As bloggers I think we are huge proponents of coffee. There is something about coffee and writing (or any sort of creativity) that just works really, really well together. Among my friends I’m pretty sure I’m seen as some sort of strung out coffee addict, my Grandma actually worries about me because I get a little shaky. I promise it’s just the coffee! Yesterday there was a point in the day I just was sort of freaking out. I was in tears because I was disappointed and all I could think of was “I wish Starbucks delivered” because I didn’t want to have to march my tear stained face out the front door and into a public area where it would be assumed something actually dramatic had happened.
So, knowing that I shake almost constantly and break down in tears over minor disappointments who wouldn’t want to grab coffee with me?! Coffee dates are one of the social arenas in which I excel (if I’m allowed to say that about myself). It’s laid back, there is an unlimited amount of caffeine available at all times and the perfect environment for small, intimate conversations. At this point I’m sure you’ve ultimately gathered the direction of this blog post, if we were sitting across from each other sipping iced mochas (for me) and gossiping about life what would I say?
I would begin by sharing my latest awkward dating encounter. I would be THAT ANNOYING GIRL who reads aloud five minutes worth of text messages and begs you to help her come up with the proper reply. There would be lots of “Was it weird that I said that?!” and “Oh my God wasn’t it weird that he said that?!” and “I know I’m over thinking this but do you think the fact that he didn’t use any punctuation means something…if so…what?”
I would ask you about your love life, because I’m nosey and I love love love hearing about people’s love lives. Have you met any cute boys lately? How are you and your boyfriend doing? I would want to hear about your awkward dating experiences (you know to reassure me that I’m not alone on that frontier) and about your perceptions on true love and expectations and anything related to all these shenanigans.
Which would bring me to Sex and the City, my current television obsession. I’d ask you which character you most affiliate with, I’d tell you I’m a Carrie (but doesn’t every blogger think she’s a Carrie?). I’d gush over Carrie’s closet and then begin pulling up links of shoes I’ve been debating ordering on my phone. I’d mention that I recently read a quote that said “Money looks better in your bank account than on your feet” and I’d scoff at that one. I mean seriously we can all agree that maybe keeping the money in your bank account is more fiscally responsible but in terms of aesthetics…Cinderella would have never found her Prince Charming if she’d sold her glass slippers on eBay and forfeited the ball all together.
Somehow I would tie in all of the inspirational books and movies I’ve been attempting to fuel myself with lately. I watched Girl Rising (which honestly deserves its own post entirely) and it rocked my world. Empowering women and girls through education has been the nearest and dearest cause to my heart since as long as I can remember but the film literally made me want to drop everything and travel the world doing anything within my power to help these girls. If you haven’t seen Girl Rising please please pretty please get your hands on it, it is SO powerful.
I’d wrap it up discussing #GirlBoss the most recent book I’ve become engrossed in. If you haven’t heard of NastyGal, I would be doing your closet a huge favor (because seriously SO many lust worthy dresses). I’m about half way through #GirlBoss and I’m torn, in someways I’m really inspired by the author’s story and her message to chase your dreams and keep fueling your passions. Yet in another way I’m a little annoyed. I don’t think it was the author’s intention to do so but because her story involves a lot of stealing, commitment issues, failed jobs, etc. I think it sort of promotes a mentality that you can slack off whenever and wherever you want and still come out as a CEO of your own fashion company. I’d tell you how I think this sort of ideology is the anomaly NOT the rule, and therefore (in my mind) we shouldn’t be promoting this sort of behavior as a route to success.
And hopefully by this point you’d take the lead conversationally, because all of this talking has left me with no time to devour my iced mocha or my coffee cake (the horror)!
-What would you order on our coffee date?
-Which Sex and the City character do you most affiliate with? (AND WHY OF COURSE!)
-Have you recently discovered any swoon worthy shoes you’re ever so tempted by?
-Have you had the opportunity to see Girl Rising or read #GirlBoss? What did you takeaway from each?
Thanks for joining me for coffee my darlings!
P.S. I keep meaning to say THANK YOU! I was blown away by the responses to my request for a pen pal. I am currently 3/4 of the way through my pen pal letters so be on the look out for a little love letter from me. I am so excited for this entire pen pal endeavor, yee!
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