Saturday, October 3, 2015

October Currently and a What Not to Wear Transformation

Brrr!!!  Cold rain.  Gray clouds.  Chilling wind.

Is it October or November?

Bring back the clear, sunny fall days and the crunchy, colorful leaves!

I shouldn't complain because I would rather be cold than hot.  Still, the last two days have been ones that chill you to the core and never let you warm up.

Being that it is a blustery night during which everyone is staying in, I figured it was a good time to blog.  It has been a while since I have done that, but it has been even longer since I have joined the Currently.  Tonight, my free time Farley's linky matched up.  :-)

Recently, I started studying Spanish, so I find it quite interesting that Bay is in Spanish class too.  Now, many of the main characters are in Mexico.  TV time turned into extra practice.  

Over the past for months, I have worked in New Jersey, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Guatemala.  This month, I will go to Virginia and Kentucky.  Haiti is in March.  Gotta say, even though the travel life is hectic, I love it.  It is such so rewarding to serve with World Orphans.  I enjoy talking with people about their lives and our ministry to discover how together we can make a difference in the lives of children.  God is at work and I am grateful to be a part of it.  Read more details in my October newsletter linked below.

Becky's October Bulletin: Guatemala, Collyde, and Colorado
Where are the cool fall days?  It's not time for 40 degrees and rain yet!

For the past year and a half, I have been blessed to live with a family from my church.  They were so generous to take me in when I needed a place to stay and it has been great getting to know them.  However, the time has come for all of us to move on to different living arrangements.  I am in the midst of an apartment hunt in an area where apartments do not like to be found.  

A few months ago, I commissioned my friend, Rachel, to help me update my wardrobe.  I was/am sick and tired of being told I look like I am 15!  After ranting about this a few too many times, I realized that it might help to stop wearing the same clothes I wore when I was 15.  Don't get me wrong, I was not exclusively wearing high school clothes.  However, I hate shopping and spending money, so a few old faithfuls were in the mix.  Since I hate shopping, I relied on Rachel to push me out of my comfort zone and into an adult wardrobe.  She did just that.  

She taught me how to layer pieces and to incorporate color in more subtle ways.  All the while, she encouraged me to pick out pieces and respected my taste.  It was a great collaboration.

After our shopping spree, I donated two giant garbage bags of brightly colored, young-looking clothes to Goodwill.  The primary-color loving former first grade teacher in me had a hard time letting go.

Now, I love everything I bought and feel more confident, while still being comfortable and colorful.  Plus, I like getting compliments on what I wear.  Rachel gets all the credit though for being my Stacy London.

You can't see my whole ensemble here, but I love this jacket!

Well, that's it for me tonight.  Have a great weekend everyone!