Whew … October is over. JV football season has ended and while our Varsity team is headed to play-offs, my girl and her squad are now practicing basketball cheers. I can’t believe how fast this school year is going. We’re past mid-terms and looking ahead to Christmas break. Honestly, October wasn’t the best month ever. In fact, it was pretty hard. It wasn’t difficult for me to switch the calendar to November this year.
But, looking back, I realize I did learn a few things.
1. Apparently, I look very different from year to year. I posted my wedding photo on Instagram and some of my BFFs said they would not have known it was me if I hadn’t said so. Scott is always making jokes about my hair color changing … but it seems it’s not just my hair — it’s my whole look. Here are few photos from the past five or six years and the wedding photo that started the discussion as well as a selfie I took last week. What do you all think?
2. My capsule wardrobe has required some editing. After all the time I spent looking for the perfect pieces to add to my fall capsule wardrobe, I have ended up wearing only about half of them … however, I have had to add a few things to it as the weather here has been nothing short of ridiculous. I’ll be making some serious readjustments in how I plan for the winter capsule … and I’m realizing I probably need to do a two-month plan instead of three because of the weather.
3. I’m an early adopter in social media. I had Pinterest when it was still by invitation only and I started using Instagram way before most people had even heard of it. And so, it’s no big shock that I opened my TSU account during October. I like the premise of TSU but I haven’t quite figured out the best way to utilize it. Would love some tips from anyone else who’s there already. And if you haven’t opened your account, here’s the link to check it out.
4. Fried chicken makes everything better. We’ve eaten a ton of comfort foods when I’ve had time to cook this month … I think the stress of working on big projects, the weather changing, and some other emotional things we’ve faced just required those foods I love from my childhood. What’s your favorite comfort food?
5. Moms LOVE ideas for praying for their daughters. I was absolutely overwhelmed by the number of women who joined my 31 verses to pray for your girl series in October. If you missed it, you can check out all the verses here … and get a printable to let your girl know you are praying here … and print out a list of the verses to keep in your journal or Bible here.
So there’s a recap of what I learned in October. I’m linking up with Emily and a bunch of other lovely bloggers who are sharing what they learned.
Did you learn anything fun last month? Do share …