Things around here have been pretty hectic as of late. Working and preparing for getting back into school this fall has been consuming a good chunk of my time. Thankfully, priorities have been written down and sat in front of me. I have still set aside space for things like making breakfast with friends on rainy mornings, reading, and plenty of french press cups of coffee before work.
I just finished reading Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers (which I highly recommend to all of you). I haven't been consumed in a good book in quite a while. It's so fun to get lost in the pages of another time and seeing into another's life and mind. Reading is such a refreshing activity, that's been my main retreat lately. I have been dragging a reading material everywhere with me and pulling it out in any spare time... breaks at work, free time at home, and grabbing it when I'm sitting with family in front of the Television. I've been waking up a half hour earlier than required and enjoying a small breakfast with myself while thinking about the day that lies before me.
These small moments and minute activities have really helped keep me running lately.
I'm so excited for fall. I feel it's going to carry many new beginnings. Two of my close friends have moved places recently, another has gotten engaged, and another is starting a new job. I am so excited about these surrounding changes, even though I personally am not experiencing them, it's neat to observe how they adjust to the changes. This fall I will be beginning at a new school, I'm rather excited about making new friends and learning new things.
It's been raining almost every day here for the past two weeks; which is really peculiar for August. None of us are complaining, but I think it's making us crazy about Autumn being just around the corner.
I'm getting giddy thinking about hayrides, apple cider, plaid, scare crows, pumpkins, and falling leaves.
Thanks for always listening.
Truly // Sarah
P.S. I would love to read about some of your favorite things about Autumn. Also, any good book recommendations, I'm looking for a new escape. :)