The Starbucks Experience – a 2 year, 4 month update

One of my new favourite things to do is purchase an expensive delicious beverage from Starbucks and spend the next 1-2 hours blogging away or writing in my own personal journal.   Why do I purchase a six dollar coffee when I could just make one and write in the comfort of my own home?   It’s all about the experience.  Plus, it takes me a good hour to finish my grande flat white latte.  There’s something about observing the hustle and bustle of the world around us.   People coming, people going, long time friends meeting up after a year of not seeing each other, parents saying goodbye to their kids who are going off to university, widowers and widows, business people doing business things, students studying, and me – the stomachless blogger. 

The interesting thing about having a health scare is that it changes your perspective on life.  It forces your to slow down and evaluate where your priorities lie.  It shakes you out of your normal routine and forces you to develop as an individual.  You truly understand how many people love you and are supporting you.   I realized that everyone is writing their own story that I may know nothing about.   Maybe that’s why I have taken a new love to hanging out in coffee shops.



4 thoughts on “The Starbucks Experience – a 2 year, 4 month update

  1. Love reading your stories. So true our lives take a different path and a new appreciation. A good coffee is great even if it’s cold by the time it’s finished!

  2. I am just to embark on this journey and it scares the hell out of me. You give me hope of some sense of normalcy in the future. I too want to drink a Starbucks coffee and just keep living life.
    Cheers from NYC.

    • Good luck JS! I also remember feeling scared and worried as well. I scanned the Internet for days trying to find personal stories. Blogging was relatively new for CDH1 + people. After the surgery, you can just focus on getting better and getting back on track. No more gastric cancer stress. You got this!!

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