Friday, August 31, 2018

Monthly Reflections | August

Wrapping up the month and sharing what I've been up to in life and on the blog. What is your favorite moment of August? #currently
Since pulling the plug on my online life earlier this month, I've spent the last several weeks regrouping, praying, reading, studying, and resting both my tired body and restless mind. From one side, a chronic case of mono hit me hard, knocking me off my feet with exhaustion, while a bad bout of depression swept in quickly after. You know that saying "when it rains, it pours"? It's felt like hurricane season over here.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Simple Gratitude | 135

I'm sharing my #gratefulheart on the blog. What are you grateful for today? #gratitude #feelingthankful
"If you want to see the sunshine, you have to weather the storm." - Frank Lane

It's been a hard week. I am definitely going through a stormy season in my life and am learning some big and difficult lessons in it. Before this year, this kind of emotional weather would probably have made me want to run in the other direction, but I'm trying to practice patience, lean into the pain, and wait for the sun to shine again. It's not easy, but I have faith that if I keep trying, something good will come out of it eventually. 

Friday, August 10, 2018

Links to Love | 137

Stop by to see my favorite links from the week!  #linkstolove #fridayfavorites

Happy Friday, friends. I'm sitting down to send off this post before letting Adriene kick my butt with day 10 of another month-long of yoga. Over the last year, I've come to realize that I am the type of person who functions best when I have a morning routine that doesn't change much, save for the things I can't control. I'm not one of those gals who can work out three times a week and feel like I'm making any progress. I enjoy getting my ass kicked every morning because it makes me feel like I can be productive the rest of the day. How about you? Are you a routine person or a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants person?

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Always, Sometimes, Never

15 random things I always, sometimes, or never do.

I've been doing a lot of heavy writing in my freelance and academic fields, so I wanted to share a post that was purely for fun. I did one of these random facts posts about two years ago and it was so interesting to think of some of the quirky habits I keep. I'd love it if you jumped in on the fun and shared something you always, sometimes, or never do in the comments below! 

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

What I Read | July

A look back at what I read last month. #ASGbookshelf #whatIread
It was quite an interesting month, as far as los libros are concerned. I started the month off feeling very underwhelmed by what I was reading. I wasn't connecting with anything and grew bored quickly. Then, about halfway through July, things started looking up. I picked up a new stack of books and was thrilled with them all. This stack included a few children's books, a book about personality types, and my two highlighted reads for the month.

Monday, August 06, 2018

Simple Gratitude | 134

I'm sharing my #gratefulheart on the blog. What are you grateful for today? #gratitude #feelingthankful
After unplugging from all electronic devices this weekend, including my laptop, I am feeling rested and relaxed. It's amazing how much stress and chaos all those gadgets bring into our lives, even if we only check them occasionally throughout the day. 

Friday, August 03, 2018

Links to Love | 136

Stop by to see my favorite links from the week!  #linkstolove #fridayfavorites
Friday has finally come! Go ahead and give yourself a pat on the back. You deserve it because it has been A WEEK. Here's hoping the weekend is nice and slow and relaxing, but I'm going to schedule in lots of downtime, just in case. What are your weekend plans? Have you done back to school shopping yet? I've gone twice already and I don't even have kids. Hehe!

Thursday, August 02, 2018

August 2018 | A Mood Board

My mood board for August. #inspiration #moodboard
"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." - Maya Angelou

This summer has been feeling drab, so I wanted to do something fun to spark a little inspiration and creativity in my life. What better way than with a mood board? I created a mood board template and searched the rabbit holes of Pinterest for some images that were speaking to me and this is what I see for the month of August.