I had an awesome coffee date this morning. Awesome. It was motivating, inspiring, enlightening and just really fucking fun.
This date was with a gal I have only just begun to connect with. I met her eons ago, when I rocked the indie bookshop gig, but we didn’t connect at that time. I was a different person back then (so was she, I suspect). This relationship wasn’t quite ready to happen then.
Thankfully, a few months ago (ish – I can’t recall the exact timeline), we started a Twitter affair. I followed her, she followed me, and we discovered many mutual interests and loves. Naturally we decided to pursue a real-life relationship and met for long-awaited pumpkin spice lattés (half-sweet, guys. Try that shit half-sweet, it’s wicked awesome). It’s a damn good job we did, this was one of those events that absolutely needed to happen in my life.
Well okay. So this chick is a fucking rockstar. Seriously. She’s one half of an amazing team planning to open an indie grocery store in town (all local, all the time – with a coffee shop. Score!), she just pwned a summer intersession teaching job at the university, she’s hugely educated and applying for PhD studies, she writes for zines, bakes pies, knits, is a bitchin’ feminist, rocks hella ink and pushes other badass ladies into boards while wearing fishnets and booty shorts. In short: she’s inspiring and I am privileged to know her.
So, it was just really fun to chat with her. While we did that (chatting thing), I realized that I absolutely need to keep writing. I need to take what I’ve done so far and add to it. I have the time, I have the ability and I really do have the motivation. I also realized that I really need to get more involved in things. I need to help, wherever I can if/when needed, with the grocery shop, I need to pester folks about writing jobs, and I need to start getting myself out there more. I’m not about the nine-to-five, so it’s about time I start figuring my shit out and living my life.
I so love when the stars align like this. And I adore that I have people like this gal in my life. I am so incredibly blessed by the calibre of people in my life. (I know how lucky I am. I do not take these folks for granted. I am so grateful for them.)
Added bonus: we discussed a mutual un-love for Facebook and have made a pact (pinky-swear included) to nix our accounts. This is something I have been considering for a long time now, Facebook being such a timesuck and bottomless pit of drama, so this was the perfect excuse to finally get it done! On the topic, it’s amazing how much better I feel. Like I said on Twitter, I’m not sure if it’s the coffee date talking, but I feel healthier. I quit Facebook a year ago, for a few months, but I left my account intact. It was more a personal challenge than anything else, but it was a great experience. I am really looking forward to disabling my Facebook page and spending that time elsewhere (preferably writing and visiting with more wonderful folks).
Good day. Very good day.