If we were having coffee...

Happy Friday! This has been a really strange week. Last weekend I ran a marathon, not sure if I mentioned that...I spent the holiday on Monday at home recovering/attempting to walk like a normal person. I had 2 classes Tuesday, then anxiously anticipated the arrival of Snowmageddon 2014. I had a snow day on Wednesday and that turned into another snow day on Thursday, and now it's Friday and I have to go to school, bummer. I couldn't take rest time anymore, so I did my first post-marathon workout (bike and Yoga Meltdown) on Wednesday and I ran 3 miles yesterday! My legs are not 100% back in action, but it felt so good to be out pounding the pavement (and snow and ice). Tomorrow I will be attempting 6ish miles per my new training plan (more on that later).

A few other bloggers I follow have made "If we were having coffee/tea/insert drink of choice" posts recently and I thought it was such a cute idea! Also brought to you by the fact that I actually am having coffee with a friend later today, which got me thinking about all the things that come up when sharing a cup...

So what would you find out about me if we were having coffee?

If we were having coffee, you would find out that I am really shy at first, but I love really getting to know people. I would rather have a few really close friends than a ton of acquaintances. However, as I'm getting older I'm starting to learn that not every new friend needs to be a potential BFF - every person in my life has their own place, and they are all important. I don't really like to talk about myself, which is why I like blogging and emailing - it may seem more impersonal, but for me, being able to take time to formulate my thoughts allows me to communicate better. I love fitness and running but don't talk about it a lot in real life unless someone asks me about it. One reason I don't like talking about it is because most people are either really into running or not at all - and either way, the fact that I'm just mediocre at it doesn't impress them. I run to compete against myself only, but most of all because I truly love it and believe it keeps me sane(ish). 

If we were having coffee, you would find out that while I know how to be financially savvy, I also know how to drop a few hundred bucks at Sephora in a matter of minutes. I don't really shop a lot and would never call myself a girly girl, but I am kind of obsessed with Michael Kors and Marc Jacobs. 

If we were having coffee, you would find out that I love music, especially live music. I have been to 98 concerts in my lifetime (you'd also learn that I keep lists and spreadsheets of everything) and will reach 100 total in the coming months. I have 6 fur babies that I honestly believe are just as good as, if not better than, human children. Speaking of, I may or may not want children of my own. My husband and I have agreed to wait until I'm 30 to really discuss it. 

If we were having coffee, you would find out that I have lived in the south my whole life, but I think that must have been some cosmic mistake because I am so not a southern girl. I dream of moving to a big city, preferably Boston or NYC. I love to travel, but get really bad anxiety and panic attacks on airplanes. Luckily, I love to road trip (and so does my husband)! We have a life goal to visit every major league baseball park together - we're  9/30 so far. 

If we were having coffee, you would find out that at age 21 I thought I had my life totally planned out - until I lived it and found out it wasn't what I wanted at all. Now I'm 26 and working on my 2nd bachelors degree (3rd degree total - I also have a Masters). My first 2 degrees are in Latin and Education, and right now I am in engineering school. Most people are totally puzzled by this, and I have yet to find a way to explain that even though they are opposite ends of the spectrum, to me they're a lot alike. I met my husband in college (the first time) and he is the common denominator of most of the good things that have happened in my life. 

If we were having coffee, you would find out that I am motivated and driven and dedicated to achieving my goals - maybe to a fault. I live my life by a self-imposed schedule and couldn't live without a planner. I have been known to turn down social invitations and ignore important life duties in favor of completing a task on said schedule. I'm trying to learn to relax just a little bit....except now we've just had coffee and you would find out that that means it's time to tackle the next item on my never-ending to-do list! 

1 comment :

  1. Congrats on your marathon finish! I think we must be the same person - I consider myself financially savvy... until I get into Sephora. Then all my budget ideas go out the window haha. Have a great weekend!

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