Why Drink Eight Shots of Espresso?
aka Have you Ever Tried to be Awake (and Creative) During a Second Shift?
Someone asked me why I named my creative blog “An Eighth Shot of Espresso”. Have I actually drunk 8 shots before?
If I had, I’d still be bouncing off the ceiling. My record (I think) is three, and I was teaching middle school at the time. Anyone who’s a teacher (esp. of middle school) can understand.
I’m a full-time mom of three kids (two have special needs), writer, blogger, and artist. I also deal with rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, fatigue and various other issues. That’s when I don’t help with my kids’ classes and try to keep up with house clutter.
So I usually don’t end up with creative time until after the kids go to bed, which is basically my second shift. And coffee is a must.
But why 8? Because when I get really tired and my mind is foggy, I feel like it’ll take that much to jumpstart my brain again?
Well, yeah. But it also sounds catchy. “An Eighth Shot of Espresso.” I’m known as MamaJava and SifaSeven on tumblr. So hello and welcome to my corner of caffeinated madness!