October is my favorite month of the year. And, not only because my birthday lands within it, but because of the fall clothes, all things pumpkin flavor, spooky movies, and stormy weather.
I’d envisioned this month with cozy blankets wrapped around me and hot coco with rain pattering on my windows. We were lucky enough to get a thunderstorm with pouring rain, but it only lasted for one night, and the next day, the sun rose high and Fall had left just as quickly as it came.
I wanted to carve pumpkins and put on classic scary films. But, I think I wanted this picturesque life that I ended up being unhappy because events didn’t pan out the way I wanted them to.
Instead, I should’ve been holding onto the moments that actually occurred, and appreciate the time I had with my loved ones. I should’ve held onto the moment with my boyfriend when he mistakenly carved our pumpkin wrong… I should’ve laughed, and I should’ve enjoyed dress shopping with my sister and her friend. Stress did me no favor. It made me unhappy, and kept me from enjoying the moment to the fullest. And, I shouldn’t have felt alone because I have wonderful friends, a heart warming boyfriend, who may not always get it, but he tries even when everything else is coming down on him.
So, here are the moments I will cherish:
My birthday was celebrated with breakfast at Denny’s, gifts, and painting in my bedroom with fairylights dangling on my window sill with two beautiful friends. I spent my Saturday snuggling in all day with my boyfriend and watching scary movies. I spent two evenings with two different friends and watched a scary movie with cookies. I taught jiu jitsu class to kids, and I finally have my own clients as a personal trainer! It was a memorable month. And, with its ups and downs, it was better than picturesque, it was real. And, these moments, make me who I am.
- My Job: I used to dread going to work, but I love love my job so much, and it’s so fun to challenge people with fitness, and it’s fun to see their progress in getting stronger, having more endurance, and achieving the body they want.
- Yoga: This month I’ve learned how much I love yoga and want to pursue it to the point where I eventually want to teach it. It’s centering, challenging, and fun.
- Fitbit charge 3: It’s waterproof, tracks my steps, my workouts, my period, and my sleep. I’m so in love with this watch, and it’s a great investment if you enjoy keeping track of your health. You can purchase here.
- A House on Haunted Hill: A netflix original series. This may be considered slow paced for some, but, wow! I binge-watched this because it had the perfect amount of creepy, and the perfect amount of mystery. The characters were phenomenal, and their acting! I’d definitely recommend to anyone who loves mystery, ghosts, and familial drama.
- American Horror Story: Apocalypse: I was such a fan of the first season of American Horror Story, and I ended up watching to half the season of coven, but I fell out of like with it because none could top Horror House, but this one has been such a pleasure because it revisits and connects the other seasons. So, it’s cool to watch.
- Hell’s Kitchen: This one makes me laugh because I was wondering why my boyfriend was so into this show, but he got me hooked too. It’s just fun to watch when I want to be lazy, but it also makes me want to try new meals to cook.
- Hereditary: This is one of my favorite horror films ever. Truly, a fantastic, disturbing film. It makes you question if it’s a psychological horror, or if it’s supernatural horror.
- Nature’s Path Pumpkin Spice Waffles: pumpkin flavored waffles, and gluten free, and whole grain. Need I say more? Check them out here
- Old Market Grill: Almost every week I have gone to Old Market Grill, a greek, local restaurant and have purchased their falafel pita meals with fries. Yum – the best
- Aurora’s Infection of a Different Kind: Listen on Spotify here
- Billie Eilish’s mix playlist: Listen on Spotify here
How was your October? What was the most difficult part of it, and what was the most memorable?
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