Somehow it's already a week into November. There's a Gretchen Rubin quote that I see floating around the internet every now and then that says "The days are long but the years are short" and ain't that the truth? I just can't believe it's already late enough in the year to start thinking about Christmas.
Unless you're the type of person who leaves their Christmas shopping until the last minute. In that case, you probably aren't thinking about Christmas right now and that's okay too. I am somehow both the person who starts early and the one who ends up in a time crunch picking out everybody's gifts. This is a mystery to me.
So October totally flew by and then at the very end, on Halloween, we closed the sale of our cabin. The evening of October 30th was a little sad because I kept reliving all the sweet memories Dave and I had there over the course of our relationship.
Granted, when I say "all", we're still only talking a handful because we honestly didn't go there very much.
Did we love our cabin? Of course. It's the cutest little spot on the water and so very cozy in summer and winter. I think the saddest part of letting go of it was thinking about what a big part of our early dating days it was. Everything was new and swirly and exciting, and we had big dreams about future adventures with our future children as it was being rebuilt.
Look at us! Babies!
But as nice as it was to have a cabin, it was also a significant monthly expense for something that we only enjoyed every couple of months for a night at a time. I love being at a cabin, I do not love taking care of one. Unfortunately, owning a cabin didn't change this.
So we knew that the time had come to let someone else properly love our little Nest and we're so happy it went to new owners who will do just that.
Even though there was some second guessing about whether it was the right decision or not, I feel like I came out of this fully grasping that giving up our cabin doesn't take away the memories or what it meant to us. I like to think it will be a good reminder for me the next time we're faced with a big life decision. I do wish I'd taken more photos while we could, but I also know it probably would't have mattered how many photos I'd taken, I'd still be saying that.
So thank you, cabin, for all the wonderful memories, especially the one where I caught a moose staring at me through our bedroom window while I was getting dressed one morning. #neverforget
I should also note that it's not the end of cabin times for us. Dave's parents' cabin is on the same road, and it's the place where we got married and started the new chapter of our lives that we're living out now. There will be many more adventures down the road (literally and figuratively) with our families and (God-willing) future children.
So that was a huge part of our October amidst everything else. What a month! In the past week I've gotten back on the reading train and I'm so excited to be making my way through some great fiction reads. (Any recommendations for me?) Dave and I have a mini vacation coming up, and then it's life as usual until December arrives when it will really be time for Christmas everything. (Praise hands emoji.)
Happy Wednesday, folks!