Ahoj World! Ahoj October!
You guys… you have no idea how much I’ve missed this space. As you know, my tablet is my lifeblood when it comes to my blogging. Well, the poor thing has been sputtering and wheezing recently, and finally, last week, it gave a final shudder and blinked shut. Oh the horror of those first moments! I was so frantic. That tab is to me what phones are to people, normally. I use it for everything!!! I tried everything to get the screen back on, but to no avail. But then, after a few minutes, suddenly I was seized by a strange calm and quit trying. I just went with the flow.
Aaaand guess what? My recalcitrant computer keyboard decided to come out of its hiatus and started working again!!! What can I say? I’m the luckiest girl alive. When one door closes, another instantly opens, right? This keyboard is pretty temperamental though! On today, off the next minute. It’s been hilarious! Sometimes annoying as heck, but mostly hilarious.
Several lives have I lived in September, so packed has it been with intensity; so many haunting highs and lows. It has been a season of firsts, of renewal, of assertion. Feels strange that one so strong is at the same time so weak, but then, paradoxes are part of nature, right? This September I roared. I stood up for what I believed in. I stood up to the ones who raised me, and to the world, and it felt so liberating…
Assertion… I’ve grown to love this word. I used to think of it as being ‘bossy’, but truly, it’s nothing of the sort. Assertion is owning up. To yourself. To be assertive is to own your space, your life, to own your voice. And that’s what September has been about…
But now, on to October! After being away so much, I’m gearing up, chock full of inspiration and creative juices. Being away from my tab (and consequently social media), is doing wonders for my creativity and sensitivity. It’s an intensive time of self-exploration, stripping things down to the basics. Rediscovering and honing the message that is my life… This month, let’s live engrossed in its rich and even mundane details, because these simple moments are the ones that add up to a life well lived…so let’s remember to be present. Always.
I truly hope September has been good to you, and you’ve come out stronger and fighting!!! I cannot wait to explore and share this month with you! Let’s go!!!
ootd – a little black dress from Next.
As always, thank you so much for reading!