|This is currently the view out of my home office window. It's perfection.|
LOVING | Coffee, planning Christmas and Thanksgiving (I'm hosting it this year for my parents, brother, and Drew's dad and I can't wait!)...I love this time of year. My brother and I both have November birthdays too--his is tomorrow and he'll be 21 and I'm not handling it well. He's supposed to be ten forever. I am loving planning my birthday festivities too. A day trip to Asheville is in the works and I'm so excited! I love the mountains more than anything.
APPRECIATING | My new lifestyle as a work from home employee/wife/person and the fact that I'm finally a full time salaried employee for the first time ever. It's so nice not to be hourly and not to be worried about losing hours if I'm sick or have to go to the doctor. I feel really good contributing more to our life too. Drew has always said he wants me to work because I want to, not because I have to, and realistically we probably could manage fine if I didn't work, but I enjoy it and I like feeling like I'm helping to prepare for our future by bringing in more and budgeting wisely. So I'm just really appreciating this opportunity and how it's working for us. I'm also seriously appreciating cooler weather. I hate heat. Fall and winter, please stay forever.
CREATING | I haven't felt very creative outside of work in a long time. Working in the arts has this strange effect sometimes...when you're so focused on helping others with their art, it can be very easy to lose your own creativity. Now, I'm finally feeling that spark again, and for that I'm so grateful! I just knitted a huge infinity scarf, and I'm working on refashioning a Goodwill find, like I did in the olden times of this blog!