Happy Monday beautiful souls!
Side note, yesterday in the car Beautiful Soul by Jesse McCartney came on the radio and you know your girl was blaring it, windows down, with a full on car concert and choreography to go with it. Holy throwback song!
Anyways, another Monday, another week. It is early, I couldn't sleep so I woke up, did a quick devotional and now I am writing this on my phone as my sweet little love snuggles my other arm tightly as he sleeps. So let's get into this ramble before my arm falls asleep.
gratitude. this is a word that has been on my mind a lot this week. 2019 and the beginning part of 2020 was rough. I am not saying I had it worse than anyone else because this has collectively been a year. But these past two years have really challenged me as a person. there were times when I didn't think I could keep fighting. now, I am settled into a new house with Noah, closed a huge chapter of my life, I have found someone who is so insanely kind, sweet, and accepting of Noah, the fact that I am a mom and my past, and I am happy. all of this to say that it gets better! even when you are at rock bottom and you think you can't do anymore, it will get better.
fall baking. fall in FL is honestly comical. it is still 100* out and all of these women are out here drinking PSLs, wearing sweaters and booties and buying mums thinking they will survive-when we all know the sun will crisp them within a few days...it's me.. I am talking about me.. but I mean gotta embrace the season! on a real note, all though it feels like we're in a volcano outside, baking with all of the fall scents and flavors really makes me feel the fall vibes. Noah and I are having so much fun with all of the apple and pumpkin recipes we can conjure up.
falling in love with myself again. kind of piggybacking off the first point in this ramble, the other morning while I was getting ready, I was listening to a song with lyrics that said "who are you when I am not looking" and I love those lyrics because I think we can all agree that more often than not, we are different versions of our selves depending on who is around. I really think that for the first time..ever.. I love each version of myself that I have seen lately. I am the most "me" that I have ever been...and I love that.
a closet clean out. at my old house, right before moving, I did a huge closet purge-if you have seen my closet currently, you may think I am full of it but I swear, I did and several of my friends "shopped" the clothes I had purged. I still have a lot of clothes and I have a much smaller closet now so I think another purge is needed. before I purged anything that I hadn't worn in a year. this time, I am going to purge anything I haven't worn in the last 6 months. also, if you have any tips on where to donate/sell gently used clothes slide into my messages!
Emily in Paris: random random ramble but if you have Netflix, run and watch this series! I started it last night and I am addicted. I don't watch a ton of TV..I also am rarely alone to watch shows like this but I started this series last night and love it. It is completely cheesy, and easy watching but it is kind of relatable and kept my attention.
Noah is starting to stir around and the sun is peering through the bedroom windows so that is all for now. We are going to try to nail down our Halloween costumes (is that even going to be a thing this year?) today and hopefully visit some friends in Tampa later this afternoon.
I hope you have a wonderful Monday!