The best season ever is arriving. It’s not actually Fall yet, but I don’t care. It feels like it and that’s all that matters. After a long, uneventful (and SCORCHING) summer, I’m ready. I’m excited for apple spices, chai, butternut squash, chili, and hot cocoa. I’m excited for layers, flannel, boots, leggings, and over sized sweaters. I’m so much more in my element when it’s cold.
I decided to start doing seasonal TBR lists. Instead of a monthly TBR where I pressure myself to complete a book every seven days, I’m going to just go ahead and combine September and October’s TBR. I don’t do it all the time but reading seasonly feels way less restricting. I feel like I can put a book down and pick up a week or so later or the following month. That way I can hop around if I’m stuck on a book.
Here is my Fall TBR pile!
Date Start: Sunday, September 2nd.
- City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab · Progress: Complete
- Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas | Page Count: 664 · Progress: Complete
- The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager | Page Count: 370
- Vengeful by Victoria Schwab | Page Count: 400
- The Poppy War (Part 1) by R. F. Kuang | Page Count: 530
- Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco | Page Count: 434
- Dragonfly in Amber: Parts 1-3 by Diana Gabaldon | Page Count: 768 pages
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley | Page Count: 208
- Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas (Releases: 10/23/18) | Page Count: 720
Goal #1: Get back into the swing of writing.
I was writing consistently from October to March. Then beginning from April and onward, my writing pretty much derailed. I’m okay with that! Warm weather months don’t inspire me. No need to force my creativity. I need to figure out a routine. I’m more of a night writer, but I live with another person now so most of my evenings consist eating a meal, spending time together, walking the dog, and cleaning up after dinner. There’s too many distractions at night time, so I need to learn to write during the day.
Goal #2: Manage my anxiety.
During the month of August my anxiety has been up and down. I hope to do more breathing exercises, practice self-care, and get physically active.
Goal #3: Write more travel/lifestyle posts.
As you might remember from past posts, I talked about wanting to do more lifestyle and bookish combos in my posts. I’m not changing much except I’m brainstorming content that includes recipes, travel, and how-to but keeping it as bookish as possible.
I designed a survey to gauge what bloggers think of some changes but I only got a handful of responses. The giveaway is closed but if you’re feeling up to it, taking two minutes to answer some questions would help me improve my blog! You can take the survey here. Thank you!
Goal #4: Start brainstorming a one year anniversary gift for next month.
Yep, I’m a newlywed. It still feels weird. Haha. I don’t know what to get that would be special. I almost want to skip gifts just because we’ve known each other since high school! We have each other and I’m content with that. We’ll just have to see what happens. ❤
Update: Due to unexpected circumstances (the East Coast hurricane weather), I removed three of my goals. If you saw my original post you may notice they are no longer there. I will most likely recycle them for the next month. Thank you for understanding!