Coffee Date | On my heart

coffee date

Join me for a bit, won’t you? I suppose it’s time for a coffee date to do some explaining and some chatting. As I sit in this airport on my way from Atlanta to Idaho, I could use a good cup of coffee and some time sitting comfortably, so let’s just imagine we’re there instead, ok?

If you follow me on social media, you know I’m on Spring Break right now (teacher perks!) and I took some time to travel to Atlanta to visit friends and today I’m heading home to Idaho to see my family for the rest of the week. Then I’ll be heading back to Chicago to finish out the school year! This trip has already been a whirlwind, and it has been the most healing, healthy thing in the world for me. After being sick for almost a month, I’m finally feeling like I’m on my way to healing and feeling better.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that being busy is nothing new for me. I thrive off of being busy, but maybe I’ve taken on a little too much lately. I’m now working 6 days a week teaching. I absolutely love teaching and working with all my kids, but of course, this is a job that doesn’t end when the time clock officially says it does. It begins at least an hour beforehand and usually allows me to leave about an hour after- only to go home and continue the planning and preparation there. It is the best job, and I know I am lucky to have it, but oh, it is exhausting. Pile all of this on top of grad school classes and attempting to keep up with that, and I’m wiped.

If we were having coffee, I’d admit that I’m feeling like it’s all a bit much. Emotionally, it is tiring because as much as I do and as much as I feel like I am working as much as I can, there is so much more to be done and so much that I simply can’t do. There is a certain type of guilt that comes along with that that I try to ignore and logically know shouldn’t be there. Then again, we all know that sometimes feelings don’t follow logic.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that being in Atlanta these past few days has left everything in me pulling me back toward this city. From the climate to the culture, this is my city. This is where I became an adult and while I am grateful for the opportunity to be living in Chicago now, I’m just not convinced that Chicago is for me long term.

If we were having coffee, I’d let you in on the fact that I’ve been thinking a lot about the different relationships in my life lately. I’ve been in my element with my people here in Atlanta, and it has been beautiful. These are the people that I can skip the small talk with and get straight down to what’s on my heart and what I need to talk through. These are the people that get it, and get me on every level. Of course I have good friends in Chicago that I love dearly, but it’s not quite the same. My Chicago friends are some of the best people I’ve ever met and I am lucky to have them, but again, it’s just a little different.

Now, it’s important for me to know what’s going on in your life as well. How are you, really? What’s been on your heart lately?

7 thoughts on “Coffee Date | On my heart

  1. Audrey

    Self- and life-evaluation is so important. Quite honestly, I’m jealous of your location because I love spending time sitting and relaxing and thinking in airports. They’re one of my favorite places because it’s such a fun mix of people traveling for so many different reasons. I love it!

  2. Lisa

    Glad you’re finally starting to feel better! I’m getting ready to go back to grad school to finish my teaching certificate, so I’m trying to mentally prepare myself for taking classes, working, and being in the classroom.

  3. Marla

    When I read your post Destiny, all I can think of is “trust your intuition”. Contrast helps us to clarify what it is that we prefer. You can trust yourself to make the right choice for you now, even if that means change. That said, when you’re feeling exhausted, it’s not the best time to make big decisions. Sit with it for a while. Be kind to yourself.

  4. Chelsea

    I think that it’s important to sit and reflect. Thank you for being a teacher! One of the most rewarding careers. I myself will be a school counselor once I finish up my Masters. I give you props for teaching and blogging at the same time!

  5. Leslie

    Aww, I hope you catch a break soon! You need a little you time and a little more than 1 day to get everything done between the jobs. I hope you have a great weekend!

  6. Kristin C

    If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I am so glad that you joined Get it Together.
    Your precious personality and good attitude shines through and I have loved getting to know you a little.
    I would tell you that I hope that even after the challenge is over, you’d stick around in the group.
    I would also tell you that I am glad you had some sweet time in Atlanta. I understand what you mean about it being different.


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