August Weekend Coffee Share

A Cup of Coffee and a Conversation

Welcome to the first weekend of August! Summer is officially halfway completed. Have you signed up for my newsletter?

I am having black coffee today as usual. What would you like today? I think we should take a walk after we have a cup or two. The weather has been less humid here this week.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you I am in a course hosted by Caroline Donahue called “Write Free”. It is about coming back to your creativity and getting through blocks. She uses the Mighty Network which works well for this project in my opinion. There is a great community and the content has been stellar in week one. I was able to persuade three writing friends to join so that has been a fun thing to share as well.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you I hosted Workshop Wednesday this past week. I prefer interactive classes and it was small enough in order for lots of conversation. The conversation centered around personality types and communication. Many people shared and we laughed a lot.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you my kids tease me about doing Zoom calls in the closet. When I have to record anything audio or video it is a good spot with less noise. For workshops I go in there as well of course. A few people made comments afterwards about me teaching from the closet. Sounds like a title of a podcast. The new life we live!!

Do you need a refill? I always drink the first cup so fast!

If we were having coffee, I would tell you my Back to Zero plan is still on track with fasting, hydration, and exercise. I ran/walked every day this past week. There were lots of interactions with animals this week. There are horses I pet on my way every day. There is also an attack mama turkey.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you I learned about DMO this past Monday. It stands for Daily Method of Operation. It is the 3-5 things that if you do them means a successful day to you. I made a Keep note and have done my three every day. It is a nice tracking piece for me until it becomes engrained.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you I had a wonderful conversation with a friend on Tuesday and it lit my brain on fire. She made a comment to me that brought me back to what is, not what my perspective is. I have been thinking more and more about going back to coaching. I enjoy it so much. The Workshop Wednesday allowed me to use some of these skills as well as some other conversations this week. The lists have begun in the notebook!

If we were having coffee, I would tell you I am following the Ninja Writers BYOB (Blog Your Own Book) program this month. Last month was planning and this month is writing. I like the format that Shaunta talks about for articles and so far the community has been wonderful as well.

I would love to hear what delighted you this week!

I will see you in the comments or next week!

3 thoughts on “August Weekend Coffee Share

  1. Hi Tammy. I love the idea of working in a closet (but just for short periods of time). I do my best writing work in isolation, thus enjoy getting up well before the family, seeing to some daily reading and then using some alone and quiet time before work.
    This last week I was very please with myself because I accomplished several things from my mental list.
    * I completed a blog site wide clean up that has been nagging me.
    * I completed a transition of my index of Coffee Share essays from a WordPress menu to a simple flat file style page which is so much easier to both use and maintain.
    * And, best of all; I cranked out a new fiction piece of about 3000 words which I think is one of my best. If you get a chance, I’d love to know what you think of it. Now I just need to figure out how to best share it with potential readers. Anyway, here’s the link.
    With all you do, you remain an inspiration. You must be one of those who only need a few hours of sleep per night.
    All the best.

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  2. I’ve heard several of my friends say that the closet is the perfect quiet place to do your zoom meetings and online work from… lol. It is a crazy life! Best of luck with all your writing. I am always impressed by your discipline.

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  3. Whew, a closet! If it works, great. You are incredibly prolific. Personally, I like windows and some background noise. Perhaps that’s why I am not so productive. Hmm.
    Thanks for the share.

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