Another month has passed, and that means it’s time for another “What I Learned” post! I’m linking up with Emily’s link party at Chatting At The Sky. If you’ve got a minute (or 30!) click on over and see what some other people have learned in the past month!

Here are a few things I came to know in September:

1. The freedom of loose fashion rules.

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One of the things I love about living in Juneau is the lack of fashion rules — the fact that pretty much any random combination of clothes someone puts on can be stylish, and generally is not questioned. I have really enjoyed observing the Juneau style over the last few months, but I recently got the courage to try it out myself. My first “big step” was wearing a knee-length skirt with leggings and rain boots. I loved wearing it and not worrying about what anyone thought… and several people told me I looked Alaskan! 🙂

2. Pig butchering is gross.


Every year, the camp we work for raises and butchers a few pigs. But I’ve never had any desire to watch any part of that process. I like the little pigs when they’re young and cute. I love the fresh sausage! But I don’t want to see the in-between part. Welllll…this year my hubby convinced me to come out and watch. *shudder* I stayed for a little bit, but as soon as I heard him say “Now it’s time to take off the head,” I got outta there!

3. There is a worldwide blogging challenge called 31 Days.

I just discovered this today! It’s an annual challenge to blog about one specific topic every day for every day of the month of October. I don’t feel like I’m in the place to be able to participate this year, but I’m definitely book-marking it for next year! Here’s the link. 

4. Twenty-nine is real close to thirty.

Obvious, right? Wow. I turned 29 last week, and somehow it feels a lot older — a lot closer to 30 — than 28 did. Suddenly my twenties are almost over, and I’m not sure how I feel about that!

5. Being a stay-at-home parent is a busy job!

I knew this, of course, but had an immersion experience with it recently! Brett and I got to babysit our preschool-age nephew and niece for a few days. What a handful! We loved getting to spend so much time with them and had a blast, but I don’t think I realized how busy and full a day as a full-time parent can be! Preschoolers need a lot of attention. Housekeeping needs a lot of attention. Husbands need a lot of attention. My eyes were definitely opened!

Your turn! What did you learn in September?




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