October Favorites

November has been a great month so far! I started my new job last Monday and I am loving it already. I am definitely looking forward to everything this month will bring, especially Thanksgiving. But before we get too far into November I thought I’d take a quick look back at some of my favorite things from October.

Food

Recently I’ve started making it a habit to actually eat breakfast every morning. That is something that I have always been bad at, because a lot of the time I don’t feel very hungry in the morning. But especially now that I have a full time job, I know it is important to get a good breakfast. My go-to has been making my own yogurt parfait with vanilla yogurt, granola, blueberries, blackberries and some honey. It is really delicious! (The picture below is not one I made, I just found a pretty picture so you’ll get the idea).

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Drink

I have been in a hot tea phase this past month, and I’ve found that I enjoy it much more than coffee. There’s something very calming about sipping on some hot tea while watching TV or writing a blog, for example. Yes, I am currently drinking the cup of tea pictured below.

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Music

I have been obsessed with Pentatonix for over a year now, and they just came out with a new album that is almost entirely original music, and it is amazing! If you’ve never heard of them, they are an acapela band and were in the movie Pitch Perfect 2. They do a lot of great covers of popular songs, but I think this new album with original songs is so cool because it shows they really have what it takes to create their own original music. And I am listening to their album on Spotify as I type.

Pentatonix

iPhone App

My mom introduced me to a really cool app this month called Headspace, which is a meditation app that takes you through 10 minute instructed meditations that basically help relax you and teach you how to clear your mind. I know I personally have a hard time not staying up at night thinking about random things, so I like to use it right before I fall asleep to just get my mind in a more peaceful place.

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TV Show

My mom also got me into my favorite TV show in October: Jane the Virgin. I had seen advertisements for the show but honestly thought it looked kind of stupid. But what I didn’t get from the ads was how hilarious and clever this show is. I love how it embraces the idea of Spanish soap operas, while adding an element of humor and even a bit of parody. I also really enjoy all of the Spanish that is spoken in the show. It makes me feel like I am somewhat using my Spanish minor haha. The first season is on Netflix and I would highly recommend it!

Jane The Virgin

Book

The most recent book I read and one of my favorites for October is ‘The Girl on the Train‘ by Paula Hawkins. I loved the format of the book because you get to read from the perspective of three different characters, and it also jumps around in time between the characters, so you are trying to piece together the story after reading each perspective. I will definitely write a full book review about it soon!

The Girl On The Train

Memory

A few weeks ago I visited my boyfriend for the weekend (we’re long distance) and we wanted to do something fun and new, so we decided to go roller skating! I had actually never been before, unless you count roller skating on our driveway when I was little, so it was definitely a fun experience. I’ve been ice skating many times and let me tell you, it is not the same at all. I held on to his hand for dear life and unfortunately did not make it through the day without falling. But I only fell once, so I consider that a victory! 10/10, would roller skate again.

I thought this was amusing for some reason. We obviously looked just as graceful as they do!
We obviously looked just as graceful as they do!

I hope you enjoyed my October favorites! Let me know what some of your favorites have been lately.

Happy Fall!

Hello everyone! Fall is already here, which seems crazy. I can’t believe it’s October! Does anyone else feel like summer sped by? Lately I’ve been looking for some kind of fall-inspired blog to write. I entertained the idea of trying “Blogtober” (posting a blog every day for the month of October), but I decided for now I should just focus on posting once a week. Who knows, maybe I can work up to doing Blogmas in December! Anyway, I stumbled upon gojenbefit’s blog and decided it was the perfect fall-inspired article for me. Go read her’s if you haven’t already!

Now that we are all back here after taking a look at Jen’s blog, I will dive into my three words for fall. The words I chose are all words that I want to embody for the rest of 2015. I think that having these words in mind will help drive me forward to reach my goals and be happier this fall season.

Confidence

I chose this as my first word because it is something that I am constantly working towards. I think you can all probably relate when I say I don’t think I will ever be able to achieve 100% confidence. We all have our own self doubts and fears. However, I do want to focus on believing in myself more this fall because I think that it will allow me to achieve a lot of the things I have been wanting, such as finding a job.

Bravery

Like ‘confidence’, this word is something that I have been working to improve for as long as I can remember. I tend to be someone who doesn’t like taking risks. I like to play it safe and do things that I am comfortable with. But this fall I want to work on getting outside my comfort zone a bit, whether that means trying a new restaurant or making an effort to meet new people.

Positivity

I consider myself to be a very positive person in general, but it is still something that I am always working on. It’s very easy to get discouraged when things don’t go the way you want them to, but staying optimistic and looking at the bright side of the situation is always the best route to take. And positivity can put a smile on not just your face, but the people around you as well! 🙂

I challenge all of you to choose three words that will guide you through this fall season. I would love to hear what your words are, so let me know in the comments if you decide to write a blog about it! Or just write your three words in the comments so we can all compare!

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