Hey hey. It’s been a while since I posted a Sunday Coffee. Grab your Sunday morning drink of choice and let’s catch up.
My Sunday Coffee’s have been one of my favorite posts to create so I came to the realization that I didn’t want to overdo it and get burned out on writing them. From here on, they will be the one post that will be spontaneous. I will write them when the mood is right. My life is too boring to write them every week.
At the end of June I ventured home to celebrate my Grandmother’s 80th birthday. It was absolutely beautiful. My cousin from Chicago is an amazing event decorator and she made the venue perfect. We did it in this historical hotel in our small town’s downtown area. The lighting was amazing. The deserts and the little treats, she created all by herself were too beautiful to eat, but tasted amazing. It was a night to remember and one fit for a Queen.
Some things have happened that really have me examining and working on boundaries. I have been trying to key in on where I need to do better at putting them up. With who. Standing my ground and keeping them up. I’m learning that the dynamics of relationships change. Maybe it’s just a phase of life, maybe not..only time can really tell, but I have to take care of myself. If it’s bringing more stress than not, I have to establish those boundaries and decide what I will and won’t put up with. Know when too much is too much and not let it go there. I hope this makes sense.
My reading has been great throughout June and so far in July. There have been a few duds, but the experience of reading certain books and chatting about them with friends has been so fun lately. I have discovered a few new authors whose work I want to venture into more and show my support for.
I have been doing a lot of research on how to do more with my blog. I’ve watched countless Youtube videos and read many blog posts. A lot of the information out there pertains to fashion and lifestyle bloggers, so I am at the point where I’m tying to figure out how to take the information I’ve jotted down and put it to use as a book blogger.
I was in a mood recently where I really missed vlogging, so I’ve been doing mini vlogs on Instagram via the stories. I’m asked quite often if and when I’ll return to Youtube and I’ve considered it, but I don’t want to put myself in a box. We’ll see what happens. I was ‘vlogging’ this past Friday, as I basically did some 30 minute reading sprints through one of my current reads. I basically used the stories to do updates on how the reading went and what I thought of the story. Sheesh! I read so slow when reading a physical book. I have watched so many videos of people talking about how they have trained their minds to read faster. I can’t. I don’t know if it’s the consumption of audiobooks or what. I can listen to an audiobook on 3x speed and keep up, so reading on my own feels so slow. I love audiobooks so much, but I also miss my reading before I became. fan of them. I find myself dreading having to read a book without the audio version sometimes, because I know it will take me longer to get through, than what I’m used to now.
I’m taking things a day at a time. Working on refocusing my energy. Trying to be more cognizant of what I’m consuming and switching it up if it’s not something that adds value to my life, my intentions or my goals. Things have not been perfect these past few weeks but I refuse to dwell on it. I’m reading my romances. Driving around the city, listening to Podcasts I have saved. Drinking coffee and trying to figure things out. Put things into perspective.
Chat with me and let me know how your Summer is going. What have you been reading? Have you done anything cool? We are so close to the fall being here, and I can’t wait. It’s my favorite time of year and means we are that much closer to Christmas. I am so antsy for Christmas romances at the moment!
Take care of yourselves. We will chat again soon.