I can barely remember October. It’s gone?? WHat?? I guess this means I should make another list of things to do for November, although to be completely honest I am lacking motivation. Ah yes, I remember this — the mid-semester blues. This is what happens when classes become unbearably futile and the world around us is exploding into gorgeous shimmering trees of flame and persimmon. All I want to do is be outside, but academia demands interior working. But, October has been a busy and productive month, and perhaps that’s why I so loathe to repeat the process again.
Here’s a recap of my goals for October:
– Take a GRE practice test…and then take the GRE. (Check and check!)
– Complete my table of contents/thesis outline. (I did this AND make a calendar of due dates to encourage and track progress. Back up, thesis.)
– Commit to running every Tuesday and Thursday. (Um yeah, this never happens. But more yoga classes are fine with me.)
– Visit a pumpkin patch and an orchard! (Had plans to do this over break, but traded it in favor of a 2-hour nap on my part. I’d say it was a win.)
– Attend a pre-marital conference. (A marvelous success, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to learn more about Andrew. I hope I always will.)
– Clean out my closet. (Rejuvenating! I found a few replacement pieces and I’m slowly working on building a more classic, professional wardrobe.)
– Revamp my “professional” blog design. (Not yet, but I’ve been brainstorming and have some good ideas in the works…)
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– Complete one chapter of my thesis by the end of the month. (I’m analyzing The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty, in case you were curious.)
– Research and begin to ease into a sugar fast. (Sarah Wilson wrote an inspiring e-book about this, and I love her blog.)
– Have big projects completed so that I can enjoy Thanksgiving Break as a time to rest and enjoy my people.
– Host a bridal shower for my roomie!
– Continue to segue into a more natural beauty routine, as inspired by this lovely lady.
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I think this is plenty for now. As is typically the case, many unexpected things to do will pop up throughout the month, and I want to be able to tackle them head-on without being too burdened by a list. So what are you going to do this month? Let me know, I’m always curious!