Tuesday, November 27, 2018

November 20-25

November 20

I need to stop staying up so late reading Mindy Kaling and Lena Dunham's books of personal essays. BUT THEY'RE SO GOOD THO

November 21

Today a lady bug landed on me and I helped it back outside to its (presumably) plant home. I am currently in the throes of Thanksgiving anticipation and all I really want to do is watch the parade in my fuzzy socks.

Side Note: I feel like my fuzzy socks are becoming a recurring theme around here. 

November 22

I am feeling the cravings to have my own home.

November 23

Grateful for the friends who have hung around. The secret in your twenties that nobody seems to tell you is that everyone will grow up, and sometimes, grow apart. People get married and move out of state, or change themselves all together. And that's tough. But that makes the friends you keep all the sweeter. The ones who keep in touch, even sporadically, and who you know you could call if anything happened.

November 24

I feel sort of crazy sometimes about [my] novel, it's sort of making me insane. I am developing a twitch. JK about the twitch. But I might. You just never know.

November 25

Yesterday Kaylie and I watched Boy Meets World for a couple of hours and it was kind of the best. I need more Cory and Topanga and Shawn Hunter in my life. 

Monday, November 26, 2018

November 15-19

November 15

I got to sleep in a little today and listening as the birds chirp is kind of the best thing.

November 16

To Be Read List, Nov. 2018:
  • Harry Potter #1: I know, I know, I just re-read it, but when it gets cold, I want to ride on the Hogwarts Express
  • Paper Towns: Or any comparable John Green novel that isn't TFIOS
  • To Kill a Mockingbird: Duh
  • Carry On: At the recommendation of Kenzie
  • Perks of Being a Wallflower

November 17

This is the most amazing day of my life. Exaggeration, but yeah. I listened to Queen, Tom Odell, etc. and it's like 50 something degrees outside. Kaylie and I are going to the mall and I am stoked. This morning was an unexpected chilly run, making a yummy coffee for myself, cute nerdy 90's outfit, and I just feel glorious.

November 18

My new Sunday goal is to be as lazy as possible. Sunday, I want to sleep in (even if I still naturally wake at 7) and listen to that bird outside my window and put on a sweater and fuzzy socks and read the newspaper and write run-on sentences in my journal like this one. Sundays are sometimes more magical to me than Saturdays. And that's where I'm at.

November 19

Grateful and sleepy, sleepy and grateful. So stoked for the Macy's Day Parade and Thanksgiving that it's carrying me through the next three days. LET'S GO! TURKEY TIME. 

Sunday, November 25, 2018

November 11-14

Side Note: I got a haircut, which is relevant because of 1: My November 13 entry (see below) and 2: It felt like a glorious part of the life change that 25 has been so far, so I thought I'd include it. Even though I look slightly frightened in this photo. 

November 11

This week was all about coffee and voting and Jesus giving me wisdom. It was stress and exercise and Ms. Pacman and novels and exhaustion, but I have a good feeling about the rest of the week, truly I do. 

November 12

Erin's List of Fatitude Gratitude:
  • Blue eyeliner
  • That the Lord knows best 100% and that I can just be still
  • Vinyl collection
  • Offline living
  • My bedroom
  • Sleeping in on Sunday mornings
  • Target trips and doing life with the sister
  • A day off (much needed)
  • New boots, yo

November 13

Little Lord Fauntleroy is a mess (read: me).

Side Note: Little Lord Fauntleroy is the nickname my dad has (lovingly) given me for those moments when I feel like my new, shorter hair is verging on triangular. Definitely Google it!

November 14 

Stressed to the max at some points but God also gave me the peace I prayed for today. I laid in bed after work and felt like I didn't want to ever move again, hahaha.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

November 6-10

November 6

Today I am so proud because I voted!!

November 7 

Today was kind of special in its own way. Since I have been offline, I feel closer to God.

November 8

Must. Sleep.

November 9 

Today is Bleachers and Paramore songs and literature and the start of something.

November 10

But why do all those birds sit on the power lines anyway? What are they doing? Is it a business meeting? A birds-only conversation? SOMEONE'S GOTTA KNOW #bird #word

Thursday, November 22, 2018

November 2-5

November 2

Saw Bohemian Rhapsody in theaters with the fam. Cried. Music is the most amazing gift and Freddie Mercury is the jam!

November 3

It doesn't matter what anyone else says or does. I had this feeling while watching the Queen movie, and I feel it now, too: I want to be a girl who lives her life as if social media didn't exist. I do enough of that for work, anyway. I no longer have interest in thinking of witty ways to share the moment, and for what? I just want to be old-fashioned and untethered, and that is all. Right now I just feel like life is too short and important not to spend as much of it really living as possible.

November 4

It's been a really good weekend. Got outside and deleted a lot of social stuff that had been leeching my mind and time.

November 5

I am becoming less afraid of things, even if only a little.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

October 29-November 1

October 29

Kaylie bought me a Slytherin tie for my Halloween costume and it completes the look, yo. I can't wait for Halloween, it is one of my favorite holidays, and I get to wear combat boots to the office!

October 30

Daisy came over and we watched the original Psycho and WOW that movie freaks me out but it's such a masterpiece. Hitchcock's a genius.

October 31

Fun day as a Slytherin student in combat boots at work. A lot of my co-workers dressed up, which made me smile. So many sweet neighbors came out around nightfall and their kids were all dressed up and one girl was a Slytherin, too, and she was like 12 and no lie we totes bonded. Just said "totes" but don't even care, it's Halloween, son. I am out of control.

November 1 

Already I just know today is going to be epic. I feel amazing things for November. 

Sunday, November 18, 2018

October 25-28

Side Note: Totally emo but genuine capture of my sister playing guitar some nights ago.

Side Note to the Side Note: You might have noticed that I haven't posted on this dear old blog for a hot minute. This is in part because I have been busy, but also because I have been somewhat afraid. Sharing scraps from my journal on the great, wide web is somewhat daunting to me? I don't know why. I pick and choose what I share. But I guess an unexpected side effect of this project is that it leaves me feeling somewhat vulnerable. THIS IS A BIG DEAL, YO. It shouldn't be, but it is. So for anyone reading this, thanks for your patience. I am but a small sweater-clad writer trying to be brave in the face of Sharing My Feelings. A song, for your Sunday.

October 25

Getting excited because packing for a road trip. Been walking on campus lately since the weather is nice. I'm just enjoying being myself, even when I laugh at my mistakes or awkwardness.

October 26

I honestly didn't get a chance to write yesterday. I did have some phone notes I made, though: If I can help just one person, it will have all been worth it. I may not get to affect the world but my own small corner of it that means something to me.

October 27

I'm in the coffee shop, and it was 63-67° this morning, which I suppose is fairly cold, although the colder weather is supposed to hit tomorrow. Later tonight is the market and today at noon K and I hope to go to Outback for lunch.

October 28

This morning it is in the 50's, let all the people rejoice.