If We Were on a Coffee Date | Vol. 17

If We Were on a Coffee Date (17), Kendel @ Little Misadventures #NZbloggers

If we were on a coffee date, I would tell you that I’ve been drinking too much coffee. How do I know? I’ve had trouble going to sleep at normal hours then I’ll wake up at 3am and be ready to tackle the day. In short: My sleeping schedule is screwed. New goal: Cut back to only one coffee a day.

If we were on a coffee date, I would tell you that I have been very slack with my blog, and I am sorry. There are some days that I’m motivated to blog and other days when it is the last thing I feel like doing. I love this little space of mine, but sometimes I feel like I need to take a step back and just breathe. You know what I mean? I constantly think about blogging: what posts I can write, comments I should reply to, posts I should read, posts I should share, features I should write, and collaborations I should do. Did you notice that every idea had the word should in it? Some days I feel like I’m driving myself crazy with this little space on the interwebs.

If we were on a coffee date, I would tell you that I’m actually excited about an assignment. Yes, you read that correctly. We have to identify news stories (issues) in our area and build on them. I don’t know about you, but I love any reason to have a nosy around my neighbourhood. Now come back and ask me how that assignment is going in roughly two weeks time.

If we were on a coffee date, I would tell you that I really like studying online. I thought I was going to struggle with it, but I’ve found that I’ve been able to get so much more done. I’ve been able to go at my own pace, which is something that I absolutely love. I don’t get interrupted by people talking at the back of a lecture room. I don’t get judgemental stares when my phone goes off. I get to study by the beach. Could this get any better? I don’t believe it could.

If we were on a coffee date, I would tell you that I went on a spontaneous outing on Monday night and I stayed awake the whole night. I don’t know how I did it. We talked. A lot. There was a little bit of wine. That doesn’t change the shock I felt when I looked at the clock and it said 7am. Part of me felt triumphant, part of me felt like I was going to regret it by the middle of the day. I did.

If we were on a coffee date, I would tell you that I haven’t been reading. At all. I miss it, but I’m just…uninspired. Don’t get me wrong, I do love books. I just feel like I should always be doing something else with my time. Heck, I feel guilty just for sitting here and writing out this blog post. I’ve had two books sitting on my night stand for the last month and I’ve barely opened them. That’s practically a crime, no?


Tell me…

  • What motivates you to keep writing?
  • When was the last time you pulled an all-nighter?
  • Are you a bookworm? What have you been reading?
  • How much coffee is too much coffee? 
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9 thoughts on “If We Were on a Coffee Date | Vol. 17

  1. Yep! I think I’ve been a bit burnt out by blogging lately. I have SO MUCH I want to (should…hehe) do but with everything else going on….well, it just seems like TOO MUCH. I’ve taken an unplanned couple of weeks off and I’m finally starting to feel excited about blogging again. But then again, I haven’t started any new posts just yet. Ehh. You know how it goes. 🙂

    Kudos to you for being able to stay up all night! I’m lucky if I can stay up till midnight. Haha. 🙂

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    1. Right?! I’m excited about blogging, but that excitements seems to fade every time I open a blank post. Ugh. Struggle is real. Maybe I need to take some time off!

      Haha I’m surprised I managed it. I did crash around midday though. It was bad haha. Think I might be up for a repeat tonight. We’ll see!

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  2. I feel like I’ve been burnt out of blogging for the past year. I keep thinking that once I get through “x” I’ll be able to blog more consistently. I’ll finally write those blog posts that are in my ideas document. I’ll finally be consistent. Here I am now still being super inconsistent. I’ve gotten to where I no longer feel guilty over not blogging. I just don’t have the brain power to do it most days. And I wish I read for leisure more. School reading really takes it out of me. I need some book suggestions though for when I do have a chance to pick up a book!

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    1. …Yes. To all of this haha. I have so many draft posts it is INSANE. I can’t believe it. All of them are half finished or have key words that remind me of what I wanted to write about. I can barely keep up with replying to comments, let alone ACTUALLY blogging! Ha. As for reading for leisure….What is that? I can’t remember!

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  3. Sorry for the long comment, but I’m going to answer all of your questions because I feel like they all apply to me! 🙂 My motivation to keep my blog going comes from family and friends. It’s really cool when one of them all of a sudden says ‘I saw you did this’ and start a conversation about it. Even cooler when I didn’t know they even read my blog.

    I haven’t pulled an all nighter in ages, but I got home at 3am Saturday morning after singing Karaoke all night! I’ve recently started reading books and I’ve just finished the second one I bought. A review will be up on my blog soon! I totally get what you mean though, I feel like I’m wasting time. But I’ve been trying to tell myself that reading is actually really good for you in many ways, and I’ve found it to be quite relaxing.

    I’ve pretty much stopped drinking coffee. It really messed with my mood and my sleeping patterns. I was considering cutting down to one coffee a day (in the morning) but I found that if I had one I felt like another! 🙂

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    1. I like long comments! No complaints here!

      I’m kind of the opposite! Haha. I freak out when people I know say “I read xyz on your blog today…” I’m just like UH, WHAT? You know it exists?! HOW?! Hahaha. I kind of have a meltdown after that and overanalyse everything I write for a while. It is cool to find out that they read (and like) my blog though!

      Oh my, karaoke?! I haven’t done that in ages! Haha. That is awesome! It’s a good way to spend time, but I just haven’t had the time. Ugh. Well, I do, but I like to spend it reading blogs or doing something else at the moment. I don’t know why. University is killing my ‘reading for pleasure’ buzz. Gah.

      Coffee is the devil. Pity that I kind of love it 😉 I mean, I ordered a coffee today JUST because I saw an attractive cop standing in the cafe. I have no shame. Haha. Good on you for kicking the coffee habit almooooost completely though! I don’t think I have the willpower for that!

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      1. Yeah… I’m kind of drinking coffee again, haha. But I’m definitely drinking less than I was for a while. I’m trying to stick to a coffee in the morning and tea in the afternoon. I reckon buying a cup of coffee because you saw a cute cop in the cafe is a GREAT reason to buy coffee, haha!

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