October… with windows open, it’s deliciously cool - before sweaters become essential in the morning, but a good time for cute ankle booties. Pleasant picnics in the park, apple picking and baking, nature walks and leaf peeping, golden landscapes … cups of endless tea and guilt-free snuggling with a book if it’s rainy, odd scents of pumpkin latte in the air …. ahhh, October it’s my favorite month, perhaps because it also feels so precious, racing past in a flaming blur.
Lots of goodies are planned for this month!
Personal Goal: Make a photobook of our summer holidays! Modern day whittling - taming a few thousand photos stored on my camera roll and turning them into one, tidy, printed, book. I have marked a few slots in my calendar every day for photo editing. I’ll go at it for an hour, while listening to an audio book or inspiring “Ted talk” and hope to be able to import them all into a Snapfish (recommended by friends for ease of use and affordability) or Shutterfly (used in the past, easy with fun templates) at the end of the month. Who knows, I might even make a year book .. I can already see the smiling faces of happy grandparents as photobooks make such great holiday gifts.
October Challenge: This month I challenge you (and myself) to take one habit to build or to break. I was hugely inspired by the book I read last month - A Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg and am trying to apply its principles to reclaim the time lost to Instagram first thing the morning and use it in a more productive and meaningful way. Easier said than done - I tried meditating - but kept falling asleep, tried reading uplifting books, but found them exhausting - then finally tried Duolingo app (I am learning French) and Bingo! Love the 2-for-1 as I replaced a bad habit and created a good one at the same time.
Quote to live by: No one belongs here more than you (Brene Brown)