. . . for Lauren and Lauren: August 2018

August 21, 2018

potato sack, overalls, same thing.

 overalls: c/o  shein

I feel like I am kind of wearing a potato sack.  Linen overalls, feels like a combination of pajamas and a onesie.  But you know what?  Once you wear them, that's all you'll want to wear.  Just like jumpsuits.  Give them all.  Especially when they only cost $15 (here). 

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August 20, 2018

This is just my face now

 top: c/o shein   jeans: old navy  cardigan: american eagle  shoes: target 

I was about to start this by saying to ignore my tired face and then I thought I kind of just feel that's just how it looks most days.  Which made me think of that meme saying just that.  

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Totally accurate.  

I hope you had a good weekend!  Tomorrow we have meet the teacher with Addilyn and then she starts Kindergarten on Tuesday!  It is hard to believe summer is over and she's starting real school. Good luck to all your kids and their first days of school!

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August 9, 2018

recently . . . .

I shared this on my social media pages last week, but figured I'd write it out here too.  I've been wanting to share more about my health issues lately, as it has felt a little lonely and has been incredibly hard.  I know a huge part of getting support and help, starts with asking for it and sharing your story.  So, here is what is going on with me lately . . . 

Two months ago I got diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis after months of joint pain and fatigue. I’m still in the process of figuring out symptoms and medicine and everything that goes with it.

There’s part of me that feels like people get diagnosed with more daunting things and that I need to deal with it and move on.

But then there’s part of me that knows it’s okay to grieve this diagnosis and let myself feel all the feelings. I’ve felt out of control of the symptoms that are happening to my body, despite working so hard to take care of myself. While I’ve had better days, I’ve had no pain or symptom free days in many months and it’s been exhausting and frustrating.

A part of me feels really anxious with a diagnosis that has the word long term in it, affecting your physical capabilities. And to wonder when I’ll feel like myself or what the years down the line could look like.

And then the determined conquering part of me is slowly coming through, where I know I’ll figure this out. And I know I’m strong and can handle whatever I’m faced with.

So while I’m in the middle muddling through these feelings here is what I know.

God is bigger than any health issue, symptom or fear. And I will not live in anxiety just because I do not have control. I know that God loves me and is capable of healing and can take care of me in my pain and frustrations. And that he made me strong and determined, and that I can handle this.

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August 7, 2018

Not ready

 tank top: c/o  shein    jeans: american eagle    shoes: target   bracelet: nickel & suede   
earrings: noonday

Dare I say that I am ready to wear cardigans over tank tops and booties instead of sandals?  Too soon? Maybe just a little, but I am really looking forward to Fall, like I do every year.  However, I am not looking forward to the adjustment to Kindergarten.  I can hardly handle that Addi starts school in two weeks. 

Transitions and change or not my area of expertise and I get anxious thinking about them.  So I'll focus on all the good that comes with a new routine and new season.  Like my favorite season and all that comes with it, including little things like cardigans and jeans.  And this cute tank top that is only $9!

Are you ready for school to start? Ready for summer to be over?

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August 6, 2018

Am I more of an adult now?

 pajamas: c/o shein

This is the first time I've owned an actual pajama set since probably eighth grade.  I can actually picture a Mickey Mouse long underwear kind of pajama set I loved and wore.  That matched my Mickey Mouse themed bedroom.  (I'm not embarrassed at all.  Maybe a little.)  Have I reached a higher level of adulting now that I do? 

Any guesses how many days I'll still chose an old t-shirt and boxer pajama shorts?  Actually I do think I will wear these to bed, because they are super silky and not in a staticy way, and really comfortable.  And certainly cuter to wear around the house then my alternative.   Plus they are $23. (Find them here!)  I will say I feel kind of fancy in them and they make me happy. ; ) 

Do you wear real pajamas to bed? Or your favorite old and worn comfy clothes?

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