For the past couple weeks now, I’ve read Zen and Pi’s If We Were Having Coffee posts. I find them to be very interesting, seeing her posts about what she’s been up to during the week that I’ve decided I want to do my own weekly #weekendcoffeeshare posts.
Part of the reason I want to become a part of the #weekendcoffeeshare is because I want to personalize my blog some more. I don’t want my blog to be just about the books I’ve read and video games I’ve played. And I’m trying to do that by including some of my own writing through flash fiction challenges and writing prompts. But I also want it to be somewhere readers can learn a little more about me, including them in my life because my blog is a part of my life.
I believe If We Were Having Coffee will be able to help with that. What I’ll be doing each weekend is writing a post directed at my readers, telling them what all I’ve been up to during the week over a cup of coffee. I’m planning on doing these posts starting today every weekend if I can to give my readers a glimpse into my everyday life. I hope these posts will allow more conversation to happen between me and my readers, but we’ll just have to wait and see.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’m sorry but I don’t drink coffee. I’ll be having milk with our weekend coffee sessions instead and hope that’s okay with you. I’d also apologize to you for the lack of posts over the past two weeks. Two coworkers of mine who work nights at my job quit so I’ve been covering their hours with very little free time for myself to spare. These extra hours have caused me so much stress, frustration and exhaustion that I haven’t felt like writing as much until I got through the weeks I’d be working them. They’ve also made me realize how miserable I am with my current job and am ready to get a job in my field sooner rather than later. Right now, I’m working on that with my general manager at work, who’s offered to help me find a position for the company in my field. I’m actually supposed to meet with him tomorrow about this so fingers crossed he has some good news for me. But if not, I’ve been applying for positions while I’ve been home, both for a job during the summer and in my field so I’m not unemployed during the summer and so I have somewhere to work full time so I don’t have to go back. While I enjoyed working for them for a little while, I’ve realized it’s time for me to go because I’m no longer happy working there anymore. I’m ready for a different job and to get my career started.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I had applied to be a contributor at Book Riot a couple weeks ago. I’d tell you how excited I was about the opportunity, but also inform you that I didn’t get picked. But I’d also let you know how okay I am with that now because the two posts I wrote for the position I can always put on my blog. In fact, I’d say, I’m planning on putting them on my blog. As soon as I get the chance to look over them one last time to make sure there isn’t anything more I want to add. I’d also tell you if you asked that what they are about is a surprise and that you’ll see them on my blog soon enough. I don’t want to spoil them for you my dear reader, I’d tell you.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I’ve made friends in the most unlikely of places. Yes, I have friends both from high school and college I still talk to. But I also made friends with people I never expected to talk to me. In fact, I’ve been spending time with one of them quite a bit. I went to a couple parks with them last Sunday, some of which I’d never gone to before. It was lots of fun and I hope we go to some more very soon. But for now, this friend of mine is slowly becoming a part of my life in ways I didn’t imagine. We talk to each other every day and with each conversation had, I feel like I’m learning more and more about this person that makes me realize I want them to be in my life and someone I can continue to call a dear friend.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you about my best friend’s Mary Kay consultation party I went to last Saturday. I’d tell you how proud I am of my best friend for starting up her own business and about the good time I had at the consultation. I’d tell you I had such a good time that I even bought stuff, not only to support my friend but because I need it. I have a lot of problems with my skin getting dry and the stuff they have for dry skin I was able to try during the consultation. It seemed to work well so I’m hoping the stuff I’m getting works good for me. I would also mention there’s going to be another consultation next Saturday at 10. I’m going to that one as well so I can continue to support my friend and see what other products Mary Kay has to offer.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I haven’t read a book since I tried reading Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, even though I’d gotten two other books on my Nook. I’ve been so busy playing Kingdom Hearts Unchained X whenever I’ve had the chance that I haven’t started reading another book. I just couldn’t get into this book right now so I’m hoping whatever book I start next will be better. But I can tell you that Kingdom Hearts Unchained X is pretty good, despite how annoying the battery life on my tablet can be.
