I love fall just as much as the rest of the world does, but I must admit: I’m not keen on fall decor. At the end of August many stores begin to fill their shelves with decor pieces like leaf garlands, pinecone potpourri and pumpkins of every shape, size and colour. I know so many people that go crazy over these seasonal decor pieces, but you definitely won’t find them in my house.
I can’t believe how quickly September is flying by. It feels like we just moved into our new house and now all the sudden it’s autumn! Crazy. We are now at a point in the school year where everyone is settled in. The first few weeks of class are always an adjustment, but I’m finally on a proper schedule which makes me very happy. The house is finally getting there too… We are almost done organizing and putting everything away! I’m a little nervous to start sharing our progress on the blog because even though I like our little apartment, there are SO many things that I wish I could change. But no one has control of everything, so I’m trying to convince myself that the little imperfections make my life seem more realistic.
When we were moving into our new place, I noticed a little nook in our bathroom that I had never seen before. It was just a shallow space with shelves to hold toiletries and such, but I decided right then and there what I wanted to do with it.
I have been looking to having a free weekend for the past few weeks. There has been so much going on that we’ve barely had the chance to take a deep breath and take it all in. As life will have it, I now find myself bedridden with a nasty head cold and a fever. Isn’t this how it always happens? After the chaos of being busy it finally all hits right when you get a break. Maybe this post full of monumental happy things will cheer me up!
Let me preface this by saying that had been planning my birthday dinner all summer long. When I say all summer, I mean all summer. I think I started planning in June when we signed our lease for the apartment because I was inspired by the green backyard and picnic table. A few months later, and 73 pins on this board it was finally time for all my ideas to be actualized!
I didn’t get a chance to complete all of the projects I wanted for this party because I got way too ambitious, but I still think that everything looked lovely. The great thing was that I didn’t have to go out of my way to buy anything crazy to create the simple tablescape, and I found most of the things I needed around my home and at the thrift store.
It’s my 21st birthday! Well, it was my birthday on Friday. For whatever reason, turning 21 feels like a really big milestone to me. I finally feel properly in my 20s now. That may sound weird, but somehow I always thought of 20 as part of the teenage years, and 21 feels like a brand new chapter. Like I’ve walked through the place of no return, and I’m on the other side staring back at teenage Row and her waist long hair and newly pierced nose.
Happy September! I can’t believe how quickly the summer months flew by. I’m definitely not ready for the colder weather, but I do love autumnal decor and fashion because I love being cozy. Anyways, I’m totally off topic.
The start of the school year feels bittersweet this year because I am going into my fourth and final year of university. I still feel like I’ve just started University, and it’s crazy to me that I’m nearly done. I’m excited to see how this year unfolds, but I’m also pretty nervous about fourth year.
I have been planning this move for months. We originally thought we’d be moving in May, which means I started to think about moving in January… AKA 9 months ago. You’d think that 9 months would be enough time for me to think about having all the necessary equipment lined up so that my blog posts about moving could be as professional and helpful as possible. But apparently not!
Oh the joys of moving house. You spend days and weeks finding the perfect home to buy or rent and get your heart-broken when things just doesn’t work out. After the stress and the tears you finally find the home that makes your heart flutter and you just know it’s meant to be. Then comes the wondrous moment when you can finally seal the deal with a flourish of a pen and a pristine new cheque. All the sudden this wave of relief floods over you and you tell yourself that the hardest part is over.
Well. It isn’t. Nice try.
Where is the time going? The summer is practically over and I’m not ready to go back to class. Maybe I’ll feel a little bit better about the whole thing after I get this moving process over, but for right now I’m ready to put on the breaks, and enjoy the sun. The whole week felt pretty uneventful as I spent hours packing and talking on the phone to complete the boring yet vital ticks on my to-do list. But of course, splashed in between all the craziness, I did manage to have some fun.