Weekend Coffee Share

A Cup of Coffee and a Conversation

Tammy Breitweiser
Jan 5 · 3 min read
Photo by Drew Coffman on Unsplash

Welcome to 2020! This is the first year roll over that I have not had the “scratch outs”. Where you write the date with the wrong year and have to scratch it out to put in the new one! Usually this happens to me on checks and my notebooks but not so far this year!

Let’s have some strong black coffee but I want to experiment with the Butter Beer recipe that I like at my local cafe. I bought the ingredients before you got here for our chat so we can try that if you are game!

If we were having coffee I would tell you I am SUPER excited for the new year. It is the year of the STAR for me which is abundance and optimism. There are big things planned for this year and one of those big things is happening next month! Stay tuned if you are a teacher!

If we were having coffee I would tell you this week I have been on break and I have been living my writer life schedule — waking up with my coffee ritual, writing, walking, reading, watching movies and relaxing and SLEEPING.

If we were having coffee I would tell you I went out with friends this week. I know, I know, if you know me you are like “WHHHAAATTTT”? Tammy doesn’t go out with friends! We had planned it and I didn’t cancel. I was proud of myself. We had a nice time, a few drinks, and I had a flatbread pizza. We are all moms so we talked about kids and teaching and just had a great time. I felt like a real adult.

If we were having coffee I would tell you I was thinking about my one word for the year: MORE. I heard on a podcast someone talk about how they almost made their word ESSENTIALISM ( A great book if you have not read it.) I was thinking that is a sub-word for me. I am wanting MORE of what is essential to me. The relationships I want to nurture, what I want to spend my time on and how I want to help the wider world.

If we were having coffee I want to know what your word of the year is!

If we were having coffee I would tell you I went to a write in Saturday. Similar to a writing retreat but with a class at the beginning. I dig it. I signed up through the University of Chicago weeks ago and thought it would be a good way to spend the first Saturday of January. I was right. It took me 30 minutes to get there which was shocking. It takes me longer to get to Valpo but I need to make a more conscious effort this year to get to events in Hyde Park and the Washington Park area. I will also admit to you that I almost left because I wasn’t quite sure if I was in the right place. Because of my friend Katherine I was able to find the courage and persevere.

If we were having coffee I would tell you I signed up for a writing practice class with Sarah Selecky that started on the 1st. I do love her voice and the audio recordings are fantastic. It follows a more robust and mashed up writing practice from things I have done for years. Lists, Drift exercises, memories, I remember writing etc. There is something magical to have her voice in my earbuds and set aside the hour for the writing. I am so blessed to have the resources to do this practice. I am hoping to make some connections in the forum that are lasting past the March cut off date.

If we were having coffee I would tell you I am not looking forward to going back to work on Monday.

If we were having coffee I would tell you my initial call with my Don’t Keep Your Day Job reading club is starting tomorrow! I am so excited for this group. There are many people from my Artist’s Way group and some new faces.

Thanks for visiting with me today! I am already looking forward to next week!

Tammy Breitweiser

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Tammy is force of nature; woman of honor; seer of nuance; ; & an accidental inspirationalist who writes. https://mailchi.mp/e19e03e6cd33/tammynews

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