If we were having coffee, I’d apologize for blabbering for so long and ask you about your week.
April 24, 2016 at 8:57 pm
Sweet post Raney 🙂 This is such a cool idea,might want to try this someday:) Hope you’re doing okay and find a job that you like!! How are you btw,its been too long!!
April 24, 2016 at 9:11 pm
It has been a really long time, hasn’t it? And I’m doing better than I was last week. With work, things have been way too stressful lately so I think this week will be better because I won’t be working quite as many hours each day. Then after Friday, I’ll be done with this job and hopefully I’ll be able to start off at a much better place. How are you doing, Jia?
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May 2, 2016 at 2:53 am
Ok, hope you get the job!! And don’t stress out too much okay 🙂 I’m alright, been thinking about my uni applications, what course to choose etc. A little stressful but I’m mostly good!
May 3, 2016 at 11:27 am
Yeah, I’m still looking. One of the places I applied to I was interviewed at last week. But I haven’t heard anything back. So the way I look at it is to keep plugging along, doing applications whenever I can and just hope for the best because that’s all I can do. And good luck with your uni stuff. Try not to stress too much about it, because I’m sure you’ll do fine, whatever courses you decide to choose. Though what type of stuff are you interested in doing?
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May 3, 2016 at 11:40 am
I’m torn between what course I should do and where I should study. First off, I’m still having the dilemma of passion vs ‘usefulness’…I love the arts you know, like lit and humanities, social sciences. But business is the practical option, everybody tells me its a useful general degree that can give me flexibility and higher income (long-term). And though these things aren’t bad, I’m just worried I’ll become like one of those boring people in finance or biz…and all they care about is status and wealth. I don’t want to be caught up in that endless cycle……..though just about any job might be subject to the same types of pressures. I don’t know, there’s just something about the biz world that seems fake you know, but of course there’s problems in every job. That’s why I’m so conflicted.
I’m also thinking if I should stay in Sg to study or study in the uk. Thanks for asking Raney 🙂 Means alot.
I’ll be praying for you! Keep the hope alive, and never give up okay 🙂 🙂 I know you WILL find that job, because you’re awesome! And genuine! Not many people are like that. Keep the faith!
May 3, 2016 at 12:22 pm
Yeah, I completely understand that. I know everyone going into universities and colleges have that struggle because when we were younger, we were told to already know what we want to do with our lives. But the problem is we don’t know what we want to spend the rest of our lives doing, and we probably never will. Not because we are unsure of ourselves, but because life is full of surprises and there’s no guarantees. With me, I ended up sticking with my passion with writing because I didn’t really see any other alternatives. I enjoyed other subjects I took while in college, but none of them spoke to me as strongly as writing did so I stuck with it. But I’m also the type of person who would rather pursue my passions for the rest of my life because they’ll make me happy in the long term verses doing something practical that’ll only make me happy in the short term. Because while making a lot of money might be nice for some people, that isn’t why I want the career I hope to one day get. And I don’t even know what I want to do anyway. I know I want to write, but that’s about it. I’ve known that since middle school, but am nowhere near closer to anything specific now than I was back then. But what you could do is do both, if you wanted. Take courses, both with regards to your passions and courses with regards to business, if doing both is at all possible wherever you end up going. That way, you can dabble in both, see which you like more and then make a decision whenever you feel ready. Because you still have time to make a decision, even if you don’t feel like you do. But I don’t think trying your hand at both wouldn’t hurt, would make the decision easier, I think. Either way, do what you think would be best for you. Because in the end, it’s your life, not anyone elses.
And I plan on it. I’m nowhere near close to giving up. I’ve been looking for a job in my field now for a year, but I still believe everything will turn out alright. Even if things don’t always work out the way I want them to. Plus, I still have my blog here so I can still write, even if I’m not getting paid for it. But that’s okay, I enjoy blogging and look forward to each post I write. 🙂