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Little Things In a Fall Week: Feeling Good (Week In Review)

Hi lovelies,

I’m here as usual to link up with Meg and appreciate the little accomplishments in my previous week. ‘Cause when does taking time to appreciate the little things not make you feel all warm and fuzzy? 

Last week I…

Meg knows what she’s talking about. Go check it out!

 

Spent a couple days in Stratford, Ontario with my parents and saw two fabulous shows

Where I will be one day soon

…which I not only simply enjoyed, but also felt reminded that “I can absolutely do that.” 

 

I enjoyed a morning breakfast with Dan at our favorite little spot

Mornings 

…and just really love mornings. And flowers. 

 

Continued reading “The life changing magic of tidying up,” alongside a couple pumpkin spice lattes 

Fall = feelings of change

….and felt a surge of excitement to have a big refreshment in my life in the next couple of months

 

I dog sat for my friend – one of my favorite poodles, Decoy!

Poor buddy’s got the cone of shame πŸ™

…and felt a massive sense of comfort and relaxation on our morning walk together. Morning dog walks = therapy πŸ™‚

 

Enjoyed a fresh and colorful beet (kale ginger lemon apple)  juice on a deck

Cheers!

…and felt good for getting some veggies in me. 

 

I gave a little care package to a coworker for helping me out so that I could go to Stratford 

Thank you gifts

…and even though I didn’t need to, enjoyed spreading a little cheer 

 

I spent an afternoon in a little parkette learning and rehearsing a monologue

Outside theatre productivity

…and disregarded all the strange looks of curiosity I got from passers by.

 

I caught up on my day book and organized my life over a quiet little lunch to myself 

Quiet

…and felt a crap load lighter after doing so.

 

I re-read and made a prop list for the play I will be stage managing this fall 

Window seats

…and found a new little cafe gem while I was at it!

 

I took myself to one of my old favorites, Bloomers, to do some focused apartment hunting and finally make a notebook for all the leads I have sought out thus far

Apartment hunting Chocolate chip cookies

…and even though I had to leave because the internet was not working, enjoyed a delicious gluten free cookie to keep my spirits up

 

I gave myself a “day of blogging” where I organized a couple upcoming posts and spontaneously put out some messy life rambles

Work date at Tori’s

…and a) felt really happy to write again b) felt a lot more caught up after and c) got a fire put under me to do many of the above things 

 

I also took a very meditative yoga class, updated my resume and re-printed a bunch of copies, went to a commercial audition, and chose to smile through my work shifts. All things which made me feel…

Good. 

Little Things In a Fall Week: Feeling Good. What makes you feel good? #weekinreview… Click To Tweet

Friends! 

Tell me what you did last week that you enjoyed – and how it made you feel!?

Did you get done anything on your “to do list?”

29 COMMENTS

  1. Colleen | 18th Sep 17

    What made me feel good? I had my book club over last Monday night — potluck supper and discussion of (among MANY other things) “A Man Named Ove.” We were able to be on the patio, with the help of some fleece throws/pashminas and candles until almost 9 o’clock. A last opportunity entertain friends in my backyard for this season. Harvested my limited crop of tomatoes today. Fall is here.

    • Cora | 24th Sep 17

      Ah that sounds soooooo cozy, Colleen. As much as I love the heat, I am totally jealous of these fall images and feelings you just gave me. And book club – so nice!!

  2. Jamie@TheMomGene | 18th Sep 17

    I’m glad you’re writing again! Also, I love walking the dog. It is so therapeutic and I’m not even sure why. Maybe because it’s technically productive but in the chillest way possible.

    • Cora | 24th Sep 17

      It is, right!? I don’t think it matters why… its a free smile hand out that we should take more often. I’m glad I’m writing too. Talk about something else that’s therapeutic.

