care package #2 // september (productivity edition)

by - 9/30/2017


This time last month I was sitting in a hotel closet, trying to cram out a blog post while on my way to the beach. Since then... here are some things that have happened: 

  • the beach 
  • another week in south carolina
  • a new job (+quitting the old one) 
  • schoolwork 
  • and ten thousand other things, send help, I don't sleep anymore
I've been hit with a lot of things I didn't expect. I've also been hit with a lot of things I saw coming and still wasn't prepared for. And yet, at the same time, through all the wildness and changes and ups and downs, for the most part I've felt... good. I've felt at peace. I've felt like I'm moving towards where I need to be, unlike August, which was full of uncertainty. The past couple of weeks, in fact, have been some of the most productive I've had in a while! I'm moving forward, one step at a time, and I'm excited to keep going. even though winter is approaching fast and i hate winter and i just really don't want to deal with the cold weather. 
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me as soon as the weather changed.

This is my second monthly wrap-up on the new blog, and I'm continuing in the fashion of last month's with another care package. Consider this my gift from me to you, the things that I've been enjoying and watching/reading/listening to and being motivated by. Or, you know, don't. I don't make decisions for you. With all the business that's been going on in my life lately in mind, this one is productivity-oriented, some things that got my brain working.

Here's some of the stuff I was digging this September:

For when you want some motivating tunes:
my morning playlist

For when you need to see pretty things and feel motivated to live that #lifestyle: 
my *whispers* tumblr

a work-in-progress tumblr page in which I'm collecting that #aesthetic, some journaly-posts when I feel like it, relevant images, bullet journal things, inspirational quotes, etc.

For those who are going to spend October prepping for NaNoWriMo (that's totally coming soon)
a billion writing quotes, etc.

For all of y'all who have never tried yoga and don't realize how awesome it feels: 
some of my favorite yoga/workout thingos

this picture makes me happy and i dunno why.

try this routine!

or, if you hate yourself and want to try something challenging that hurts and makes you really sore, try this one, which I've been attempting lately.

(alternatively, you could go at a punching bag and try some boxing stuff. or take a martial arts class (a REAL HARDCORE ONE) or go to the gym or whatever else you want to do. me being me I would recommend fight stuff.)

For when you just need to remember what you gotta do: 
words of wisdom we should all live by

The words of our hero Lady Violet. 
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you could also just watch downton abbey. that works too.

And, finally, for those who have done things and desperately need to rest their brain with murder and fabulous clothes and '20s music and sass and cute accents: 
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

a netflix-available cozy mystery series that will change your life with sass and adorable characters. 

Tell me all about your month! Give me your care package suggestions! If you could recommend one song to me that you've been enjoying this September, what is it? (Tell me your jamssss.)

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  1. I will definitely look at your song ideas...I'm always in need of new ones :). Currently I've been replaying the Wonder Woman and King Arthur soundtracks--they make me feel so epic! xD
    Always Pinterest. Although I can get very easily distracted on I'm currently obsessed with "Bones" and rewatching "Sherlock", and both make me happy cuz they're my favorites. :)

  2. MISS FISHER MISS FISHER EXCUSE ME WHILE I FLAIL HERE... that's been the show of the month for me too, i love it so much :D and i'm glad to hear you've been productive and at peace lately.

  3. Love all of these things! I will need to check out Miss Fisher.

  4. One song for this, this is hard. Oh I got it. Shatter me by Lindsey Stirling Feat. Lzzy [insert last name that I can't remember and am too lazy to go look up] I finally got around to listening to some of Lindsey Stirling's stuff and I liked that one. I also love Broken Girls which is the sequel to Shatter Me if you watch the music videos.

    But of course my jam this month is mostly the usual: Danny Gokey, Twenty One Pilots, soundtracks, etc.

  5. Miss Fisher is awesome! I actually watched some more the other day. It's so fun and hilarious!

  6. Aw such a lovely post! I am like you, I love autumn but nuuu the cold :s it feels like summer only lasts two weeks haha, I don't wanna wear a coat again! Love your playlist, so happy to find ELO in there :D I am a bit crazy over the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack atm haha, love your blog, following on GFC! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
    (I would love to follow each other on bloglovin if you like! :D)

  7. yoga is so good! I love doing yoga as a way to unwind/get a little work out in before the end of the day, but alas, there is not always enough time in the day for that. I'll have to check out the routines you recommended!

    I've been meaning to watch Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries! every time I scroll past it on Netflix I pause and consider it, but never actually commit to watching it. Definitely adding it to my queue now!

    my jam as of the last two days of this month has been Red Right Hand by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. I found it via Peaky Blinders (my latest tv obsession)but apparently it was also used in the X-Files?? and the story behind the song is super interesting as well.

  8. Oooh, I'll definitely follow your tumblr and check out those yoga routines. I've been trying to find a way to fit exercise into my routine because my schedule is too weird to fit daily runs or a gym membership in right now. Have you read The Pendragon Cycle by Stephen R. Lawhead? I know sci fi is more your thing than fantasy, but I've just finished the first book and it's really good. Would highly recommend.

  9. Don't even remind me about cold weather. I'm still in denial. It hasn't gotten cold here yet, thank the Lord, and I am not looking forward to it. xD

    I really want to try those yoga routines! I've been looking for some new ones. Yoga is so great.

    Also bless you for bringing Miss Fisher into my life. It is wonderful.


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