Journal Entry - July 30, 2020, Ellen B.
There was a time when I never used my balcony. It was like it wasn’t even there. I was too busy running in and out of my 4th floor apartment to pay attention. But these days I’ve been inside a lot - cooking and contemplating life a lot too. So much has happened in the world and my busy days of running in and out of my place have gone by the way side.
I wake up, work, eat, sleep, play and whatever else life is - all at home. And so this morning I discovered my balcony for the first time, since I moved in here. It seemed a bit creaky, even though the floor is made of concrete. A bit of sweeping and moving some boxes out of the way to make room for my feet. Once I got it cleared up, I realized it wasn’t as large as the park down the road but it was nice. It was outside, even if I was still at home.
I brewed a cup of pour over and brought it with me outside, and you know what? It was pretty awesome. Just me, my balcony, and my cup of coffee.
I’m not sure if I’ll go out there every day but with everything going on I’m pretty sure that I won’t be going out like I used to for some time. So maybe outside on my balcony everyday could be good? Maybe I’ll learn something new about myself, or maybe it’ll just be a good way to get some fresh air and enjoy the view, and my coffee.