tasting butternut squash. for the first time. and it is delicious.

smelling new books. (you know the smell i mean.) because i have no self control when i walk into barnes & noble. 

eagerly awaiting returning to indiana to visit family and friends in january!

listening to jake owen, and a slew of other crooning cowboys.

debating whether or not the colts actually deserved their win against the texans last night. (don't get me wrong. i love my boys in blue to death. last night was just...ridiculous.)

making an effort to cook more. and freezer meals don't count. most of this just means i need to plan ahead better, and let's just say it is a work in progress.

giggling at flashbacks to karaoke night a couple weeks ago. it was a blast and hilarious and i can't wait until we do it again.

learning to balance full time job and freelance projects on the side. it's a blessing and curse at the same time.

wondering how john green manages to write the most quotable books. "my thoughts are stars i cannot fathom into constellations."

realizing that i have actually built a life out here. i would get so caught up in the past or what was in my future that i never just stopped and took in the present. as temporary as my situation is right now, it is real and full of amazing people and memories that i want to keep close forever.

anticipating packing up what little belongings i brought with me to orange county and moving them up to long beach. i'm definitely excited, but i'm just not the biggest fan of the packing/unpacking routine.

wanting to go back to last month when we hadn't pushed our clocks back yet and there was still the tiniest sliver of daylight left when i left work. 

smiling because i have a pretty cool life right now and i shouldn't let stupid things get me down.

P.S. I totally stole this prompt from Hello Miss Chelsea.