October // Life Lately

Hello there! Remember me?? You know, girl who supposedly runs this blog?! I know, it has been way too long since I've posted here. Life has been crazy! Crazy, but good. We are just past midterm in the semester and it is hard to believe that I am already halfway through my classes. Thank goodness! Things have been pretty overwhelming and it has been very difficult balancing school with work and life in general. The past couple weeks, though, I have been working less and it has made all the difference. I'm starting find some answers to the things that have been causing me stress and I am feeling more like myself again. life-lately
A lot has been going on since I last filled you all in! Some highlights...
+ We went to the pumpkin patch last weekend! It was a busy place, but it was fun being surrounded by fall fun and checking out the pumpkins.
+ I have been exploring the new area that I live in more, which includes a few local coffee shops! I already have a favorite so far :)
+ I really, really, really love fall! It has started to expose itself here more in California and it is wonderful.
+ I met Lauren of My Passion Journey in person last week! She and her husband just moved to the Bay Area and I already love her! I think we clicked well right off the bat and it has definitely been nice having a friend that lives very close by :)
+ I'm currently searching for a new job! I don't really want to leave my current nanny family because they have been so great to me, but I know that I need to make changes that will help me maintain a calmer schedule so that I can focus on school. I have been looking into internships and other nanny positions that are close to home, so wish me luck!
+ Aside from some decorating and organizing that still needs to happen, I have finally been feeling settled and at home at my new place! Unlike the place I was living at this time last year, I actually look forward to coming home and feel relaxed when I am there, rather than filled with anxiety and loneliness. I have been spending more time at home over the past couple weeks and it has been great!

It feels like I always say this, but I am hoping to be able to fit blogging into my routine more! Unfortunately lately when I have had to choose between finishing my homework and writing a blog post, my homework has to take priority! Hopefully, though, my work and school life will balance out more very soon and I can devote more attention to this hobby that I love!

Thanks for hanging in there with me, friends :)

How do you balance blogging with school, work, or the rest of life?