Flowers Don't Bloom Year-Round

Believe it or not, I don't always take my own advice. I learn what works for me and then I don't always follow it.

One night, at 9 p.m. on a Sunday, I posted to my Instagram story about how I know that addressing my to-do list first is what's best for me. I know I'll feel better if I get my tasks done and then relax. Still, time and time again, I don't do it. I put it off and then end up staying up too late, being too tired, trying to get things done, like cooking at 9 p.m. on a Sunday.

A friend of mine responded to my post saying she's the same way. I was surprised, because she's one of those people who seems to really have her shit together. What does she mean she also has trouble prioritizing and gets crabby about her own procrastination?

Your Keyboard Is A Karma Machine | Sunday Shares

Weekend mornings are my favorite. I'm not sure if I'd officially call myself a Morning Person, but I'm certainly not the night owl that I used to be and I do cherish my mornings. It's my alone time. No matter how much is on my to-do list for the day, I always spend the first 30-60 minutes of my day with me. Coffee, a book, and a nice view.

I want to write more here but the ironic truth is that I got home late last night and am feeling very sleepy this morning. So I'm going to publish this and then sit and read long enough to finish my book.

Here's what I've been loving lately:

Things To Be Happy About // 08

I had a nice week last week and was in the mood to post one of these again. It felt fitting since it was the first full week of October. Maybe I'll do one of these every month after the first week. 

Read more here.

6 Reminders To Take With You To The Gym

I have a lot of opinions when it comes to fitness, and looking through my archives, it seems like they tend to pop up around this time of year. Not sure why. Maybe it's the transition into a colder season. I start getting the urge to burrow inside instead of going to the gym so I end up giving myself a lot of pep talks.

I wasn't sure how to structure this post other than it being a general collection of thoughts about fitness. So that's exactly what it is. Not advice, just thoughts. Things I've learned, things I'm still learning, things I want to discuss with other people. Gentle reminders for all of us about what's truly important when it comes to working out.

Do All Things With Love | Sunday Shares

Let me jump on the bandwagon here and say it's really starting to feel like fall around here. I'm conflicted about it. As much as I thrive wearing big cozy sweaters with a pumpkin coffee in hand, it's getting a little too chilly too quickly. I had a really good summer, and I'm not totally ready to say goodbye yet. (Though, let's be honest, I'm sure in two weeks I'll be fully invested in fall.)

The biggest news from the past two weeks is that Rahul and I are officially moved in to a new apartment. We're loving it, which you probably already know if you follow me on Instagram because I won't shut up about it. We moved because we wanted more space and ended up upgrading even more than we expected.

We're gradually unpacking and getting settled. I can't wait to buy a bunch of fake plants to decorate the place. (I cannot be bothered to get anymore real plants other than the succulent and cactus I already have. Too much effort.)

Here's what I've been loving lately: