You didn’t think I would miss a month did you?
I am dedicated to this thing.
August came in like a lion, and left like a lion.
I started out the month celebrating my second wedding anniversary with my husband, and going on a beach trip with our cross country team.
The next week was followed by hosting a summer fun run with our team and another beach trip with friends.
We started official cross country practice a few days after that, and ended the month with two meets.
In between all of that you could find me with my face buried in my phone or my notebook studying for our fantasy football draft.
And just when it started to calm down, the month ended with my new obsession, my nephew Cameron was born and I could not be more in love with him.
I think I could use a day or so just to catch up on sleep lost during this month.
But I like it that way.
There’s something beautiful in the chaos of life and finding a way to deal with it all.
Finding a way to make it through even though some days you don’t know what day of the week it is.
Those days where your to-do list is too long to count and your coffee cup seems to be always running low.
Those are the days I secretly live for.
My husband will most likely read this and laugh, because if I gave him a dollar every time I complained about being too busy he would probably have 570 dollars.
That’s true, I do complain.
But I’m human.
We do these things.
Complain to help fill some sort of void until we feel better about the situation.
Even though I complain about being busy, I always make it through. Feeling as if I could change the world, so accomplished and proud of myself for fighting through the day.
I love chaos.
Even though chaos is hard to understand and can be intimidating, it forces us to think outside of the box. It forces us to dig down deep and use parts of ourselves we didn’t know we had.
That was not only the theme of this month, but the theme of this whole summer.
And it was beautiful.
I was always running around doing one thing or another.
Focusing on a task at hand while still tying up the loose ends on another.
And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
There were a few times where I felt my patience was being tested, or that the chaos would get the best of me.
Times where actions of others were trying to get me down.
And that’s when you learn to see the beauty in the middle of the chaos.
Remember that you have a whole team of people behind you, cheering you along.
People that have your back no matter what.
That in the middle of the chaos you know they’ll always be there.
Chaos forces us to use what we don’t always know we have, or that we forget we have.
It forces us to get creative.
To think outside of the box.
To do things because we have no other choice.
So much chaos.
And I loved every second of it.
Because of it, we’re a few hours away from the start of my favorite season.
When my tv is flooded with college football (go buckeyes).
When the leaves crunch under my feet, and when pumpkin spice latte fills my cup.
We’re hours away from the start of the best few months of the year, which also means more chaos..and I’m beyond ready.
Some other things I’ve loved this month..
Birthday Cake Halo Top Ice Cream
Taylor Swift’s new single
Game of Thrones..again!!
Planning my Halloween Costume because it’s never too early
Selfies with Ian
Starbucks fall blend coffee
I’m ready for the next few months; birthdays, cross country meets, holidays, work, football, and fall activities. I’m ready for the chaos and finding the beauty in it all.
Bring it on.
Quote of the month:
“The thing about chaos, is that while it disturbs us, it too, forces our hearts to roar in a way we secretly find magnificent.”