October Coffee Date

Today, I am linking up with Amber and Erin and we're going on a coffee date. 

If we were on a coffee date, I would look you in the eye and ask if you wanted to know a secret. If you shook your head, I would tell you that I'm doubting myself like crazy lately and I don't want anyone in the world to know that I'm a crumbling mess behind the confidence. I'm doubting my ability as a teacher. As a wife. And especially as a blogger. It's one of my biggest passions- to write and connect with others here on this space- but lately, I have no time. If I have time to write, I'm writing lesson plans and by the end of the day, my brain is zapped and I just need to sleep. I'm trying to have grace, but I've seemed to run out of it for myself. 

If we were on a coffee date, I would ask what you love most about fall. Fall energizes me, makes me feel like I have a fresh start. As I watch the the leaves die, I feel full of life. The crisp air, that wonder in-between where it's too warm for a winter coat but just cool enough for a light sweater. The warm, dark colors, the impending holiday season. This summer was just plain weird for me and I am so ready to shake it off. 

If we were on a coffee date, I would ask how you deal with stress and I would listen so patiently and hang onto every word, because I need some sort of peace, relaxation and rest in my life. I am desperate and I would do whatever you told me to in order to gain some peace of mind. 

If we were on a coffee date, I would ask what you like about football. I just can't get into, man. Baseball is just my thing and while I want to be a football freak like all y'all, I just can't. 

If we were on a coffee date, I would ask if you had any tricks for painting your nails. We're on a budget so trips to the salon have been far and few between. But I seriously SUCK at painting my nails.