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Continuing Coffee Talks

Every week, I have a Mondays Love to Hate post, but I won’t be doing one anymore. I really enjoyed my recent post about Coffee Talks. It was more genuine than listing the pros of cons of certain situations that pop up in my life. I want to continue sharing how I feel, but I want to let things flow without needing constant labels. Coffee Talks gives me that freedom.

Defining Coffee Talks:

Writing/posting about what’s going on in my life as I’m drinking my daily coffee. Sipping at the first cup of coffee swirls all of my rampant thoughts into a focused idea. I can explain how I feel much better after having coffee. These “coffee talks” would be a weekly post about the focus of my week or some major aspect of my week.

Don’t get me wrong, I love lists! I’m just not a fan of always looking for the positive and negative side. I’d rather focus on all the good. It’s a new year, and I want to try and stay as positive as I can. Bad moments come and go, and I’d rather not live in those moments while they’re around. You can’t always control the negative things that happen in life, so why should I make a list and break them down weekly? I hope that makes sense.

Like I said, I do want to start a regular post called Coffee Talks. There’s so much range with this. I could talk about my latest beauty obsessions or what milestones my kids are tackling. There may be Coffee Talks that mention struggles or challenges in my life, but I won’t break down a moment or situation into love and hate categories. I’d rather pour out some honest opinions and thoughts than methodically look at pros and cons.

My love for listing everything comes from therapy. It’s a technique that has always calmed me down and helped me focus. I’m a very anxious person, and lists will always be apart of who I am. Not everyone with anxiety makes list. Mental health is experienced very differently for each person, and continuing my discussion of mental health and positive thinking are big aspects I want to keep including in this blog.

Positivity has gotten me through so much these last few months. This blog is a place where I want to share my experiences in a positive light. Sure, I’m a mom blogger, and motherhood isn’t filled with glitter and perfection. I still want to write about the realness of parenthood as well as life as general. I just won’t be labeling things with the word hate. I’d rather be honest and genuine than force a weekly label onto a new topic.

I’m pretty sure I’ve sufficiently repeated myself what feels like a million times, so I will leave you with a list. This is a list of how blogging has made me feel this last month.

  • Humbled– My views are slowly climbing, and people are engaging more with each post. It’s humbling to know people actually read my posts and care enough to respond.
  • Nervous- I’m worried about plateauing, and hitting a standstill with views and followers.
  • Persistent- The good responses coupled with the nerves make me want to push harder and find new ways to relate to my readers.
  • Genuine- I’ve used this word a lot in this post, but I never realized how incredible it felt to be so open and genuine with my readers.
  • Hopeful- I always dreamed of being a writer in same form or another, and I instantly fell in love with blogging as soon as I tried it. I really hope I can continue this and maybe make a career out of it.

I’m really looking forward to a new regular post. I hope it will help me and my blog grow. I started writing for myself, so my goal is never to lose myself in this journey. I’m pretty sure this post got a little more in depth than just updating everyone on my planned posts and changes. Thanks so much for reading. Have a great week.

9 Comments »

  1. I love the idea of Coffee Talks! I’ve been feeling pretty off lately with my blog as well so I’m working out a list of topics I can talk about that’ll bring back happiness and bright feelings!

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  2. Loved this post, Jenni! I’m excited to see where you go with this series. As always, I related to so much of what you articulated here. I’m a huge list maker and definitely find it helpful for coping with anxiety-inducing or overwhelming situations. I love keeping a happiness log of little micro-moments of happiness throughout my day – I’ve found that it keeps me in positive spirits.

    Also, I’m with you in terms of how you’re feeling about your blog growth. It’s so crazy how seeing your blog do well produces such joy and feelings of accomplishment, but then that little voice of self doubt can just creep back in. Hope you’re able to turn this into a career!

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