I finally attended my first Cuppa Sesh this weekend. I have spent the last few months of my weekend time around the house painting and cleaning and baking and painting and sorting and painting and gardening and tidying and painting. I find it hard to take a break when I have an extensive to-do list, and my list of jobs keeps me up at night, and wakes me in a cold sweat in the morning. So I just keep plugging away at all the little jobs that need doing… But it makes for a bit of an insular lifestyle. I’ve been quite neglectful of my friends, and probably myself, by being too focused on getting everything finished, a task I am slowly realising will be a very very long one..
So to combat this I bit the bullet and headed to my first Cuppa Sesh. Cuppa Sesh gets people together over a Sunday cuppa to share stories, socialise and bring community back into our at-times technology focused, isolated existence. It definitely worked for me. I would have sat at home with my paintbrush all weekend if someone hadn’t reached out to me to come along.
And I’m so glad I did. What a beautiful group of ladies, hosted by the lovely Janine. I didn’t know the other women there at first but we had a fantastic conversation, as strangers are often wont to do as they share experiences, research and insights. After only an hour and a half I felt so relaxed and also energised (is that possible?), learning things from new people and hearing about different opinions and theories. It is such a good concept and I am really looking forward to the next one, even if it is just an excuse to scrub the paint from my hair and get out of the house!