At the moment September 2018
Goodbye September, HELLO OCTOBER!
This month was a busy one. It additionally felt kinda lengthy? We’re again into college. We’re into the swing of issues! My brother and his spouse moved to San Francisco. YAY!!!!!!!!!!! Cooper had a number of baseball tournaments that took us away for a number of weekends. I had fairly a number of social commitments, met my dad’s girlfriend and labored myself out of a funk. Being round optimistic individuals HELPS.
My grief doesn’t take up as a lot area in my mind because it used to. However when it hits, IT HITS. One of many unintended effects of sharing my journey on-line is that I get a whole lot of messages from individuals coping with a loss as properly. I’m so honored that I’m able to assist another person’s journey by sharing mine. It’s simply that generally I discover myself pulled again into grief (after having a interval of feeling OK) when somebody messages me about their grief. It’s drawback to have, I assume. Specializing in serving to others helps. All of us must be reminded that our life on this Earth is proscribed. Let’s not waste it.
FRIENDS + FAMILY
Working on-line and being related to social media could make me really feel confused about being related to actuality. The extra time I spend on-line, the extra I really feel overwhelmed and wired. Spending extra time offline and connecting with others has been a very vital shift in my life. We’re in such a bizarre area with our nation. Lots of people are hurting. Numerous trauma is resurfacing. Injustice prevails. The place is our anchor?
What I do know for positive is that persons are searching for connection.
THIS MONTH I REMEMBERED THAT I MUST:
Discover a strategy to collect.
Have a significant dialog, even when it there’s potential for it to go south.
Shield/handle my power with/for different individuals
THIS MONTH I WAS REMINDED THAT:
Nobody will ever know when you need assistance when you by no means ask for it.
Use your voice. Discuss is remedy.
Typically saying one thing you’ve been carrying round in your mind out loud to a bunch of strangers might be liberating.
Occasions that formed my month:
Went to an inside circle of girls hosted by my good friend Becca.
It was my first actual inside circle!
Lastly met my good friend Tammi in individual in Pt. Reyes.
She has been an actual reward in my life.
Our conversations about grief helped me transfer by a tough patch.
I’m so grateful for her spirit. My Mother would have actually appreciated her, I’m positive.
I’m impressed by her each day gratitude apply and the way it has helped form her sobriety.
Larkin is E L E C T R I C. Our first assembly was at Candytopia. Her voice is one among a sort.
Saying sure to gathering round firepits in pajamas with associates and comfortable blankets.
Thanks, Lisa & Nicole!
Friday evening wine & the McQueen documentary.
That film messed my mind up for a bit.
Baseball retains us busy.
Wine + meals at Signorello on a Friday with Emma!
Additionally, I received again into Bullet Journaling this month. Began a brand new one and am loving the method once more. I deserted the journal for a clipboard and now like the truth that I can take the journal with me wherever I’m going as a substitute of leaving the clipboard at residence after I actually need it.
You may learn extra in regards to the Bullet Journal Lessons I took with Skillshare right here.
Higher Name Saul– updated! This present is healthier than Breaking Dangerous in my view.
Issues we watched on Netflix this month:
OZARK– unhappy it’s over! We loved our binge. Excited to see what develops subsequent season. I’m typing this with out providing you with any spoilers. Fear not.
Woman Gaga 5 Foot Two– watched this final yr a number of months earlier than my Mother died. Had it on within the background the opposite evening whereas I used to be working. It made me begin listening to the Joanne album once more and I’m grateful for it.
McQueen- this one actually messed with my mind as I mentioned. The thoughts of an artist is advanced. A lot darkness comes with success. A real expertise and visionary with an enchanting story.
AMY- Oof. This one was additionally heavy however I liked it. She had such a present. I didn’t know a lot about her life earlier than fame and what her path of success was like. Such a disgrace she didn’t get to spend extra time right here on Earth.
Dying to Know– A documentary about Tim Leary & Ram Dass. It was good to time journey to the previous and keep in mind how completely different life was throughout their heyday.
Break Up with Your Telephone — studying it on and off. Additionally engaged on discovering a more healthy steadiness with my cellphone/work/life apply.
-I’ve spent extra time hanging out with individuals this month and we watched a whole lot of TV so I don’t have a lot time allotted to studying these days.
Touring to Santa Fe! I’m going there for my good friend’s wedding ceremony and I’m so excited to have woman good friend time with my associates Lisa & Andrea.
This album is protecting me sane.
This track has been my newest pump jam.
I’ve been sleeping solidly. My mind is understanding equations. Most of my goals are coping with logistics. How do issues work? I feel I’m in Oregon/and grocery procuring in my goals too.
I even have been dreaming that there’s a spirit in my room. I’m undecided if it’s actually taking place or if it’s only a dream however YEAH.
A lot of bread!
Made two loaves thus far with a levain starter. Took a bread baking class with my sister at The Civic Kitchen.
Made my mother’s lemon hen and her salad for my dad’s girlfriend. Life is so bizarre!
After which I made sausage soup in the identical week!
Put Lemon Garlic Roasted Shrimp into the rotation!
Goat cheese & Spinach pasta for weeknight dinnering.
Crispy Italian Fries FTW!
My bro introduced me over this loot from his backyard!
Cousin Josh got here up from San Diego to spend time with us.
I made him Baked Spaghetti.
Had a number of dinners with my household within the metropolis. This salad at Il Pollaio was one among my favorites.
I additionally made my mother’s Pasta Fagioli soup.
Grief is the weirdest. It made me miss her after which additionally so pleased.
Look! I carry salads to potlucks!
Now it’s October and I’ve a 10 yr outdated!
WHERE DOES THE TIME GO??!!!
How was your September? What are you wanting ahead to this October?