Reflecting on 28 and Making 29 Count

Under the Oaks blog : Reflecting on 28 and Making 29 Count

In two days I will leave 28 behind forever and set my focus on 29, the last chance to make my 20s count for something great. So far I’ve been pleased with the way I’ve handled the harsh 20s; so much change, so much growth … but I think I’ll save that reflection for next year. Year 28 alone was filled with its share if change and growth, but most importantly I really got to know this individual named Me.

In honor of my birthday and my **simpatico relationship with “7” here are my 7 Reflections for 28:

1) My mother got remarried to a really great guy. I didn’t really know how much it would mean to me, but it really did to see my mother finally that happy.

2) If someone says they are self-aware it is likely they are only partially self-aware. I distinctively remember describing myself as self-aware early in the year and was proved wrong. I discovered so many interesting things about the way my mind, body, and soul work that I feel more self-aware, but now understand that you can never be fully aware. I take pleasure in knowing that I get to know myself a little bit more for another year, and hopefully many more to come! Continue reading

Have a commemorative week.

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Welcome to September, my favorite month of the entire year! The beginning of fall, return of pumpkin flavored anything, and the month I was born. And let’s just be honest here, who doesn’t love a Virgo, am I right?

There are three things in particular that I will be commemorating this week:

1) Labor Day. Most think of this bank holiday as the end of summer and last blow out before school, or fall. Do you know the true origin of Labor Day?

“Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”

So, be extra kind to any laborer you encounter, tip extra, and be extra gracious and thankful at work. Remember, you could have a worse job or … no job at all.

2) PCOS Awareness Month. Do you know what PCOS is? Likely you don’t, but thankfully for you Under the Oaks has an insider expert [its me] that will tell you all about it on Tuesday this week.

3) And last, but certainly not least … I’m going to do a lot of self commemorating this week! On Saturday I turn 29, one more year of my 20s. So much has happened for me in year 28, that I can’t even imagine what 29 has in store, besides a delicious ice cream cake. Indulge me on Thursday by stopping by the blog where I share my ode to 28, and possibly get a little ooey gooey.

Now off I go to do a little commemorating at Anthropologie. A birthday coupon + Labor Day sales = A recipe for joy (or disaster, as my husband might say).

Happy Labor Day, welcome to September! xoxo ‘n lols, crystal