Hello Thursday! & Hello to another Coffee Talk. Let's get to it!
FEELING: This morning was a rather unusual morning for me, meaning I was up at 5:15 AM! & man was that early. Today was my first early am barre tech class & thank goodness for buddies like Faith + Brittney or I am pretty sure I would still be in bed. The work out kicked my booty, but I am feeling refreshed & ready to take Thursday by the horns! I already had my morning double shot dirty chai, therefore my goal is to not go back to bed (maybe a little power nap this afternoon) & get a bookoo of work knocked out #GSD.
THANKFUL FOR: This morning on my way to pick Faith up for barre class I was kinda in a daze. My head was racing a million miles a minute ... thinking to myself "I am going to die, I am SO tired" & that I really needed some caffeine. & then I looked down & realized that all I had was a chocolate chunk granola bar & a mini naked juice to put a little pep in my step. Well, like my typical Type-A self, I sometimes I have no idea what or why I think about certain things, but waking up at 5:15 AM brought back memories to when I was in high school. My life in middle/high school consisted of school, swimming, school, swimming, repeat. Once I got a little bit older, early morning AM swim practices started to commence & my Dad was the one who had to wake up each morning to take me to practice (my mom did too, but mainly my Dad), because I didn't have my driver license until I was 17. So this morning, it just hit me ... my Dad was a dedicated Dad who loved me very much. & even on the mornings that he wanted to sleep in a little bit later before heading to work for the day, he got out of bed & took me to practice at 5AM. So I sent my Dad a little text this am thanking him for taking me to all my early morning swim practices & to tell him I love him. It's the little things, my friends.
EATING: One thing I probably couldn't live without would be me mom's cooking. This week my mom has been in town visiting & since I don't have a car, we decided to hit up the grocery on Monday. She has been cooking non-stop & currently the fridge/freezer is stocked with homemade shepard's pie, potato soup & chili (c/o of mua). She def. knows how to cook & I hope that one day I can be just as good as cook as her.
THINKING ABOUT: Even though Fall is one of my favorite times of year, there is one thing I don't look forward too & that is shorter days with less sunshine. My soul thrives on sunlight. During the Fall/Winter months I tend to struggle with waking up & getting out of bed ... at a decent hour. I tend to be a little less motivated, I lack inspiration & my happiness/self-esteem is a little on the low side. I mean seriously chickadees, this is not good for ones soul! Am I right? With the changing of the season, I am really trying to find ways to be more motivated, inspired & a heck of a lot more happy. First goal: early morning barre seshs. So far it is working! But any tips you have, please share!
WATCHING: I love the Voice. I mean I can not get enough of Gwen Stefani's TEAM GWEN tshirts, in GOLD lettering mind you. I mean, if I had a voice (which I don't) & decided to go on the show I would have hopes that she would turn around just so I could pick to be on her team & have one of her amazing shirts. Oh & of course get a hug from her ... + Pharrell.
LISTENING TO: Currently the house is quiet as a mouse & I am finishing my coffee. N had to leave the house early for a work meeting, so I walked + fed tins. It was kinda nice since N is always the early riser & the one to attend to tins in the am. Sometimes silence can be your best or worst medicine.
READING: As a self-taught graphic designer there is always something new to learn. I am always eager to try something new, especially in the design world - whether its a new way of coding, playing with a technique in photoshop/illustrator or perfecting my typography skills. I have made a list & have been searching the interwebs for anything + everything I can read up on how to grow as a designer. I will slowly but surely check everything off.
LOVING: N surprised me with the most beautiful flowers the other day. They are currently next to my desk & they offer the perfect dose of sunshine to put a pep in my step when my little ol' self needs a pick me up. It is crazy how flowers can make a girl smile.