November Goals

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October was a really fun month! I kicked it off with my college roommate’s wedding in North Carolina, went to Austin City Limits, made a trip back home, started my last semester of grad school, and rung in the end of the month with Halloween. The holiday season is quickly approaching which means so is the end of the year. It’s time to get busy. Here’s what I am getting into this month:

  1. Get to chatting. My work goal for this month is to get back in to the Twitter chats I used to be involved with. I’m sure #AdWeekChat has missed me 😉.
  2. Learn a new recipe. In the spirit of Thanksgiving this month, I want to learn a new Thanksgiving recipe. I think it may be corn casserole but time will tell.
  3. Get those steps in. My goal is only 5,000 a day so it is pretty doable. Looks like I’ll be doing some laps around my complex.
  4. Learn some trivia. The election is days away, I’m so nervous y’all. Anyway, in honor of us electing a new President I should learn the other 43 (in order) and the US state capitals. Bonus points for learning political parties of the presidents.
  5. Create an evening routine. Now that I have my skin care routine down (and I hard wake up time), it’s time to integrate other steps to get me in the mind-set of sleep.
  6. Finish Duolingo. I’ve got to get it done with an extra 30 days, right?
  7. Hydrate. Now that I’ve replaced one drink a day, I hope to meet the minimum goal of 64oz per day. I just got a new water bottle from Target with an infusion compartment so hello fancy office water. Today’s special: strawberry cucumber. Share your combos if you have any good ones!
  8. Collect can goods. For my community goal this month I want to collect cans for a local food drive. And not just with me. I’m going to work with others to get donations up.

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Autumn Adventures

Fall is definitely my favorite season. Living in Austin, I am a little worried I won’t get any crisp, cool days until December, but fingers crossed for a cold front. Fall doesn’t officially start until September 23rd but we can all agree once the white shoes get put away, the flannel comes out. Like Winter, Spring, and Summer, here are some ideas to make your fall fab.

  • It’s officially PSL season. Go grab yourself a Pumpkin Spice Latte + some pumpkin loaf bread. Once Libby’s is out on the shelf I will be baking up a loaf, muffin, + cupcake storm.
  • (September 18) It’s National Cheeseburger Day. Austin has so many great burger joints it’s going to be hard for me to choose. Go out and get one for yourself.
  • Head out to a fair. September tends to be state fair season. If there is a fair with in driving distance of you, go check it out!
  • Football is back. Whether you’re into high school, college, or pro, go see a game. If you can’t get to one near by, host a viewing part. Bonus points if you tailgate.
  • (September 29) Grab a great cup of joe (or a PSL) for International Coffee Day.
  • Watch your favorite fall shows. Grey’s Anatomy, New Girl, American Horror Story, + many others are back! Some has early as Monday so set your DVR.
  • Carve a pumpkin. Create the coolest design possible. People can make some amazing things. If you don’t want the mess, paint your pumpkin.
The pumpkin I carved last year in honor of my move to Austin

The pumpkin I carved last year in honor of my move to Austin

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