A cup of coffee and a conversation
Welcome to coffee time with Tammy! I am so glad we are getting together today. I cannot wait to hear about your week. There were some fun things that happened this week for me so I have been looking forward to our chat all wekk!
If we were having coffee I would tell you the greatest news is I do not have to go to work next week at all! We have the whole week off for the Thanksgiving holiday and I could not be more thrilled. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday anyway which makes it even better. We are cooking dinner on Wednesday — turkey, stuffing, corn bake, green bean casserole, rolls, and mashed potatoes.
If we were having coffee I would tell you I went to a vision/dream board workshop hosted by my friend Jane. It was in a lovely coffee shop. The conversation flowed, we searched for pictures for our boards and I had the best coffee called Roger That. It was full of cocoa and vanilla and cayenne. I love a coffee drink with some heat! The photo above is my delicious beverage. My board is still being added to because I had a file folder of pictures I had accumulated over the past few weeks. Vision boards are part of The Artist’s Way which was the motivation. My new word for 2020 MORE is on there too! The end of the decade is rapidly approaching. Last year my word was CONNECT and I made efforts to build my communities. I nurtured my relationships especially with other writers.
If we were having coffee I would tell you I had a video chat with my writer friend who went to an amazing writing conference at the beginning of the month. she reminded me of the PIE journal technique which I used yesterday morning. I love this article and come back to it often.How The PIE Journal Optimizes My Creativity And Self-AwarenessPrompts, ideas and experiencesmedium.com
The conversation also centered around short story writers and how we don’t quite fit in with the writing community at large. I am working through my thinking with this concept still. Be on the lookout for an article.
If we were having coffee I would tell you I published my “I Am Not A Niche” article and I am pleased with it. Many writers have told me they have struggled with the same issue.I am Not A NicheI am not a niche, so why does my writing require one?medium.com
If we were having coffee I would tell you I am still in the midst of my energy challenge which completes in a few days. The group is having our second call later today. I log what gives me energy, what depletes me and what I have learned every day. Doing the challenge has allowed me to be more hyper aware of what is that fuels me. Being aware also has helped me to stop negative emotions from taking over and ruining the day.
Would you like a refill? I need to warm my cup up. I also think I am going to get some ice water. Sparkling water is an option too!
If we were having coffee I would tell you I had a different experience in the post office line this week. On the surface it seems silly but is a testament to how different my thinking is lately. It was a pleasant line of polite people even through the man behind me was standing quite close. The main change was I did not feel the anxiety of having to be somewhere else and pressed for time. I was calm and just allowing the experience to be. Snowy Day stamps were purchased which made my teacher heart happy. I sent my airmail letter. It was energizing to not feel rushed and enjoy the experience.