I’ve been meaning to right this since the autumn equinox (the 23rd of September, I’ve been slacking on the blogging front majorly if you hadn’t have noticed), but I just didn’t feel ready to let go of that glorious summer we had. Now we’re into October I’ve kind of been hit with the realisation that it’s only going to get colder, and I need to start accepting that (or move to a hot country…)
1) Embrace autumn and everything that comes with it
I actually love autumn, I think it’s the worry of winter that makes me dread the change in season out of everything. This year I’m set on making sure I bake all the amazing comfort food goodies (anything as a crumble and that suits me), go on fresh autumnal morning walks and have the patience to carve a pumpkin properly. Now I’m in my own home I feel like embracing autumn may be a little easier.
2) Start crocheting and finish a blanket
Tying in with embracing autumn I have my mind set on *starting* and finishing a wool blanket for our living room. Weareknitters.co.uk v kindly sent me their Matcha Blanket kit which contains absolutely everything I need to get started. I’ve made this a goal because I’m usually pretty awful when it comes to sticking to things like this, I’m going to think positive, power through and I’m hoping it doesn’t come to me asking my husband for help…
3) Look into an online course/ go to college
Now I’m starting to feel a little more settled in Lincoln (I never thought I would say what I’m about to say), I’m really considering starting some sort of course, preferably something in the evenings at a local college. I feel like it would be a good way to meet new people, keep myself busy and I actually miss that feeling of really learning something new. My main issue at the minute is I actually have absolutely no idea what kind of course I want to do – helpful…
4) Hire a photographer/ find a blogger friend (or just any friends really…)
This one makes me feel a little bit sick, seriously. For some reason the thought of hiring a photographer scares the shit out of me, I definitely don’t feel qualified enough to do so for some reason. I’ve enquired with a couple of photographers a few times and that’s been about it, but I need to just bite the bullet and get over it. My husband is the person behind the camera 99% of the time, and next year he is going to be working away a fair bit more so I’ll need someone to help. Another issue is photography style, I want to keep my shots candid and relaxed because that just feels so much more me, I think I’ll just be roping my friends into it!
5) Try a plant-based diet for a week
I’ve been a vegetarian ~who eats a little bit of fish every now and again~ for over a year now (technical sentence, I know!), and meat really isn’t something I miss, the smell of bacon – yes, actually eating meat – no. I’ve been following the Alix from I Covet Thee for years now, and I remember back in January she tried veganuary (going vegan for the whole of January), and since seeing her do that I’ve wanted to try and I’ve put it off for the past 10 months… So, I realised the idea of doing it for an entire month clearly doesn’t appeal to me, but surely a week shouldn’t be too difficult – we shall see!
I haven’t wrote a chatty post like this for a while and it felt good! If you like more lifestyle content please let me know in the comments.
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