September | Revival & Nostalgia
PAST MONTH Reflections:
Well, the big news is that at the end of August, I got married. We had a small intimate ceremony with our immediate family, which was exactly what we both wanted. The night before, my siblings threw a celebratory shower for our friends and honestly, I couldn’t have asked for a better weekend.
Though adding a wedding to my plate made me realize just how busy and overwhelmed I’ve been these past few months. Somehow, it was easy to lose track of. And while I’m glad to have work coming in, it’s traditionally been hard for me to set firm boundaries and recognize when I’m past the point of being able to take on more work.
Taking the time to get married revealed I’m already past that point, and I need to spend more time tending to my own time and space. It’s like I’m always operating at 90% capacity and the smallest thing sets me over the edge. I haven’t been writing or reading as often, and that’s a huge sign to me that I have to slow down.
I keep feeling as though my energy is draining from so many avenues, and very little (if any) is left for me. And, well, I know it’s something I have to work on in the coming months so that I don’t burn out completely. Besides, what better time to start hibernating than at the onset of the upcoming fall season?
So if there’s a bit of radio silence on my end in the coming weeks and months, don’t be surprised. I have to keep reminding myself I can’t do everything all at once, and that the world won’t collapse if I take some time off.
I hope you all had a wonderful summer and that this autumn serves you well.
Let everything happen to you.
Beauty and terror.
Just keep going.
No feeling is final.
—Rainer Maria Rilke
∼ this article about being more than friends
∼ what to do if your partner stonewalls you in conversation
∼ this scary true story about the haunting of a house
∼ this beautiful love letter about grief
∼ why it’s important for women to talk about money
∼ stephen colbert and anderson cooper talk about grief
∼ this compelling first person account of running into his estranged father
∼ how to combat burnout (something I need to read & reread)
∼ the latest episode of terrible, thanks for asking
∼ getting older
∼ stargazer lilies
∼ moments of rest
∼ old friends
∼ impromptu get-togethers
∼ belly laughs
∼ chilly nights
∼ fresh garden veggies
∼ english lavender
My most recent article is about all the ways this world can break your heart that have nothing to do with romantic relationships. I hope you can relate, but I also kind of hope you can’t.
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