October Musings | Spooky Season!

Hello. Happy October. Welcome to the first installment of my monthly musings!

I was originally going to create a separate newsletter where I bug you all every month and share what I’m reading, what I’m listening to, what I’m watching. Stuff like that. Then I realized that I already have this platform and followers and why send you to a different place?

So, here we are.

Welcome. Thanks for sticking around.

Anyways … October. One of the best months. The best color (yes, it’s a color). October is the start of the colder months in New England which means cozy sweaters, apple spice everything (move over, pumpkin spice), hot beverages, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the holidays!!

Goodness, the best time of year.

Looking back at September

September was a great month. We went to Rhode Island over Labor Day Weekend and I had some of the best ocean swims. We went to Concord, MA, for our six-year wedding anniversary and I got to see Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House for the first time. I ran my first 5K, we built our own scarecrow, and we went apple picking.

In September, I read one book. ONE! My weekdays and weekends were jam packed, and I found myself reaching for the TV remote or exercising over reading … but that’s OK! Everyone has their months, right? The book that I read was Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead, and I cannot wait for the third one!

OK, let’s look at October.

What I’m doing

October is a busy travel month for me. I am going on two work trips in St. Paul and LA, and we are going on a family vacation in New Hampshire with our friends the day I get back from LA.

Halloween is right around the corner, so I’ll be doing a lot of spooooky things, like watching kids Halloween movies mixed with campy horror films and working from home to my Danny Elfman playlists. I am super excited for Nora’s first Halloween, and have a few costumes up my sleeve.

What I’m reading

  • A Conjuring of Light (Darker Shades #3) by V.E. Schwab
  • Babel by R.F. Kuang

What I’m listening to

  • Danny Elfman playlists
  • Halloween score
  • Goose
  • Joni Mitchell, always
  • The Lumineers
  • Lizzy McAlpine
  • Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

What I’m watching

  • Halloween movies
  • Gilmore girls
  • Rings of Power on Amazon

Hope you liked my October Musings.

What are you up to this month?