Love & Lifestyle by Lizzie

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Current mood?

I’m 33 weeks pregnant as of tomorrow and I’m feeling stressed this week, which is always the worst feeling. I do feel great, but I’m exhausted and it’s officially hard for me to sleep through the night, with my little pumpkin keeping me awake. Andrew and I are still plugging through home renovations, but the nursery is painted and I know it will be an absolutely beautiful space! I cannot wait to spend hours in there bonding with baby Greyson, especially during the cold, winter months. I’m wedding planning as much as possible, which is super exciting! Knowing that I’ll be marrying my best friend in 2019 makes me so happy. #lovestory

Love

What’s the universe saying about October love? Let’s have some fun with the monthly love horoscope for October! Last month was a nice, relaxing break after dealing with intense, summer emotions (and the heat), but October is actually another intense time for love and emotions (sorry!). September is a good time to rest, rejuvenate, and rethink, but October begins another journey…

October is filled with stress and an overflow of thoughts when it comes to finances, intimacy, and love. You may feel insecure, overwhelmed, or haunted. It’s okay! Take a deep breath and enjoy the beautiful, fall days (regardless). I’m feeling the pressure from October emotions, just like everyone else. No one is ever alone in dealing with stress and emotions, which should make you feel a little better. October is a time to unearth everything you were trying to hide and avoid as we enter into our favorite time of the year. The secrets you thought you could ignore in your love life will surface, the financial issues you didn’t want to face will need to be handled, and the insecurities you may have tucked under the rug, will haunt you…just in time for Halloween! These unwanted feelings and issues are all thanks to Venus being in retrograde.

This retrograde is ultimately trying to remind you to put yourself first and to deal with issues head on (communicate and be honest), and to never allow your happiness to depend on someone else, or a materialistic desire. If you’re in a healthy, secure relationship there’s no need to panic, but insecurities from your past (old issues) may emerge. For example, if you were lied to and cheated on in the past (even if it was years ago), despite being in a new, healthy relationship, you may suddenly feel revisited by old, unwanted emotions, revolving around what you went through. Let’s call these emotions the ghosts of relationships past

This month, instead of ignoring the emotions you’re feeling, communicate with yourself and your significant other. This is the time to be honest with yourself, your partner, and the world. It also may be time to come to terms with what haunts you and set those ghosts free. It’s time to move forward in the right direction, with the one you love by your side. If you’re single, it’s still time to move forward and remain positive! We’ll get through October together, loves…

Lifestyle

As I briefly addressed above (thanks to October changes and new vibes), finances may be stretched and tight this month as we approach the holiday season. Are you feeling undervalued at work? Do you crave purchases you cannot make at this time (new clothing, a new vehicle, home essentials)? Are you stressing about the upcoming holiday season, gifting, and plans? Do yourself a favor and instead of planning ahead this month and thinking about possible, upcoming issues, take it day by day. Write down each day what you need to accomplish, conquer your daily goals, and worry about everything else later. Planning ahead can be wonderful, but it can also be damaging to our mental and emotional health. Too much planning can lead to stressing out over every detail, and there will always be aspects in our life that we cannot control. Life is unpredictable and messy.

An amazing way to shake off negative vibes is to go for a walk, alone. Take an hour to walk it off. The fall weather allows us to walk, cozy up, and spend some time bonding with nature. Don’t bring anyone or anything on this walk, and just breathe in the fresh, fall air, and try to manage your emotions. Sometimes, all I need is a little while in a pretty place to clear my head and start fresh. A walk is not only good for your body, but also your mind.* If walking around your neighborhood isn’t inspiring enough, drive to a local park, the beach (just bundle up), or another walking destination in your area.

I’m wishing you all a beautiful weekend filled with positive thoughts, cool breezes, renewal, and rest. Take a couple of naps this weekend and don’t overload yourself if you’re feeling stressed, or uneasy. Remember, you’re never alone in how you’re feeling…Xo

Follow my blog, www.takeabiteoutofme.com to stay updated on the latest and feel free to follow me on Instagram: lizziemognoni
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The Author

Hi loves, I'm a New Jersey writer, published author, and blogger with an immense passion for love, lifestyle, and drama. I have personally worked in the fashion/marketing industry since age sixteen, which drives my passion for fashion, design, and creativity. If you need someone to talk to, I'm always here. Xo Instagram: lizziemognoni Email: lizziemognoni@gmail.com

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