Happy Last Friday of the Month! But not only is the last Friday of the month, it’s my birthday! Usually I write some kind of reflective post about lessons learned or goals or something, but this year, I’m sticking to my monthly Friday Five. I’ve probably already posted about what I’d write in this birthday post, anyway. So, onward with my Friday Five highlights for November!
Another year, another holiday season, another, “oh my goodness, the year is basically over” moment. But seriously, I swear it was just February, and now 2018 nearly over. But y’all know what that means? Another holiday Instagram challenge! If you liked last year’s December Instagram challenge, then I have a feeling you’ll enjoy this year’s, too.
I swear it feels like I was just writing my September Friday Five post. Do I say that every month? Maybe that’s because I didn’t blog a whole lot this month—sorry, y’all, lots going on behind the scenes! Either way, the end of October is near and it’s time for another edition of Friday Five.
September is another month that I’m glad is (almost) over. Not that there was anything bad about it; September is just a weird transition month. It’s kinda sorta still summer but also kinda sorta fall. And of course, in Tennessee, it’s still in the mid-to-upper 80s and it probably won’t feel like fall until Halloween or after. I just want to wear my leggings and blanket scarves—is that too much to ask? Do I say this every year? Probably.
Confession: I wasn’t big on podcasts until I started my own. Or, at least until I started thinking about starting my own. I never disliked them, but I guess I just hadn’t found any that “grabbed” me. But once I started listening to a few—and was a guest on a friend’s show a time or two—the bug bit hard. Now my podcast collection grows by at least one new show a week.
Y’all, I’m not gonna lie: August was a rough month. But rough months happen, and I am so glad the month is almost over. I’m in need of a fresh start, and fortunately I’m getting it in the form of moving to a new apartment next week! But in light of trying to find positives even among the most challenging times, for this edition of my Friday Five, I’m sharing five things I’ve learned this month and how I’m going to move forward like a champ.