Who here simply cannot start the day without a strong black coffee? And it’s not exactly a morning person..? It’s me, hi. So, that’s one person. Do we have another one? Oh, yeah, here it is. Noice, now we’re two. How’s it going pal? You’re looking awesome. Anyyyhow, whether it’s black coffee, or ahem, I don’t know, like a quick, cold shower, we all have our very own morning rituals, something that will turn on our minds and prepare us for the day to come. And on this, we can all, like all, not just me-and-my-pal-over-there all, agree. And it’s awesome. Rituals are awesome.
This particular post was originally going to be covering this little DIY project that I sort of did few days ago, this coffee tray in particular, but since I’m actually drinking coffee at this moment, I thought to myself “Hey, why not a little coffee talk with ma pals?”, and so, here I am, drinking coffee and having a little morning-rituals talk with you guys. And no worries, you’ll get the cover of the coffee – tray – idea & making talk, too.
I’ve been an occasional coffee drinker throughout all of my high school years, but I reckon I’ve “embraced” this habit and made it my sacred ritual during my final exams in high school. The exams were sort of crucial if you wanted to apply to a college and actually be accepted. Stressful times for a young person (who hasn’t got a slightest clue as to which career path to take at that particular age). No doubt, no doubt. I was waking up real early; sometimes I didn’t even go to sleep, going through the materials and worrying about the results. All right, you got me. There’s one other thing that kept me awake – those were the days I also made an attempt of writing a book, my very first one. Funny. It was sort of a dream of mine, and although it hasn’t come true still, I’ve found that dreams have their own different ways of coming true. So, there’s still a chance, there’s always a chance.
So, in order to stay awake and do all of that, I’ve started drinking coffee on regular bases. I had just received this beautiful, flower-y, vintage coffee cup as a gift from a dear aunt (I accidentally broke the cup later on sad face emoji); I was almost always awake to enjoy the first early-summer rays of sunshine, witnessing them silently cut through the peaceful night & announce that the new day is here; listening to the neighbors opening their windows and doors, saluting the day. It was kinda awesome (except for the part with the exams), which made this whole ritual sacred and long long lasting.
As the years have passed, I held on strongly to my morning coffee, it was just the “scenery” that changed. I stopped enjoying mornings like I used to, the sun or clouds or whatever the weather brings, the waking of my neighbors’ and their houses. Instead, I was drinking my coffee while (most of the time) pointlessly scrolling down my Facebook timeline to see what was going on around the world. And, even tough I would often come across awesome inspiring articles on diverse, interesting topics, still, most of the time I spent of social networks was plainly wasted. But you gotta understand, I was a business logistics student then, and I didn’t have that much tasks and duties, life was all about going out, getting drunk and other nonsense (that I find myself often missing). Simpler days, right?
As much as I loved idling around before, those days have come to an natural end. It’s just not that fun anymore. Now, my mornings look slightly different. While I’m still clinging to my morning ritual, now I enjoy it while going through plans, to-do lists, checking out photos for the blog, prepping for tasks & duties… the good old productive way and everything. Even tough I don’t have the “serenity” of doing nothing until my cup is empty, I’m loving the new ways. Plus, I now add some fresh fruits or veggies on my morning ritual, makin’ it a bit more healthy and beneficial. I’m evolving, dude.
Wow, I’ve started talking like crazy, guys. You should’ve stopped me, this has gone waaay to far. You must have work to do, I’m sorry. Don’t be mad. Now, go, go. Be productive. Ooor, if you’d fancy sharing some of your morning rituals bellow, that be awesome. But, on your break, c’mon don’t piss of your bosses. All right. Thanks for your time, guys. You rock.