October At Last

Hello, beautiful darlings,
You have no idea how happy I am that its October. And that is for quite a few reasons.

First off, I just love October. It might be my favorite month of the year (not 100% sure, but pretty close) and I always look forward to it. It’s funny because first, I wanted our wedding to be in October. That didn’t work out, so then I wanted our baby to be born in October. That didn’t happen either, so now I’m just settled into having October as my month. Which is actually quite nice, now that I’m thinking about it. I don’t have to share it with anyone, I can enjoy the weather and the autumn joy without any expectations. Things always turn out just right, don’t they?

This year, September was a rough month for me. That has its own set of circumstances, but I was very happy to feel things slowing down in the last week, right before the month changed. I’m saying it out loud, writing it everywhere, just manifesting it in all the different ways: October is going to be a FABULOUS month. I even have a video on my phone of me asking the Tiny Princess: “Is October going to be a great month?” And in response, she just threw her arms up in the air and giggled and squealed. If that’s not a sign, I don’t know what is.

I’m still receiving my Silk + Sonder journals every month and when I got October’s journal, I just about melted in relief. They do a theme each month and there are little prompts and exercises throughout them, and September was just hard for me to work through. But October’s came in with the theme of TRANQUILITY. I’m gonna call that another sign – I’m supposed to focus on peaceful and calm things this month. Probably just in time, right before this ridiculous election we need some calm and quiet. Well, the world may not be getting it, but I’ll be damned if I don’t get some in my own home! Ha ha.

After a month without my weekly therapy sessions, I’m so SO happy to finally be back in some sort of routine. The week after her birthday, the Tiny Princess got sick for the first time and our whole schedule/day to day life got thrown completely out of whack. Three weeks later and she’s finally back to napping/eating on her schedule and mostly back to sleeping at night again. For someone who can only survive if there is a plan in place, it was really hard for me emotionally to deal with. Here’s to hoping that she stays healthy through the winter. Nobody touches my baby because if she gets sick again, I’ll be after you. I’m only partly joking.

Looking ahead to this favorite month of mine though… I’m doing my best to keep things simple and easy, but there are a few things on my list…

  • Make elderberry syrup for the first time – flu season prep!
  • Get a head start on Christmas shopping, for possibly the first time ever.
  • FINALLY start a savings account for the Tiny Princess.
  • Get another A in the college course ending this month.
  • Sort through more of the random boxes in the house.
  • Decide whether or not to participate in Nanowrimo this year.
  • And start riding my horse again, now that the weather is calmed down!

So that’s me! What are you planning for this beautiful pumpkin spice month? 🙂

Love and light,
Katharine Marie

Posted by Katharine Espinosa

Katharine is a freelance writer, editor, and aspiring author. She loves coffee, chocolate, cats, and riding her horses on the weekends. She lives in rural Texas with her husband and daughter.

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