Hi!! Every time I’m not around for more than a week I feel like it’s been ages. I’m so happy to be posting something today, although it’s probably going to be brief. Since it’s the beginning of a new month I thought it was perfect timing to share some updates with you guys. I also wanted to share some of my short term goals for the rest of this year. (I can’t believe I’m writing that omg but today is November 1st after all.) They kind of tie into what’s to come and will give you some insight into what to expect on the blog in the upcoming weeks.
–Go apartment hunting! (Jared and I are hoping to move back into the city. We love the idea of being walking distance to restaurants, shopping, and parks. Unfortunately living in the city is expensive and apartments are much smaller for the price that we pay on the east side.)
–Downsize. For years I have had a problem with hoarding clothing, beauty products, and things around the house. Not to the extent of Hoarders the TV show but I hang onto things even when I know I’ll never wear it again or use it. I’m forcing myself to throw things out, donate, sell, and even gift. My most recent discovery has been Buy Nothing groups on Facebook. I’ve already gifted lots of things to people in my community Facebook group and it’s so fun. I love that I can directly give stuff to my neighbors because it makes someone else really happy while helping me downsize. It makes chucking a bag of stuff into a donation bin seem so much less personal now.
–Make time for reading and try a podcast. On vacation I got to read about half of a book I’ve been trying to get through for literally a year. I’m still trying to finish it now that I’m back home but wow, it’s hard. I’ve written about this several times before but I have trouble dedicating time to reading. It doesn’t feel productive and I seem to have a difficult time doing things that are 100% for relaxation purposes. On a related note, I want to try at least one podcast this month. I’ll be commuting by bus for work soon so it’ll help entertain me (I hope). Everyone is obsessed with podcasts and frankly I’m feeling the FOMO… Feel free to send me suggestions!
–Be consistent with posting. I really want to keep up with the consistency of my posting because I have so so many ideas for posts. Unfortunately I know that with all that I have going on this month I’m going to be really stressed out. The anxiety that I feel when I’m super busy can be tough but I’m going to try some different methods this month to stay on top of it all.
What’s to Come
November is going to be a crazy month! I’m starting a new job on Monday and it’s a pretty big career change for me. I have a handful of blogging events already scheduled too. One of them is going to be special because it’s something I have never done…I’m going to be judging a competition! More details to come on what kind of competition…but let me just say, it’s super super exciting :) After Thanksgiving I’ll be going to Vegas with Jared for a few days. Then it’s back to Seattle to pack and move, yet again. If you recall from last year’s posts, I moved a total of four times. As much as I hate the process of moving I love the idea of starting over in a new space and new neighborhood. So hopefully it’s worth it!
In terms of what’s coming on the blog next, here are a few things I am in the process of writing…
-Vacation essentials that I brought to Hawaii (this will act as my October monthly favorites)
-Travel guide to Oahu
-What we ate and drank in Oahu
-A roundup of some of my vacation outfits
-Some recent fall outfits
-Foundation reviews (I still need to figure out the best format for these but I have gotten a ton of foundations in the past few months and would love to share)
I can’t wait to share more about our trip and to write all of these posts! Thankful for all of your support!