August Sturgeon Moon – September Corn Moon
Hello! The September Corn Moon is the 2nd post in Full Moon Monthly, a new series on Brave Girl that recaps life lately and what’s on the horizon. The September moon is interesting this year because it IS NOT the Harvest Moon like it was last year. The Harvest Moon is the moon closest to the Autumnal Equinox (September 22) so this year October 5th’s full moon will be the Harvest Moon.
Since the Sturgeon Moon last month, there’s been birthday celebrations, job changes, and a lot of internal reflection.
September Corn Moon
Here’s what I’m looking forward to during the September Corn Moon (and scroll down to see a recap of my August!):
2 weeks of yoga
The last time I was consistently involved in yoga was when my hair was long and partly red. AKA 3 years ago! There are a multitude of ways to find inner peace and I seem to find it on the mat. I don’t know why the things that are good for us get put last but I’m attempting to get back into it this month with 2 weeks of yoga at Funky Buddha. Get centered with my Be Still Meditation here.
Photo c/o Lee & Birch
There’s a few local events this moon I’m really looking forward to like an Anthropologie Denim event, Women in Leadership Town Hall with Ladies Get Paid Grand Rapids, Runway off Wealthy, and Creative Risk Tasking at The Rising Tide’s monthly meetup. Oh and Artprize, an annual national art competition that happens in Grand Rapids will begin! Surrounded by art, swoon. 🙂
Our 1 year marriage anniversary!
What a year it’s been! I’ve already started reflecting so much about what our marriage means to me, our life together, our dreams, and how much life has changed since our Harvest Moon wedding last year. Sometimes I really need to pinch myself! We’re hoping to celebrate the way we do best – at a craft beer festival close to home. Oh yeah!
I haven’t been to Wine Club since moving. I’m really excited to catch up with everyone I haven’t seen in awhile. Tieka of Selective Potential has a great post on how to start your own wine club. This month is Wine Club #40 for the Grand Rapids ladies and we’re celebrating with New Zealand wines!
I won’t tell you which birthday he’s celebrating…let’s just say he’s close to the big 3-0. 😉 I’m so excited to celebrate Joel! He’s so compassionate, humorous, and giving to me. Now it’s my turn to wait on him and oogle over him all day (his favorite, haha). We treat birthdays big around here as you can see from what he did for my birthday below. Hmm, I have some brainstorming to do!
August Sturgeon Moon
And a little recap of August:
My 27th birthday
I didn’t end up seeing the annual Perseid Meteor Shower as I hoped because it was too cloudy but I had an AMAZING day. Joel treated me like a Queen with rosé at Rose’s, a homemade dinner with fresh veggies from the Fulton Street Farmer’s Market, a Whitecaps baseball game with fireworks (he won me a shirt!), and live music at Founders to end the night. It was so relaxing and energizing at the same time. See the 27 things I’ve learned in my birthday post.
Freelance designer and writer!
The first few weeks are under my belt and I’m loving it so far. A lot of things people think are perks to being a freelancer really isn’t the reality of working freelance. It’s a big responsibility and sometimes feels like free-falling. But I’m enjoying setting my own routine and being more present daily. See the summer round-up of my design work or shop my prints!
Coffee and lunch dates
I really enjoyed the multiple coffee and lunch dates I had last month. I’m not a foodie so what I enjoy most is connecting with new and old friends. Joel and I also went on a coffee date and it reminded me how important it is to prioritize each other. It’s easy to take each other for granted when we’re with each other every day and life gets busy. I’m grateful we did something about being off-balance. I mean, just look at him! I’ll sit across the table from him at a coffee shop the rest of my life. <3
I don’t get to see my parents as much as I’d like so when we spend a weekend together, I usually don’t stop talking or smiling. Our visit last month was no different. We talked about the world on the Peace Porch, saw my Dad’s new Jeep, my Mom’s renovated pottery studio, took a long bike ride along the river, and had some of the best margaritas by the bonfire. I was already anticipating the next time I’ll get to be with them before we even pulled out of the driveway.
Labor Day Weekend at the Lodge
Relaxing with no plans (& no cell service!) was better than I even imagined it would be. We went to a friend’s family lodge that used to be an old ski resort. A pond, beach volleyball, sun bathing, Beer Olympics, and the most beautiful view of the rolling hills…it all felt good for the soul, just what I needed. 2 days later and Tiger is still sleeping, ha!
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.