October Goals and Highlights
September has come and gone, and it's actually starting to feel like fall is around the corner. We're getting a few mornings of cooler weather, but the days are still nice and hot, and I love it! This was a busy month for me but wasn't very fun- I had to start going back to the office three time a week (which is frustrating since my team is all in Pittsburgh, so I come into the office to sit alone and not see anyone!) and also had to work almost every weekend! It's been really busy and stressful at work, and honestly getting in the way of the work/life balance that I always try to keep. I'm working way more hours, and also just feel tired and stressed all the time, so I'm hoping that October will get a bit better.
There weren't a lot of highlights this month, but finishing my fourth triathlon of the year and spending that weekend with friends was definitely one of them! It was also my only weekend I didn't end up working, so I was thankful for a little time to unplug.
Here's a look at how my annual goals are going-
Korean Vegan Cookbook
Hike 100 Miles + Check Out 10 New Parks
Read the Goodreads Best Books
Best Horror- Hidden Pictures. This wasn't particularly scary, just kind of spooky and suspenseful. I liked the beginning, but the twist was really weird and after reading a bit more about it, I realized how problematic it is and it ruined the book for me. Would not recommend.
Work from a Coffee Shop Once a Month
Now that I'm back in the office, I'm not going to keep trying to work from a coffee shop. But- I do want to try out new ones in downtown Raleigh (where my office is!). This month I went to Sir Raleigh Coffee and got a delicious fall latte (Spice Up Your Life!). This was a really cute shop and I think it would be a great place to work from..if I ever need a change of scenery downtown.