YO. How is it October already?
It has been a crazy, crazy, CRAZY month due to moving away and adapting to a totally different lifestyle. At the same time, though, I’ve had a total blast. Unfortunately, I’ve been somewhat absent on the blog lately, and I’m afraid that I’m not going to be able to post much more often than once a week.
September in three words: hard, fun, crazy (sounds contradictory, right?)
Doing: Adjusting and adapting. And having way too much fun with it.
Wearing: I don’t know, the standard. Jeans, boots, sweaters, the occasional scarf.
Watching: After last month’s (mildly unseemly) I’ve been depressingly movie-less for the past month. I did rewatch The Book Thief, which is an absolutely incredible movie (and book) that you definitely should watch if you haven’t already.
Eating: Peanut butter, an ongoing obsession. Also, I’ve been drinking lots of apple cider. It is fall, after all.
- The Book Thief theme, a hauntingly beautiful piece of instrumental music both melancholy and yet somehow joyful.
- 100 Years, by Five for Fighting. I’m not sure why; it just resonates with me and makes me happy, and it really is a beautiful song. 🙂
- Just Like Fire, by P!nk. Because I cannot listen to this song and without singing along and dancing to the beat. (Disclaimer: I haven’t actually seen Alice Through the Looking Glass, so I’m recommending this on the basis of the song alone)
Feeling: Busy, but also so happy. Sure, I’ve hit a couple slumps, and I’m always flitting from one task to the next, but for the most part, I’m loving my new life. I’ve also felt rather flighty this month, so in October I’m going to try to settle down and focus.
What I Read This Month (more than I expected, actually!)
- Sarah’s Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay // You can read the full extent of my thoughts on this book here, but let it suffice to say that it was a fairly harrowing, though rewarding read.
- The Precious Stones Trilogy, by Kirsten Gier (YA) // This I read on the recommendation of a friend and found it rather lack luster, with some rather over the top romance and time travel, which usually boggles my mind too much for me to enjoy it. I liked the first book quite a lot for its witty quips and unique story line, but my enjoyment diminished as the series continued.
- This Is What Happy Looks Like and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, by Jennifer E. Smith (YA) // Both of these books I found incredibly satisfying and delightful to read. Each of them were fairly simple stories, but they were told in such a heartwarming, enchanting way that made me fall in love with the characters, the setting, and the story.
Accomplishments and happenings in September
- Well basically I spent this month adjusting to a new lifestyle, a new home, new friends, new everything. It’s been pretty crazy. But I’m having so much more fun than I had thought.
- And that’s pretty much it. I notably did NOT get around to the renaming of my blog that I had planned. As a matter of fact, my posting and my page views have both gone way down.
Goals for October
- Essentially, my hope for this month is to get back into a routine of blogging consistently. I’ve been really lax on my social media channels, and I haven’t posted nearly as much as I want to be. Hopefully, I’ll be able to establish a nice schedule by the end of October.
Posts this month:
- 8 Steps to A Super Productive Weekend
- Book Review: Sarah’s Key
- Fall, in exactly hundred words