My apologies for the unintentional hiatus! I just finished my first semester of grad school that was 4 classes in 5 weeks, combined with working full time. To say I was exhausted and overwhelmed is definitely an understatement but at the same time, I have never been this excited or motivated by a potential career before. It really is a great feeling and one I think I’ve been looking for for a long time.
That being said, I stopped by Urban Alchemy one day after summer school and on my way to classes that afternoon because, to be honest, I haven’t really explored the area between Dallas & Fort Worth, even though I now live in between the two. So I Yelped a few places and decided to stop by Urban Alchemy because the decor looked adorable and it was about 5 minutes away from campus, not too far out of the way from where I needed to go next.
Though this place is adorable and I want to live in there, I’m honestly not sure if I’ll be back unless I’m meeting a friend. I ordered a drip coffee, which was $3 for unlimited. While I wouldn’t mind paying $3 for unlimited coffee if I was sticking around, what made it ultimately not worth it to me was not only that I wasn’t staying but that I had to get my coffee out of those giant things you see at conferences or hotels where it’s pre-brewed and you fill it yourself. There also wasn’t an option if I just wanted a singular to-go cup of coffee, which surprisingly bothered me. It is apparent that this place is not for a grab & go cup of coffee — which is usually my go to!
The baristas were friendly and when the giant jug things of coffee were empty, they filled them back up for me, which was really nice. Plus they have a little outdoor area that has Edison lights and really adorable furniture. So aesthetically, I loved this spot. Coffee-wise, I’ll have to go back and order something different or stay a while longer than just on my way to class & work.
Anyway, I have a week or so in between summer school and starting my job placement for this fall! I’m so excited to be working with kids again as well as with a stellar program that helps me get experience AND my masters. If you have any tips for new teachers, let me know in the comments!