Brisk air is finally lingering from the night into mornings as fresh light drenches the nearby buildings, providing a bright and happy sight to wake up to! I’m learning how to appreciate the return of cold weather, after spending year after year being bitter over the end of summer. Even though we’re just over a week into the month, I’m going to go over those goals I set up for myself earlier just to keep myself in check and to see if I need to revise anything about them.
In regards to all things food/eating out- I could be doing better. I pretty much only eat gold fish until dinner time, so I haven’t been putting much thought into making an actual lunch for myself or Alec. It’s not currently high on the priority list, though it should be. I find it difficult to keep track of matching lids for the food containers, anyways! I went about two weeks without grocery shopping, so naturally, I had a lot of nights where going out to dinner was the only option. However, I got multiple $10 off of $40 coupons for Harris Teeter in the mail, so that will be motivation to pick back up the good habit of making dinner every night. I’ve also been drinking a lot more coffee at home rather than at Starbucks. I love it. I still haven’t figured out how to use the coffee maker myself, so I just have Alec make it for us.
My budget has been easy to follow since I lost my debit card and haven’t been to the bank, which also means we aren’t swapping them every day either. Oops! I do have all of my bills under control and I haven’t been spending money as hectically as I did last month. I think I’ve only bought one sweater. Go me!
I thought this one would be easy, but I’ve let it slip away from me- waking up 20 minutes early to walk Dublin/get ready for work. It is SO easy to make up excuses to avoid this. I was sick for a few days straight and didn’t get up until last minute, but once I was feeling better, I was still getting up at last minute. And every night I set my alarms, hopeful that my morning self will get up off her lazy ass and walk the dog, but nooooooo! An extra few minutes of sleep is so much more fulfilling than a short walk & coffee, right?! *Eye roll* It’s just a matter of discipline at this point. I need to make it a habit once again and do my best to not break it. I am 100% a morning person, but only once I’m out of bed. I need one of those obnoxious alarm clocks that forces you to get up to turn it off.
It seems like baby steps are the only forward movement at this point, but I’m glad I’m not stagnant or moving backwards. In fact, I recently got my hands on some old cameras that I haven’t touched in well over a year. It is beyond exciting to me to have a variety of working quality cameras again, especially since I’m getting into blogging and have plans to start up on YouTube again.
Video editing was my main creative outlet for years. It connected me with my best friends and kept me busy. I stopped editing videos for the most part after my horse Hailey died. She was my inspiration for everything and I haven’t foud a reason to make videos or take pictures until recently. I’m falling in love with life the way I fell in love with her; passionately and unapologetically. Not one single detail about Hailey went unnoticed or unloved. Now I want the same for what surrounds me. I want to take pictures of what I wake up to and what I see throughout the day and take video of anything that I do and create content that other people can relate to and enjoy.
It is exciting news to me because I finally have a creative outlet again. I will make art again an even if I’m the only one who reads it & loves it, I will still be happy and passionate. This blog is a fantastic tool for me to use while I get everything together. I primarily have cellphone pictures on here, but pictures are worth a thousand words, as we all know. It is so much easier for me to write when I have a quality visual I can attach to it. I find it offensive how bad of quality the pictures on my phone are. That will soon change!
Stay tuned for more regular October happenings 🎃