October 17, 2014

who I am (at the moment)...

I am…

…feeling the urge to chop my hair. Nothing too drastic—but it's getting to the point where I dread drying it and curling it and all of those shenanigans. I don't think I realize how long it is (finally reaching my lower back!) until I catch myself in the mirror or feel it brushing my elbows. I love my long hair, but I feel like it's time for a change. I'm thinking something slightly longer than this. Thoughts?

…praying for another baby.

…so grateful for this long-awaited autumn weather. Low 70s, the perfect breeze, chilly evenings. This is my happy place. Now, will someone please hand me an adorable scarf to wear? Thank you very much.

…currently reading Girl Walks Into a Bar by Rachel Dratch, and it's been so nice to have a book that makes me laugh out loud in the most satisfyingly awkward way. I didn't know anything about her personal life before reading this book, and she seems so down-to-earth. Plus, I'm always a fan of self-depreciating humor, which makes me love the writer even more. (Please note there is a bit of, shall we say, language in this book—just a fair warning! I'm usually put-off by this sort of thing, but it's not distracting in this book, so it wasn't an issue for me.)

…binge-watching the latest season of Bones on Netflix. This is the time of year a bunch of new seasons for my favorite shows are finally available to stream, and this was second on my list after New Girl (which, by the way, was absolutely amazing). After Bones, it's on to the final season of How I Met Your Mother! (We'll see how long it takes me to get through my entire list…my TV time is quite limited as of late. Oh, to be 19 again!)

…focusing much more on the big picture things these days—hopes, dreams, goals. But also doing my best to fill my days with little things that will make them a reality.

…trying to rearrange things all over the duplex, but I keep running into trouble. Most of it has to do with having too much stuff. I really, really want to let go of so much of the clutter and am hoping that by the end of the year we will have a bit more storage space and even a small spot on the bookshelf for a new book (or two). Right now every closet and shelf and cupboard feels like it's overflowing, and it is stressing me the heck out.

…in the mood to visit an orchard (especially the ones from my childhood), to buy a pair of expensive leather boots (I think we all know this is not going to happen), and to go on a weekend trip all by myself (which is something I've wanted to do for a long time).

…so glad we splurged on Disneyland passes earlier this year. We don't typically throw down the money for something like that, but I must say this has been completely and utterly worth it. Eisley and I have been trying to go once a week (especially now that the weather has cooled off) and we go as a family together at least once a month. The memories we're making together are pretty darn incredible. How lucky are we?

…loving the unexpected things that have come our way this past week. Two checks (one with extra dividends from the financial company we work with, the other a rebate check from good ol' Costco!), a generous mechanic who didn't charge us a penny to look at Jay's car for more than two hours (after it overheated on the freeway, they couldn't find anything wrong), and all the friendly strangers that have made my day—over and over again.

Further reading: Who I Was Last Year and Two Years Ago


  1. I *love* the length of that haircut you linked. I've been growing mine out from a super short pixie for a few years, and it is now just a tish shorter than that. I've decided it's basically the perfect length ever. It's long enough so that it can wave and do its natural thing without looking totally unkempt, it doesn't take too long to dry, still long enough to pull back in a pony or a braid. Moral of story is: you should do it!

  2. I say cut away...you'll feel fresh and sassy and be happy you did it! Love your writing and sharing. I pray that baby number two comes along. De clutter while you're young! Less is more and you'll be glad to let go of "stuff". In the end.. It's all just "stuff"! I can say this as I approach 50! Ha! Hang in there sweetie...all things in God's perfect timing. Hugs to you!!

    1. Kimberly, you are such a gem! Thank you for your encouragement. I wish I could hug you through the computer. :)

  3. Love number six. It is those little things that add up to the big things- but you have to be intentional about it all, I'm learning!

  4. I didn't even know Rachel Dratch had a memoir until I saw your Instagram photo the other day! Definitely going to be picking this one up soon.

    1. I think you'd love it! I can't wait to pick up Amy Poehler's book, too. :)

  5. Super cute hair length! I am working up the courage for a cut too. :)


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