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October 2019

Falling For Fall Tag

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Falling For Fall Tag

Hello, everyone and welcome back to Join The ME Project. I guess you could call today a basic October weather kind of day. We’ve got 50-degree weather and I’m bundled up in a throw blanket. I thought today would be an appropriate day to do the Falling For Fall Tag. Or rather, I’m revamping it. Ashleigh was kind enough to tag me, you can read her post here: For The Love of Books, Falling For Fall Tag

Let’s get started,

The Questions

What is your favorite fall scent?

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I have to agree with Ashleigh on this one, anything Cinnamon scented. In my opinion cinnamon, just adds a sense of warmth to whatever it’s being added to. I don’t think Apple is exclusively a fall scent, but I like Apple and Apple Pie scented things.

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 Do you prefer apple stuff or pumpkin stuff?

This is where I get kind of particular. I’m not a fan of pumpkin pie, never have been. But I like pumpkin seeds. I can get down with a PSL though. So I lean more towards Apple definitely.

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What is the one thing that you look forward to every single fall?

I’m a really big nature lover. I don’t get the chance to get out much, but I love to watch the seasons change. We live in Ohio now but I grew up in West Virgina. It’s still considered a tri-state area and there’s always fairs and festivals this time of year. Fayette County, West Virginia, has Bridge Day every year. It’s a one-day festival with food and extreme sports. But the view is so gorgeous.

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How do you like to spend the more chilly/cloudy days in fall? 

It depends on if I have to go somewhere. If I have to go out, then I try to get my errands done as quickly as possible. When I’m out in the cold, I start to get really achy and my Fibromyalgia and Arthritis will flare up. And I feel like I’m moving in slow motion. If I can stay home, you’ll find me bundled up with a hot drink in my hands. And I’m either watching something on Netflix or Amazon Video.

See Also: Spoonie Tips for Surviving Winter

Which do you prefer: Halloween or Thanksgiving?

I actually don’t celebrate holidays. But if I had to pick one, I would choose Thanksgiving. When my grandmother was alive she would go all out with the food and drinks. Our family was important to her and spending time together was just as important.

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What is the one way you embrace the fall season?

Switching my summer clothes out for my winter clothes. This week I’m actually working on my bedroom decor. I’m not trying to make it fall related, but a more muted tone for the winter time. What I had before was just too bright for the season.

What photos would you like to take this fall?

 I would love to take some pictures of the leaves before they all completely change and fall off. We’ve got a really pretty garden in the back of our apartment so hopefully, I can get back there and take some photos.

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Favorite childhood memory from this season?

The house we moved from had a tree in the front yard. When I was little I would go sit underneath it. In the movies, you always see people gathering up leaves into a pile and jumping or falling into it. I did that one time and almost broke my butt, it’s not as much fun as it looks.

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What is your favorite trend (fashion, makeup, etc) so far this season?

Fashion: Red, 70’s Plaid, and Mid-Length Skirts

Makeup: I’m still learning about makeup, to be honest. I like neutral colors and natural makeup but that’s all the time.

Describe what the fall weather really looks like where you live? 

The temperature has been up and down recently. Last week it was in the 70’s but currently, it’s in the 40’s. It’s been sprinkling today, but it hasn’t rained that much. The weather is usually mild, but I’ve heard that we may have a bad winter.

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Where I’ve Been, Where I’m At

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Where I’ve Been, Where I’m At

Hello, everyone and welcome back to Join The ME Project. I know it’s been a while for everyone, especially for me. In today’s post, I will be giving everyone an update of where I’ve been, and what will be happening in the future.

My Thoughts

This past week, I’ve been pondering over whether or not I wanted to continue my blogging journey. I knew my hiatus was four months. But it wasn’t until I started to log back into my social media that the time away really hit me. So many changes had occurred that I didn’t know about and I just felt out of my element.

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Additionally, during my blog hiatus, I had my hip surgery. And then I was placed on bed rest for six weeks. If you saw my latest Instagram and Twitter post, I discussed a little bit about my initial thought process. Right after my surgery, I kept thinking that I would be able to jump back into my regular routine. Reality basically hit me in the face and let me know that wasn’t going to happen.

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What’s Next for Me?

This week though, I had my six-week post-op appointment. I learned that I would have to go through three months of physical therapy. And during these next three months, I will have to learn how to walk and bear weight on my right leg again.

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It kind of hit me all at once, just how much work I would have to put in with regards to my physical health and my blog. My initial thought was, ”Could I do it?” Should I apply my attention to my physical health and just forget about my blog? As always, I turned to my inner circle. I talked to my mom about how I was feeling and it came up in conversation when I was talking to my sister on the phone. That definitely built me up and relieved me of my worries.

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So at this point, you are probably wondering, ”What’s the verdict? What is Erika going to do?” Well, this blog post is the very answer to that. Quitting at this point just isn’t possible. And I feel like if I did, I would be right back at it, within a short time period. I do want to thank you all for being so patient with me, during my hiatus and surgery. That means so much to me.

Right now, I don’t have a schedule set up. I’m really just taking everything day by day. I have some ideas for things in the future. But I will make a blog post about that later on.

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As always, let me know what you think in the comments below. To stay updated follow Join The ME Project on Social Media!

Check out The CoUnity page to learn more about the project and find out how you can become a member.

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