Sunday Coffee

Hello loves, Happy Sunday! I hope this past week was a good one for you. Mine wasn’t too bad. It definitely wasn’t as stressful as previous weeks. Grab your Sunday drink of choice and let’s catch up..

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Oh, the feeling when you know you’re off for a couple of days. The straight up joy with no chaser. I took leave the first three days of this upcoming week for an event I am planning to go to, but don’t want to share just yet, out of fear of jinxing it! This will be my first time attending anything like this and I am so excited. I have a blog post I am currently working on that has a lot to do with it, and I can’t wait to share the post with you all. I am so not a fan of what I just did hear..leaving out the details..but trust me on this. I’m excited, but nervous..hoping that it turns out perfectly.

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Spring Reading is starting off with a bang. Although my reading has slowed down a bit, I am enjoying what I’ve been taking my time with. I recently finished my first poetry collection by poet Kat Savage called Redamancy. It is the first poetry collection in a good while that has been on my mind since I finished it. As I sit here and gush, let me share a few passages I highlighted:

“ask me what my favorite time of the day is and I’ll say it again and again-just a little after seven in the morning when I’m late for work and the sky is orange and I’m trading secrets like baseball cards and falling in love for the third time this week.”

“My lover isn’t made of metaphors. He is real and I feel him just as I feel my own heart beating in my chest even when he isn’t here.”

“He makes me feel e v e r y t h i n g after too long of nothing. and that is enough. That is everything.”

“I am breathing you in one mannerism at a time.”

So obviously my eternally 17 year old, angsty love poem loving soul adored this collection. I can’t even begin to tell you how frustrated I was becoming at not being able to track down a collection of love poems.

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Yesterday I tried a new to me coffee shop called Press Coffee. The two baristas working were absolutely sweethearts, I’m obsessed with the vibes in the place and my Vanilla/Lavender latte was delicious. I’m so grateful to live in a city with such an array of coffee shops to choose from. I’m finding I have my favorites, but looking out for a possible new favorite hasn’t gotten old yet.

I’ve been thinking of hauling one of those tbr carts I’ve seen trending. Is that what they’re really called? I for real, have a stack of books on my dresser and no more room only my book shelves. I low key wanted to haul new shelves this year, but can’t bring myself to do  so when mine are still holding up.  So I started really looking into the carts. Once upon a time, being surrounded by so many unread books would’ve overwhelmed me, but not anymore. It excites me when I think of all these new journeys I have awaiting me. At least that’s what I tell myself when I look at these stacks and stacks of unread books.

This weekend felt like another weekend I deserved. I am learning that when you’re in charge of a team, in my case, about 29 people..I won’t always make everyone happy. I am also learning that sometimes the best thing I can do, is to allow the team to figure their stuff out on their own. I find myself getting the most worked up during the week, when I’m being pulled into situations that I honestly should just let them team handle themselves. With me being too involved in their issues, it takes time away from the tasks that are actual priorities for me. Being in a leadership position is all trial and error until I get it figured out. It has taught me so much and yet I feel like I am continuously learning. I just want to get to the point where I’m not bringing work home and to where when I get home, I don’t feel so exhausted from the “mask,” I find myself donning throughout the day.

Let me know how your week went. Did you read anything good? Any book or Podcast recommendations you have are greatly appreciated. Until next time, take care of yourselves. xo.

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Sunday Coffee

Hello Friends. We have made it to another Sunday and wow, what a week. Thursday and Friday in particular were crazy days for me. I feel like I earned the hell out of this weekend. Grab your Sunday drink of choice and let’s catch up.

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This past week I finished the second two books in Melanie Harlow’sHappy Crazy Love trilogy.

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Both were fantastic, but the third book, Some Sort of Love I’d have to say is my favorite of all three. Melanie Harlow has become one of the few authors who after reading one book of hers, I want to read anything and everything I can get my hands on by her.

I had another incident of right place, right time, new favorite song. Seriously, I need to create a playlist dedicated to songs I hear on a whim, while out and about. I was at my local Central Market yesterday morning after grabbing coffee and heard this reggae beat being played throughout the store. Reggae isn’t a genre I know basically anything about but I have an ear for older music. Older music is a first love of mine. I immediately pull out my phone and Shazam it. I learn that song is, It’s True by Alton Ellis from his album, Sunday Coming. It’s True gives feeds my old school, crooning, doo wop soul what it needs while on top of a reggae beat that transports me to an island paradise I need to visit sooner rather than later.

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One of my current reads is a poetry collection by Andrea Gibson, The Madness Vase.

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I am enjoying this one a whole lot more than a previous read of hers. I was pretty let down by that one after reading and loving, Pansy.  I’ll share some of what I have highlighted so far:

Like drumbeats forever changing their rhythm I am living today as someone I had not yet become yesterday, and tonight I will borrow only pieces of who I am right now to carry with me to tomorrow.

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I am whatever I am when I am it.

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I will say I have never cared to Be nearly as much as I care to Become.

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I am also currently in the middle of Sin and Ink by Naima Simone.

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I don’t want to say too much about it, because I am pretty far in and will definitely post a full review once I am done, but I am enjoying it so far. Up to this point I felt like I’ve read some very forbidden romances. Like, what else could be out there? Then I started reading Sin and Ink and all I’ll say I if you like a good forbidden romance. A totally messed up situation? You have to give this one a try! More to come on it once I’ve finished.

This past week was insane. One of those weeks which consisted of early mornings to get to work and attempt to catch up, yet still leaving feeling like I accomplished nothing. I am determined to do better at time management while also not stressing myself out. My Psychologist I have been seeing is moving out to Arizona, so I start therapy with a new doctor this week. Wish me luck. I’ve met this particular doctor before and she seems nice, but I have built trust with the doctor I’ve been using and it kind of feels like starting all over again.

Let me know what is going on in your corner of the world. How did your week go? Anything awesome coming up this week for you? I am wishing you the best. Take care of yourself. Until next time, xo.

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