Monday, September 23, 2013

lately - introspective version

Lately. Life lately for me has been a lot of things. Busy. Exciting. Memorable. Hectic. Fun. Eye opening. The list goes on. This past weekend we got together with friends on Friday evening at Rusty Bucket. Saturday we headed 2 hours north to spend the night with one of my very best friends Megan and her fiancé. We visited Easton for dinner and shopping, then went out for drinks. Sunday Megs and I celebrated her bridal shower while the boys ate pizza and watched football. Sunday evening we just hung around the house with the dogs, made dinner, and caught up on some DVR. It was yet another perfect weekend.

cupcake dress

me and meg

There’s something about being away from home overnight that makes me a million times more thankful and appreciative for my own home and the things, person, and pups I share it with. No matter how fun the visit or how nice the hotel, there really is no place like home.

Lately, I have been trying to be less selfish. As an only child for the first 10 years of my life, I’ll probably never shake some of my “me me me” tendencies. But there are a lot of things I recognize I need to change to just be a better person. Becoming a better listener. Having more patience. Being more considerate of others, friends and strangers. Being more empathetic. I think a lot of the little realizations I've come across lately that have made me want to do the above things, have to do with where I’m at in life in general. Happy. Content. Excited for the future. College was such an intense time in my life. Exciting but filled with A LOT of uncertainty and self exploration. Now? I’m so much more confident in every possible way. I think 99% of that is due to my amazingly supportive husband, who constantly lifts me up. I know life will always throw curve balls  and we are all just a few steps away from so many forms of devastation. But I have never been so “full” in my 25 years of life, and for that, I am grateful. Inspired to just be better in all possible ways. 

So that’s my life lately, introspection addition. Here are a few pics of  fall touches around the house that I'm absolutely loving. And my attempt at some selfies. I swear I will never be capable of taking good pics of myself.


Awkward. And my paint sample. I really need to pull the plug on some colors.

Still on the hunt for something to put above that fireplace. Suggestions welcome!

Happy first full week of Fall! Linking up with Jenni for Blogtember.
Kari P said...

Your weekend seems like it was so much fun! I'm jealous!
Your apartment looks so cozy. Going with that cozy feel I'd put a TV above the fireplace. I've always thought it so romantic to cuddle by the fire and watch a good movie. Or a decorative bronze-y mirror might look good there too!

Kristin said...

I totally agree, no place like home!!

Karli Bell said...

is it weird that i want to sit on that sectional and drink a latte or something? yes...yes it is. thanks for stopping by my blog because now i've found yours! love it!

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