Last month I rounded up July with this post, sharing the three things I learned that month. Y’all seemed to really enjoy it, so I decided to wrap up August with a similar style post. I had originally schedule to post this, but NYFW and all that madness happened which is why it’s so delayed.
I’m in such an interesting season of life right now. I’m watching MacKenlee learn something new every day and, in turn, learning new things right along with her. This past month with her as been a bit of a turning point for us. Up until she was six months old, she required a lot. Like so much attention and eyes had to be on her every moment she was awake. That hasn’t changed dramatically, but what has changed is she is now at the age where she is entertaining herself for short spurts of time. This bouncer keeps her occupied with all the fun lights and sounds. This walker has been a favorite of hers the past couple weeks and she’s walking herself all over the house. It makes my heart ache seeing how fast she’s growing and changing.
The need to rest is real.
If you caught this Girl Talk Tuesday post then you know I challenged myself and my Gorgeous Girls to make time daily to rest. We live in such a busy world that it’s become hard for us to unplug. When was the last time you were alone with your spouse or your thoughts with zero technology?
One of my favorite ways to rest is to get lost in a great book. If you haven’t already, think about joining our Hello Gorgeous Book Club on Facebook. We just wrapped our August book, “All We Ever Wanted” by Emily Giffin and for September, we’re reading Rachel Hollis’s, “Girl Wash Your Face.” We have a fun community of women where we can all connect and chat about our common lover for reading.
Never stop learning.
Every spare moment I have, I spend feeding my soul. I try to find time daily to listen to podcasts or non-fiction books. Read this older post for some of my podcast suggestions. Recently, I’ve really been enjoying Steven Furtick’s sermons.
My skin will not take care of itself.
I’ve listened to my mom talk about the importance of skincare my whole life. Mawmaw always warned me to stay out of the sun and especially out of those derned sun beds (tanning beds)… But I didn’t listen. I worked at a tanning salon throughout high school and college and I was nicknamed, “Malibu Barbie” for my tan. So. DUMB. Why do we think we’re invincible when we’re young? I never believed that what I did to my skin then would affect my skin now… WRONG.
Now, I’m spending my 30’s trying to undo all that dang sun damage. I’ve been testing out some new products, brands and a new routine and y’all… My skin is soaking up all the TLC. It’s amazing the difference I’m seeing in my skin, especially my décolleté. I’ve challenged myself to do this new routine for 30 consecutive days. If I continue to see great results, then I plan to film a video.
What did you learn the past month? I love learning things through you too!
PS- watch my review of my Gucci belt in this YouTube video.