Writing 101: A Coffee Date #1

Sorrento Coffee Cup (9848)

One of the dilemmas presented to someone running a blog is that most of the old posts are lost as the weeks and months roll by. Also it’s very easy to forget that as well as your regular readers, who know you a lot if you’ve been blogging for years, you have new ones stopping by. Most of these readers are bloggers themselves, or rather that’s what happens here on C&T. Readers, both old and new, are the backbone of a blog. Without them, and your support, I would have stopped doing this ages ago. When I saw the assignment this morning in my inbox, I thought I wasn’t going to do that at all because for these past few weeks I have written some important personal stuff on here, and sounding repetitive was not worth the risk, or so I thought at the time. However chatting over coffee is something I look forward to when meeting friends, giving a little update using this format doesn’t sound too bad. Let’s see.

Mummy (9655)

So if we were having coffee right now (how I wish) I would tell you that this morning I visited my mum. She is grieving over the death of my grandma. We both are but this is not about me. My heart breaks everytime I watch her cry, but today I realised that crying is good for her because it releases anxiety. It’s cathartic in many ways and my only wish right now is to see her happy. I know she misses her mom so much and luckily I still cannot imagine what that feels like. I am blessed to have such a beautiful lady, from the inside and out, as my mother. So over coffee, and her tea (she drinks tea by the gallon) everytime I visit I let her grieve. That’s what she needs, as well as someone to talk to. Grieving is such a complex thing, full of highs and lows, but I’m letting her go through the process. Losing someone you love, be it a family member or a very close friend, is hard. The last few days we spent in hospital with my grandma were so tough. We knew it was coming, but time never prepares you enough.

Cappuccino (8798)

If we were having coffee right now, on a more positive note, I would tell you how much I’m enjoying Blogging Uni. I really can’t understand why I haven’t registered before. There are days when all I want to do is write and all is good. There are times when I find no words and that is so frustrating, but the beauty of the assignments is the fact that you don’t have to do them on the day. I am finding that taking the time to think is important. Not to mention the number of amazing and talented bloggers I’m ‘meeting’ along the way!

Wheat (9615)

If we were having coffee right now I would tell you that I’m seriously thinking about starting to meditate. Meditate – as in just take some time during the day to close my eyes and just be. The guys over at Harvard say that a few minutes of mindful meditation helps with sleep problems. I’m willing to give this a go. Will let you know how I’m doing. I promise, I did cut down on my coffee intake.

A Special Espresso Cup (9892)

If we were having coffee right now I’ll say it’s now your turn. How are you doing?

Rob.

Before I stop here browse through my post about my favourite coffee place in Malta. You will not be disappointed.

(This is *not* a sponsored post.)

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13 thoughts on “Writing 101: A Coffee Date #1”

    1. That would be lovely! We can visit on the internet though. I know you have a lot on your plate right now but Facebook is great to connect. They have private messaging too. Just an idea x

      1. Oh Rob, I have 2 other Facebook accounts. I am seldom on there any more.
        They were mainly used for my Angel mom’s and dad’s. The first one got out of control and had over 1, ooo people on it. So I started another one. It has 1,000 friends as well. (Give or take 50.) I was on there ALL the time:A half to be there no matter what frantic stage for a long while. Too long. Everyone always needed something.
        I miss some of the people on them….many followed me from the first to the second.
        It was out of control; within a year.
        Sarah Sue is the one I use for SAOT’S. A few of my friends followed me there.
        So I know all about Facebook.
        It shows up under Sarah Sue.
        SAOT’S has over 10,000 people on it. Of course only a few people ever get anything any more.
        if you send me a friend request at Sarah Sue, I will add you.
        You may have to remind me to go there to get to get my messages.
        I know I can change my email messenger to send emails to my computer wall as well.
        I would love to stay in contact.
        I do have things to say I can’t say here.
        I aready say way too much.

  1. I wish we were chatting over coffee this morning. Although we kind of are, because here I am drinking my morning coffee and reading your blog (and commenting). Which is perfect for my current state in life because being a stay-at-home mom doesn’t permit me to have many morning outings… You are encouraging me to take a reading class, thank you:)

    1. Thanks for your kind words. They mean a lot. I’m clicking on your post right now. However somehow I can’t leave a comment. WordPress is acting up. I did try so if you see a double comment that’s because I tried to post twice. Hope it arrived to admin.

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