If we were having coffee, as soon as you sat down, I would exclaim, “It’s so good to see you!” It has been months since I’ve engaged in the virtual coffee shop world and am so glad to be back. How have you been? What is your drink of choice? (I’ve been favoring iced lattes lately.)
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you all about how work has been going. Since getting home, I’ve been doing field work for my dad on the farm. It’s exhausting, spreading moldy bales under trees and spreading massive frost-protective blankets across strawberry fields, but I’m thankful for the opportunity. Plus, I sleep very well at night!
If we were having coffee, you would know that I had the pleasure of meeting up with Britta yesterday! Although we attended the same college, our paths have mostly crossed in the blogging universe. It was great to sit down face-to-face! She’s just as thoughtful and well-spoken in person as she is in writing. We traded travel stories (she just got back from teaching English in Thailand), discussed the importance of history, and talked about what the future will bring.
If we were having coffee, I’d fill you in on my impending job hunt. Right now, I’m applying for a couple of positions in my home community–mostly for the experience of putting myself out there. I’m going to start searching in earnest in June, once our high school summer help has come. The plan is to work mornings, then take a few afternoons off each week to dig through employment opportunities, revamp my resume, write cover letters, and submit applications. The goal is to find something that will give me experience and help me start building my skill set before I pursue grad school in a few years. To be honest, I’m a mixed bag of emotions when it comes to finding a job. On the one hand, I’m really looking forward to starting life as an independent adult. On the other, I’m nervous for all the change that is coming.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that it is sunny and beautiful outside. It’s the perfect day to sit on a blanket in the back yard with a good book… so that’s where you’ll find me.
What would you share if we were having coffee?
This post is part of the Weekend Coffee Share link up at Part Time Monster