September was pretty chill. There was a lot of healing, too much shopping, and a whole lot of sitting around in my apartment by myself.
I decorated for fall on September first. I used to go all out–putting up garlands and scattering fake leaves around my centerpiece of awesomeness. There were wreathes and dangling bedazzled pinecones, all surrounded by an aroma of pumpkin goodness. This year I kept it more simple by embracing the minimalist look and showing my white pumpkins some love.
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“Wake up early. Drink coffee. Work hard. Be ambitious. Keep your priorities straight, your mind right and your head up. Do well, live well and dress really well. Do what you love, love what you do. It is time to start living.”
My family makes an annual journey up north to the outlets to hit the sales and spend a lot of money on things that we don’t need. Don’t worry, y’all, that Hashtag PSL is decaf.
The best clothing item to ever clothing item, of the Gap vest variety.
Seriously. I need an intervention.
He has made everything beautiful in its time. // Eccl 3:11
Beautiful people do not just happen.
One of the passages my church taught on this day was from Ecclesiastes. When I came home, I decided to read the book and chapter three stuck out to me. Something bigger is always going on because God is in everything. Every ending, there is a road to a new beginning. We get hope that He is in the trials.
Coco’s first time at my house. The first thing she did was poop on the floor. She wasn’t so sure about any of it, but getting to cuddle on the couch is always exceptional in her book.
This was a thing for a while. I often have trouble sleeping because of my anxiety, so on nights when I just couldn’t get my mind to stop, I would turn on a movie. Sense and Sensibility was the best choice, I think.
Orfila was close to my house in San Diego. I miss being in wine country sometimes. It’s hard to go wrong with a moscato, though.
On the recommendation of my friend and coworker, I started reading “Uninvited” by Lysa TerKeurst. If you feel unloved, or unwanted, or have found that deep seated rejections from your past affect your present relationships and worldview, please consider reading it. “Things of this world all eventually reveal what incapable anchors they really are… Is God good? Is God good to me? Do I trust God to be God? …Live from the abundant place that you are loved.”
My window. Will not. Stop leaking.
My landlord has fixed it and patched it and taped it. Supposedly it will get replaced one of these days. But until then, I might occasionally wake up to having a swimming pool in my kitchen.
For how much time I spend at church, I really don’t document it often. I kind of just let it be and live in the moment. Sometimes it’s nice to keep things for ourselves. After sharing so much of my everything on YouTube for so long, I am beginning to really find peace and joy in experiencing things without telling ANYONE about them.
My boss bought me a Death Star lamp.
even the heck.
I just adore her.
The week before Hurricane Matthew hit, we had a massive rain storm that washed out a lot of roads and caused significant problems. My kitchen window leaked like it never had before. I was just minding my own business when I heard water GUSHING down the window, across my counter, and onto the floor.
I used every towel I own.
I am grateful September came and went. October has been significantly better. I will be blogging about my trip to the mountains soon so don’t forget to follow if you don’t want to miss anything!
Until next time,