October State of the Union

This post idea literally just occurred to me. I was thinking about how I DNFed (did not finish) the only book I attempted to read in the month. I think in the future I will combine all of monthly recap style posts, the monthly empties, the what I reads in…, the financial fitness check ins, and the what I’m buyings (although those posts do really well SEO-wise, so maybe not) into this post. I often worry that I have too much Month in Review content, sometimes I’m style writing and posting month in review stuff by the 15th of the month, which seems like way beyond time to be over the monthly recap/planning content.

What I Read in September//

I attempted to read Island Queen by Vanessa Riley for nearly the past seven weeks. And it’s not that it’s not a good book, it is. But I’m having a really hard time with any media that centres, in any part, around a woman’s experience with sexual violence. It’s not because I don’t think it should be depicted, but I’m just so fed up with how every piece of media that is centred around a woman has sexual violence has her destroyer or her motivator. It’s why I’m not watching Blonde. I’m just so fed up with the only story a man can give a woman (or in the case of this book, a woman can give a woman) is rising up after rape.

October Bucket List//

  • Go for a fall hike (check)
  • Bake pumpkin baked goods (check)
  • Bake apple baked goods
  • Get back into my regular routine
  • Got to a Halloween party (or two)
  • Experiment with Thanksgiving sides
  • Watch Practical Magic (the ultimate Halloween movie)
  • Decorate my porch for fall

October To Do List//

  • Change car tires over to winter tires and get rid of old tires
  • Wash outsides of windows
  • Clean out fridge
  • Continue my morning walks as long as is tolerable
  • Finally clean out my utility closet (I’ve been saying I’ll do it for nearly 6 months now)
  • Put my old desk on Facebook Marketplace
  • Build cornhole boards
  • Actually read my books
  • Join the gym
  • Join the library
  • Order new contacts

What I’m Watching//

  • Veronica Mars (Prime)
  • She-Hulk (Disney+)
  • Thor: Love and Thunder (Disney+)
  • Fate: The Winx Saga (Netflix)
  • Halloweentown (Disney+)
  • Practical Magic
  • Hocus Pocus and Hocus Pocus 2

What I’m Listening To//

  • U Up by Betches Media
  • Maintenance Phasue with Aubrey Gordon and Michael Hobbes
  • Small Town Murder with Jimmie Whisman and James Pietragallo
  • It’s Me Tinx with Christina Najjar
  • Bad on Paper with Becca Freeman and Olivia Muenter
  • This Podcast Will Kill You with Erin and Erin
  • Sounds Like a Cult with Amanda Montell and Isa Medina
  • You’re Wrong About with Sarah Marshall

October is one of the best months of the year, I’m so excited.


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