Coffee Date (A Link Up)


Recently, Amber over at Mr. Thomas & Me turned a monthly “Coffee Date” post into a link up, and boy am I glad! When I first read her coffee date posts, I immediately thought, “this would make such a great link up!” So needless to say, I’m excited. I’m also excited that this gives me the opportunity to connect with fellow bloggers. I’m new here, so I’ll take any chance I can to talk to you all! Anyway, happy Monday. Coffee is much needed this morning!

If we were on a coffee date, I would be drinking iced tea, because it’s been too hot in SoCal to drink any kind of hot beverage. Not that I’m complaining about the heat! We’ve got a pool in the backyard, so I definitely don’t mind the warm weather.

If we were on a coffee date I would probably be wearing shorts, rather than jeans, because of the afore mentioned warmer weather. I feel more comfortable in jeans, because my thighs are a bit chubby. However, I have a sweet tan goin on right now, and I’d like to enjoy it publicly.

If we were on a coffee date I would first ask how YOU are. I’d want to know what’s going on in your life. Tell me something good that’s happened lately. What are you excited about? What are you looking forward to? No matter how small it may seem, tell me something good.

If we were on a coffee dateI would tell you how excited I am to be in a bigger bedroom. I’d confess that I’m slightly embarrassed to admit that I’m 27 and still living with my parents. Even though I have a 2 year plan to get out on my own, I am STOKED to have moved upstairs into my sisters old bedroom. It’s still not a very big room, but holy crap, it’s so much bigger than my previous bedroom. To add to the moving excitement, I have bought myself a BRAND NEW desk! I know it seems so petty to some, but it’s a big deal to me. It’s bigger than my last, and I got a sweet deal on it.

If we were on a coffee date I would spend half the time looking around the coffee shop. I’m still listening to you! Don’t worry. I just LOVE people watching. Not in a judgemental way. It’s just that I love watching people be people.

If we were on a coffee date I would bring up that it’s July and half of the year has gone by already. How can that be?? I’d tell you that lately I’ve been thinking about where I was (in life) in January 2016 and where I’m at now, just six short months later. And then I’d probably tell you that I’m proud of myself and how far I’ve come. I’d ask what you’ve accomplished in the first six months of the new year and what you have planned for the last six months.

If we were on a coffee date I’d ask if we can do this again next month. And then I’d invite you over to my pool, because really, it’s so much nicer to work pool side than anywhere else.

Can’t wait to see you all next month. Don’t forget to check out Amber at Mr. Thomas & Me. This was all her idea, after all. πŸ˜‰


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  • Girl SO HOT in CA. SO HOT. So yes to all the shorts and iced coffees and moments lounging in the pool atop a float!

    I’d tell you that I’m good. I’m learning that life is REALLY grey sometimes -meaning not black and white- and allowing myself to embrace the grey instead of fighting myself into a corner. I’m prone to be one extreme or the other which makes this space and season eerie but VITAL. And vital is so, so fruitful when you can recognize it. So, yessss.

    I’d also want to thank you all over the place for being here, for joining in and for adding to the community that is coffee dating these days!

    • Thanks so much for having me! I’m already looking forward to next month’s… Being able to embrace life’s grey moments and times is definitely a game changer. I think when you learn to accept that, it’s easier to kind of, go with the flow in some aspects of life.

  • I’m in FL- opposite side of the country, but same awful heat! So, I’d definitely be drinking something iced too!
    Don’t even be embarrassed to still be living at home! I just turned 26, and I still live at home too. It’s too darn expensive to be on your own in most cases. That’s awesome that you have a 2 year plan to get out though! I’m jealous- I’m basically stuck until I get a job where I can make a living wage.
    And if we were having coffee, I’d be people watching too. πŸ™‚ It’s so fun to do!

    I love this coffee date linkup- it’s so nice to meet you!

    • Very nice to meet you, too, Meagan! It’s incredibly expensive to live on your own these days! Especially here in the part of SoCal I’m in. It’s awful. But I have some pretty realistic goals and I’m looking forward to what comes next.

  • I’m totally the same about people watching while I’m in coffee shops! I don’t frequent them very often (I’m not a coffee drinker, so I’d be drinking tea like you), but my eyes are always wandering during conversations too. I’m glad I’m not the only one!

  • I’m 26 and living with my parents. No shame in that game, girl!! Good for you on the bigger room and I’m totally with you on the excitement over a new desk! That’s awesome! πŸ˜€

    Let’s see… something good lately. I’m finding myself in a state of dreaming big again after a season of hardship. And it feels OH. SO. GOOD! I’m also feeling super in love with my church family and general community at the moment. I have such good people in my life and I’m just feeling really grateful. πŸ™‚