I'm popping in for a quick post this morning to showcase this adorable Happy Camper brooch from Erstwilder – and to appreciate what's probably the last of the warmer weather for a while. It actually snowed last night (gah!), but I like that it's finally feeling a little more holiday-like now. At least I had time to wear my peasant top from Pinup Girl before the cold really hits! I've never been an outdoorsy type in the camping sense, but I'd be up for it in a cute little trailer like this (and maybe with more amenities than normal).
I had a much-needed, low-key weekend for the most part, which involved lots of good food, great movies and snuggly company. If you've never seen The Brothers Bloom, I highly recommend it. I'd never even heard of it before, but I ended up really loving it. In contrast, yesterday was kind of anxiety-filled. I don't want to rehash all the details, but it's the sort of thing that happens just when you're moving on and feeling happy, and something from your past decides to weasel its way back into your life against your will. It's really hard for me to shake things off sometimes (I think that's part of being so highly sensitive), but I'm trying to prioritize what really needs my energy, and figure out what will best serve me. It sounds selfish, but if it isn't beneficial or healthy for me, then I can't afford to spend my time on it. I can't be afraid to check in with myself and identify what I really need. It feels weird saying that, which is a big indication that I need to not be so worried about pleasing other people, and need to focus on pleasing myself, above all else. Sometimes it takes someone who cares about you to point out that you should care about yourself a bit more.