July Thunder Moon – August Sturgeon Moon
As I mentioned in my last post, Full Moon Monthly is a new series on Brave Girl that recaps life lately and what’s on the horizon. I hope to honor Grandmother Moon and the Native Americans who named each moon of the year, as well. I think it’ll be fun and hope it will be for you too! The August Sturgeon Moon is the first because August is my personal new year. 🙂
August Sturgeon Moon
So here’s what I’m looking forward to during the August Sturgeon Moon (and scroll down to see a recap of my July!):
My 27th birthday
I’m hoping to see the annual Perseid Meteor Shower. We’ll have to get up at 4am and go away from the city a bit to see it. I try every year but usually miss it due to cloudy weather or wanting my comfy bed more. We’ll see!
Freelance designer and writer!
Next week I’ll be a full-time freelance graphic designer and writer. I’ll explain more details and my career goals in an upcoming post but for now just know I’m excited for what’s to come. 🙂 See my latest design and lettering work or shop my prints!
Coffee and lunch dates
It’s important to step away from the workload and listen to others’ dreams, beliefs, and challenges. My next meeting is over ice cream (fun!) and we’ll be chatting all about how to start a blog. If you want to start a passion project or blog but don’t know where to start, ask me here.
Labor Day Weekend Up North
I’m looking forward to time up north with friends. I’m most excited for Tiger actually. haha. Apartment life can be a drag for him so I can’t wait for a long weekend in nature. Relaxing with no plans, ahhh. 🙂
July Thunder Moon
And a little recap of July. It was full of celebrations of love, change, and passion projects coming to fruition. August might involve a lot of naps because of it, ha.:
One of my best friend’s got married!
We celebrated in Royal Oak with old friends and new. I planned her Bachelorette Party (honeybee and lavender-themed) and hand lettered their Marriage Vision for their new home.
Joel started a new job
Some of you may know my husband is a recruiter and AMAZING with people. He has a way of setting people at ease, especially in stressful and uncertain situations, like finding your next job. I’m so happy for him, he’s really enjoying it so far! See his Guest Post on The Power of Influence.
Went to a Kalamazoo Growlers baseball game
One of my favorite summertime activities is watching baseball on a summer night. It was a great time catching up with friends and drinks at Hopcat afterwards. You have to stop by when in Kalamazoo! There’s a patio with outdoor yard games and taco food truck from an Airstream.
GRNow App Launch party
Kherington of Currently Kherington invited Joel and I to The Sovengard to celebrate the GRNow event app for the Grand Rapids area. Another beautiful summer night getting to know new friends like Ashley and Kristin and their hubbies better. My favorite app feature is the map to find events based on location.
Photo c/o Currently Kherington
Cloth + Cabin Launch party
More celebrating! This time for one of my wholesalers, Cloth + Cabin. They’re an online store of curated wantables for your closet and home. My prints are featured in the Modern Farmhouse collection. Summer print (on sale!) and Leave Her Wild print are available. The launch party was in THE CUTEST barn east of town and the details, oh my, they truly thought of everything. It was like a little taste of Magnolia. 🙂 And I hung out with Kherington again. It was great getting to know her better! I love her recap of the event.
Full Moon Monthly recaps life lately and what’s on the horizon. Includes a full moon reading by Mystic Mamma and honors Grandmother Moon and the Native Americans who named each moon of the year. See all moons here.