Tuesday, October 6, 2015

October To-Do List!

Is it just me, or do 30 day months go by a lot faster than 31 day months? That one extra day really does make all the difference, because September came and went in a flash and here we are, six days into October already. Strangely enough, Florida is already starting to feel like fall. And by "fall," I mean it's been 65 degrees for about 20 minutes in the morning and then borderline 90 by 11 a.m., so there's that. Close enough.

Like most "basic" girls, I love October, and I like to think that October loves me back. October means the beginning of the holiday season, which seems to put me into the most chipper of moods, even when I'm at my lowest, which has been more often than I'd like to admit. I digress.

At the beginning of the summer, I posted a "summer to-do" list. It's almost embarrassing how many things I did not accomplish this summer. Despite the fact that it was my first summer in two years without a full time Monday through Friday job, I spent a good chunk of the season prepping for the GRE and picking up doubles at the restaurant. I never ended up floating down a river, and I read something like three books instead of ten. Whoops?

This season, however, I plan on getting down and dirty with my to-do's. I'm going to take this list by storm. I'm going to make all the pumpkin things and drink all the apple cider and burn all the fall scented candles! Although we're already a week into the month, I've put together an October to-do list, and I'm hoping to actually conquer it. Here goes:

  1. Visit a pumpkin patch. For the last two years, Ryan and I have talked about carving pumpkins together and we have yet to actually do it. This will be the year.
  2. Watch Hocus Pocus. Obviously.
  3. Go to a Halloween party. One of my best friends is in the midst of planning a Witches Brew at the end of the month, and I can't wait! 
  4. Go to Howl-o-Scream at Busch Gardens. I didn't get a chance to go last year, and I'm dying to go this year. Roller coasters and haunted houses until 2 a.m.? Sign me up.
  5. Drink hot apple cider at least twice a week. Tis the season, you know.
  6. Make pumpkin cinnamon rolls on a chilly morning. We haven't had a real chilly morning quite yet, but it'll happen eventually, and I plan on making the apartment all sorts of cozy when it does.
  7. Celebrate our two year anniversary. Two years ago on October 12th, Ryan took me on our first date. While we didn't officially start dating until December, my heart knew he was something special from the moment I met him, so I hold October very near and dear for that reason.
  8. Try a toasted graham latte from Starbucks. Because as much as it pains me to say it, the new and improved (and actually authentic) PSL just isn't doing it for me this year.
  9. Finish my book and start another. Easy as this may sound, it feels like quite the feat. I've been reading Paper Towns for two months now and I can't seem to get past the halfway mark. What should I read next?
  10. Simply appreciate the season. Like many people, I adore autumn and all that comes with it, and I get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of life that it's easy for me to lose track of what's important to me.
What's on your to-do list? Is it actually starting to feel like fall where you live? Let me know so I can start living vicariously through you!



  1. I just stumbled on your blog and have to tell you your bio made me laugh when I got to "fat animals"!

    Fall is definitely my favorite season. I think making hot apple cider a priority is a great idea! Something fun I'm trying this October is reading a couple scary books to get in the mood for Halloween!

    Congrats on your anniversary, I hope you get to do something fun for the occasion!

    1. Thank you! I don't discriminate against skinny animals...I just love the fat ones...HA!

      It's my favorite season, too! What scary books are you reading? I finished Dark Places by Gillian Flynn a few months ago and that one was pretty creepy.

      And thank you! We went to Eddie V's last night which is seafood/steakhouse and it was wonderful. Definitely fun to celebrate such occasions :)

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