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Monthly Favorites

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September + October Favorites 

Hey friends! I haven’t written a “Weekly Gems” post since mid-September so I thought I’d do a round up of all my favorite things from then until now 🙂

I actually don’t have too many things to talk about this month. As I mentioned in my last post, this new season of life has been a tad bit busy + overwhelming so looking back everything is kind of a blur. Bare with me, folks 🙂

For now, I’m doing my best to slow down and be more intentional. I’m trying to reset, reprioritize, and dial back on some of the things that are consuming my time and causing me extra stress. Hopefully this helps free up my time so that I can do more things I actually enjoy like writing more on this thang!!!

Anyways, I’ll stop talking now. Keep reading to check out a few of my favorites from this past month 🙂

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Books + Poetry: 

The Sun & Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

because duh.

The Construction Site of Our FutureRupi Kaur

One of my favorite poems in the book. Tell me why this left me #triggered. I legit cried in the corner of a coffee shop all by myself when I first read it because this is me. it is a very, very sad and strange feeling to think about all the plans you once made with a person and how they’ve all been laid down now.

Rebirth – Alex Elle

I love this so much because this whole year has felt like an endless cycle of wilting and blooming, wilting and blooming. there were many months in between where it felt like i would never escape the season of wilting & weeping. what a gift it is to know that resilience is birthed in even the most difficult of times, and that no matter what we are going through, we will always, always bloom again.

Music: 

As far as worship music goes, I’ve had these 4 Hillsong songs on rotation:

When I’m easing myself into the evening, I’ve enjoyed listening to these super chill mixes:

Other random songs:

First of all, yes, this song is from an Apple commercial haha. Secondly, I only really like the last half of it so I marked it @ 2:18 for you guys 🙂

YouTube Video:

I randomly stumbled upon this video and I love it so much. For one thing, it is mind-boggling to think that Taya, my WCW, and one of the lead singers for Hillsong – I repeat, HILLSONG !!! – has her own struggles and doubts too. I mean, I’m fully aware that everyone has their own struggles… but it’s different when you actually hear their voice break as their heart is being poured out in front of you. It’s always humbling + inspiring to see someone be this vulnerable & authentic. Click the video or check it out HERE 🙂

Really Random Things: 

This “First of all,” tweet LOL. It’s so tru tho.

My Espresso Patronum Shirt 🙂

The night my best friends & I went to our church’s 25th anniversary celebration 🙂 fun fact: justin bieber was also at this event and tori kelly was a surprise guest. like wut :O such a surreal moment.

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& that concludes my favorites for the past month!

I would love to hear about what you’ve been loving in the comments below 🙂

Thank you for reading!

All my love,

Mara

xoxox

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