Good Monday morning! Welcome to the first #weekendcoffeeshare of 2019! If you will please follow me into the elevator, we will take this little chat up to floor 9.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I’m at work (shh…) and would offer you to help yourself to a variety of delicious hot beverage and maybe a slice of my homemade butter pound cake. The pound cake may be a little dry but it was made purely with love.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I was excited to come to work this morning despite driving to the train station on the snowy, icy roads. You would not believe how exhausted I was after last week. I feel like I haven’t had a moment alone.
After my mom left for training on the day after new year, I was left with babysitting duty. I spent the week picking my aunt up from work at 6 pm, taking time off work to drive my cousin to school for testing and job interviews, and cook when I am home because I didn’t want to wait two hours for dinner because that was how long it would take my aunt to prepare a meal versus the 30 minutes I usually do it in. Though I’m not starving for dinner, I still prefer to eat early so my stomach has enough time to digest before bedtime.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I have been trying hard, sometimes very hard, to breathe and not let my anxiety get the best of me. I have been doing breathing exercises and reciting mantras I discovered on Pinterest and have been retreating to my or my mom’s room when time allows to watch TV or listen to the radio. At times like these, even little things like this will calm my anxious nerves.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I received an email last week from publisher who published my short story last year. It was an invitation to submit again. I think they are doing something different this year, at least based on my understanding of the email. It looks like the anthology will be organized by genres this year. I’m not sure what my story will be yet but I’m sure excited to write it.
Lastly, if we were having coffee, I would tell you I should probably return to work now. Today will probably be a busy day but I am ready to take on anything now that I have my coffee. I would thank you for coming by and having coffee with me and I will try to make it back here this weekend or next Monday.