Tuesday, December 1, 2015


I can. not. believe it is December. I feel like I have started a lot of my posts like that lately..."I can't believe." But it's true -- life just happens way too quickly. One minute, you're enjoying a beer on the patio in the August sun, and the next thing you know, it's snowing. And then you blink, and you're celebrating another birthday. ANOTHER year down. 

I will be 28 in one week. Scary, right? This quickly approaching birthday has been haunting me for a while. I think it's because I am absolutely no where near where I thought I would be at 28. Not married, no kids, and working a crazy job. But it dawned on me the other day that 28 is not scary, or terrible, or anxiety-inducing because...I wouldn't change one thing about where I am. I have a wonderful boyfriend, a loving pup, great family and friends, and a job I am so thankful for. If 27 has taught me anything, it has taught me much more about being present and about (attempting) to slow down and enjoy whatever life throws at me. And if I'm having a bad day and can't muster the energy to enjoy it, I at least try to acknowledge whatever that day feels like: sad, nostalgic, happy, elated, lazy, crazy...these are all emotions that play into the personality that defines who I am. 

So today, on this first day of the last month of 2015, I think it's appropriate to ask you to take some time to acknowledge and appreciate where you are. Whether you're studying for finals, preparing for a baby, dragging at work, getting ready to walk down the aisle, reeling from a break-up, or having the best GD day of the year, just take a minute to appreciate the feelings in your soul (ALL of them), the breath in your lungs, and the beats in your heart. 

I wish you all what I wish for myself in this coming year: a happy heart. Life can be really hard and really unfair, but keeping happiness and love and graciousness in that crazy little heart of yours makes the whole ride worth it.

Love to you. Happy December!

Photography: Caroline Grace

Oh! And I'm absolutely obsessed with this sleeveless jacket. I spotted it on a few bloggers a couple of weeks ago (holla Pink Champagne Problems!) and had to order it. Unfortunately, I think it's sold out, but check out a few other similar styles below.

 seven styles


  1. Great post! I turned 28 in April and it was a real turning point for me in my life and helped me realize that it was time to let go of somethings in my life. This is great advice, Abby! :)

    XoXo, Kacie

  2. LOVE this post!! Such a great reminder – you always speak the truth! Happy December :)

    Annie Reeves


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