Today’s post was supposed to be “Halloween Costume,” but I feel I’m sort of repeating myself with that since I posted my costume in a post yesterday (here). So I’ll post it again, but I mostly wanted to use this post to wish everyone a Happy Halloween! I already celebrated it this past weekend, so it already feels like it’s over (even though it’s today).
October is coming to a wrap already, how crazy is it that we’re so close to the end of the year? It seems like it just started, didn’t it? 2018, hold up. Crazy enough, I’m sort of stoked for the holidays this year, so bring it on November. You can keep the cold away, though. The last two months I’ve kept up with this theme of the highs and lows of the month.
I also had a personal goal list here.
So what are some highs and lows of the month?
Today has been a bit of an off day. I planned on going out last night, but no one hit me up. Found out today that everyone basically stayed home anyways. Woke up this morning around 9:30 a.m., read some blog posts, started the day off great. My best friend called me, and we talked for almost 2 hours. As much as I love our phone calls, it through me off. I didn’t write my morning blog post as I’ve been doing the last month or so, and today’s been a cleaning day, so it’s set me back.
I woke up today. I have air in my lungs, a roof over my head, and clothes on my body. This morning I had a hot shower with running water. Right now, I’m drinking hot coffee I brewed from my Keurig.
There are many reasons to be happy. We focus a lot on the negative aspects because they bring us down faster than these things that are positive and should bring us up.
As I was in the shower thinking about this topic – I do most of my thinking for these posts in the shower after I wake up – I realized that most of the things I would do all relate to one another. I have a fear of heights, but more in a free falling sense. Riding roller coasters doesn’t frighten me, I think because I have a sense of security while riding them. However, leaping from high up to the ground scares the hell out of me. If I’m on the second floor of a mall, or somewhere that lets me look down over a railing, I feel a tightness in my chest and it scares me that I could fall down. Which is ridiculous because unless I’m an idiot, the railing is normally pretty secure.
One thing is for sure – I am great at writing everyday. I wake up with full motivation to type up a blog post. And I absolutely love it. So my writing challenge – on point with it everyday. My photography challenge, however, I think I’m going to have to cut it back to every few days versus everyday. It’s too hard right now to find time to take photos everyday, and when I do, they have been mostly basic.
The last movie I watched was actually for our Weekly Movie Watch (The Dramatards). Last week we watched The Giver (sharing link because I never reblogged it). With the new month, we switched the genre to horror and thriller movies.
There are a few opportunities that I’ve been waiting for. The most recent one is job related.
Last night, I filled out 7 more applications to the previous bank I applied for. I received emails for the first three jobs I applied for, all saying they hired someone else for the positions. So I figured, now that my reference has finally gone through, why not spam them with my name. If they see it enough, won’t that stick out?
Black and white photos are my favorite. So simple and classic. It’s one of my favorite styles. So for today’s theme, I could basically do anything, as long as it was black and white.
I wish there was more faith in the world.
So many of us look at it from a pessimistic view these days because of world events. Our leaders are not who we wish they were, or not someone we can admire. Fights, rebellions, the thought of war even approaching – it’s scary, it gives people a bad look at the world. They start to hate, they start to fear.