[In case you missed the first post, here’s our first virtual coffee date!]
If we were to have a coffee date together, I’d ask if you’d like to meet for a quick chat before I catch my plane. Where am I off to? I’m going back to Cali! My cousin Becky is getting married this Saturday to her Spanish fiancee, Gerardo, I’m the maid of honor and Mikey and I are the reception MCs! I couldn’t be more excited about boarding that plane tomorrow night after work and am looking forward to celebration so much!
So…do you have 5 minutes for a quick cup of coffee?
First I’d ask how you’re doing. If you could use three adjectives to describe how you’ve been, what would you say?
(pause for thoughtful response)
…I’d say: busy, excited & grateful
I’d also let you know that I am so ready to be back in California. As much as love where God has me and as I appreciate Calgary and our community here, there’s something about going home that is so wonderful. I love flying over the Golden Gate Bridge and those round, mustard-yellow grassy hills and feeling…California! I just discovered this website last night online thanks to Janetha and her current giveaway! I love the California charm (along with the “strength” and kettlebell one too!):
Guess I’m in a “wanting mood,” I’d confess, because I also want another tattoo! Pinterest has helped me get more ideas to accompany my tree tattoo on my ribs, and I love these thoughts:
(the words added are my own, not part of the tattoos, and you can find them on my board of “Loves!”)
I’d also say that I’ve been loving workouts in the gym lately. From CrossFit WODs (“workout of the day”) to heavier lifting via Nia Shanks (check out her site!) to runs in the great fall weather, it’s been great to #getafterit and sweat it out! If you weren’t feeling the motivation, I’d pull out my laptop (always have it with me!) and show you this video:
At the same time, I’d mention how I’ve been reminded that i haven’t been taking much time to be still lately – to be with God, to connect and share life more deeply with others, but most of all to be still with HIM. Why? I’m not sure…I just haven’t been making it a priority, and that’s something that needs to change. I’m not upset, angry, bitter or confused about life and towards God, I’m just not being intentional. What good is it to be in a relationship but not contribute to it or get the full experience from it?
It’s been a beautiful fall here – what’s it like where you live right now? I’ve been loving the crunching leaves, fresh scents and fall “feel” around Calgary. It’s short and sweet but I love it while it lasts! It’s definitely my favorite season – what’s yours?
And then I’d say, “Yikes! Look at the time! …I haven’t even packed yet!” and give you a big hug and tell you to “live well & be well!” and say thanks for the strong cup of joe and good conversation.
(The exact Turkish proverb I quoted almost daily in university – right, Anna?)
So…What’s your favorite season?
Tattoos – yea or neigh?
Like any of the fitness-themed jewelery on the site above?
When’s the last moment you stopped to JUST BE?
Have a great rest of the week, friends! Let’s make it a good one. 😀 Live well & be well! Catch ya from the Golden State!