Hi! Happy October! It’s my first Weekly Happiness post/check in on here since Halloween Month. I’ve been pretty active on Instagram, though, so don’t forget to check in there! Halloween month is my favorite, and I’ve been getting really spooky with it already and we still have 20 days left! (And then all of Autumn!) Do you love Halloween as much as me?
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Since I last wrote, I’ve been doing some more adventuring and getting out of my funk. It’s been really great. I went to DC for the day and visited the Renwick Gallery and saw some great murals. I went to a local festival in a neighborhood here called Pigtown and met some really cool people, one of which even invited us in their house to party! I went to my first Creative Mornings event here in Baltimore (they are ALL over the country you should check them out!), and had a great time and already have the next two on my calendar. I saw David London perform his one night of Victorian Magic at the Evergreen Museum. I drove to Pennsylvania for a Fall Festival, mined for treasure and gems, fed goats and alpacas, and saw amazing crafts. I drove through Harrisburg, PA and saw some amazing murals and wore my unicorn and panda masks. I checked out an oddities store in York, PA. It’s been a lot of fun and adventures.
I have so much to catch up on in my inbox, to do list, and life it’s kind of insane but I’m not letting myself feel overwhelmed. I am chunking things and getting things done as I can without sacrificing my mental or physical health. I’m trying to remember no one is going to die if I don’t respond to their email, and I’m trying to prioritize things in order of urgency and energy exchange. Other than that, I’m trying to fill my day with fun and productivity in a way that feels good to me. And that’s all I can do.
September was not a month I’m interested in repeating. Despite still being able to use Micromovements to work 27 hours on my goals in small increments, it was one of the worst months of my entire life. I’ve written about that more on Instagram if you’re interested. But this is a Happiness post, and my point is that I’m looking forward to making October FUN while getting back on track at the same time. What have YOU been up to?!
Here’s what I’ve been into lately…
Pictures from last week:
A super rainbow house that invited us in to party
Holding the tiniest puppy ever
Filling out our Top Ten Things About September lists
Sharing how my house was decorated for Autumn before we changed it to Halloween (stay tuned!)
Visiting the Renwick Gallery
Adding a memorial for Bug at the Burning Man exhibit
These amazing sculptures…
…that you could use tablets to see digital pop ups of flowers on top of!
Checking out fun window displays at twilight
Going to my first Creative Mornings
How beautiful the Enoch Pratt Library on Cathedral is
Halloween balloons at a Fall Festival
Fall window displays in Pennsylvania
Seeing David London’s Victorian Magic performance
Halloween tree at an oddities store in York, PA
[Extra Sparkle] * Making my friend a binder of Uncustomary Babes resources for her to work through * Helping a friend research for a project she wants to work on and getting to see a bunch of urban gardens in our city as a result * Checking in on the Q Street Barbies in DC * Walking through hay in my brown boots * Finding out we can be nominated for the best stoop in the neighborhood * Meaningful apology letters * Slathering fries in vinegar and eating them on a bench * Going to a fireworks store for the first time ever and all the unique packaging * Flower crowns that make me stand out in a crowd and have become a part of my essence * Milano chocolate cookies * Having dinner cooked for me * Cinnamon broom air fresheners * Seeing a band walking down the street playing * Hearing someone talk about muses and say “Fuck Picasso” * Having my stuffed duck, Markie, meet some rainbow mural ducks
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