October is here, with its Anne of Green Gables quotes, bouquets of sharpened pencils, changing leaves, and (hopefully) cooler temperatures. I am so excited. Along with April (the perfect point in spring) October is one of my favorite months. I love the crisp air, the colors of the trees, the sweaters, and all of the pumpkin decorations and treats. I have memories from Octobers as an elementary schooler, jumping off the bus, ditching my backpack inside, and rolling in piles of leaves in my classic 90s patterned leggings and mock neck turtlenecks. It didn’t get much better than that. While I may not be rolling in leaves now, October, and the fall weather, is still just as thrilling. Since we have only been in Nashville for the summer, I am excited to see the new season in a new place. I can’t wait to get started on my October goals and add in some items on my fall fun list along the way.
– Think of three good things, or three things I am grateful for every day – We did this at dinner every day (or breakfast when Will was on night shifts) and it made such an improvement in my attitude and shift in perspective.
– Edit National Parks photos (taking smaller steps this time :) ) – I edited at least half of them! Adding the other half to my October goals.
– Try at least one new place in Nashville with Will – We went on a hike in a park that I had visited, but Will hadn’t, and on a trail that was new to me.
– Try a new place in Nashville when my parents visit – This feels like forever ago, but we tried a new restaurant, visited the botanical gardens, and checked out the main public library. Lots of new places in one visit!
– Get outside every day – this doesn’t have to be intense, but I’ve found that getting some fresh air and sunshine can improve my view of the day. – Definitely did this and it absolutely helped.
– Get at least halfway through a book (the hardest part for me is figuring out which one) – I picked up three books this month, got 1/4 of the way through two of them and 3/4 of the way through the third. Success!
– Cull photos on my computer from this year to clear up some computer memory – Did this, only to import more photos and have a full computer memory again. Ugh.
– Edit the rest of our National Parks photos
– Pick pumpkins!
– Finish reading Nickel Boys
– Try a new fall recipe!
– Celebrate with family at a wonderful wedding
– Write a blog post about our National Parks trip
– Post 4 pumpkin recipes (!)
– Visit Cheekwood to see the Harvest display