“Hey babe, hand me the phone and get to work.”
My husband had a point. Instead of writing, I spent at least a half hour amusing myself with Instragram, (which I just read should not be used for blog photos, but whatever, amateur blogging in action I guess…). It seems like wherever I go, home or out, I spend necessary time distracting myself before I hunker down and get to work. I maintain that this is part of my creative process.
Distractions help me get focused, if that makes any sense.
So after I played with Instagram, eavesdropped on a conversation between dad and teenaged kids about a solo backpacking trip, and ate my chocolate chip banana bread, I got to work on revisions. I also realized that Old Soul at Weatherstone is my current favorite coffee shop in Sacramento. Between the shady brick patio, the beer on tap, and the artsy Portland-esque decor, I can’t get enough, (see, I’m totally a wannabe hipster).
I’m making it a semi-daily goal this summer to spend a couple of hours working in a coffee shop in addition to the time spent at home. I love listening, observing, and being outside, while also creating, (increased distractions or not!). Best of all, my husband’s job allows him to join me some days, (speaking of which, if you’re looking to buy or sell a house in Sac, I know the man for the job…).
Any other favorite Sacramento coffee shops I should know about?
Here is today’s distraction collection, (the first of many, I’m sure):