Day Four|| 30days30minutes

IT IS HALF EXCITING, cheapest HALF STRESSFUL TO APPROACH EACH DAY WITH THIS WHOLE 30/30 THING IN MIND. THE GOAL AND HEART OF IT IS IS TO PROMISE TO SHOW UP AND ACTUALLY LIVE IT.  SO HERE I AM, nurse DAY THREE AND TRYING TO BE AS PRESENT AS I CAN!

Lately, search life has just been consumed with coffee dates and somehow I always end up staying in the coffee shops, whip out my computer and pretend I’m doing really productive intensive work. I am in the season of life where I remember the post grad stories of other people who have experienced it. The- I graduated college and sat in a park and journaled every day or just woke up and went for a walk every day and thought. There are ways with coping, coffee shops and people are my way of coping.
I find peace in coffee shops, I find peace in communicating with other human beings and finding that somehow I am connected to them in some way and it absolutely amazes me. So for day four, I will talk a little about the coffee dates and people that I experienced.
This morning, I met a recent APU grad and fellow scribe bright and early at Starbucks and we talked about who we are as creatives and believers and how to navigate through that sometimes tricky little line. He talked about his heart for what he does and how he sort of doesn’t fall into the mode of anything or anyone else around him. Where are the other male creatives? Are they around? Do they know I’m creating too? He talked about his academic background and his desire to write books and cultivate a space of people who resonate with what he’s speaking about. He’s a sweet kid, I say kid like i’m freaking 50 but that’s just how my mind works, he’s not a kid at all he’s a passionate young man who’s writing I have come to admire and be inspired by. You can find his work here.
My afternoon coffee date was with a woman I met via instagram (I freaking love social media, i legit have met some of thee most amazing humans through that little interweb world) she is the founder and create of Glam Camp for Girls a camp to instill the importance of value and worth back into the hearts of precious little queens. She is also a worship singer and so full of vivacious life, one of those women I meet and I think “somehow we’re probably related because you just feel too familiar to me.” Her questions were honest and raw and we didn’t intend for our coffee date to turn into this psychology exploration conversation but it did and it was good, so good.
All that to say, people make me happy.
People remind me that there is a God.
People and coffee together are the perfect remedy for a healing heart.
Though resentful at first, I am thankful for the space to do things that fill my soul — I think it is setting me up for whatever it is that is coming next.
 Also I’ve always felt that people are essentially these wonderful stories just waiting to be read, understood and fallen in love with. I fall in love with people every, single day how could you not?! So tonight friends, think of all the lovely humans who God has tucked into your life and the importance / lessons that they’ve taught you. Think of the ones that you’ve had to let go and the ones you just can’t let go of, despite their place or once upon a time place, they were in your life for a reason. Did they shape you? Did they remind you of who you were and what you were worth? Humans are lovely complicated wonders aren’t they?
Welp, is not the place I thought I was going to go with todays post, honestly l I started talking about perfection but I guess that just wasn’t what number four wanted to be about.
There’s always the next twenty-something days.
UncategorizedArielle Estoria