Thursday, November 1, 2018

Monthly Wrap-Up: October 2018

October was a complete whirlwind of work, woodland drives and embracing any and everything pumpkin-related in a desperate attempt to
"make Fall happen."

And, glory be, it was actually cold enough towards the end of the month to break out the sweaters. At least for a few days. I swear, if every day was under 60°, I would feel at least 50% more inspired. There's something about Fall and a brisk breeze that makes me want to pull on a cardigan and write a story.

Even though Halloween wasn't very cold (though this didn't stop me from wearing combat boots), it was still a complete joy.

My family and I sat out on our porch and passed out candy to all the sweet kids in our neighborhood, and that familiar feeling of community and kindness filled my heart with joy.

I may be a Slytherin, but I am also a Certified Sappy Holiday Person, even on Halloween, so bear with me. But it was just so wonderful, sitting there in a rocking chair, handing out Snickers and Baby Ruths to superheroes and princesses and zombies. We even met people from Iceland who were visiting the States and celebrating their very first Halloween! My heart is full.

October Things:

The new twenty one pilots album; peaceful woodland walks; buying books from thrift stores; getting organized; meal prepping; writing by hand; making playlists; reading the Princess Diaries (sorry not sorry); pumpkin iced coffee; early morning runs; sushi; journaling.

What about you?

Tell me about your October! Did you dress up as anything special for Halloween? (I wore my costume above to work.) Leave me a fall song or book recommendation if you like.
I'm getting in the Thanksgiving spirit already!


  1. lovely costume. wonderful album. happy (late) halloween!

    1. Thank you! :) It's safe to say I am thoroughly obsessed with the new twenty one pilots record. It's been on repeat for weeks. :) Thanks, happy late Halloween!

  2. Your post always give me the most wonderful warm, cozy, giddy feeling. It sounds like your October was wonderful. <3

    1. GAH you are the sweetest! It was a great October. I hope yours was wonderful as well and that your November is just as fun! :) Thanks for commenting!

  3. I love your costume! I didn't dress up but I really wanted to...sadly the party at work was canceled so I didn't get to have a reason haha.
    Your posts always make my day!!

    1. Thank you so much! :) Aw well I hope next year you get a chance to dress up. There's something so wonderful about Halloween, I'm always so sad when it's over. GAH thank you for your kind words!! This comment made MY day! <3 :)

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    1. It's the best thing ever. Thank you so much! :)


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