Thursday, October 1, 2015

October 1st

Oh, delicious days of October... Let this feeling linger within me always.

     It's been a long, long time since I've blogged. It's not that I haven't wanted to, but you know how life goes. It tends to get in the way of things. 

     I've been working...a lot. This is my first ever 40 hour job and I really do love it. But lately, with Autumn tugging at the edge of Summer, I've started to long for the freedom; the inspiration that kicked me in to motion almost a year ago when I started this blogging/Etsy journey.

     I've been feeling reminiscent as I've been planning my next trip to California. I can't wait to wake up in my Grandma's house and drink coffee. To hear all about school from my brother and sisters. To sit with my Grandma. To dream with my mom.

     Has it really been almost a year since we made the trek to California to say our goodbyes to the man who filled life with such joy? Has it really been almost a year since we all held each other and cried? Has it really been almost a year since I moved away from Colorado for three months? Has it really been almost a year since I discovered who I am and what I am meant to be doing? 

    It's easy to get caught up in "life" and before you know it a year has gone by, and you look back and wonder what you've been doing with yourself....

Autumn has many emotions. 

     It's a time of birthdays, and a time of death. It's a time of anniversaries and new beginnings. It's a time to soak in the explosions of colors and drink pumpkin spice lattes. It's a time full of delicious scents that only come this time of year. It's a time for friendships and "fall themed" pedicures. It's a time when the world glows as the sun shines through the golden leaves. It's a time to be thoughtful and thankful. It's a time of joy, a time of hope, a time to be quiet and maybe even a little melancholy. 

    I'm hoping and praying that as this season progresses, I don't lose sight of where I was this time last year. That I don't feel discouraged. That I embrace the inevitable sadness that will fill the days to come as we approach the first year anniversary of Grandpa leaving this world... I hope that Heaven is like a never ending October.

     October marks my official first day of Fall. There's this indescribable feeling that comes with October 1st. It's the true symbol of Fall.

     Nothing compares to this feeling of sitting at one of my coffee shops, and being able to look out the window at the mountains bursting in to flame from the sun kissing the changing leaves.

Oh, delicious days of October.



  1. Getting the tissues.....can't wait to see you, Tess!

  2. Yay! :) So glad you are back. Beautiful post. I didn't know you were going back to Cali.! :) Awesome!

    I haven't always liked autumn (I think usually because it represented cold, cold months descending upon us) but the last year or so I've been learning to enjoy it.

    Love, hugs, and prayers to you, girly, as you face both good and tough memories this season! <3