early august

Friday, August 9, 2013

I love Friday's, especially ones where I skip the gym, have that extra cup of coffee and ignore the extremely over-grown grass in the front{and back}yard.  And I'm not going to feel bad about any of it.  A perfectionist & list-maker to the core, I pride myself on completing tasks, then and only then do I allow myself to feel accomplished for the day.  Sometimes I think I am a little too hard on myself.  Learning to throw that list away [figuratively speaking, let's not get crazy] and enjoy the spontaneity of life, a little more.

I'm not gonna lie, when I was here last I proclaimed that I was going to savor & enjoy these last few weeks of summer to the fullest; and don't worry I am, but I did find myself scouring the internet for cabin rentals while watching Ohio State football reruns one evening this week.  A confession, if you will.  And my heart did do a little leap when I saw this beauty in the beer fridge at Whole Foods.
ohh Octoberfest.  Fall, I see you peaking around the corner, just a few more weeks and I will gladly pour myself a hot mug of pumpkin tea or a cold Octoberfest.

Want to hear something silly?  In honor change, from this point last year to now [for some unknown reason I see August as a transition point] I've painted my nails black. A year ago I thought it wasn't my style or totally me, a little too badass if you will.  But now I wear it proudly.  The black fits, representing the change in me, the good with the bad.  Wiser, dumber, more experienced, older, more simplistic & complicated all in the same breath; it's me.
Chris turns twenty-seven on Sunday, that's hard to think about.  To me, that fact makes me feel very old. But I guess getting older isn't really the problem, the problem is all the people who think you need to start acting older.  That, is the problem.  I believe you can't fully appreciate life or be old and wise if you were never young and crazy.  And we would like to stay in this phase for a little longer, or maybe never leave....
These early days of August hold a special place in my heart, we are going to enjoy them, and I hope you do the same.

xo.
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2 comments:

  1. I love that you said wiser and dumber. I totally agree. I feel like the more lessons I learn, the more people I meet, the more wiser I become, the more I embrace other ideas and changes, yet the more dumber I feel because it makes me realize there is so much to left to learn and so many more places and people to experience. Love it!

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  2. It was 86 degrees outside when I bought my first 6 pack of Octoberfest this season... no shame, love it so soo much.

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