october is here!

And I thought it was about time for another "Currently" post. (I reserve most of my creative energy for my job and Her Story Goes these days, so...these momentary "updates" are all I've got left in me. Sorry 'bout it.)

Currently, I am...

Drinking: nothing right now, but earlier I indulged in my first (and probably last) Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season! It was absolutely delicious, but I'd be surprised if it didn't give me diabetes. #worthit

Loving: that it's finally fall and the temps actually sort of reflect it. (Today's low was 62 degrees! Huzzah!)

Reading: my dad's copy of Left Behind by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. Why is it that I'm never reading anything good when I post these things? I grabbed the Christian apocalyptic novel from my parents' house in Rayne a few weekends ago, minutes after I had (sadly) finished Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. It was such a delightful novel, one of those that inspires more reading. This one, I could take or leave.

Stressing over: what to do for a living, now that I'm at a crossroads.

Thankful for: friends who listen to my messy, irrational, and all-over-the-place thoughts and feelings —without judgment or criticism—and just get it. To have someone (or a few someones) you trust enough to confidently confide in at any given moment is truly having it all.

Listening to: music coming from the computer in the bedroom, where Scott is designing away.

Learning: to care a little less about what others think of me—because honestly, ain't nobody got time for that.

And a little bonus fun fact: The girl in the photo above is my best friend, Marissa, and she is visiting from Dallas this weekend. She's probably the coolest person I know, and that smile of hers gets me every time.