oh my goodness i did it! i wore this dress for the entire month of august, can i just say, i'm really excited it is september? if anything, this will really help me not spend money these next few months because i feel like my entire wardrobe of pants and shorts and other dresses are new again to me! i don't know how long this feeling will last, but it's good. i'm really glad i did it, it was a lot of fun and it was challenging, it was good for me to care a little less about what i wear, because really, a lot of people don't remember what you wore the last time you saw them! maybe i just have really polite friends (i mean, we are canadian...) but no one said, "wow, didn't you wear that the last 5 times i saw you?" maybe they thought it, haha you know what, who cares. i have a closet full of clothes, way too many shoes and hats and socks to choose from, i can say with full confidence i am completely and utterly blessed.
i was very excited that it was pouring rain when i was leaving for class in the city today because it meant i got to wear my new-to-me jacket i bought on our anniversary. isn't it beautiful?! it's exactly what i need for this fall! a beautiful patterned jacket in my favorite fall colours. i'm so excited. it fits perfect and it's not too warm. i still can't believe i found it for only $5, i may be a bit pre-mature in wearing it but it's finds like this that are making me so eager to but on my boots and over the knee socks and embrace the season! i am really excited that the sun will make an appearance this weekend though. soak up the last bit of summer and hopefully do a bit of reading in the sun.
i've been going through the psalms this month, those are some emotional scriptures. i'll leave you with a verse from chapter 66 that has been on my mind this week.
"come and listen, all you who fear god, let me tell you what he has done for me. i cried out to him with my mouth, his praise was on my tongue. if i had cherished sin in my heart, the lord would not have listened, but god has surely listened and heard my voice in prayer. praise be to god who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me!"