I saw a life coach I love, Ashley, do a post entitled If We Were Having Coffee and I decided to take her lead and do one myself in November 2013 because I loved it and sometimes I feel like we forget that there is a whole life behind the people that write and read blogs. I got such a great response to my initial post so I made it a reoccurring thing for the past couple of years and do it when I feel so inclined!
So, grab your coffee/beverage of your choice and meet me for a chat. Currently I’m drinking water…because water is good for you.
If we were having coffee….I’d immediately cut to the chase and slide over this picture to you to let you know why I’ve been so MIA.
If we were having coffee.…I’d wait until you asked me if were were getting another dog or having a human and tell you that I’ve been growing a human inside of me. INDEED I HAVE. Will and I are very excited. Finn was bribed to pretend he was excited for the sake of a cute announcement picture. How he really feels about not being an only child anymore:
If we were having coffee.…I’d tell you that I found out a week before the election and I’ve been really really sick since about week 5. Nausea 24/7. Major food aversions like you have no idea. I could barely eat anything and I was so hungry always but literally all food made me want to puke. I apparently have a really sensitive gag reflex now so I gag over everything and nothing which often leads to puking ( a couple times, at very low points, on myself because I couldn’t help it). I cried a lot. Slept a lot so I didn’t have to feel like crap. Felt really miserable. It’s all very glamorous. I’m happy to report I’m feeling better these days. Still having some aversions and gagging problems but definitely see a light at the end of the tunnel.
If we were having coffee…. I’d tell you how hard it’s been if I’m super honest. I felt so guilty for feeling so miserable and hating life because I have friends who have struggled to get pregnant and friends who still can’t and I felt like the worst person on earth. I was really struggling with depression because feeling like hell 24/7 is no fun and I missed my friends because all I did was go to work and then go home. I felt isolated. Poor Will has been bending over backwards for me and the poor guy could barely cook because I would gag so then I felt bad because of what an inconvenience I was for him. And then the fallout from the election….it was so hard to be pregnant after having a week of thinking that we would have our first woman president and instead we end up with a human dumpster fire. It was so hard to try and keep calm for the baby’s sake vs let myself feel the very real fear and anxiety the outcome brought me. And the hardest thing was that THIS BLOG has always been my place to sort things out and I couldn’t because 1) it was too early to share the news and 2) I felt so nauseous that I barely opened my computer when things got really bad.
If we were having coffee…. I’d tell you that I haven’t been reading and clearly not blogging BUT I’m feeling better so I suspect you will be seeing me on here more often. Can’t wait to share some of the things I HAD read before I was so sick. Possibly post some belated best of 2016 posts….are you sick of those yet?? I don’t know what the future holds for the blog but I plan to still do what I’ve been doing for the past 6 years — talking about books, music, tv, life and anything else I feel like.
If we were having coffee… I’d ask you how you were doing and what you guys have been up to because I REALLY REALLY REALLY miss you. TELL ME WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN DOING. WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN READING! ALL THE THINGS!!!!
If we were having coffee…what would you tell me? Come on…lay it all out! It’s just you, me, the pleasant sounds of a cafe…and maybe some other eyes in the comment section but NBD right?? Our we can have coffee in my inbox if you don’t feel comfortable. I really want to know! What’s going on with you?