days off.

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and then the lord said “let there be days off”.

i don’t know about you but i am SO thankful for lazy mornings, breakfast on the porch (even if the porch is really just the top step of your stairwell), and makeup-less afternoon yoga class. i have noticed that in the chaos and stress of life, moments of relaxation or i guess not even that but permission to actually stop and ASK myself what it is that i would like to do have become crucial for my sanity. its a chance to quiet that voice that says that busier is worthier and also to tell my ever lurking to-do list to kick rocks.

now isn’t that nice?

if i could encourage you in one thing today it would be that rest is necessary. and so is breakfast, but thats a conversation for another day.

so for me, i will spend today in my cheetah print slippers with my hair up in a messy bun taking some time to tend to me in a season that can feel full of expectation and pressure. no thank you life, i would like to do it my way as well. :)

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a trip home.

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being home for the holidays at my house got me reminiscing about a trip grant and i took home to his beautiful home in pacific grove, ca about a month and a half back. it was such a refreshing break in the semester complete with pg’s annual fall butterfly parade (note the elementary school kids dressed up in fun and festive costumes), laughs and good food with wonderful people, and an atv tour of hahn vineyard. i am so thankful that no matter where we are, with his fam or mine, we are in for a truly awesome time.

it cant get better than that!

enjoy reminiscing with me!

the couch.

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