i suppose it was bound to happen.
after spending four nights with some of my absolute favorite friends,
after ingesting more than enough drinks & staying out later than i had in years,
after tailgating & cheering on my beloved Cornhuskers to victory,
after finally having conversations that needed to be had,
after hearing such complimentary words about this life that i have strategically chosen to live,
after laughing so much that my cheeks hurt,
after realizing, once again, that there are certain people that are constantly present in my life for a reason,
after waking up Sunday morning with four hours of sleep under my leopard-printed belt,
after heading East for nine hours through the cornfields i used to pass multiple times while enrolled in undergrad,
after sipping down a thirty-two ounce diet coke & savoring a caramel apple pop,
after crossing over into Indiana & naturally humming the tune, “Back Home Again in Indiana,”
after glancing over & spotting the beautiful hues of autumn,
i finally realized that fall is upon us.
after getting lost in the hectic work days & the weekends spent perusing the shelves of Homegoods, antiquing for treasures, & counting down the days to move-in,
i finally realized that my favorite time of year is here & with that comes so much natural goodness.
some of my favorite moments are not those produced by designer clothing &/or lusting over jewel-encrusted baubles,
some of my favorite moments happen naturally when surrounded by kindness & genuineness & those exclusive, unplanned yet extremely joyous adventures that arise when looking the other way.
i am choosing to bask in the moments of last week(end) & look forward to the upcoming weeks because i have feeling it’s all gonna be pretty fabulous (!).