A New Lease on Life

Car DashboardWhat’s New?

The last six months of this year have truly been about embracing life and new experiences, and I’ll certainly reflect more on the later in the month as the New Year draws near. But, I do want to share some exciting news.

First, I bought a new car! A fuel-efficient, little Ford Fiesta. I named her Mabel and she is the color of pearls. I’ve needed a car for about two years now, but in the past I was not in good financial standing to feel remotely comfortable taking on a car payment. My how things have changed. I’m still a bit of a homebody; I cannot deny that. The feeling of independence that comes along with being the owner of a car has been much-needed though.

The next bit of exciting news I’ve actually already mentioned in my recent post about my favorite reading nooks— I’m moving in to a place of my own! Family has kept a roof over my head and my belly stuffed…perhaps a little longer than we had all hoped. But, I am grateful for them. Now, I am leaping into a year-long (and hopefully more than that) commitment with Jon because earlier this month we signed a lease for an apartment that becomes available in January. Honestly, taking on a car payment and apartment rent and utilities bills all at once scares me. Actually, adulthood in general scares me. A lot. I’m still getting used to it even at the age of twenty-six.

Wish me luck?


Binge Watching

I just discovered Gilmore Girls. I know, I know. The series is actually fairly old, but somehow in my youth I never watched it. I was probably watching Freaks and Geeks or something because it was edgy, and I wanted to be edgy too. Gilmore Girls is probably one of the perfect tv shows to ever be created though– yes or yes? It’s the perfect balance of humor and heart-warming. I cannot get enough of it! Plus, it’s been my life long goal to live in a quaint town like Stars Hallow.

On My Radar

To continue with the theme of New, here are a handful of upcoming releases that I’m looking forward to reading:

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The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick ♥ Love, Lucy by April Lindner ♥ Alex as Well by Alyssa Brugman

So tell me, friend…what’s new with you?