September Corn Moon – October Harvest Moon
Hello! The October Harvest Moon is the 3rd post in Full Moon Monthly, a new series on Brave Girl that recaps life lately and what’s on the horizon. The October moon is interesting because it’s the Harvest Moon this year. It’s often called the Hunter’s Moon because it’s the time hunters seek their fall meal here in the Midwest. The Harvest moon switches between September and October each year because the Harvest Moon is defined as whatever day is closest to the Autumnal Equinox (September 22) so this year October 5th’s full moon is the Harvest Moon.
Since the Corn Moon last month, there’s been rest, healing, and a new workout routine.
October Harvest Moon
Here’s what I’m looking forward to during the October Harvest Moon (and scroll down to see a recap of my September!):
Cloth + Cabin Fall Event
One of the stockists that carry my prints, Cloth + Cabin is having a pop-up shop at a beautiful space in Grand Rapids I’m excited for. They’re the epitome of modern farmhouse style in the area and at really great prices. Join me? Cloth + Cabin Fall Pop-Up
Photo via Pinterest
Halloween with friends
Ok this is not me (obviously?). Haha. But it’s my Halloween costume idea for this year! A mermaid/siren. 🙂 I’m dressing up as a mermaid with some other friends and we’re going to have a weekend of decorating and crafting our costumes with Halloween movies, music, and mimosas. I haven’t been in to Halloween much the last couple years so I’m looking forward to being in the spirit this year!
Still holding true to sticking close to home this season. Yoga, coffee dates, and client meetings in town are as far as I want to venture this moon. There’s so many changes and transitions going on in our life right now that the obsessive planning bone in my body is being put to rest and hopefully not to return in the way it has been. I think planning is good until it starts to control my life and tricking me into thinking I actually have control in this world. ha. Slow weekends and nights for me. 🙂
September Corn Moon
And a little recap of September:
2 weeks of yoga
2 weeks of yoga at Funky Buddha was exactly what I needed! The more I talk about yoga the more I realize it isn’t for everyone. Some people don’t need this pace or meditation but I really do. It’s easier for me to not do anything at all (ie: bad habit!) but making yoga a daily priority makes me feel strong and energized again. I seem to say hello to myself on the mat in the way I need to hear it.
Photo c/o Lee & Birch
Woowee, this full moon showed me the importance of community. I’ve always longed for it and never felt it quite the way I felt it this month. There are some KICK ASS creatives, bloggers, and entrepreneurs in this town and I’m so happy I’ve been able to meet them. I was quite the social butterfly and am now recovering, haha. I’m an extroverted introvert so while I’m energized at events, I tend to get drained by it easily and need some recoup days. 🙂
Our 1 year marriage anniversary!
We didn’t go to a beer festival as planned. In fact, we originally planned on celebrating our 1-year anniversary in Maine. Then convinced ourselves Traverse City was the best way to celebrate. Ultimately we found ourselves more simply – basking in the sun on the dune where Joel proposed to me 2 years ago. We thought it needed to be extravagant but all we needed was Him. Me. Open space. (and Tiger. ;)) It was the perfect lesson in marriage – things, places, finances – isn’t Love. Remember why you’re in love. The sand, water, and sky will remind you.
Wine Club #40 did not disappoint. 🙂 The host this month lived only a few blocks away and I loved not having the long drive back home like I have in the past! The consensus on New Zealand wines was poor, none of us really liked them. But the conversations we had with a more intimate group this month soothed the soul and made me feel grateful for these women I get to hang out with each month.
Joel’s 29th birthday
Since Joel’s birthday was on a weeknight we celebrated a bit more laidback than usual. I woke up early to set out some gifts on the kitchen counter, made coffee and then made him dinner of his choice when he got home from work. We cuddled with the fur babies and caught up on some of his favorite series like Suits and Nashville. He has started to implement birthday month like I do with mine so we’ve continued to do fun things of his choosing on the weekends!
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.