Coffee Date Friday

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This week has seems to soar by in a blur. It has left me feeling tired, run down and feeling as though I’m on the verge of getting sick. Even tonight as I sit here, mind in a fog, I’m wondering if anything I’m about to say will make any sense. Do you have those moments? I could really use another cup of coffee, but I’m trying hard to avoid the second wind curse tonight.

I truly believe I wasn’t created to get up before 8am because I’m such a night owl and having to get up and function, pack snacks and make sure that everyone is dressed, matching preferably, and get out the door on time is challenging for me. I feel like my don’t talk to me fog is still looming Hopefully week two back to school will be kinder to me. Are you a morning person? I would love some good tips for being more than a bear at 7am.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I know we’re only 9 days into the new year, but I feel as though I’m already learning so much about myself. I’m trying to be more aware of how I move and interact with people during the week, prioritize creating moments for myself to close my brain and refresh my mind and speaking words of affirmation into my kids. I think the busyness and the messiness of being a mom and an entrepreneur often leaves me exploring my insecurities and mommy guilt. Don’t get me wrong the messiness of it all is beautiful and I wouldn’t change any part of it, but learning to combat my inner voices is high on my list this year.

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photo by @mirandanorte as she taught me some new photo editing skills

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I had two coffee dates this week that left me feeling refreshed, energized and excited for this year. I often times let the busyness of life be my excuse for not seeing friends and I’m really working to change that this year. I’m so glad I am. I have some amazing friends in my life and fostering those relationships is so important.

I want to hear how you are doing. How has your week been? How can I encourage you?

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Coffee date was created so that we could come together each week and build up our community. The blogging community has been so incredibly gracious to me and some of my best friends have been met through these inter webs. I hope the same is true for you. Each week you’re invited to link up a vlog post or a blog post. Some weeks we have themes, others we’re just sharing what’s on our heart. We do have a couple rules tho:

1. Please link directly to your post, not to the main page of your blog.

2. Please link back to my blog so that people can come join us each week for coffee as well

3. Visit some others and encourage their hearts today.

Happy Linking!

xo, Alissa