5 Things I’m Grateful For (September 2019)

It has been a wild and crazy September. Last September, Jonas was born on the 3rd, and our fall was subsequently beautiful and hectic and unpredictably lovely. This year, our family has made some big decisions about home and life that are causing THIS September to be just as beautiful and hectic and unpredictably lovely.

What the HECK will next September bring?! That’s my question.

My daily gratitude practice has been keeping me grounded during this roller coaster ride. That said, here are 5 things I’m grateful for this September.

-My new office space. Last year, I worked in a former closet. This year, I have a beautiful new room in which to work and exist. It’s wonderful.

-The library. This month, for the first time ever, I exceeded the Baltimore County Public Library limit for how many books you can borrow at once. It’s 100, and the librarian looked at me like I was insane. But she didn’t judge me, and she even overrode the system so that I could borrow 7 additional books. What if we lived in a world without libraries? I shudder to think of it.

Decluttering. I’ve been using the upcoming move as a chance to reorganize and declutter. IT FEELS AMAZING. I’m also reading Outer Order, Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin as I do it and that’s been an inspiring read.

-Coffee. I am considering cutting back on coffee. But that first cup, first thing in the morning, before Tamara and the boys wake up? IT’S MEDICINAL and I will never surrender it.

Jonas. That little bundle of sunshine turned 1 year old this month. We celebrated with a helium balloon, a peach cake, a pop up tent, and a trip to Port Discovery. He is a doll and a joy and I’m thankful every day that I get to be his mommy.

Happy fall, everyone!

white ceramic mug with black coffee
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