If we were having coffee...

By: Sarah


If we were having coffee, I'd ask you about yourself. I'm sick of small talk - I want to know important things. Instead of what's your favorite color, I'd ask how old were you when you realized boy/girl colors weren't a real thing. Instead of do you have any siblings, I'd ask what the most trouble you and your brother ever got into was. Instead of asking you about your dreams, I'd ask you what you think blind people dream about. And I'd probably ask you who your favorite member of One Direction is. (Mine is Harry.)

If we were having coffee, I'd tell you I'm a little lost at the moment, wandering in the space between eagerness to become a true blue "grown up" and fear of becoming just that. Finding a job in my degree has proved harder than I imagined. Sometimes (most times), I'm not even sure I want to become what I studied so hard to become. I'd tell you I'm thinking of taking a few classes in graphic design and that my best friend and I are working on writing a book together - I just haven't pulled much of the weight. Yet. I'd tell you that I'm scared I'll be working at the coffee shop for too long. I'd tell you that I wish a job would just appear out of thin air, but I know it's not that easy. I want to fall in love, I'd tell you, and get married and have kids. I want my life to move forward, I'm just not completely sure how.

If we were having coffee, I'd ask you about the music you like (a question I find hard to narrow down myself). I'd promise to make you a custom mix tape, like the ones from Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, minus the whining. I'd ask you to name the top five concerts you've been to, and tell you mine: The Avett Brothers, Bright Eyes, Sufjan Stevens, Passion Pit, Aaron Carter. We'd talk about music and lyrics for hours. (We'd also, of course, talk about books, film and television.)


If we were having coffee, I'd tell you Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, after the Oscars. Even though I'm confused and lost and scared, I'm thankful for my family and friends and my life and my health. I like this holiday because it celebrates thankfulness, something I feel is often overlooked. I also really, really like mashed potatoes. And pumpkin pie. I'd ask you what your favorite food at Thanksgiving is.

If we were having coffee, I'd thank you for the talk and ask if you'd like to do it again sometime. I still have a million questions.

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We're Sarah and Kaitlyn, roommates from Milwaukee who started this blog to promote creativity and life.
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