in our niche.
If we were having coffee… I’d tell you that I haven’t been reading. Like at all. It’s super frustrating, but I just don’t feel like reading anything I’ve been picking up lately. I’m calling it a slump. I’m hoping that it’s just the crazy business of summer and my desire for reading will come back when I settle back into my schedule this fall (not to mention rainy fall days that make me want to cuddle up with tea and a great book).
If we were having coffee… I’d tell you that when school started this fall, it was the beginning of my SIXTH year of college. That’s right. Six years. I feel old. Don’t get me wrong, I love learning and my classes and my school and my major. But six years of college is a lot. Talk about death by PowerPoint.
If we were having coffee… I would tell you that my brother and Zach’s youngest brother just moved 350+ miles and now they’re within an hour of us, which is super wonderful. I love having our family nearby.
If we were having coffee… I would tell you that I feel like I’m in a bit of a blogging slump, too. I’m just running out of creative ideas for posts. HOWEVER, I’m working on scheduling time to blog in my day so I can be a bit more proactive. We shall see how that goes.
If we were having coffee… I’d tell you that it’s cold. 62*F is the high for today!! I am so ready for winter and fall that this is actually exciting! (Tomorrow is supposed to be 83*F, but for now I shall enjoy my taste of fall 🙂 )
What’s been happening in your world? Are you starting school this fall? Where are you in your schooling? Are you in a slump right now (with any part of your life)? What’s your best advice for moving on from one? What have you been reading?
Until next time…