  3. Sarah @ Bucket List Tummy | 18th Sep 17

    It sounds like you had a productive and relaxing week. How fun to see some shows with your parents, and that beet juice looks delicious. It’s been so long since I’ve had a yummy juice. And I’m so glad you took a day for writing, maybe you needed that more than you realized!
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    • Cora | 24th Sep 17

      I think I did. I felt so much more balanced afterward. I don’t drink juice enough but mmmmm I love my beets!

  4. Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets | 18th Sep 17

    Animals make everything better. Chocolate chip cookies, morning breakfast dates and flowers certainly don’t hurt either.

    Hooray for tackling blog stuff (we were twinsies) and your organizing. The latter always makes me feel good. Happy sigh for planning. I’ve done a ton of that this morning and it’s making me so relaxed and content despite a lack of sleep and upcoming trip which is sure to be stressful yet fun.

    Happy Monday. Blows kiss.
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    • Cora | 24th Sep 17

      I know you appreciate organization as a form of self-medicating. It really does wonders. Getting rid of things really does wonders, too. Especially if paired with cookies and coffee on the side.

  5. Kat | 18th Sep 17

    So much goodness in one post!! I have yet to break into anything pumpkin flavored yet as the temps are still in the 80s here, however I can feel the hankering beginning!
    And I love that you are working on your monologue outside and in the open like that. It just shows how comfortable and confident you are! I have a hard time even working out outside sometimes because I’m so insecure about it :/
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    • Cora | 24th Sep 17

      Haha. I love working on monologues outside… but I really do have to be careful and try to find a place without people. I mean I could just decide to look TOTALLY crazy, but there’s only so much talking to myself in public even I am willing to do. I definitely mute myself when people walk by… haha.

      Bring on the pumpkin recipes!

  6. Marina @ Happy Healing | 18th Sep 17

    Aww so jealous you got to pup-sit, looks like such a cutie πŸ™‚ love this post! I need to eat something pumpkin-flavored! Waiting until things get a little bit chillier in Boston…

    Have a great Monday!

    • Cora | 24th Sep 17

      It WAS fall weather, but now that its HOT again my pumpkin cravings have dissipated. Mer :(. I didn’t think I’d say it but I want fall back!

  7. Naomi @ Naomi Why: Roots | 18th Sep 17

    Yum, pumpkin! Love all the little things you did for your own well-being. As always after reading your lovely posts, I am reminded that I really should spend more time in coffeeshops since I adore them so much.
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    • Cora | 24th Sep 17

      Haha. I’m all for being an advocate for more coffee shop living!

  8. Alyssa | 18th Sep 17

    Yay pumpkin and Flowers!! Pumpkin coffee is the best. Same with pumpkin baked goods… my favorite. This past sunday I spent time in a coffeeshop and felt SO refreshed after. Love it. <3
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    • Cora | 24th Sep 17

      Mmm. Pumpkin and flowers. Just reading those two words made me feel happy.

  9. chasetheredgrape | 18th Sep 17

    Everything I read here just suggests a week of calm and serenity – or at least a week of smiles, more time to yourself and a little bit more deep breathing!
    I hope those leads for apartments turn into successful viewings! So excited for you πŸ™‚

  10. Bethany | 18th Sep 17

    Those flowers are beautiful! Are you enjoying β€œThe life changing magic of tidying up”?
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    • Cora | 19th Sep 17

      Hey Bethany! I’ve been trying to comment on your posts but it always says I’m a robot :(. Here’s what I wrote after your weekend recap:

      Good for you for making cinnamon rolls! I’ve only ever done so once but have like 50000 recipes pinned that I really want to try… I’m just too damn lazy!! Gah. Need to get over that. Finding cinnamon rolls on a stick though is something I could get down with in a heart beat. Aha!! The fest sounds really lovely – albeit a little tiring πŸ™‚

      And yes I am enjoying the book very much! It fills me with little lovely smiles.

  11. Joyce @ The Hungry Caterpillar | 19th Sep 17

    I love that your reaction to seeing the shows was “I could totally do that.” Because you totally can–and will!
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    • Cora | 24th Sep 17

      I liked that that was my reaction as well…

      Definitely not what it would have been in the past.

