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The Month of October: Well, That Happened

Content Warning: Discussion of mental health

I always have big plans for October. So many blog posts I want to write, books I want to read, things I want to do; but I always end up doing none of them. October is a weird month. The weather begins to change and the leaves are bright and colorful. It’s my favorite time of year but at the same time, it’s the hardest time of year for me.

I’ve done a lot of work in the past year and half to get back on a path that makes me happy. I feel like I’ve made huge strides in some areas but other areas I’m stuck. Trauma is weird. It doesn’t matter how much I love fall, how happy it makes me, I still freeze and spend most of the season getting through each day because I’m unable to truly focus on the things that usually bring me joy. I’m thinking next year I might write all my October posts in August, but we’ll see πŸ™‚

With that being said, it’s November! This semester is simultaneously dragging and flying by. There’s only one full week of classes left before finals and I’m amazed that I made it this far. Once the semester is over I think I’m going to try and write a more thorough post about my return to school but for now, I’ll just say that despite all the challenges I’ve had to deal with I’m really proud of myself for getting to where I am.

October was a good month. I got to see my best friend and

Went on a hike and took a bunch of pictures. This was the first time in a long time that I’ve pulled out my camera and it was nice to get excited about taking photos for once. (All the pictures in this post are ones I took with my phone because I haven’t gotten the other ones off my memory card yet.)

I haven’t read many books over the last month but I am working on a bunch of partially written posts so hopefully I’ll have some up over the next week or so.

And now that I realize it took me a month to actually write this post and I didn’t really say anything, I’ll sign off with well, November happened too.

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