October Writing Challenge: Day 24

The word of the day is

Orange

Orange is one of those colors I underestimate until I see its brilliant shades manifest. Although shades of orange are complementary to my skin tone, I usually opt for reds instead. Still, there’s something about orange. The way it tickles the trees come October, the direction in which it lulls the sun at dusk, the boldness of its presence against the skin. Orange is pretty, orange is understated, orange is……rich.

Orange also happens to be the color of my favorite team, the San Francisco Giants, who will be winning the World Series in 3..2..1! Gotta love orange.

Happy Friday!

October Writing Challenge: Day 23

The word of the day is

Self-Preservation

There comes a point in a week, a day, or an hour when you just get tired of caring. Usually, this happens during weeks like this one, where the long days stretch on languidly, but in an annoying way that’s more exhausting than relaxing. I’m having one of those weeks where I’ve run out of emotions to provide to others. Of course, I’m the type of person who already has a lower emotional tolerance anyways, and so it doesn’t take much for me to expire my cares. This doesn’t mean that I’ll disregard conflict or make light of serious situations, but today, I’m claiming self-preservation. With one day left in this too-long week, I’ll start caring again on Saturday. Don’t hate me!

October Writing Challenge: Day 21

The word of the day is

Fall

Is today the first day of fall? Even if it isn’t, it sure feels like it. Finally! A day where the sun is shining, the leaves are golden brown, scattering across sidewalks, and the air has the slightest chill. It’s not quite cold, but it’s cool. My quarter-sleeved shirt is just warm enough – soon I’ll have to keep a cardigan near. I can’t say it enough: I LOVE fall and am so happy to see it again.

October Writing Challenge: Day 20

The word of the day is

Family

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you may have seen a flurry of photos in which I’m smiling widely and posing it UP. This past Saturday, the S.O. and I held our much-anticipated engagement party. It was an intimate gathering, but with about 30 of our closest family and friends in attendance, it felt more like a wedding reception.

I love, love, love my family. Even when we fight or disagree, we always come back to a place of love and support. The S.O. and I were so touched by the number of people who not only attended the party, but genuinely expressed their best wishes and words of wisdom.

Thank God for family!

October Writing Challenge: Day 17

The word of the day is

Progress

I’m one of those people who hate being stagnant. Though I maintain a stable existence, I feel stifled if I’m not learning SOMETHING. Unfortunately, this need to progress comes with consequences. I am at my most uncomfortable and awkward when I’m growing. I’m super awkward, and as an introvert, I feel it inside out. The good news? I’m used to it. I’ve been this way my whole life.

With that being said, this current phase of my life is FULL of growth. I’m hella uncomfortable so much so that I’m starting to get comfortable in it! I thank God for progress. Never one to refrain from change, I have to remind myself to cherish it all. Take a moment and be proud of my progress before planning my next move. One day at a time. Starting with today, my favorite day of all, Friday!

Have a great weekend!