Sweet November, you are full of good food, time to reflect and be grateful, and a chance to prepare for the Advent and Christmas season ahead (my favorite). I am savoring my first married Autumn (Autumn Bucket List blog post coming in the next few days!) and am excited to settle deeper into this season over the next month.
I’m happy to say I pretty much checked off all of my October goals! Here’s my recap:
Start my new job well—yes, I can truly say I LOVE my job and it’s the best feeling
Set up my home office—yes, although I am looking forward to clearing the clutter and making that space work better for me
Finish my honeymoon blogging and start blogging our wedding!—completed all my honeymoon recaps and although I haven’t started my wedding posts yet, you’ll find one here very soon!
Enjoy things on my Fall bucket list and savor the season—yes and yes :)
Make progress on my name change—yep! Made major progress and am officially using my new name almost everywhere
Finish sorting all of our wedding gifts and writing thank-yous—yes, except we have a small handful of gifts that came with no information and we don’t know who they are from. This has been stressful to me, as I worry the gift-givers don’t know they were anonymous. As weird as it might seem, if you are reading this and sent us a wedding gift and HAVEN’T gotten a thank-you note from us, PLEASE let me know! I would love to thank you!
Take a trip to DC to introduce Grace to my grandmother for the first time!—yes, so sweet! It was an incredibly short but special trip
Order our first ever Christmas cards—yes. So so happy and cannot wait to send them out in December!
And here are my goals for November:
Spend Thanksgiving in North Carolina with my family
Celebrate Grace turning 28!
Send lots of fun happy mail to friends
Design our wedding album
Host a dinner or brunch at our house with friends
Take better care of my body
Rest, be present, and be thankful
Do all my Christmas shopping (and take advantage of Black Friday sales) so I can spend December resting during Advent
Wishing you a happy, safe, and warm November!