Jamie @ Perpetual Page Turner has these great posts on her blog called, “If We Were Having Coffee,” where she talks a little bit about the things going on in her life, the things behind the blogger. She got the inspiration from a life coach and has been doing them ever since 2013!
I’ve loved every one I’ve read, and after seeing some other people do their take on this great idea (like Laura @ Scribbles & Wanderlust), I decided to do my own version. Except my version is “If we were having Mexican & Margaritas,” because I kid you not, some of the most important conversations of my life have happened at my local Mexican restaurant.
(Also, I love tacos.)
If we were having Mexican and Margaritas, I would tell you … that about a month ago, my appendix totally sabotaged me. I came home from work and was feeling pretty weird, and ended up cancelling plans with the beau for that evening. Fast forward two hours, I was calling him to take me to a Patient First. Fast forward another two hours, I’m at the ER. Slow forward (because believe me, it felt anything but fast) another 8 hours, and I (finally) went in for an emergency appendectomy. It was pretty scary, because I haven’t ever had anything like that happen to me in the past and being in hospitals just gives me the heebie jeebies in general. Luckily, I had an amazing support system in that the beau stayed with me throughout the entire ordeal, and took excellent care of me throughout my three weeks of healing. (Side note: I do not do well with having nothing to do. I was going stir crazy from about 2 hours after I woke up from the surgery to the moment I got to go back to work!)
If we were having Mexican and Margaritas, I would tell you … that my reading has been all kinds of wonky lately. I’ll pick up a book, read 10 pages, then read NOTHING (I’m serious, not one page) for WEEKS … and then I’ll pick it back up and finish it in a matter of days. What’s up with that? (I wish I knew the answer.) I’m trying to “force” myself to read a little bit every day, and so far it’s working – I’ve been reading a bit more this past week and it’s not felt like a chore at all. I know I’ve seen a bunch of people having weird slumps lately, so it helps to know I’m not alone. I just want to get back into my groove, ya know?
If we were having Mexican and Margaritas, I would tell you … that I am a department manager for a college bookstore located in a downtown mall (we’re an anomaly in oh-so-many ways, believe me) and not only is holiday coming up, but so is RUSH (what we call the back to school term) and I have ALL THE THINGS TO DO. I spent most of the last week working on staffing plans for over 11 weeks, while simultaneously trying to figure out updates to our phone system and just generally keep my department running. It’s exhausting, but exhilarating. I love feeling like I’m perpetually behind, because it means every day is interesting. Does that sound crazy to anyone else other than me?
If we were having Mexican and Margaritas, I would tell you … something you might already know – I’ve been working on my weight and overall health for about seven months now, and it’s just absolutely amazing how far I’ve come. I used to be the worst at dieting and exercise and meal planning and just general healthy lifestyle type choices, but I’ve made such dramatic changes in my life and it’s made a huge difference – I’ve lost 40 pounds this year! I’m at a healthy BMI, I don’t drink 2 (…3) Mtn Dews a day, I don’t eat food because I’m bored or because it’s there, and I don’t eat out at fast food restaurants 4-8x a month. I’m so excited to go into my 30s in a good place, and not just on the scale; a good place overall. It’s about damn time.
If we were having Mexican and Margaritas, I would tell you … that I’m in this strange place with blogging. I’m not in a slump. I’m not “over it.” I’m not even in a place where I don’t want to blog … it’s actually the opposite! I want to write ALL THE BLOG POSTS, I want to comment on ALL THE BLOG POSTS, I want to share ALL THE BLOG POSTS. However, I can’t seem to find a way to regulate my time properly to make all of these things possible! I don’t know if I need to set up like a mandatory time every evening that I work on it or what but I’ve got to make it happen!
If we were having Mexican and Margaritas, I would tell you … that my planner-ing is basically out of control, especially considering all of the new releases that the Me And My Big Ideas (MAMBI) shop is coming out with in JUST TWO DAYS. We’re talking mini planners. We’re talking tote bags. We’re talking washi like runner tape. Also dashboards and budget planners and deluxe covers and all. the. freaking. stickers. (Decorating doesn’t come naturally to me, and while my handwriting isn’t bad, it’s not handlettering status by any means, so I like having stickers to use instead!) As soon as I can get a decent light box for photos of said planner and stickers and etc, I plan on doing a few Bring My Passions posts about it (the first one was a few months ago, about Vans shoes!). Is there anything you would want to see or know specifically, if you have interest in a post like that?
Ok, I wanna know – what’s going on in your lives? If we were out having Mexican and Margaritas, what would you want to share with me? Would you have any advice or thoughts on what I’ve shared?
❤ Let’s talk!❤
(Oh, and P.S.: if you know me and this blog at all, I would like to emphatically point out that even if I have serious issues responding to comments 98.8% of the time, this post series is exempt from that!😉 )