Hello, October! I don’t think I have ever felt so at peace and ready for Fall to start. I’ll probably share more soon in a personal essay-style post, but Fall, shorter days, and colder temperatures have always been really hard for me. This year feels different for many reasons and I finally feel ready to embrace Fall. I’m so excited!
A lot happened in September. Biggest of all, I decided to switch jobs. I will probably not share more here because I tend to keep my professional life very separate from my blog. But I’m SO excited about the change and think it’s going to be great on so many levels. Because of that major and unexpected change, some of my September goals didn’t get checked off, so I’m rolling a couple of them over. But I did make good progress on others. To recap:
Open all of our wedding gifts and incorporate them into our house—not fully. I made a lot of progress but want to totally finish this in October.
Write all wedding thank-yous—same. I made good progress but just didn’t quite get them all done.
Host two back-to-back weekends of houseguests towards the end of the month—yes! So fun. Some of our best friends visited us this month and although both were very short visits, they filled us up.
Pray impossible prayers (hoping to blog more on this soon. Believing in the “impossible” is really good for the soul, I think!)—yes. See new job, above :)
Celebrate the anniversary of our engagement (which is also the anniversary of the day we “officially” started dating when we were babies, haha)—yes! We had a really sweet dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, Mozza.
Start changing over my IDs and legal documents to my new last name—yes, but a bit of a slower start than I would have liked. Wanting to check more off in October.
Go to the beach to celebrate the end of summer—yep! It was a sweet, simple beach day.
And now, my October goals!
Start my new job well
Set up my home office
Finish my honeymoon blogging and start blogging our wedding!
Enjoy things on my Fall bucket list and savor the season
Make progress on my name change
Finish sorting all of our wedding gifts and writing thank-yous
Take a trip to DC to introduce Grace to my grandmother for the first time!
Order our first ever Christmas cards
I posted my Fall bucket list on IG stories (I got the download from abeautifulmess.com) and a lot of people asked about it. So I might share more here soon! I think it’s such a fun concept and it’s really helping me cherish the season I’m in, even though summer will always be my favorite.
Hope you all have a beautiful start to the month!