They say old habits die hard – here I am on a Wednesday night sitting at one of my favorite coffee shops listening to people sing. It’s been a while since I’ve gone to open mic and it’s been a while since I’ve been to this coffee shop.
Some back story – I used to go to this local coffee shop all the time during my last two years of college. I would go there to study, work and simply hang out.
It was my go-to place when I didn’t want to be at home.
For a while, I dated a good amount of people at the coffee shop. From regulars to baristas, it was so much fun during my college years. Whenever someone asks what’s a good way of meeting people, I always recommended coffee shops.
I stopped coming for a while because the atmosphere started changing. My favorite regulars stopped coming and there was an influx of new baristas who I didn’t know. On top of that, I was getting busy so I couldn’t spend half a day at a coffee shop anymore.
As businesses are beginning to open again, I wanted to come back to open mic. Open mic used to get me so excited. I would look forward to every Wednesday and enjoyed time by myself listening to talented people sing.
If I’m completely honest, it’s not the same.
Then again, what exactly is the same after 2 years? I’m not the same 2 years ago, so why would I expect that the same regulars from 2 years ago to still come here? Who knows what exactly I was expecting when going to open mic, haha.
Nonetheless, I do enjoy hearing people sing. I wish I was musically inclined, but I’ll be starting vocal lessons again. Hopefully, I’ll be good enough to perform at open mic someday.
As for now, thanks for reading this short snippet. I know it’s been a while since I’ve sat down and written something that’s on my mind. It feels good just to jot down random thoughts.