January Wolf Moon – January Blue Moon
Hello! The January Blue Moon is the 7th post in Full Moon Monthly, a series on Brave Girl that recaps life lately and what’s on the horizon.
This is the 2nd full moon in January. It’s a rare occurrence to have 2 full moons in 1 month which is why it’s called a Blue Moon. Ever heard the phrase, “That only happens once in a blue moon?” This is where it comes from (source). 🙂
Since the Wolf Moon at the beginning of the month, there’s been a good mix of rest and planning for some fun projects and events ahead.
January Blue Moon
Here’s what I’m looking forward to during the January Blue Moon
(scroll down to see a recap of the last month!):
Self-Care Love with Lexi of In The Hutch
This month I’m joining up with Lexi of In The Hutch and some amazing bloggers and creatives to share weekly acts of self-care. I’ll be sharing weekly tidbits using the #iamlovingme hashtag on Instagram so be sure to follow [here]! I encourage you to join us this month by sharing a weekly photo or video story of what you’re doing for YOU that day or week. The best part? Showing up together to share our stories. Caring within strengthens how we care outwardly and being able to do that with a group of women by your side cheering you on? LOVE LOVE all around. 🙂
Local Lady Collaboration for Slow Fashion
Are you sensing a theme to my month yet? Lotta Lady Love! A fun collaboration for Dazey LA, a slow fashion brand based out of LA, who’s mission for the fashion industry I wholeheartedly believe in. This graphic tee is part of my Spring Capsule Wardrobe and I’m working with a few amazing women in town to share this outfit, what it represents, and more this month! 🙂
Image c/o Leigh Ann Cobb Photography
Freelance Design Chat at GVSU student group
I’m doing another chat this month with GVSU students. I did a similar talk last November and I’m looking forward to meeting up again to chat about my experience as a freelance designer and talk about the rates and reality of freelancing. Sometimes I think freelancing gets romanticized a bit much, yes? I like to be upfront about it and often walk away with great insights and questions. 🙂
January Wolf Moon
And a little recap of the start of January:
Image c/o Currently Kherington
Co-Works at Coffee Shops
I got out for a couple events and co-working with Currently Kherington and Sincerely Ashley last month. When I worked in an office I remember thinking working from home was a luxury. Now I think there needs to be a balance of solitude and community because you’ll drive yourself nuts just sitting alone at the computer all day! We’re all hustling for the life we want to live, so why not hustle together?
10×10 Outfit Challenge
I did a 10×10 outfit challenge and I learned SO MUCH from participating in it. 10 clothing items for 10 days in a row. It was a great experiment to do in lieu of sharing more of my capsule wardrobe here. It lifted my spirits and kept me looking forward to something each day which is difficult for me during these dark winter months. I’ll be doing an overall recap of it this weekend.
Image c/o Leigh Ann Cobb Photography
You should see my desk and notebooks right now, haha. The first couple weeks I tried taking it easy but then found myself signing up for ALL THE THINGS. A weekly lettering challenge, outfit challenge, Jenna Kutcher’s email list workshop, and joining some groups with other bloggers and designers. When I’m deep in a project I become a hermit to complete the work and get it the way I want it. So I took advantage of the slower pace to better clarify WHY I started Brave Girl and what I’m trying to do here (more on that soon). The groups I joined and the projects feel REALLY GOOD. The work load has since picked up and it’s been an amazing feeling to work with more purpose and continuing to practice my craft. 🙂
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.