I’ve been learning a lot of tough lessons lately.

Happy November, friends! How was your Halloween? At work we all dressed up as super heroes. I typically have a hard time justifying purchasing a costume for one day of the year, so I usually choose something that I can put together with things that I already have at home… so obviously, I was Catwoman! Black outfit, over-the-knee boots, smokey eye makeup, red lips, and ears of course…boom. DONE. Just to clarify… no, I did not have the whip laying around at home… LOL. What was everyone else for Halloween?

Halloween 2017Fall in Colorado is GORGEOUS. There is probably truly nowhere else I would rather be in September and October. I wish the fall season would last 1/2 the year, rather than a measly two months. Me and a couple of my girl frans visited a pumpkin patch and needless to say we didn’t actually get any pumpkins…but we got some great shots (and that’s all that matters, right?).

Fall Flannel Outfit Fall Flannel OutfitI’ve been thinking a lot lately about my life. What I’m doing, where I’m going – my job, relationships, friends, goals, dreams…all of it. And there’s definitely been some shit going on recently in my personal life. I am in a job that I don’t love every single day, I don’t have much time for SFSP, I just recently went through a break-up with someone that I really cared about but wasn’t right for me, I found out that I’m not progressing with my hip/back injury, and I’m just kind of wondering what’s next?   What’s next for me?

I actually sat down to write this post about 5 times over the past two weeks, and I really just didn’t know what I wanted to say. It started out being an injury/life update, but I didn’t want to seem negative, or even explain too much about what has been going on in my life. SFSP is for positivity, growth, beauty, fitness, fashion…things that make me happy, not about the things that make me sad.

But sometimes in life, there are “shit-sandwiches” that we have to eat (analogy from one of my bosses – not like literal shit-sandwiches). Like the things that aren’t going well in our life and there’s no way around them, we just have to go through them to grow stronger. Well let me tell you, I feel like I’ve been eating some serious shit-sandwiches lately.

I was talking someone just today that reminded me that sometimes you just have to do the best you can, even in difficult situations. Though we may have to eat the shit-sandwich at times (or frequently), we still have so much to be thankful for. Things could always be worse for us, and for someone out there, they are worse. I’m reminding myself this daily when going through difficult times.

I am thankful for the two great girl friends who took me to the Pumpkin Patch and took these photos when I was having a rough day. I am thankful that I have a job where I adore my co-workers and get to be around such great people each day. I am thankful of my family, who is so truly supportive. I am thankful for the fact that though I’m not progressing through my injury as I would like, and can barely exercise, I still am able to walk. I am thankful for the lessons that I’ve learned through the heartbreak I’ve gone through recently, and I am thankful for the wonderful person in my life right now that reminded me of all of these things.  We all have so much to be thankful for.

Fall Flannel OutfitFall Flannel OutfitSometimes we can get so caught up in the negative things happening to us. But always remember:

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What are you thankful for this fall season?




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Julie @ Running in a Skirt

There is always something to be thankful for… sometimes it’s just harder to find than others.
I hope your injury starts healing soon!
And on a more lighthearted note I love your outfit and you are so pretty in these photos!


I’m sorry you’ve been going through some rough and intense stuff lately. I love that you’re able to be thankful in the midst of it all, though! Also, the photos of you at the pumpkin patch are beautiful!


Loved this post, and your blog! You have a great mindset 🙂 And I hope things are getting better! I wish I could see Colorado at this time! It’s hard to even find colored leaves here in MD (doesn’t help I’m in the city though…).