For this Friday Faves I am preparing to head to Asheville, North Carolina for my birthday weekend. I mentioned this trip a couple of blog posts before on how I'm making this a pilgrimage of sorts. My dad's side of the family lived in the mountains of North Carolina and unfortunately we were never close. I'm not necessarily going to visit family, but it's more so that I can visit the land and get a feel for where my ancestors lived. I'm excited for this weekend away because I've definitely felt not grounded the past two weeks. At the beginning of October I could feel a shift in energy and I knew change would be coming, I'm unsure of what but I feel like I'm entering a new phase that will force me to let go of what no longer serves me. I'm hoping this weekend away will provide some clarity to what I need to do and new opportunities will present themselves to me.
Saturday is my 32nd birthday and I'll make sure to do a detailed blog post on what this upcoming year means to me. So far I plan on celebrating by sleeping in, drinking coffee on my mountain view patio, go to yoga and then get lost downtown shopping in the galleries. Sunday I make my way back to Charlotte, NC where I will get to visit with some old friends that I haven't seen in 9 years??? It's crazy to know that time has passed like that, but I'm grateful we can pick up where we left off.
I've been feeling a lot of gratitude towards my friends recently and today was extra special because I got to enjoy my morning with my friend Kasey. We drank coffee on her patio and pulled tarot cards for each other. It's always fun to reflect together over what the cards could be telling you. We talked about the power of manifesting and how it actually works if you allow yourself to believe. Our thoughts are our reality which is why it's so important to focus on the good while respecting and then letting go of what doesn't serve us. And on that note, let's get to my Faves list...
Current fave moment: Sipping coffee with Kasey and pulling cards/journaling
Current fave song: Dead of Night - Orville Peck
Current fave jewelry: Moonstone Choker, Moonstone is an October stone so to honor my birthday month I've felt really drawn to wearing this dainty necklace.
Current fave essential oil: Frankincense by Doterra. Frankincense assits in spiritual awakening, healthy attachment with one's father, and it helps remind you that you are loved and protected.
*Don't forget it's the Full Moon this Sunday! It's going to be a big karmic shift!