It’s been a crazy month, y’all. Between launching my podcast, the day job picking up, side projects and whatever else has come up in my life lately, rest and time to myself had become a rarity. I had to remind myself several times that it’s okay to rest and take a break. But alas, it’s been a hot minute since I did a Weekly Sip post, so it’s time for a new one.
Wow, how long as it been since I did a Weekly Sip post? Way too long, that’s what. More specifically, my last Weekly Sip was posted back in September. So, it’s time for the first Weekly Sip of 2018.
I started the Weekly Sip series last January as a way to dive deeper into my own story and how my experiences have shaped my path. 2017 was a huge year of growth for me and I know 2018 will be, too. Where else would I share my journey in 2018 but on this blog, in this series?
The Weekly Sip has returned once again, and this week, I’m getting super honest with y’all. Not that I’m not honest in others, but this week’s topic in particular has been floating in my head for a while. I was just waiting for the right time to write and share it.
In this Weekly Sip, we’re talking about something that’s pretty terrifying: failure.
And we’re taking it head on, because the hardest things are best dealt with that way.
How long has it been since my last Weekly Sip post? Too long. The good news is the Sip is back. If you’re new to the blog or this series, you can catch up on past Weekly Sip posts and read about why I started it earlier this year.
In today’s Weekly Sip, I’m talking about that moment when you realize how your life has changed from the vision you once had for yourself.
And how it’s okay to be okay with those changes.
In my efforts to save money, I’ve been making my own tea and coffee drinks at home lately. I’m also running out of “new” coffee shops to visit and feature since I’ve been to so many of them already. And since I’ve cut back on alcohol consumption (for health-related reasons), that leaves me with my at-home tea and coffee concoctions to share with y’all.
I know it’s been a while. I needed to step back and take a break for a little bit. But hey, it’s okay to take a break from blogging for a little bit.
This Weekly Sip is all about seasons.
And I don’t mean spring, summer, winter and fall.
This week, I broke the pattern of coffee shops and opted to check out a place called Matilda Midnight. It’s a swanky cocktail bar attached to the Dwell Hotel that opened last spring. I’d been wanting to check it out for a while, so I’m glad I finally stopped by.
Welcome back to the Weekly Sip, y’all. It’s been a few weeks but I’m back with a fresh mind and lots of sips of new wisdom to share. Well, maybe “wisdom” is a stretch. But I’ve got things to say this week, so let’s get to it.
Anyway, I’m doing things a bit differently this week, because it’s good to mix it up sometimes. On this week’s Weekly Sip, I’m talking about a new adventure.
A couple weekends ago, I traveled to New Orleans with some friends from the Chattanooga FC supporter group. I’d never been to New Orleans, and I’d never traveled for a soccer match, let alone a match for a semiprofessional, 4th-division club. A group of 10 had gotten an AirBnB about 15 minutes from the French Quarter, and someone mentioned they had a spot open up. I gave it some brief thought, and within 20 minutes I was planning a weekend trip to the Big Easy.
It’s that time again: welcome back to the Weekly Sip! If you’re new around here, catch up on my past Weekly Sip posts here.
One day I will branch out from coffee/breakfast spots for this series and write about a cocktail bar or something. But there are so many awesome coffee and breakfast shops in town that I have so many options for the Weekly Sip. Then again, we do have plenty of bars, too.
The Camp House is one of my favorite spots in town. Its convenience to my work is an added bonus to its vast menu and chill atmosphere. It’s a great spot for meetings, study sessions or just for coffee and a meal. I haven’t actually had any of their non-breakfast food, but I will say that their biscuits are some of the best in Chattanooga.
That morning, I decided on a “stuffed” biscuit and mocha. My tall, buttery biscuit was “stuffed” with eggs, cheese and pesto; I opted for no tomatoes or onions, per usual, and took roasted potatoes as my side. I almost had to eat the biscuit with a fork and knife because it was so tall, I couldn’t bite it like a sandwich. Potatoes aren’t my usual breakfast side of choice, but I’m glad I picked these.
For the record, a plain Camp House buttermilk biscuit with honey butter and jam is simple and delicious, too.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about settling, in every sense of the word. Settling into a place, a job, a relationship, a marriage. Settling for a place, a job, a relationship, a marriage.
In this edition of the Weekly Sip, I’m sharing my desire to never settle for anything less than what I deserve, and my fear of falling short.
Last week, I visited Rembrandt’s Coffee House up in the Bluff View area for breakfast and coffee before work one morning. I’d been once before for dessert, but that was more than six months ago; it was time to go back.
Rembrandt’s is a cute, European-style cafe, tucked away in the art district near the Hunter Museum. It offers a wide variety of coffee and espresso drinks, teas, breakfast foods, pastries, sandwiches and sweets. There’s really nothing at Rembrandt’s that isn’t delicious (I’ll 100% vouch for their tiramisu). Go on a sunny, brisk morning and enjoy your coffee on the patio with the birds singing.