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Autumn Surprises {Currently in October....}

...reading Passion Play by Sarah Ruhl and The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren.
...watching New Girl on occasion with my roommates, and The Hollow Crown whenever I can catch it. I love that four of Shakespeare's histories have been turned into an epic series. So far so good!

...trying to get rid of the hiccups. Anyone know any tricks? None of mine are working..

...eating saltines and drinking sweet tea. A pretty simple but satisfying late night snack if you ask me..

...pinning fall table settings. I really want to do a "friendsgiving" Thanksgiving dinner this year since so many of us are going to be in town still. We'll see if that actually happens.

...tweeting with Waco/Baylor friends. I cannot tell you how much I miss them! Get yourselves out to Seattle ASAP.

...going to a free early screening of the new Romeo and Juliet movie on Tuesday! I have been looking forward to this for so long and just happened to find a link to free passes to the event. Sic'em.

...loving how well Baylor is doing in football! Honestly, I went to only three a handful of games while at school, but it is awesome to hear and follow the success the Bears are having this year! Rip'em up! Tear'em up! Sic 'em BU!

...discovering that I have to find and accept a new normal. This transition has been so wonderful, from college to post-grad and Texas to Washington, but there are some elements I have not yet accepted That is where the battle rests. I cannot expect life, community, or my walk with Christ to look the same as it did at Baylor. It is a new season and a new place to trust Him. His plan is far greater than mine, and His timeline is perfect even if it does not match the one in my head. 

...enjoying my new home. I have such sweet roommates and our friendships are certainly growing. Plus this week we're having dinner with the neighbors and I'm quite intrigued by how that is going to pan out ;)

...thinking about the holidays. I know, I know, it's only October... but I just can't help it! 

...feeling thankful. I want to cultivate and live out of a lifestyle of gratitude. The world says look at what you don't have, and the Lord says "look at all I've given to you."

...hoping for surprises this fall. I get the feeling it is going to be an incredible season and I cannot wait to see what's ahead.

...listening to "Arrival of the Birds & Transformation" by The Cinematic Orchestra. It is stunning! And on repeat...

...thanking a kind stranger for turning in my lost debit card. Of course I had already freaked out about losing it and called to cancel it, but I'm encouraged by the fact that a kind soul turned it in.

...starting to get the writing bug again. You know what this means ;)
Your turn! What are you up to this week? Plans, adventures, priorities? I'd love to know!

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  1. This was so great! Loved all the little surprises! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I hate it when none of my hiccup solutions work! That's a good thing that you're really enjoying where you're at now!

    1. Oh, it's the worst isn't it? And thanks! Such a fun place to be.

  3. Hiccups. Blah! My enemies!

    I'd like to challenge you: http://iammrsk.blogspot.fi/p/a-blog-challenge.html

  4. Hey sweet girl! I LOVE your blog and find you so inspirational and full of life! I just participated in The Versatile Blogger award and nominated you because I feel you deserve it...and you are just precious! :) Check out my blog to see the post I wrote and more details of the nomination! xoxo


    1. Thank you, sweetheart! I feel so honored and I'm so glad to have you here! I'll take a look and share it soon :)

  5. We are doing a Friendsgiving this year and i am so excited! It's not at my house so I don't get to decorate :(. It's not stopping me from looking at possible decorations though!


    1. Darcy, I LOVE your name! You'll have to share how it goes. I'm really hoping to make one happen here but we'll see.