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Category: Life Over Lattes

Ditching Judgement

I recently had an encounter that has stuck with me and I don’t think it is leaving any time soon. Myself and a friend were at a downtown hotel bar and ended up meeting a group of people all in their 20s. The conversation started off pleasant, but quickly...

What the Service Industry Taught Me

The service industry changes you as a person. I worked as a barista on and off for several years, and full-time for the year following my college graduation. It was the hardest job I’ve had in my life- but I would not change it for the world. Being in...

Constantly Connected

I was watching Sex and the City the other day and became emotionally attached to the scene where Carrie Bradshaw decides to throw her phone into the water because she can’t face the messages piling up on it. I have often felt this way and wondered what it would...

Ride the Wave

I am constantly waiting. Waiting for the next opportunity, the next life phase, or even the next weekend. I have a constant need for more and I never feel fully content in my current situation. This can be a blessing and a curse. On one hand it pushes me...

My Anxiety Concoction

Anxiety is a topic I could talk about for hours, as it has taken up several years of my life. I have worked through numerous methods to help ease the disconcerning feeling and hope I am able to help at least one person find something that works for them....

Can Do

My mom always told me her dad had one saying he repeated consistently: can do. Each time she or her siblings were struggling with a task in life he would tell them “can do.” This was always just a story to me, but recently I have recognized the weight...

Let us Share in the Warmth of Paris

The moment clouds of smoke entered my social media feed, terror and bewilderment set in. Blink once, blink twice, and I am forced to read the words beneath the astounding images, “Notre-Dame Cathedral catches fire.” While the initial panic was surely a result of the 9/11 tragedy, this hit...

Grace saves guilt

“Grace is being at ease with the world, even when life tosses wine down your pants.” This comes from the opening page of Sarah L. Kaufman’s “The Art of Grace.” This current selection from the books piling up on my bedside table has intrigued me from the first page....

On becoming a connoisseur of life

I have always been the type of person to be interested in everything, but master nothing. I would move on to a different hobby each week and never fully indulge myself in it. My interests ranged from wanting to become the next editor of Vogue to wanting to become...

Just Be

We spend a lot more time trying to decide who to be instead of just being. We circulate ideas in our minds until we grow tired of them and end up right where we started. Being does not require much of the individual. It is simply casting away social...
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