If We Were Having Coffee | Sarah Wyland
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If We Were Having Coffee

I’m a big coffee girl. 

I have a couple of mugs every morning, and I’m pro a 3PM cup as well. I can drink a cup of coffee at 7PM and be in bed two hours later. Not that I ever manage to be in bed at 9PM but that’s by choice, not by caffeine hype. 

One of the things I’ve missed the most during this pandemic is the ability to go to coffee shops and set up shop to work for a while or else meet up with a friend for a latte and a chat. While my at home coffee is just generic drip coffee, I love a good vanilla latte (or a fancy gourmet one…) in the coffee shop. There is just something about sitting down at a cafe table with a fancy drink to have a good chat. 

While the coffee shops are once more welcoming us in (praise hands!), you and I are most likely located in different parts of the world, which means it’s next to impossible for us to sit down to coffee together. And so, let’s have a virtual coffee date, shall we? I like to do these from time to time to catch you all up on what’s been going on around here (and hear from you in the comments!). 

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you… 

I’m going to be teaching Pure Barre! It happened rather randomly. I decided I wanted something part-time to help me meet people and build a community now that L.A. is open for business and there was a sales rep position open at Pure Barre Redondo Beach. I know studio sales from all my time teaching barre and owning a barre studio, so it was perfect. As we talked about the role, it came up that I had teaching experience and the opportunity to teach at the studio was offered. I’m training this weekend and should be on the schedule sometime in mid-August. Cannot. Wait.

I’m planning to share an original work on Wattpad soon. I have toyed with sharing a piece of my work on Wattpad for a while and have decided now is the time. I’ve been editing a manuscript for the last several weeks and will share it once I begin to post it on Wattpad. It feels risky to share, but it also feels like it is the right time, so here we go. 

My classmates have bodies. After a full year of film school, I FINALLY got to meet a lot of my classmates in person! We met up at The Bungalow in Santa Monica over the weekend and I cannot tell you how amazing it was to actually SEE them, hug them, and talk to them face-to-face instead of through our computer screen. We had one hell of a first year of grad school together and it’s going to make us that much better writers, directors, and producers. We’re already planning our next get together before school starts at the end of August. 

I finally watched Modern Family. I have to write a comedy pilot in the fall, so I’ve been watching a lot of comedies over the summer break as I’m more of a drama writer (no worries – I have to write a drama pilot too!) and decided it would be good to study how it’s done. Peacock has all of Modern Family, so I started it a few weeks ago and just finished it up. I loved it! It did get a little repetitive in the last couple of seasons, but it was so well cast and the writing was sharp. It’s not quite Schitt’s Creek or Ted Lasso for me, but it’s up there on my list of favorite comedies. 

Speaking of Peacock… I’ve also re-watched all of the Harry Potter movies over the last couple of months. Peacock has them all (and SO MANY other good movies/shows – highly recommend downloading it!). It had been a long time since I saw them and it brought back both a lot of nostalgia and a lot of irritation at how off some of them are. I know you have to cut material to adapt a movie to the big screen, but Ginny’s character was so ugh and I’ll say it yet again: THEY DID NOT BURN DOWN THE WEASLEY HOUSE IN THE BOOKS. I have a real problem with the Half-Blood Prince movie… But I’ll spare you my rant.

I’ve also been on a Robert Pattinson kick of sorts. I don’t watch a lot of movies (TV show girl right here) which isn’t the best trait for a film school student to have so I’ve been trying to watch at least one movie a weekend and the last two I have watched have not only been fantastic but also starred Robert Pattinson. The Lighthouse is wild. I honestly can’t tell you what happened in it, but it’s so well acted and the directing is incredible. It’s an arthouse film for sure and not everyone’s cup of tea, but you can find it on Amazon Prime. I also watched Good Time which stars Rob (can I call him Rob?) as a bank robber on the run who is trying to free his mentally disabled brother from prison. It’s so good and can be found on Netflix. I wouldn’t watch either with kids in the room though. 

I’m working on an all-new coaching program. I cannot wait to share more on the program I’ve been working on. I won’t say too much now, but I will say if you’ve been searching for clarity and purpose, you want to be on the waitlist. It’s going to be incredible – details coming soon! 

I’m going to wrap up this coffee date here although I could talk for hours. Thanks for joining me for a coffee date. If we were having coffee, what would you have to share? Let me know in the comments!

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