Hey there and happy Friday before a long weekend (hello four days off)! I broke out my Toddy cold brew coffee maker this week and made a batch of strong (decaf) cold brew coffee for the first time in ages. It’s been hibernating in the back of my cupboard, but this summer heat has me craving all the icy cold beverages. Since I haven’t blogged nearly at all in 2017, there is oh so much we could catch up on. However, hopefully you’re itching to get your long weekend started (I know I am), so we’ll keep this virtual coffee date brief..
If we were having coffee this afternoon, I’d say that I am looking forward to a semi-spontaneous camping trip this weekend. Hiking, SUP-ing, swimming, campfires and sunshine — yes please!
If we were having coffee this afternoon, I’d give you update on my gut health. Since (finally!) being diagnosed with SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) this spring, I’ve fully dedicated myself to healing my gut. It’s been a long, tedious process; but, I am feeling better which makes me hopeful and motivated after struggling with with a multitude of symptoms the past couple of years.
If we were having coffee this afternoon, I’d tell you that I am eager to see Thank You for Your Service. If you would have said let’s watch a military movie a couple of years ago, I probably wouldn’t have been too interested; now that it’s a piece of my life, I’m tuned in.
If we were having coffee this afternoon, I’d probably talk about how freaking real Saturn Returns is (I’m a believer — keep reading…), and ask if you’ve experienced it in your life? My late twenties are making those terrible teen years look darn good.
If we were having coffee this afternoon, I’d disclose with the utmost vulnerability that I’m no longer engaged. In this rocky chapter of change and transition, I am choosing joy, gratitude, and to not be afraid of this new path that lies ahead of me.
If we were having coffee this afternoon, I’d share photos from my recent family vacation to Kauai. There’s something about tropical air and sea salt in your hair that soothes the soul.
Have a safe & happy 4th of July!