If we were having coffee…

…I’d be starting to drink it while it’s  a bit too hot. It’s been a busy week.

And then I’d sit back and appreciate this moment of calm. I’d tell you that the kids have been off school this week, and somehow that makes life seem busier…how does that  happen? I’d tell you I have to do a talk next week and I’m feeling unprepared, that I’ve squeezed a couple of extras into my diary tomorrow, that we’re going out to lunch today and I could do without it!

I was late for my first pilates session. I was late to pick the kids up on Wednesday. I was far too late to bed on Friday night.

I’d laugh at myself, and say I’m seeing a pattern here. I’m trying to pack too much in, please too many people. I’d tell  you (again) that I’m going to stop doing that. I’d finish my coffee.

If you offer me another one, I’ll accept it.

About sarahsouthwest

I'm now in my early 50s. I started writing again as a way of exploring the world, and feel that over the last 2 years I have really grown as a writer. By day I work with children and young people with mental health difficulties. I juggle my own two children, my work, my writing practice, generally managing to keep all the balls up in the air.
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3 Responses to If we were having coffee…

  1. bnzoot says:

    You sound like a people-pleaser; I recognize the type! Good luck with the talk – you’ll be fine.

    • Thank you! And of course the big problem with being a people pleaser is that you can easily end up pleasing nobody…

      • bnzoot says:

        … especially yourself. As I get older, I just try to live with integrity; it’s the best anyone can do. Be honest, try not to judge, love. All much easier said than done, especially if my trip through the grocery store today was an example. 😉

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