Friday, June 22, 2012
self check-in days
kave cafe, brooklyn
i don't know what it is about coffee and cafes... but ever since i was a tween, they've seemed like an oasis in the desert of life. a place you can go to be yourself and meditate on important things. i got my first few glimpses of real independence in local coffee shops.
my first experience was at a little place in my hometown called "coffee, tea, and thee." i'd passed by it a thousand times, and it always intrigued me. the barista/ owner was a nice mom-type. and in a town where i always felt like a wierdo, i felt perfectly welcome there. that day, i realized that i wouldn't mind spending the rest of my life lounging at that counter, reading magazines, and writing in my journal. centering myself.
a few years later, woody's cafe opened downtown... i was now old enough to walk around town by myself. this is the place that caused me to realize the delicious reality of hazelnut iced coffee.
i still go out to cafes whenever i can- nearly daily. when i bring my laptop (most of the time), i'm working. but sometimes all i need is a journal, a book, maybe my to-do list. i like to solidify plans for the future, and get excited about ideas again. or just write about my girl-emotions, and doodle the name of my crush all over my notebook.
i need these days. they keep my emotions in check, and keep me excited about the future, rather than fearful of it.
in what ways do you take care of yourself? what are some important rituals for you?
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