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!
Man, oh man! This week has really been a whirlwind adventure! For years my family and I have been wanting to make this trip, and it hadn’t been possible until now. So Wednesday afternoon we left MD to start our roadtrip to California. Here’s my recap from last week starting Wednesday. 🙂
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!
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!
It is so easy to get discouraged by the slow progress one makes trying to accomplish any goal. This is something I have to tell myself everyday. It doesn’t matter how big the progress is, the fact of the matter is that I’m progressing at all! Any kind of progress is better than none. No matter how big or how small. We often don’t celebrate small accomplishments as we do big ones, yet it’s equally important.
This is embarrassing for me to share, but I’ve had some pretty bad acne in the past. I remember I’d drive my mom crazy, because I’d walk around with my head down, big sunglasses and a baseball cap feeling like a monster. I’d borrow my mom’s concealer everyday and cry because I felt like when people would talk to me, they’d be staring at my acne instead. It shouldn’t have been such a big deal, but I’ll admit even nowadays when I see a slight raise in my skin my head goes into panic mode.