Despite the 90 degree temps here in the Midwest (WHY???), it’s officially fall.
A new season signals a fresh start for the months ahead and self-reflection for the ones past. After traveling & working in Europe for six months, summer had me feeling discombobulated — unsure of myself, what I want, where I want to be. I suppose that happens after any big life event as the familiar landscape of your existence shifts and everything seems new and weird and strange. You feel like the awkward conjoined M&M in a sea of perfectly round ones.
I moved away from friends and my home for the past seven years. I moved in with my parents. And I currently have no idea where my life is moving me next.
That feeling of being lost and confused isn’t a new one. Gray area is necessary territory to cross when making any change. It’s a temporary place we invariably find ourselves until our own truth shows us the next step. Instead of fighting it (my program mode), I’m learning to lean into it. The unknowing won’t last forever. My gut will eventually know when the right decision is to be made. Until then, I’m enjoying that my mom cleans up after I cook, and my dad offers to pour me a nightly glass of wine.
If you’re in a season of unknowing like myself, you’re not alone. Take a deep breath (alternative nostril breathing works wonders for anxiety — even Hillary agrees, and that woman has been through the ringer), and perhaps enjoy reading a few of these links. Happy fall, y’all.
“Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.” Nora Ephron
How cute would this jumpsuit be layered up for fall?
Up next on my reading list.
I FINALLY started (and finished) season 3! The most hilarious show.
Why cutting carbs is so difficult. *raises both hands*
How to help hurricane and earthquake victims.
CALL YOUR SENATORS (hint: 202-224-3121).
P.S. I started a 2nd Instagram account to Insta-vomit all my interior design photos somewhere, if you’re so interested, find me at @designyspaces.
*Speaking of NYC — I’m flying there later this week and taking recommendations! On my list: Jack’s Wife Freda, Co Pane, any of these Master of None spots, a visit to the MOMA for Frank Lloyd Wright & Louise Bourgeois, the Whitney for Alexander Calder, The Drawing Center and the new Sezané NYC store.