And just like that…it was September.
I can’t wrap my head around it! It 100% still feels like Summer, although there are inklings of cooler weather on the horizon – crisp evenings, the lower sun in the sky…not sweating through your t-shirt. This month is short and sweet as most of my attention is on preparing for our big trip to Europe, the first in over two years which is wild to think about. We had planned to spend much of 2020 traveling and exploring, but obviously that didn’t happen so I am very much so looking forward to getting back out in the world. I’m sure it will come with an adjustment phase. Simply being around more people, let alone being on a plane for 10 hours is enough to peak my anxiety. At the same time, I’m looking forward to reacquainting myself with society. Having had more or less a year and a half to reflect on how I interact and lean into, or speed through, life, I’m eager to take what I’ve learned and, simply put, get on with it.
On the note of travel, I recognize that being able to travel, let alone travel internationally, is rather lucky and perhaps privileged position to be in. I’m very much so aware of that and want to be mindful of how I share it. If at any point in time you come across a piece of my content that makes you feel anything less than positive, I encourage you to tap through, x-out or if need be, unfollow. Your mental health and happiness should be your number one priority at all times.
With that, I hope you all are enjoying and savoring the last weeks of Summer – I know I will be!
On The Calendar
One word – Italy. We leave at the end of the month for 2 weeks in Italy and I can-not-wait. Did I mention I was excited? We’ll be spending the first week in Puglia, the southern part of the boot and an area that has been on my radar for a few years now, and the second week in Tuscany, a place where we have been before and has a je ne sais quoi that we’re excited to go back to. I’ll be sharing more on social, while also trying to unplug and decompress.
Despite my best efforts I still have not finished Brene Brown’s The Gift of Imperfection, but hope to before I fly out. I purchased a few new books for the trip (doing my best not to pack a suitcase full of them because I know I won’t get to them all)
Honestly, Pinterest. Everything that pops up on my home feed has me pinning it to my “Things I’m Inspired Board”. I’m a very visual and experiential person so whenever I’m feeling stuck or uninspired I will hop on Pinterest (or Instagram in my saved posts) or take a walk.
Things of Note
I don’t know what it is, but whenever I travel I find myself totally over everything that I own attempting to overhaul my entire wardrobe – I do not recommend it! In the midst of it though I realized that I had a hole in my boot collection – more refined looking black boots that I can walk miles in. For me this is a slimmer toe and a lower heel. Both these Staud and Anine Bing boots meet those criteria and both are so comfortable. I ended up keeping the Staud ones (they’ll take some more breaking in, but I have something very similar to the Anine Bing ones), but you can’t go wrong with either!
All images and their original sources can be found here.