And, of course, October means Halloween! I’m a big costume party person, so I love taking any opportunity to wear a silly costume. This year Chris and I went pretty easy on ourselves by dressing as nerds, while Jess (who’s WAY taller than me in this photo and I’d love it if all of you could ignore that fact. THANK YOU!) went as one of her own creations – a kitty maid!
Cooking: lots of chicken so I have lunches AND dinners prepped for days when I don’t get home until past 10 because of rehearsals. Eek!
Reading: The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World by Chris Guillebeau. I’ve only just started it and I already feel like my world is being rocked.
Wanting: to be able to see a show I saw over the weekend, called Bitter Pill, again! But it’s closing tonight! 🙁
Playing: so. much. Hamilton. (Yes, still. No, I’m not over it yet. NO, I am definitely not sorry.)
Wishing: there was a way to manifest dollar from thin air. (Jess needs BRACES, y’all. BRACES. #worst for so many reasons)
Enjoying: the crispness in the air. I know it’ll turn to winter air soon enough, but for now I’m loving the scent and quality of fall.
Waiting: for tomorrow!!! EEK EEK EEK I am so excited!!!
Liking: my new binder – super cute, works great, and is totally Jess-approved! (She wants one, too!)
Wondering: when I should begin Christmas shopping. I feel like I need to start soon!
Loving: how much time I’ve gotten to spend with my family this month. I’ve been busy, sure, but we’ve spent several days at my parents’ house just hanging out with my siblings and the grandkids (which isn’t us any more! Wild!) and it’s just the best.
Hoping: tomorrow goes well.
Marveling: at how exhausted but insanely productive one can be, all at once.
Smelling: the freshly brewed coffee that’s in my Chic Happens mug right now!
Following: my heart and following through with my goals!
Noticing: how much people really will support you if you reach out and ask them. That’s a big lesson for me (that I’m still working on, honestly) but it’s really a beautiful thing when you think about it.
Knowing: that I’m supremely lucky to have such an amazing relationship with Jess and I try my best not to take it for granted.
Thinking: that next week is going to be awesome! (Chris’ brother is getting married! And my friend Michela’s having her birthday party! Woohoo!)
Bookmarking: TOO MANY THINGS. #ineedtochill
Feeling: Nervous. Excited. Trusting! <3
What about you? How did your October go?
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