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 I don’t really have a book on my “currently reading” shelf, and it’s driving me a bit mad. I’ve been binging some TV shows lately (more on that later), and it’s hard for me to divide my focus between two stories. I’m looking forward to starting a new book soon, though! I think my first will be The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender, followed by This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills, which Alexa was so sweet to send to me this week!
If we were having Mexican and Margaritas, I would tell you … that I turn 30 next year, and recently that’s been on my mind a lot. It’s not something I’m “scared of” or “worried about,” because honestly I’ve always just wanted to be older. But it does make you think about where you are in your life, what you have/have not accomplished, and what you want your life to be. I’m a firm believer that anyone can be anything they want to be, and that you can make it happen at any point in your life, but I also know that these years I’m living right now are really important. I need to start going to the doctor regularly, I need to go the dentist, I need to open up a savings account (ugh, don’t even get me started). I’m trying to be proactive and make a lot of changes right now, and it’s wonderful and terrifying all at once. Oh, and I’d also probably mention that I am starting to save money for my 30th birthday extravaganza next April, in which I will be going to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter for the first time ever!!!
If we were having Mexican and Margaritas, I would tell you … that I’ve recently started carrying small purses and it’s kinda wigging me out a bit. I used to make my purse decisions based 50% off of whether I could fit a book in it, and 50% all the other reasons you might want to choose a purse. Maybe in the past 6 months or so I’ve started carrying these really compact purses (a bit bigger than wristlets, and some of them can fit a small mass market), and it’s this thing that shouldn’t be strange at all yet somehow is because it goes against everything I’ve ever felt about purses for the last 10 years, haha! (None of this is to say that I don’t still have a wealth of big purses to choose from, should the need arise, mind you.)
If we were having Mexican and Margaritas, I would tell you … that my boyfriend and I recently hit 7.5 years, and it’s one of the most amazing and wonderful milestones I’ve ever hit in my life. We didn’t really celebrate it in a big way (I think a homemade dinner with a wine toast was involved?), but it was such a special night. We’ve been together for so long that at times it seems as though I’ve never been with anyone else, and at other times it still feels so new and special and wonderful it’s all I can do not to melt into a swoony puddle. We’ve started talking about marriage and moving in together in terms of when and not if, and that’s probably the biggest takeaway from how far we’ve come in the past year. This feels real and important and like forever, and I’m so grateful to have found such a great guy to spend the rest of my life looking at like I am in this picture. <3
If we were having Mexican and Margaritas, I would tell you … that I recently (like earlier today) finished watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer and MY FEELS ARE A MESS. I watched it all the time growing up (and the spin-off series, Angel) but for both I never made it to the later seasons. For Buffy I had only gotten to about S5, and then last year rewatched through almost of S6 – but I stopped about 5 episodes away from the end because I knew things were about to get heavy and I just wasn’t ready. About a week ago I decided to give it another try and surprise surprise it ended up in a binge watch of epic proportions and I totally cried at the series finale. Also, totally here for Buffy & Spike. #justsaying.
If we were having Mexican and Margaritas, I would tell you … that I have fallen into the planner craze and I have fallen hard. I was using the Erin Condren Life Planner for the last year, but recently decided to switch over to the Happy Planner and I’m pretty much in love with everything about it. I love that you can take the individual pages out because binding is always wreaking havoc with my handwriting. I love how many stickers and accessories you can find (I don’t do well with the create your own sort of stuff). I love how much character I can give it. I love that it’s basically a mess of colors and stickers and notes. I used to keep a RIDICULOUSLY detailed planner in high school but once I got out of school it just dropped off, even though I still had so many things to keep track of. It’s been really great to fall back into this hobby that I used to love so much, albeit this time with like GROWN UP things written in it! (You know, like bills and date nights and margarita evenings with the girls 😉
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?
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(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! 😉 )