If we were on a coffee date, I’d order a brewed tea. I’m trying to drink less lattes while I’m out and about because they cost twice as much as a hot tea most places. Saving the money is letting me get tea out more often – to do my work in public at coffee shops twice a week or to meet a friend – and that’s well worth skipping a chai latte now and again!
If we were on a coffee date, I’d ask you how you are and try to get really quiet so I can listen. I think we all need that sometimes – someone to press pause on the noise around you and the thoughts running through their own head to hear your heart and understand you just a little more by the end.
If we were on a coffee date, I’d tell you about how this StartUp Camp podcast interview with Carlos Whittaker and Hilary Rushford’s sabbatical thoughts inspired me to make a 6 week “plan” to make the most of my days. My heart has been yearning for more structure, community, adventure, and wellness; I’ve been sick and it’s messed with my intended lifestyle in ways I haven’t liked. This plan was my way of trying to work toward a well lived life. I’d let you know that I did really well with it for about 3 weeks and loved every minute of it. Then I’d admit that I’m currently struggling with it a bit as I’m in another season of not feeling well. But I’m not giving up; not for a minute. The things that are most worth having, those things you don’t give up on.
If we were on a coffee date, I’d pause for a moment before confessing to you that I’ve been afraid of the weight of my words. I’d tell you about how I’ve been tip-toeing around writing because of it and ask you if you’ve ever felt the same way. I’d tell you that for awhile, I wasn’t sure why I was hesitant, but when I realized it was fear, I made myself share something I’d written. Twice. Because I’ve realized that words have weight, but that’s the whole point. Death and life is in the power of the tongue, and I can choose my words well in Jesus’ name.
If we were on a coffee date, I’d ask you about October. What are you most looking forward to? Do you have any special goals? How is this season settling in to your bones?