Monday, August 19, 2013

Craving the Holiday Season


True confession time: for the past week, I CANNOT get the holidays off my mind. I've been brainstorming ideas for our first Christmas card, trying to decide where we should put our tree, dreaming up recipes for all the different family celebrations we will attend.... Yes. This is heavenly. Thanksgiving has been making appearances too. Creative ways to express thankfulness in our home, PUMPKIN THINGS, sweaters and scarves, and um, PUMPKIN THINGS.

Source

Source

Source
Source

Source

So maybe I'm a little weird for making a full blog post about this... yes. But I'm just ready for this joyful season! I'm just ready for the spirit of fall and fresh starts. There is something about back to school and fall that makes me feel all brand new. Even more so than an actual new year, I think. Lately I've felt really bogged down by a lot of random things. Can we just be honest and transparent here? It is hard to transition post college. For every single year of my life I've known how my time will be spent and now I just don't. I mean, I kind of do, but it's hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that there isn't a natural "next step" for me during this part of life. But you thought I majored in education and finished student teaching and why am I not giving you photos of my classroom and telling you about my new job? That's a different post for a different day, but God has lead me in a different direction. I'm excited to share what's on my heart about it when I think I have peace and courage about it. For some reason, I'm just wishing for a day when I can wrap my neck in a scarf, meal plan for a holiday, and pray for what's coming next.

Anyone else with me? Any weirdness about this season of life, like me? Any fun ideas for the holidays already brewing? :)

This became a very odd hybrid silly/serious post. That's kind of me though, so it's fitting. :)


Ps. You might have noticed that the blog is looking a little different! Do you like the change? I went from bright coral and bold teal to a light pink and fresh turquoise. The softer colors are just so much more me. Let me know your thoughts, friends!

8 comments:

  1. I love fall but I'm so not ready for summer to end!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I can really relate to this post! I too am ready for fall and all the season will hold. I work at a college and the students returned today so I can appreciate the feeling of newness in this season and all it has to offer.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I am right there with you on fall! I love a good scarf and cardigan combo. I went out and bought a fall candle from B&BW the other day...so I'm set! Praying for you and what God has in store for your future.

    ReplyDelete
  4. We're a lot alike! I'm craving fall, and all of the hoildays that come with it! (Along with my wedding...)I'm in a similar situation, I just graduated in May with an elem ed degree but decided not to pursue classroom teaching. I'd love to hear more about your story! (And I totally agree, this time in our lives is a bit scary. I'm a planner, so not having a plan for the next few months let alone next few years is driving me crazy!)

    ReplyDelete
  5. first off, lovin' the softer colors on your blog!
    secondly, autumn/winter is always my favorite time of year. i'm so done with summer, and i'm completely ready for scarves and boots and hot chocolate and pumpkin pies and basically just the spirit around that time of year. huzzah! :)
    thirdly, i totally understand your "funk". i've been feeling the same way -- summer, while glorious in its business and lovely times with good friends, wasn't exactly what i was hoping for emotionally and spiritually and i'm just really needing a breath of fresh air at this point, and i'm hoping autumn will do that for me. *shrugs* i'd love to hear what the Lord has laid on your heart, v! we seriously need to make this get-together happen, i really just want to sit down and chat about life with you! :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. I think it's the cooler mornings we've been having lately . . . well, that and I've been packing up all of our holiday decorations for the move :)
    But yeah. I'm ready for some holiday time too!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh, girl! I'm so ready for fall and the holidays. When I'm back in Dallas for Christmas we will have to get coffee! :) I am ready for scarves, leggings with dresses, and boots, and the Seattle rain that has been MIA for the summer. I was at Michael's Crafts today and all of their fall and Christmas decor is beginning to come out. It made my heart so happy.

    I'm also with you on the post-grad transition period. Praise the Lord that He sees the master plan and all He asks is that we say "yes" to Him each day as it comes.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love the new blog look! I am also right there with you on wanting autumn and the holidays to hurry up and come. The start of school definitely feels more like a new year than January does. Everything is so exciting and fresh! I already brought out pumpkins in our house...even though it won't drop below the 90s here until after Halloween. This is why I love having Utah so close ;)

    swtps.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete