Well, I learned something new today

Today I woke up in a bright and cheerful mood. I wanted to just sit down, drink some coffee, and write my (slowly failing) novel. I ate some pancakes and bacon (vegan of course) and drank my medium sized cup of coffee.

About an hour later, I felt like I had anxiety, my hands were shaking, my stomach hurt, I was nauseous, and I felt like something bad was about to happen. Turns out it was the frickin coffee. Never will I ever drink coffee ever again (Unless it’s decaf…)

I looked it up and it can happen to some people who are very sensitive to caffeine. This sucks so bad because if you know me, you know that I LOVE coffee. (For the flavor.) This discovery is pretty depressing, because I don’t usually drink decaf, and I usually forget to ask for decaf at a coffee shop. I think I’m just going to avoid caffeine altogether for a while. My body doesn’t need it anyways because I’m a high carb low fat vegan.

It’s currently 10 pm where I live right now and I’m WIDE awake. Well, I guess this is a good time to work on that novel!

I hope you had a better day than I did.

P.S. don’t worry, I’ve been drinking tons of water.

Thanks for reading.

Good Vibes

I don’t know if it’s just me, but there’s a certain thing that happens to me when I’m in a place or doing a certain thing that makes me incredibly happy. These things are what I like to call “good vibes” moments. When I’m cuddled in bed sipping some tea reading a good book, my body just gets so happy & comfortable and I never want to leave that moment. I think it has something to do with me being more mindful, and I get happy by the little things nowadays.

I’ll walk outside and just notice the beautiful sky that’s incredibly blue and clear. I’ll see the perfectly puffy and white clouds, and of course the tons of trees (I live in Portland, Oregon). In that moment, something I just can’t describe comes over me and I just inhale the beautifully serene and calm moment. I love it the most when I’m alone (not that I don’t like people) so that I can just enjoy the moment without talking or thinking about anything.

I walk into my backyard on a slightly breezy morning, smelling the fresh and crisp air. The trees and plants smell so fragrant. I walk, not noticing if the air is too chilly, and just breathe. I don’t know but something about early mornings are my favorite.

I see the tall and bright green trees in Downtown Portland, bronze autumn leaves falling on the ground. The friendly people, the sound of cars, the sight of a man with square glasses, drinking coffee while typing away on his computer. Another man with an undercut; drinking fresh coffee, reading and taking notes on a small notepad. Sidewalk cafes, bookstores, and clear glass windows. Girls with long flowy hair.

Reading in the library by a fireplace. Cozy in a warm and soft chair. Reading about ancient mythology.

Drinking tea.

Smelling coffee.

Hearing French jazz.

Tasting creamy rich dark chocolate.

Watching couples smile and hold hands.

Feeling soft cotton blankets.

If you like, leave your “good vibes” moments in the comments.