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Fall Feels…

Hey guys! First – let me start by apologizing for being MIA the last couple of weeks! After my book launch party my body simply gave out and I spent some time battling pink eye and a fever. But I promise my time spent recovering wasn’t wasted! My slight hiatus gave me time to reflect on my work and where I see my blog and brand going. Now that I’m back, I’m eager as ever to kill it! And with fall officially upon us, I couldn’t be more excited. I often find with a transition into a new season, I get a resurgence of energy and motivation. I’m eager to tackle my goals, take on new challenges and embrace new opportunities. I have some major plans ahead and I hope that you guys are just as excited as I am!

I love the fall season for so many reasons. I mean in addition to Halloween, Thanksgiving, fall fashion (my favorite), pumpkin spice, and both How to Get Away With Murder and Queen Sugar returning; we get an extra hour of sleep back! Plus, I’m always happy to celebrate the holidays; my birthday included, and spend time with my loved ones. As the temperatures drop and days shorten, I tend to stay home more often- opting for my intimate interactions like dinner at my house, girl’s night, or good ole’ “me-time”. But, in addition to all of those great things, I have major goals that I plan on tackling. Here are some of my plans for the new season ahead…

1. Dilemmas Of a Damsel: Part II

As most of you may know, I released my debut novel “Dilemmas Of a Damsel” this past August and I couldn’t be more excited about where things are going! The response has been phenomenal and I can’t thank all of my readers enough for your support! It means so much to me and I have no plans to let you all down. I’m excited to share that I will be taking this time to begin writing Part II to “Dilemmas Of a Damsel”. So stay tuned!! In the meantime, you can get Part I here.

2. Redecorate

I live with my boyfriend and we have pretty opposite styles when it comes to interior design. Where he’s much more into having conversation pieces, bold art and bright colors, I prefer more of a soft ambience, plenty of candles and fluffy pillows. Not that I don’t appreciate his style (because I do), it’s just been interesting finding a balance between such different approaches. After much discussion, I decided to redo our bar area and entertainment center. The challenge is going to be finding something that we both like and that is reflective of the both of us. Wish me luck!

3. Reorganize

In addition to switching some things up in my apartment, I want to take some time to reorganize. I feel like I work much better when there is some order in place and I’m organized. I don’t know about you, but confusion and clutter can be so distracting!  I have a lot of things that I need to sort through and discard (old mail, old clothes, space fillers) and I’m hoping that when it’s complete I’ll be able to focus in on my work.

So what are some of your plans for the new season ahead?

 

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28 Comments

  • Reply
    Heather LeGuilloux
    September 22, 2017 at 2:31 am

    I like these ideas. It’s like spring cleaning but more like fall revamping. I actually started to do a few of these.. selling items I haven’t been using, decluttering, reducing ‘stuff’. It feels so good and liberating! Thanks for the continuued motivation.

    • Reply
      Monique Elise
      September 22, 2017 at 5:07 pm

      Hi Heather! Yes, that’s exactly what it is! It’s like a seasonal refresh! And it’s so liberating when it’s done! Good luck with your reorganizing!

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    Courtney
    September 22, 2017 at 2:40 am

    Such a lovely personal post. Sorry to hear you were sick! Also that first photo is stunning – the sunshine radiates out of you!

    • Reply
      Monique Elise
      September 22, 2017 at 5:06 pm

      Aww thank you Courtney! xoxo

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    Courtney
    September 22, 2017 at 2:42 am

    Fall is without a doubt my favorite season! The holidays, the fashion, the weather change, the time change, even the air smells different! It’s definitely an energy booster and I love it!

    • Reply
      Monique Elise
      September 22, 2017 at 5:06 pm

      Isn’t Fall just amazing!! I really like every season with the exception of winter lol. Thanks for reading!

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    Kaylyn
    September 22, 2017 at 3:07 am

    Cheers to figuring out a home style that matches both of your tastes. I’m also working on that!

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      Monique Elise
      September 22, 2017 at 5:05 pm

      Girl!!! It is a process! And I have a super opinionated boyfriend! Lol. Good luck to you!

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    Laura
    September 22, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Your novel sounds super interesting, I’m definitely going to have to read that one!!

    Laura || http://www.thelifeoflaura.com.au xx

    • Reply
      Monique Elise
      September 22, 2017 at 5:04 pm

      Thank you so much Laura! Let me know how you like it!

  • Reply
    mariam
    September 22, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Good read. I also love fall season. Sorry about your illness, hope you are a 100% now that the hard part is over. Congrats on the book launch, sounds interesting.

    • Reply
      Monique Elise
      September 22, 2017 at 5:04 pm

      Hi Mariam, thank you! I’m feeling much better – thank goodness. And feel free to check it out, ebook and paperbacks are available!

  • Reply
    Heather
    September 22, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Wow. It sounds like a busy and exciting fall for you! I’d love to write a novel one day, and I’m so inspired by your having done so!

    • Reply
      Monique Elise
      September 22, 2017 at 5:03 pm

      Thank you so much! And honestly you have to just go for it! The hardest part is getting started and sticking to it. But once it’s done, trust me you’ll be amazed!

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    Emily
    September 22, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    I’m all about colling weather so I can hold a nice hot latte in my hand! 😀

    • Reply
      Monique Elise
      September 25, 2017 at 11:49 pm

      Same here! I love curling up with a good book and a yummy drink!

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    Anissa
    September 25, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Awesome tips! I. Need to start adding pieces to reflect the season

    • Reply
      Monique Elise
      September 25, 2017 at 11:50 pm

      Thank you Anissa! I’m right there with you!

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    Yesenia
    September 26, 2017 at 12:35 am

    Congrats on the novel. I moved a year and a half ago and I have so much decorating to do. I’m more like you and like a cozy space with lots of pillows. Think it’s a girl thing? lol

    • Reply
      Monique Elise
      September 28, 2017 at 9:50 pm

      Haha same here!! And yes I think it is lol. Thanks for reading…

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    Lesean mccall
    September 26, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    Love your website! Thanks for the tips!

    • Reply
      Monique Elise
      September 28, 2017 at 9:49 pm

      Thank you so much!

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    Ciara
    September 27, 2017 at 3:42 am

    Absolutely! I think fall is everyone’s favorite season and time of year! Congratulations on your book launch & I look forward to reading more of your blog posts!

    Xoxo, Kate

    • Reply
      Monique Elise
      September 28, 2017 at 9:49 pm

      Thank you so much Kate!

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    A. Ervin
    October 3, 2017 at 10:13 am

    Congratulations on your new book!!!! I love that you broke your future goals down to 3 categories. Ok definitely going to mirror this. Thanks for sharing!!! Keep it up.

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      Monique Elise
      October 4, 2017 at 6:16 pm

      Thank you so much! And yes I loveeee checklists! Lol there is something so fulfilling about being able to cross things off when they are done.

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    Tisha
    October 10, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    This post is great- I love being inspired by changes others are making! Congrats on the book!. But girl this picture!!!!!!!!!!!! FIERCE!
    Love it!

    • Reply
      Monique Elise
      October 11, 2017 at 12:48 pm

      Thanks girl!! I’m so glad you like it <3 <3

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