READING | Cold Tangerines by Shauna Niequist. I started this one while I was at the beach, and I can't wait to finish it. Shauna has a way of writing that draws me in and makes me feel like we are sharing life stories over a good cup of coffee. One moment she has me laughing at her in a clown wig and pink tutu and the next minute I'm crying as she jumps into a pool to swim alongside a struggling friend just so they don't have to finish the race alone. Both of those things happened, by the way. Shauna made me laugh and cry while I sat by the pool in Florida, and I was really hoping that the lady across the water who was staring me down just thought I'd gotten sunscreen or a bucket of sand in my eyes. If you haven't read any of Shauna's books, I highly recommend taking care of that. They might just change your life.
ANTICIPATING | Autumn. My absolute favorite season is quickly approaching, and I couldn't be more excited. It's almost time to break out the scarves and boots and baggy sweaters. Autumn is the coziest season, in my biased opinion. It's like a warm bear hug from your best friend. Who doesn't love that?
MISSING | The beach! Time away with friends was just what I needed over the long weekend. I had been really overwhelmed by life and work for a few weeks, and the ocean was the cure. There is something unexplainably calming about sitting by the sea and listening to the waves crash over and over on the shore.
WEARING | Nike shorts and tank tops. I'm a classy lady. Seriously, as soon as I get home from work each day, I throw on my favorite pair of Nike running shorts (the ones I've had since college that are splattered with paint from various home projects) and a comfy tank top. This is real life. I mean, who actually wants to wear skinny pants all day? Ain't nobody got time for that.
CRAVING | Flannel shirts, campfires, caramel lattes, and cool weather. I've got autumn on the brain. Sorry I'm not sorry.
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