It's been awhile since we've had a virtual coffee date, and I thought that might be a nice way to finish out the first week of my fresh start month.
I turned 29. This means I will have some fun posts coming up - a check-in with my 30 before 30 list, how I've changed this year, what I've learned in my twenties...bear with me, won't you?
If we were having Pumpkin Spice Lattes this morning (see what I did there?) I would tell you how I'm getting back into Girl Scouts and I am so excited! I'm a lifetime Girl Scout - I went all the way from Brownies through Seniors (which of course have different names now), and some of my best memories have come from things I learned in Scouting. With Girl Scouts I ran sing-alongs, visited places I otherwise might not have gone (hello Hawaii!), became comfortable speaking to people much older and much younger than me, and honed all kinds of organizational skills. Getting back into this community feels so right.
If we were having coffee this morning I would tell you I'm healing, and I can show you proof. On the left is a picture I took right after I found out the IUI didn't work, (which I don't even really remember taking - I just remember...feeling), and the right was from last night. This is what I call progress.
romance novels this summer and they have been such a great escape, especially as I've been balancing heavier things. Normally in the fall I have all these plans of things to read but for once I'm just letting myself read what makes me happy instead of what I think I "should" be reading.
If we were having coffee this morning I would tell you how much I've been utilizing the library this summer and last night it was a whole different world. It was busy and a little loud but it made me smile because it means school is back in session and people are using all the resources the library provides. Instead of getting frustrated about waiting to check out, I smiled and thought of P - we don't meet anymore, but I remember how a library can change a life.
If we were having coffee this morning I would tell you four-day weeks seem to take forever. Holy mother, I'm grateful it's Friday.
If we were having coffee this morning I would tell you in a month Ben and I will celebrate six years of marriage. When we were talking about it, Ben said it's weird that it's already been six years and I told him it was weirder that I'm about to be 30 and I've known him for 25 of my 30 years. Woah.
If we were having coffee this morning I would tell you to take two minutes and read this post by Glennon. You know I love her, but this post? It's fast, it's profound and man do I want to be like water. I'll just keep showing up. Yes indeed.
What would you tell me over a Pumpkin Spice Latte this morning?