#WeekendCoffeeShare: Building Excitement

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Good Saturday morning! Thank you for joining me for a #weekendcoffeeshare. Come on in and have a cup of instant coffee with me. I’m afraid that’s all I have at the moment.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you I didn’t want to do a coffee share last week because that previous week sucked. It really sucked. Bad thoughts kept flooding into my head. One after another. Not stopping. Never ending. Not only that, I was so overwhelmed with emotions that I tried to stop it from flooding in. In the end, the bad thoughts and emotions left me drained and depressed.

I didn’t get much rest that week either. I kept waking up in the middle of the night, sitting up on my bed. I was about to sleep-walk, I think.

There were so many things that contributed to that bad week, too many to even put into a single post.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you this week has been a little bit better even though I am still not sleeping well. Hopefully, after I get fitted for a new mask for my CPAP machine, which is next Tuesday, I might sleep a little better.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you after eyeing an advanced lens kit for my camera for a few weeks, I finally ordered the kit on Monday. My excitement had been escalating since then that I went online and researched the usage of filters and lenses in photography every night.

The kit finally arrived on Friday. Giddily, I opened the box like a kid opening presents on Christmas. In a way, this is my Christmas present because I was going to get myself something like this for Christmas.

So far, the most useful items in the kit are the macro close-up set, the UV, and the circular polarizing filters. I’m still hoping to get a neutral density filter to complete my collection but before that, I think I will learn to use these first.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you one of my short stories will be published in Utah’s Emerging Writers Anthology. I am so excited. It’s my first time to have anything published in an actual paperback book. I have pre-ordered my copy. The official publish date is September 16, 2018.

I think this news has renewed my passion for writing fiction. I went on Wattpad for the first time in two years a few nights ago and on it, I opened one of my old stories and began writing. It felt like a light bulb had been sparked in my brain. I also think it pulled me out of my depression.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you my road trip is two weeks away and I am getting more and more excited. I am taking a short road trip to Capitol Reef National Park – the only national park I have not visited in Utah. I mentioned to my mom years ago but she’s always telling me to wait until her family get here but let’s face it, they are not interested in seeing nature or anything associated with nature.

Other than my co-workers and church friends, I haven’t told anyone about the trip, especially not my mom. Believe me, keeping this trip a secret is incredibly difficult. I sometimes feel like I’m about to burst keeping this secret.

It’s the reason why I ordered the kit for my camera this week, so I will have it for my trip. There is one thing I hope for this trip – that the weather will cooperate and won’t be too warm nor too wet.

If we were having coffee, I would thank you for joining me this week and hopefully, I will be back this weekend.

19 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare: Building Excitement

  1. Congrats on your short story published in the anthology. Great! Best wishes for your continued success. And I hope that the new mask helps. I’ve been trying to cope with allergies (smoke in the air) and know what a difference it makes, getting a good night’s sleep every night. Have a good week!

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    • Thank you.
      I have deviated septum so I always have a stuffy nose thus causing me to have sleep apnea. The new mask is supposed to force air up my nostril. So I sure hope it will help.
      Thank you for reading and have a great week.

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  2. Sorry to hear you had a bad week but so happy to hear how diving back into writing has helped, and CONGRATS on your publication!! That is awesome! I love, love, LOVE my polarizing filter! Have you played with it yet? It’s on my lens all the time. I love how you can get the sky such a dark blue. Have a great time on your trip and kudos to you for packing up and getting the heck out there.. 🙂


  3. So sorry to hear about your horrid week and battling with the dark side. Congrats on getting your short story published in the anthology. Sounds like there are very intense ups and downs in your life atm which is difficult to juggle. Hope you’re starting to feel a bit better. Nature is apparently a great tonic.
    Best wishes,

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  5. Congrats on your story being published! Well deserved. Also, enjoy your vacation, and you’re right to not share to avoid the stress. You deserve a great time away too. Hope All is good at work and home. Cheers

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