  12. danielle | 19th Sep 17

    Your care package is absolutely divine and looks so caring!!! I would be tickled with delight if a friend gave me that. You really are an earthly angel. I think earthly angels are more sensitive than normal humans, which explains a lot right? I think angels are so in tune with everyone’s energy and needs that you feel so much.. feeling! and it’s great but it’s exhausting. I know, I can relate πŸ™‚
    I feel this whole post’s energy is relaxing.. calming. It’s the calm before your next chapter. It’s a good thing. Give yourself this time to harness up all that energy, visual the magic ahead of you.
    Last week I made a lot of changes.. I had to release a lot of control, face all my fears. I survived and am here now feeling rather exhausted but relieved. We made it through the horrible phone call of panic from our daughter’s daycare, when they misread the thermometer and thought she was dying. Way insane and now our babe will be at home. I can’t do the daycare thing. I can do the nanny thing. I had to try it to see for myself. Clearly this is a whole conversation for another day and probably with a therapist. haha! But my point is I survived – I hit the top of my panic and had my worst fears come to be, and then it was all ok because it was not what they thought…. breathe breathe breathe… talking to myself.
    So anytime you want to share a care package to the Southern USA just let me know!
    Oh, and beet juice looks glorious.
    hugs from houston

    • Cora | 24th Sep 17

      Oh my gossshhh Danielle!! That would have been TERRIFYING!! You survived. Yet again. Of course you did. You are amazing. But geez louise life throws its most edgy stones – er, boulders – at you. I’m so happy your daughter is okay. And I hope you are taking a lot of time to breathe now…

      “Give yourself this time to harness up all that energy, visual the magic ahead of you.” Thank you thank you THANK YOU for this. Its easy to think in my moments of downtime/self care/relaxation that I’m not doing enough…. but I’ve been keeping these words of yours in my thoughts all week and they are really helping me. It is the calm before change. I am harvesting energy. <3 <3 to you.

  13. Ellie Pell | 19th Sep 17

    Ah Cora what a pleasant week πŸ™‚ I am sort of house hunting in a different way right now and it’s both exciting and such a learning curve. My biggest accomplishment last week was turning off all my phone notifications and having my phone either not on me or on silent. I don’t need it as everything on it keeps me from the present moment. I notice my attention is focused and I don’t feel I’m missing anything.
    Next week I plan to get rid of 10 items I don’t need. I have so much stuff even with doing the purge of moving two months ago. Best to get rid of it πŸ™‚
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    • Cora | 24th Sep 17

      House hunting? We need to catch up.

      Ah GOOD for you for turning away from the phone and turning off notifications!! I’ve noticed it makes succcchhhh a difference in my anxiety levels. I need a reset in the area though – so thank you for this reminder.

  14. Hannah | 20th Sep 17

    Your week sounds productive yet relaxing. The best kind of week

    • Cora | 24th Sep 17

      Right? What we aim for..

  15. Miss Polkadot | 24th Sep 17

    Light, centered and at ease – that’s the overall impression your weekly recap gave me and that made me so very happy for you. I’m sure there were some not so amazing moments in there, too, but if those didn’t make the cut of being included in this post – great. I hope the positive trend continued throughout this week.
    What I also noticed was your yet more intensified attitude of “I can do this”. And yes, I do believe you can and will be where you’re aiming to in your career and life in general. No matter how long it takes: you’ve got the skills and persistence for it.

  16. Kaylee | 25th Sep 17

    Dog walks are pretty awesome. And planner time always soothes my mind. All of the above made me feel so warm and cozy and as you said good. Hope it carried throughout the following week too.
    Over the weekend, I did some outdoor yoga and went shopping with my aunt. Not the most productive things–couldn’t cross them off my to-do list–but much needed.
    (ps still catching up on some of your other posts!! eeek!)
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