Happy Friday, y'all! No really, it's happy! To sort of follow up from Tuesday's post, I started a new medicine this week and so far I'm really liking it. Whereas I've recorded my depression at a 7-9 most days for the last two or so months, I didn't rate it above a 3 this week! Of course, this doesn't mean I'm cured or anything, but I've been able to keep a eye on things like my mood and other symptoms like suddenly I'm hungry first thing in the morning for the first time in my life (weird!).
Also, I would be remiss not to mention how incredibly grateful I am for all of your support on Tuesday's post (and always). This community means so much to me. Having a place, a safe place, to share what I'm going through and be reminded -- by so many -- that I'm not alone, is truly remarkable. You are remarkable. Thank you for making this space what it is.
Okay, so I may not be feeling as blue this week, but I'm certainly on the sappy side of things! What can I say, I've got a lot of feelings. You know what else I've got a lot of? Links!
♥ Speaking of feelings, my dear friend Anna decided to start a blog this week after reading my post and receiving an unexpected change in her diagnoses. It's a brand new blog, but I can already tell that it's a space online I'm going to frequent when I'm trying to figure it all out too. Definitely go check it out and read her story!
♥ Aren't we all just trying to make our mornings a little easier? I'm loving (and trying out!) Jen's 10 tips for having the best morning ever.
♥ It may not feel like fall yet here in Austin, but I'm already eyeing blanket scarves for the colder months. Love these four ways to style the sometimes overwhelming accessory. (P.S. My darling friend Stephanie at Interlaced Goods will be carrying pretty blanket scarves soon, so be sure to follow along and keep an eye out!)
♥ If it doesn't start feeling like fall soon, I'm going to try to copy Kaity's late-summer-yet-totally-autumnal look.
♥ I'm currently in the business of styling my shelves, which has been surprisingly harder than I thought, so I especially related to Emma's post on styling side tables.
♥ Her blog may be called Perfectly Priya, but she really is perfect. Just look at those jeans and that hairdo!
♥ Are you a leggings loving girl? Jenn is on the search for the perfect pair. No really, this is her third post about her journey! She's basically an expert now.
♥ Fran is the definition of #bloggergoals for me, so of course I loved her post on being an "average-sized" blogger. (Oh, and this perfect fall outfit post too.)
♥ After seeing this pin and this pin, I'm obsessed with buying a leather jacket. What do we think about this one?
♥ I'm suddenly having serious shoe cravings, so here are a few on my wishlist: these tortoise flats, these black fringe booties, these pretty green d'Orsay flats, these casual suede slip-on booties, and this perfect pair of ankle-strap black flats.
What's on your plate this weekend? I'm working on a top secret, super easy DIY for the blog that I'm so excited to share! I know, that doesn't sound like me, but I promise it'll be cool.