Thursday, October 2, 2014
A Busy Day Off
Sometimes, your days off can be a bit busier than you originally planned, but that's okay. All-in-all, it was a good day.
Two nights ago my best friend, Melody, said she planned on going to a tea shop in the Square. I was shocked we hadn't found this place before--we practically lived downtown. The Square was one of the reasons I am still in love with my hometown. McDonough, Ga., is one of the few places in America with its many ridiculous festivals that brings you just a bit closer to Stars Hollow, Connecticut. (If that's your sort of thing--and it totally should be.)
Hearing her say that she was getting out of the house to write and focus on a few other goals that needed her undivided attention sounded like just what I could use, too. So, we made a plan, 3,000 miles apart, to meet in a cafe. The internet has a funny way of bringing us together.
This area is not short of places to get anything brewed--coffee, tea, beer. With that said, I had a few ideas in mind of where I could go. I decided to hop into a doughnut and coffee shop down a street full of other places to eat. What I find so interesting about this area of town is it is very much what I would imagine somewhere in New York being like--the bottom floor the pizza or doughnut place, the rest of the building is floors and floors of apartments. I find that so neat. It's like watching an episode of Seinfeld or something. I'd love to live above the pizza place!
While there, Melody and I chatted on Skype chat while I wrote a bit, enjoyed a blueberry glazed doughnut and drank 16 ounces of the best pumpkin pie latte I have had in some time--made with pumpkin puree instead of just some pumpkin pie spice. Went down smooth. I stayed there for a few hours, enjoying talking with Melody and a day out of the house. Even when I had to rush back home before heading to work for a meeting, it was nice to have plans, even plans for myself.
If you have the time, I believe everyone should find some time, once a week, maybe twice a month if that's not possible, to get out of the house and find a quiet place away from distractions to just write, draw or think. It's more than worth it.