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My October List

So far this month, I have had a great time both mentally and physically. I learned how to face rejection, and since then, I am having a positive approach when conducting a job search. Below, I share my October intentions, the things I am excited about, and looking forward to.

October Intentions 

  • Sleep longer on the weekends. I do not remember when I last had a long morning, and I kind of miss it. 
  • Do something great every day for myself that makes me feel good. 
  • Go for a walk in nature and enjoy the beauty of fall.
  • Clean the back yard, which is getting flooded with all the leaves falling from the trees.
  • Rope skipping – It is over two months now since I last did it. I do not plan to go all crazy, but skipping 10 mins will be a good start.
  • Read two books – I Am halfway through EAT, LOVE, PRAY by Elizabeth Gilbert, and I hope to start a new book by the end of the month. 

I am excited about

  • Fall vacation – I’m not having a break, but the boys do. However, I will try to create time mostly in the afternoons for some family fun activities. 
  • Acrylic pour painting – I tried pouring painting last month, but it failed. I have bought the right paint, and I will give it another try.

I am looking forward to 

  • Go through my sweaters one more time and see if I can get rid of a few more. 
  • Wear my new boots. I was in town the other day and came across some super cute ankle boots on sale. I grabbed them ASAP!
  • Get used to wearing business casual outfits.  I cleaned my closet and collected a few pieces that I cannot wait to incorporate into my daily outfits. 
  • To hang out with my mommy group. I have not seen them in a while, and I am sure Leo will love catching up with his friends, as I will do with the other moms.

I have mixed emotions about

  • Christmas decorations up already. It is always a reminder that I am spending another Christmas away from my family. Lately, it arouses some mixed emotions. I find myself getting excited to be with my small family during the holiday season. On the other side, knowing that I can’t experience Christmas in Kenya makes me a little sad. However, I am learning to deal with these emotions accordingly. 

Pictures shot by both Axel and I

October List - Michelle Bastholm
October List - Michelle Bastholm
October List - Michelle Bastholm
October List - Michelle Bastholm
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1 Comment

  1. October 31, 2020 / 2:46 am

    We have Halloween, and (for lots of us) a week (or two) of school half term holidays – which both make this month a little different! So, without further ado, let’s get on and talk about some of the ideas and help on things to do in October, to make the most of the month and make it count.

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