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Life Lately, An Instagram Round-Up

Hello, friends! Happy Tuesday! Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week?! This fact was brought to my attention yesterday and I must say it positively baffled me. Where has this month gone? In all its business, it has been mighty good. I haven't been around here much, but for those of you who keep up with me on Instagram, none of the following will be new to you :)
Work at Anthropologie has been pleasantly steady, from early mornings --and when I say early I mean 6AM EARRRRLY-- to long afternoons in the stock room. I finally got to help with the holiday displays last Friday which meant several hours 10+ feet up in the air gold foiling the hanging fixture you see on the second row. I loved it even though I'm terrified of heights. These early mornings have left me with little sleep, so my breaks are spent at Starbucks with a good book, the Good Book, my journal, and a hot chocolate. I know, I know, coffee would help but I just can't stand the taste of it.  Speaking of books, in the next few weeks I'm going to be reviewing some of my old favorites and even a new book by Beth Moore. Be on the look out for a giveaway attached to it as well ;) 

My afternoons are spent teaching children's theatre classes at elementary schools around the city, and two of them come to a close this week. It has been so fun to work with a majority of these kids, and I'm learning so much about myself and my tendencies in the process. Children's theatre is an entirely new world to me, and it is growing and stretching me all over the place. In all of this, I'm even more positive that teaching and directing theatre is what I am passionate about and want to do for the rest of my life. Grad school applications are upon me, and I'm doing my best to stay learning and reading plays in the mean time. A goal of mine is to re-read as many of Shakespeare's plays by the New Year as possible.

Two weeks ago my roommates and I saw Peter and the Starcatcher. Oh. My. WORD! What a phenominal show with an excellent cast and such a fun story to tell! The show runs as a prequel to the story of Peter Pan we know and hold so dear. With a unique spin, it reveals how Captain Hook became, well, Hook, and how Peter got his name. I am bubbling over with ideas for the production of Peter Pan I am directing in the spring, as well as Alice in Wonderland, and cannot wait to try them with my kiddos. Alice in Wonderland is fast approaching, and just last week I received a generous donation from the downtown Anthropologie of their mushroom displays. 10 giant mushrooms, ranging from 3-10 feet tall now live in my basement, awaiting they day they can be put into place at the theatre. My roommates are so gracious and patient with me. And the girls last year thought I brought home crazy stuff... ha! Little did they know what was up next. ;)

Our house is finally coming together just in time for the holidays. We cleaned out and fixed up the living room, and I'm doing my best to keep my room under control and organized. It needs some more sprucing up before sharing an actual tour, but you'll see it soon enough. I'm quite fond of retreating down into the basement, which is a far cry from the anxiety I held over the room choice in the beginning. I'm so thankful for this house with the bright blue door and the girls I get to live with this year. My time in Seattle has been full of blessings thus far and I know more are in the months ahead.

Now, I know Tuesdays were the day I was planning to share my fruitfulness series, but that is on a brief hold. I hope to have the first post up by the end of the week and share the rest as planned. Funny the way life works and just how timely things tend to be. Anywho, what have YOU been up to lately?

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  1. Your life is so full of busy and blessings right now. I love this instagram update!

  2. Love all of your photos! Thanks for sharing pretty girl! And oh, I must say, that I loveeee your handwriting! :) Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday, friend!

  3. Aww this is great! I recently saw Fiddler on the Roof through CYT and I thought of you! And I am excited to get my copy of Beth Moore's book too! I'm almost done with One Thousand Gifts, which has been a blessing!!

  4. That display is awesome! I love posts like these that just show people's everyday life. :)