The Month That Was

Feeling content about October 2017

October was a busy month and yet, one during which I felt quite content. I blogged a lot in October thanks to the Write Tribe Problogger Challenge. I dabbled  in flash fiction again and also reviewed a number of books this past month. I celebrated one year of moving up the coast and ten years of blogging in October. I reflected on playing hide and seek as a kid as well as the importance of courage over comfort. Finally, I got back to reflecting on the good things in the week gone by. And you know what? I wonder if that’s what has made a difference in how I perceived the month.

There were stressors at work and in my personal life but there was a lot to be grateful for in October. Friends and connections were a big factor. So too was writing. The outdoors was a huge help as hiking and being out in nature is a great stress-buster. Reading was therapeutic too. And most importantly, prepping for NaNoWriMo was exciting.

I’m looking forward to November – NaNoWriMo is going to be interesting this year as I have roughly plotted what I want to write. I have also signed up for 12wbt Lean and strong to help me tone up and eat healthy and it starts on Monday. And, best of all, I have a week off in the second-last week of the month during which I hope the weather will be kind so I can enjoy the beach, the cats, write, work on the garden, read and just relax. My focus for November is gratitude and hopefully, there will be a lot to be grateful for. Chances are my blogging will be less and mostly on Fridays and Saturdays due to my NaNoWriMo commitment.

How was October for you?

Any plans for November?

If you’ve reflected on the month gone by, please link up below.

Until next time,


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  • Charlotte
    2 November 2017 at 2:18 am

    It looks as though you had a wonderful October, and that you chose to reflect and slow down (as much as possible, anyway!) to fully enjoy your days. It makes such a difference, doesn’t it?

    Good for you for joining NaNoWriMo this year! I can’t wait to hear about your experience, and I swear that one of these years I will participate!!

    Hope you’re having a great week, and a wonderful start to the month! XOXO
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  • CookieCrumbsInc. (@meepeevee)
    2 November 2017 at 11:01 pm

    I envy the number of ops you get to go for hikes 🙂 and slaying your FitBit goals every single week.

    Good luck with NaNoWriMo, Sanch! I tried psyching myself up for it, but nope, still terrified of the commitment. Maybe next year.
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