A Cup of Coffee and A Conversation
Welcome back to the weekend! This week was full of transitions that didn’t feel all that transitional. I will explain…
Would you like black coffee or some tea? I also have ice water of course. I picked up some of the sparkly water. It is a nice change from the filtered flat water.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you this last Wednesday was my official last day of the school year. Usually, there is a feeling of ending and beginning. There was no such fanfare this year. It didn’t even feel like the end of the year. I had to go into the building to gather my student’s items and bag them up but not everyone was there so there were no goodbyes. One of my team members retired and we have not been able to have a party.
There are lots of things I enjoyed about the sheltering in place. Working from home was not torture. It did require some reframing along the way. I would prefer not to teach kindergarten from the house this fall!
If we were having coffee I would tell you that my coaching program is going well. I am learning a lot and reaffirming a lot of feelings and knowledge I already have. Having the confidence to know that internally I do know what to do is confidence building. I am also reading a new book about communication. I am excited to learn more about how to do it more effectively.
If we were having coffee I would tell you that my local library opened with full service on Monday. It was a thrilling day! I was able to pick up The Night Country, which is a book I have been waiting to read. I have been reading Untamed on the kindle. From a podcast I was introduced to this gem of a book too:
Ross Gay wrote an essay a day, starting on his birthday, about something that delighted him. I love this idea! With my birthday being next week, I may be inspired to start my own project.
If we were having coffee I would tell you we took the family ziplining this Saturday. This place was a little different than the last place we went to. There was a 30-minute drive to a privately owned bluff and forest area. There were 14 lines that we were able to zip down. There were two guides with us which was new and they taught us to brake. Two hours of being in the forest was an amazing way to spend a Saturday.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I made seafood mac and cheese and it was delightful!
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I ordered a beautiful journal from a friend and it arrived this week. It reminded me of a talk given by Jason Reynolds. The whole speech is amazing, but he talks about how we should give our feathers away. This journal reminded me how inspiring this talk was to me.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I have been writing every day and posting my prompts to the private forum. I received some great feedback from my writing friends.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I had some deep conversations with friends this week. Several about goals and where I get ideas. Several friends I have daily check ins with. One friend was performing at an open mic, another was submitting, and another we just talk about everything.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I got a new phone this week. The camera from the old one was terrible and there are too many memories I need to capture for a mediocre camera. Every December, we do a yearly printed photo album capturing the memories and phrases every one said to be able to remember.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you two friends asked about my podcast being on Spotify, so I did the research and figured out how to apply to get it on there! Updates soon!
I hope your week was amazing! I would love to hear about it.