Me wearing my favorite summer hairstyle…Marley twists!
Summer isn’t “officially” over yet, but it may as well be for me. I’m already feeling the newness of Fall. Something about the cooler days and crisp nights make me feel so primed for fresh opportunities. It’s like another chance to start over and make the most of the rest of the year. Fall is ushering in some really new and exciting things for me, like a new marriage, a new apartment (with a super attractive roommate =) and a new focus. In exactly six months I’m turning 30 (today is my half-birthday), and I’m starting to feel the inner peace with myself that many women have claimed to experience as they enter this decade. I feel like I’m leaving behind all the insecurity and questioning of my twenties and becoming someone who is much more confident and…certain. I’m starting to see myself as a woman who knows what she wants and knows the right way to get there, and I can’t wait for what’s in store for me.
This Fall I’m also getting rid of the clutter in my life and learning to live with less. Now I’ll be the first to admit…I LOVE stuff. But at this point in my life, I’m all about quality over quantity. First, I’m starting with my wardrobe. I’ve found that I’d much rather invest money in a few pieces that will last rather than buy a ton of things to wear once or never wear at all. I came across Project 333 the other day, and I’m currently drilling down my wardrobe to just 33 items (more on that later…it’s easier than it sounds). I’m getting rid of the things that I don’t wear, or don’t fit, or that I don’t like, and I’m going to invest in pieces that I love to wear and that I can mix and match for the next three months.
I’m also de-cluttering my to-do list. This summer I was really stressed out because I was always committing myself to things and then canceling when I realized I couldn’t follow through. I want to do it all, but it just isn’t possible to do it all…and do it all well…at the same time. When I overextend myself and stuff my schedule, I don’t end up following through the way I should, and I absolutely HATE being flaky. I want my word to stand for something, and if that means I say “no” more often, that’s fine with me.
I’m also feeling a new sense of creativity and my head has been buzzing with new ideas for The Feisty House. I really love this blog, and I want to continue to make it an inspirational place for all of you who visit. I won’t be able to blog as often as I’d like until after my hectic life slows down a bit (wedding planning has me doing the absolute most), but I can’t wait until I have more time to focus on the blog and do more of the “lifestyle” posts that I have planned. Like, I seriously can’t wait!
Ahhhh I’m feeling so energized and ready for this new season, and I’m totally okay with saying “goodbye” to summer. How about you?