In the Rearview :November

This will be a recurring series I will feature at the end of each month. I used to look back over my journal entries every few weeks/month and kind of see where I had been and what was going on and get some perspective for the future.
I decided to adopt a similar philosophy on the blog at the end of each month to wrap things up and showcase all the highlights.

I can't believe the month is over already. It has literally flown by. Christmas will be here and then New Year's before I know it. Looking back over the past few weeks I have been all over the map.
Emotionally and mentally. I feel like my mind is racing at all times.
Sleep has gotten better and more consistent which I love.
I've gotten back into a morning workout routine and have maintained getting up early to shower and dress for the day for the whole month! (this is impressive. I am not a morning person)
It seems to be working. I think the morning yoga is definitely helping. It's not just a workout routine it helps me to clear my head for sure and get my gears whirring to get ready to accomplish my tasks for the day. Yoga is such a place of serenity and happiness for me and I am loving how it is making me feel. Not to mention the change I've seen in my body as well.
I'm really enjoying this stage and place with Carson and Camryn. It was a bit rough going a few weeks ago but right now, things are really good. I will relish these moments for I know they are fleeting and precious.
The pending sale of my childhood home rocked me a little more than I thought it would.
But the promise of a fresh start for my parents has got me eager to see what awaits in the horizon.

I've been making a point to really take care of myself the last few weeks. Taking time to do things that make me smile and light up. Not to be selfish but there is a lot that gets done around here without anyone thinking about it because I take care of it. I was starting to resent that
Getting out of the house to just spend a few moments at the book store with myself and catch my breath. Enjoying a fun evening of trying on beautiful clothes and experimenting with trends while hanging with old and new friends. Sipping on champagne and noshing on cupcakes.
Spending an evening with other mothers delighting in decadent food, great conversation, excellent company and delicious drinks.
Writing. Oh so much writing. And brainstorming. Ideas bubbling and thoughts tripping over each other. Plotting and planning for the future and daydreaming about what's in store.
The early bird
Loving each and every moment.
Taking it (somewhat) slow and savoring the day like I do my coffee, my quiet time and writing.
Outlining a plan and schedule of how to get to where I want to be in all areas of life, writing and praying it out in hopes of bringing it to fruition.
Seems to be going well at the moment.
Looking back I can see how things have changed over the course of the last month. I can see how I've changed over the course of the last few weeks. Things have been brought to my attention and now I am once again re-evaluating things and restructuring my course.
I am in a bit of a restless spell but I know part of that has to do with the end of the year. The need to wrap things up combined with the Holiday bustle that is beginning.
Y'all know I love the Holidays and am excited that they are here but at the same time it all seems to be going by so quickly! Where has the year gone?
This month has flown by! Seems like yesterday was the first of November and then D was asking if I wanted him to pull the Christmas decorations down!
They say time flies when you're having fun so I guess we must be having a blast.

The last two days have been rainy and the weekend is promising more of the same. I'm excited I was finally able to bust out some boots, leggings and cozy sweaters. Luckily we were able to get the kids some cold weather gear before the weather got wild. We plan on staying in, decorating the tree, the house, listening to some Holiday tunes, watching movies and baking. Taking full advantage of the yuck outside.

Photo: Cozy sweater, leggings & boots #ootd #fromcarpoolstococktails

And just like that, winter and the Holidays are here.

Happy weekending everyone!


  1. what a great quote, and so true for parents ;)

    thanks for the inspo - now following
    Xo Megan,


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