I have had many thoughts lately.
In all of middle school and high school, my number one priority was to study and get A’s. I spent a majority of my time studying at home, getting cranky when someone or something would come up and interrupt my work flow. I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning just to make sure I memorized every little detail to ensure that A. That’s the way I was raised, and sadly it was what filled me with joy and what proved to everyone else that I was worth something. Grades came first, nothing else.
I came to college and met people who pushed me, who believed in me, and one of my most significant memories was looking through an encouraging note that my friend (who had known me since my first year of college) that had written, “It’s been amazing witnessing how you’ve transformed from putting school first, to making people your priority.” That warmed my heart, and was how I decided I wanted to continue to line my priorities up.
Because this is the most packed and heavy course load I have had my entire college career, it has been tempting for me to fall back to where I was before. But I continue to remind myself that I love others because God’s love overflowed in my life. It’s really great having this no pressure, lean on God, and letting this natural overflow of love seep into my friendships.
These thoughts were going willy nilly through my head during my coffee / study date with Amy. We set up weekly hang outs! Whether it’s to take pictures for our blogs (hers is at clothedwith.com) , to try baking new foods, or to just study because I had four midterm days in a row. Sigh. But I am glad that still we make time for each other every week hehe.
We did manage to find an amazingly cute little coffee shop at Davis’ next door neighbor, Sacramento. This particular coffee shop is called The Mill, and it had the minimalistic, white walled coffee shop vibe that we both just loved. The latte was delicious, but the foam on top died really quick.. haha. The vibe was so chill. I absolutely adored the hipster little reefs that they hung around the place. I want one!
Chill coffee vibes – check
Deep contemplations about life – check
Delicious latte – check
Quality time with Amy – check
I’d say it was a productive day.