Now that we’re entering a new year, it’s time for a word to carry into the new year. .
What I selected: Spirited. There are times I can get shy, quiet, or evade from my potential or allowing my true self to shine. In 2019 I want to have faith and courage in myself. I always want to empower others but first I have to begin with myself.
One of my favorite moments this month was dancing to Ariana’s Thank U, Next but truly feeling it* , sure a little white wine helped but I liberated from any growing pains of the year, and over all I was grateful that circumstances (good & bad) that happened – did because I’m genuinely happy where I am and the best is yet to come. It’s that energy I wish to carry onto the next year.
October, it felt like you came and went so fast. I can’t complain because I savored you as much as I could. From visiting Big Bear, getting lost at the pumpkin patch, visiting Disney in the Fall. While I ended up making my own pumpkin spice lattes this October, (highly recommend and you save a few dollars!) my actual Halloween was not incredibly exciting (fell asleep right away when I got home from work but hey I needed that rest!)
I’ll still be sharing my October Goals and a little later this month I will share November’s. I tend to journal late at night, when I feel a bit more comfortable to reflect. Am I the only one? I tend to be a night owl although I am working on developing healthier habits and getting to bed at a decent time. There are multiple layers of health which can at times feel exhausting but if it is anything I have learned in these past few months, it’s worth investing in.
Finally, it’s June and so we reluctantly welcome the rising temperatures but being to surround ourselves with plans and lots of iced lattes to keep us going. There’s always a beauty in every season and summer is no different. I got some new plants from The Sill including a Peperomia Ripple Ruby as well as a Calathea Fusion White beauty.
When I think of summer the concepts that come to mind are carefree days, firefly filled nights, winding down but also filling in as many plans as one can. There’s definitely wanderlust brewing and car rides with the windows down and the music flowing.
This is completely belated but, never late than never right? May has been a really busy month: work wise and creatively. I’ve definitely taken the time this month to have more experiences and gatherings. A few of my loved ones had birthdays this month. I think I spent more time venturing out and speaking my truth instead of sitting idly when there’s something I want.
I’ve realized that there’s a difference between being in observation (or present) versus in thinking mode which can have your thoughts jumping to conclusions or focused too much on the past or future, things in which we have no control. This month I emphasized my thoughts on what I wanted in that moment. This led me to sleep earlier and therefore I have been waking up earlier.
San Clemente. Last Fall while I was deciding on where to go for a mini getaway I had so many ideas in mind but, my top priorities were: price, safety, and (duh) aesthetics. I was craving color and comfort but also ease of travel because sometimes public transportation or simply being within walking distance is preferable to explore the city.
Nestled in Orange County, San Clemente is an artsy but also lively beach city with plenty to explore and visit. The weather is really nice but I recommend bringing a cardigan or light coat if you decide to spend the night out. Its definitely a city I want to go back and explore. You can walk freely at night because literally everyone is awake. Whether they are grabbing a late night bite, walking back from the beach, finding some coffee, or hanging with friends. I love cities that are night owl friendly quite honestly. But don’t think that it’ll prevent a good sleep – the tourist and locals aren’t loud that you’ll need a sound machine or so. Even lounging at midnight with a movie and snack at your Air BNB is a treat.