Sometimes, life gets difficult. Like, especially difficult. The challenges become more challenging, and inevitably the mountain you climb gets bigger, towers higher above you. Some days are better than others, and it can be hard to step away with a calm mind and approach the situation with a refreshed set of eyes.
The days that truly test us are the ones that call for something special. Many different people go to many different remedies. Some people take up alcoholism, some others seek a runner’s high. I love to skateboard, and that helps remove my negative mind from its own head. Yoga and meditation are common methods of seeking that ultimate calm. Writing, even, for me has been a calming agent as well as something I’d like to improve on. But the one thing that sticks out in my mind, that I will always turn to and look forward to… Coffee.
Sweet black coffee in a slightly steaming cup. The utility translates to tea or any other ingestible treat… The intention can be achieved through soul food, potato chips or even a cold-pressed juice. But for me, coffee is the commodity of “reset.” Skateboarding will remain my first love, and writing has become another passion. But coffee is an “object.” I can make a cup for myself and look at it, lying there on the kitchen counter. I can smell it, hear it being prepared (as I sit here in this coffee shop) and taste its sweet undertones of cranberry or chocolate…
That introduction to "the zone.” The entrance to my mind’s office. Sometimes, only for a meet-up with a friend, but always very much enjoyed. I hope you enjoyed my coffee rant, as nothing profound came to mind this week. Hey, now you know who much this guy loves his coffee…. What’s YOUR coffee?
- 7Ply Epic