Life Lately

Life Lately 20: Weekend Coffee

observant nomad / february retrospect

February is always one of those months that fly by. The second month of the year never gets all that much attention. Minus Valentine’s Day there’s not a lot of exciting things happening in February. But after all the holiday events and start of a new year, I’m A-OK with that.

Most of my February has been dedicated to sticking to my new intentions. During the past several weeks I’ve been focusing on my new daily habits. And I’m really starting to see the positive benefits of the changes.

observant nomad / february retrospect

observant nomad / february retrospect

Reading + Meditation

Each morning I brew a cup of green tea and take a few minutes or so to begin the day with reading. In the morning I read something creatively or spiritually stimulating. Right now I’m finishing up Creative Confidence which has been a really nice way to rev my creative engines in the morning.

After reading I do some light yoga and then meditation. My experience with meditation deserves a whole other post in and of itself. After starting my practice, at only 5 minutes a day, I’ve been able to increase it to 10 quite comfortably and really look forward to it each morning.

At night I take time to wind down with another reading session. It’s been a really great way to bookend my days (oh punz). In the evening I usually read something more escapist, like fiction or adventure. I just finished Ready Player One and loved every geeky 80s video-game inspired second of it.

observant nomad / february retrospect

observant nomad / february retrospect

#TheWeekendCoffeeshop

Another new habit I’ve been trying out is spending a weekend morning in a new coffee shop. It’s a really nice way to keep novelty in my daily life but also creating a treat that I look forward to after the end of a long week. After ordering a cortado or iced americano, I’ll spend some time journaling, doodling, or planning my next trip on my laptop (like I did today).

So far this month I’ve been able to check out Bookbar, Huckleberry Roasters, and Amethyst Coffee. I’d have to say the Huckleberry Sunnyside location was my favorite. I love the down-to-earth staff and atmosphere. It was a creative Colorado crowd without trying too hard.

observant nomad / february retrospect

Foodie Shots… Of Course

These monthly retrospectives are always going to be full of food and drink pics. I love me some food. And beer. And a good cocktail. It’s one of the perks of living in a booming city like Denver, there are a dozen places opening up everyday to stuff your face with.

With that said… there’s nothing quite like Torchy’s Tacos. And now I don’t have to go to Texas to get one. They brought Torchy’s Tacos right to us! So this weekend the sun came out and with 70 degree weather it meant it was time for tasty tacos, queso, and $3 tequila sunrises.

observant nomad / february retrospect

observant nomad / february retrospect

With another 65 degree day showing up in February, we sauntered down to our favorite local brewery – Call to Arms. With food trucks posted up outside and the sliding garage doors wide open, we had no problem wasting away the last few hours of February.

And finally…

observant nomad / february retrospect

A cute cat to get you through your Monday.

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