abbyelizabethoward I am graduating college in T- 43 days!!! It’s a little nerve wracking considering I have been a student for 18 years now, but it’s mostly exciting! To be honest, I have very little idea about what there is in store for me after graduation, but I think it’s gonna be good!
abbyelizabethoward SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! We have merch going live on Wednesday at 10:00 am CST!!!
I don’t know who I think I am having merch... it’s honestly so strange for me (and I’m sure the people in my personal life that know I’m not all that special would agree😅). But all I can say is that this is because of every one of you that supports us and has gotten us to this point. It‘s very humbling. Thank YOU!
Also, stay tuned for Wednesday’s video where we celebrate this first launch (and have a very fun surprise!) 😏
abbyelizabethoward So I got some really good news recently that has been getting me super excited! It feels like life has been moving fast and I love that!! We always say that I am “all gas and no brakes.”
But it’s also important that I remind myself to allow time for margin. Taking purposeful pause in my days recently to think about what I‘m grateful for has been such a sweet blessing. Not all days are “good” but there is good in everyday, and I am so much more blessed than I take the time to acknowledge.
So if you want to join in on this #gratitudeproject with me and a bunch of other awesome people that are already participating just:
-post one thing you are grateful for on your story every day up to Thanksgiving
-spread thankfulness and positivity
abbyelizabethoward it’s the concentration face for me...
I love doing my hair this way because it’s pretty quick and casual, but I also feel put together.
Also, I haven’t been using a heat protectant...any recommendations?? I probably should be doing that...
abbyelizabethoward I love transportation.
I know that sounds so weird, but I have always really really loved long car rides, flights, train rides, water taxis...you name it!
I actually look forward to whatever method we are taking to get to our final destination. The way I see it, the “getting there” is part of the fun!
I think that this totally applies to life also. I have been guilty of getting wrapped up in always feeling like I’m WAITING for the next thing to happen: willing on the next stage of life. But the truth is that we could spend our whole lives waiting!
Until we can find contentment in our current circumstances we will always feel unrest.
So that’s why I am choosing to be at peace with where I am right now. I am a senior in college that has relatively no clue where I am going to live beyond this school year and no idea what I am going to do.
We are young and frugal so our date nights often look like ice cream and skateboarding.
Maybe this isn’t my imagined idea of our “final destination” but I sure am enjoying this this journey together.
abbyelizabethoward This is a fairly quick and simple makeup look that I wear almost every day.
Not sponsored! This is just what I do!
I love makeup. I think it’s a lot of fun and I feel like myself when I wear it! But some days I don’t feel like wearing it and that’s fine too! :)
abbyelizabethoward Fun fact: my hair can predict the weather. For real. It was about to rain when we were taking these pics and my hair was definitely letting me know.
I am thankful though that the cooler weather did give me an excuse to get dressed in some cute fall clothes from @glamourfarmsboutique !! (Code: ABBY10)
As much of a summer gal that I am, I have to say that fall outfits are my fave. Which one of the outfits do you like the most? 🍁🍂
abbyelizabethoward This man does not complete me!
I can’t expect him to do something that a man was never made to do. (still working on those expectations every day)
BUT he is my favorite counterpart. He makes me laugh, he encourages me, and he’s so stinking fun. We spend a LOT of time together nowadays and it just keeps making my heart grow even fonder of him.
Basically I’m obsessed you @_matt_howard_ and I am proud that I am and always will be the one to snuggle you on the couch.
abbyelizabethoward I feel like I only post happy times here, so let this be your reminder that, of course, I have bad times too.
My first couple days of senior year were poop. They were messy and they were tough. And, to make matters worse, I kept trying to cheer myself up by saying “Hey! At least I’m not dealing with ___” But the problem with that type of thinking is that it never makes me feel better. It only makes me consider the worst possible scenarios and ultimately feel worse. Thank you to @_matt_howard_ for that reminder to just feel what I was feeling and let that be what it was... poop!
BUT now it’s Friday! And I’m ready to celebrate leaning on trusted community during tough times, belly laughs, hope and lots of grace!
If the beginning of your school year did not go as you expected I’m here to say “me too!” But I’m also here to say that there is so much hope. Lean on loved ones, be patient with yourself, and allow yourself to be present. (This is a reminder to myself also!)