Happy Labor Day to everyone! Since it’s still the beginning of September and I don’t have any work or school stuff that has to be done, I thought I could spend the day setting my intentions for this month. Overall goal: To make September the best September yet! Okay, more realistic version of that goal: Re-focus on what gives me joy, and do things that scare me. Cozy meets growth is what I’m aiming for this fall.
Recently I’ve been feeling stuck in a rut, and once I get into a rut, it’s extremely hard for me to get out of one. This isn’t necessarily a rut where nothing is going right, but it’s more of an emotional rut. I’d often feel lethargic waking up, and generally unmotivated. So, while being completely uninspired and unmotivated I skyped with my ever-optimistic and beautiful friend from Germany. She is the one I always go to, when I have some sort of drama going on, just need to vent, or need someone to problem-solve with. She’s the absolute best listener, wise beyond her years, and gives the BEST advice!
For a while my family wanted to go on a day trip to a local lavender farm, but we just had trouble finding the right day for a day off and relaxation. Finally, we found the time and drove to the Seven Oaks Lavender Farm for the very first time yesterday!
I’ve been on the road for a while now, and it definitely takes a toll. It’s been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster, especially since we’ve spent A LOT of time in the car. Since we’ve been gone for so long, I definitely crave a routine. That’s when I know I need to start implementing something short enough that I can do it before we pack up and hit the road again, but gives me enough time to start the morning off right.
This week has been a crazy one! My grandparents came to visit us a week ago, so we’ve been doing a lot of entertaining. Since this week has been so full of field trips and activities, I thought it would make a great recap post!
The last few weeks have been all about new experiences..and I loved every second of it! It’s amazing when you have the right group of friends, how they’re open and eager to try out different things/experiences with you. I knew I had set out for 2017 to be all about strength and new experiences. That meant trying out things that scare me or that I never took the time for. One of those things was archery. Since it was freezing outside and I’m not a penguin, I found an indoor archery place and asked two friends to come join. We had a blast! It was a new experience for two of us, while the other had tried it out years ago. While I don’t mind doing things by myself, it’s always more fun to do things with others. 🙂 Plus you all can laugh later on about how you accidentally stepped on someone’s feet during dance class!
so each and every time I try to commit to a certain blog schedule, I end up having an issue with my blog….is it a sign? Psh..of course not! Or if it is, I’m going to stay in blissful ignorance! 😉 So I have my wordpress problems all sorted out, and can finally return to posting regularly! It’s half-way through January and I feel like either time has flown by or the new year hasn’t started yet. However, since it IS January, it’s time for a January Favorites again! I have so many new monthly favorites, it’s hard to narrow them down!
Are you excited about the New Year? I’m so excited about 2017, and have been for a while! In the beginning my mind went straight to New Year’s resolutions, but then I threw out that idea entirely. Because you know what? As soon as I had ditched my New Year’s resolutions for 2016, the real change began. The motivation of the new year only lasts so long, and it’s fueled by the kind of excitement that something new like getting a fitbit can bring. The excitement is there initially, but after a few weeks or months it wears off. Life happens. You get distracted. And that’s great! Because whatever truly needs changing, can only change if you’re willing to change. And often excitement isn’t part of the change.
If there’s one thing I really love and do on a daily basis, it’s writing lists. There’s just something so satisfying about crossing out something that was on your list, and seeing it get shorter and shorter. I have lists for everything: groceries, recipes I want to try, bucket lists, things I want to buy, whom I’m buying christmas gifts for, etc. Since there are so many awesome things to do in Fall, I thought I’d create a Fall Bucket List/To-Do List! If there’s anything I’ve missed, please share/comment below!
Let’s be real..we all probably don’t wash our makeup brushes as often as we should! I know I don’t! But it’s important to do it anyway. Makeup in itsself isn’t the greatest for my skin, but add in all of the dirt that gets stuck in the brushes, then my skin is REALLY not a happy camper!