autumn

Prone to Forget

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It seems as though I am always prone to forget.

I arrive at the grocery only to have forgotten my list.

Where did I last leave my sunnies?

Did I leave a load of laundry in the washer?

That I live nearby an outdoor space that feels like an escape from the city.

Not all people have a selfish agenda.

When I meal prep, it makes things easier.

No matter how much life experience I have, no matter the moments of clarity and success, when that light bulb goes off and I think "Next time, remember _____!" I am prone to forget.

No matter how many times I think I have it figured out... when I'm running around like a crazy person trying to remember where I last saw my purse when I should have left for work 5 minutes ago... or trying to deduce if the sweet guy I'm spending time with has ulterior motives...

Its moments like these that give me pause, a check in. I am human. And I take things for granted. I forget. Sometimes, I'm just moving at too fast a pace. Trying to hustle and be a crazy, social, independent force that, in the long run, exhausts me. Or trying to make everyone I meet fit into the box that I dread to be placed in.

Sometimes, you need a gorgeous walk, on a sunny Sunday morning with the pup, through the definition of autumn foliage, to remind yourself to stop. Remember. To see beauty, and to not try and be all things, to all people... and to give yourself, and others, grace. 

And Just Like That...

...October is gone, and November is upon us. The beginning of the holiday season....

Time when I start being cold. All. The. Time. Time for crunchy leaves on the ground, hot coffees, shared meals. I'm hosting my first Friendsgiving this year for a bunch of my lady friends, so I'm getting excited and dreaming up some decorations and good recipes. My tendency these days is to not go over the top, but to stick with simple and beautiful. I have no interest in exhausting myself to create and cook things that are simply for show, or to out-do someone on Pinterest or Instagram. I want the main focus to be time with my friends... and since we'll be together, it will in turn be beautiful.

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Other than that, the days have been busy... I'm definitely not a fan of the time change, I hate it getting dark so early... but at least its light in the mornings now when I trek outside with the pup. 

Basically, my life revolves around food. Haha. But really, Columbus is teeming with places to eat and drink, and in the cold and wet months, other than hibernate at home, what is there to do but eat and drink? If you're with good people, then it makes it all the better. Especially when they are inspired and want to take you places they love and you haven't visited yet!

And can I take a moment and sing of my love for the brand, Aerie? They have done such a wonderful job of displaying women and girls of all sizes and shapes... and they create such lovely and comfortable things. I'm a huge fan of their bralettes and always stock up when they have an underwear sale. I'm a big fan of having beautiful things in your life to live and sleep in... just for yourself. And Aerie has such a pretty selection of delicate to sporty, comfy and sexy things. This is not promoted in any way, I just really like what they stand for as a brand.