Coffee Date Vol 2

 Pillow is from Amazon. Click  here . Blanket is from Pottery Barn. Click  here . 

Pillow is from Amazon. Click here. Blanket is from Pottery Barn. Click here

Ahh, here we are, back in our favorite coffee shop, sipping our caffeinated beverage of choice, catching up. Lots to talk about so let's dive in.

If we were on a coffee date......I would thank you for the love and support you showed on this post.  I would tell you that so many people reached out to share their stories with me and it brought me so much comfort. I would tell you I had some blood work done a few weeks ago and the results came back so positive that I asked the doctor if he was sure they were mine. I would tell you there are a few more steps in this process as we continue to check our bodies to make sure everything is working properly, but so far we are 1 for 1. 

If we were on a coffee date......I would ask you if you've heard of Work Week Lunch? I recently discovered her on Instagram and love her easy, healthy approach to meal planning. She breaks down her meal planning tips into beginner, intermediate, advanced, budget-friendly, etc. I made her "healthy mac and cheese" (recipe here) and it's so good. You know I have to prep in advance because of my commute and work schedule and she has been so helpful in making it easier for me! I would ask if you meal prep and if you do, I would ask how in the heck you don't get sick of the food you prep 2 days in? 

If we were on a coffee date......I would tell you to read An American Marriage. I finished it last month and HOLY CRAP IT'S GOOD. And not just because Oprah says so: it was so raw, so well-written, so beautifully heartbreaking that I encourage you to make it the next book you read (or listen to). I would ask if you have any recommendations for my next book? And I would tell you that I shared some books I have loved here.

If we were on a coffee date......I would ask what relaxes you? I've never been good at total relaxation....it's the Type A, control-freak in me. I would admit that sometimes the idea of relaxing makes me feel guilty, especially on weekends because those two days are the only days I'm actually home for longer than a few hours. I feel like I should be doing laundry or cleaning or writing and I just have the hardest time just letting myself relax. Does that happen to you? How do you let go of the feelings of guilt and allow yourself to unwind?

Before we go back to our crazy lives, I would thank you for sharing your life and stories with me. In my life, community is created over coffee and I'm so glad you are part of mine. 

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