It’s Been a While…Let’s Catch Up Over Tea

Hello there!

It’s been quite a while. If you haven’t already noticed, it is, in fact, October, which means Fall, the season of pumpkin flavored everything, is in full swing. I greatly recommend attending this Tea Talk with a pumpkin chai tea latte in one hand and a pumpkin spice scone in the other.

Trust me, coordinating your tea choice of the day to the season outside really makes you feel like you have your life together.

Except, I am currently drinking Peppermint tea, which maybe will give you a slight insight into the state of my life at the moment.

It’s a bit all over the place.

But I’m absolutely loving it. (Side note: While rereading this, I realize I sound just like a McDonald’s ad and I now have the stupid jingle stuck in my head. Dang it.)

A lot has happened since the last time I blogged.  I turned nineteen, I moved back to Philly for school, I’m living with two of my best friends in our very own apartment, I’ve successfully learned how to cook snickerdoodles in a microwave, and I now own a cardigan in every single color of the rainbow.  It has been quite an exciting month.

But, I realized in the midst of all of this craziness, I sort of lost track of the time. More specifically, I lost track of making time…making time to blog, making time to read, etc.

Last month, my best friend, Rebekah, left for a study abroad trip involving a massive cruise ship and stops all throughout Europe and South America. (Yes, she is essentially living out the “Suite Life on Deck” and yes, I am extremely jealous.)

Due to her lack of reliable wifi and phone reception, we’ve been emailing each other every so often with important life updates. So I’ve been keeping her in the know with what’s going on in Philly and she’s been telling me about Greece, France, Germany, England, and every other amazing place you can think of.

The other day, my phone lit up with an email from her that read:

“Do you still blog? I haven’t gotten any of them via email and I’m sad.”

And so I had to explain that it’s not her email that’s been lacking, but my time management skills.

I haven’t sat down to write in months.

But, I still have an annoyingly large amount of things to say. I still have pictures and quotes I want to share. I still have stories about my mess ups. And I (hopefully) will have stories of how I fixed those mess ups.

So this is me writing a note to myself on the internet in an attempt to convince Future Madelynne to get off her butt and manage her time better.

Do something you love today.

Drink some pumpkin spice tea.

Wear a brightly colored cardigan.

And go kick some Monday butt.

~Madelynne Catherine

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