Hello and hey to the pumpkins that spice up my day a latte! 🎃…..For the very last time! (Intro wise anyway! I need to move on, it’s practically Winter now 😂). So that time has come, the time to revisit some goals and see if I did horribly or amazingly. I don’t feel like there can be an in-between but for the purpose of this post, I’ll let there be because my Autumn goals did NOT go as planned 😅. I had a lovely time but I am left feeling like it was the quickest season out of them all! I was in no way prepared to revisit these goals but at the same time I know that I’ll regret not doing so when I get round to setting intentions for Winter (goals and bucket lists are going out of the window – intentions are the way forward for me because the other two are clearly not 🙌🤣). Let’s just get this over with before I change my mind, I’ll enjoy it regardless of the infinite amount of no’s that are about to let themselves be heard 🙄. Here we go!
Carve a pumpkin
Ooooh okay so we’re off to a good start because I did!! 🎃……I also managed to cut my thumb open but we won’t go there! 😅 All I can remember thinking whilst holding it up like 👍 was: hey at least I finished carving! 🤣 I went with a lantern type look! I don’t know why, in the beginning I was going to do a face but I’m glad I didn’t because that knife would have been all over the place and worse could have happened 🙌. Mines the first in the picture below (my sister did the other two fantastic pumpkins!).
I made pumpkin bread HERE and aside from random meals that I don’t think are notable enough to mention (and probably don’t even go down as “bake” 🤔) that’s about it! It was fun trying out the pumpkin roasting hack that I linked to within that post in order to make it! 🎃 (There needs to be more than one pumpkin emoji because I can’t stand the sight of that one anymore. Yeah, maybe it’s good we’re moving on from Autumn 🤣).
I had to go back and look over what I meant by this 😂. I was thinking about decorating with autumnal bits + pieces and I didn’t do that but I did get a beautiful armchair for my birthday which has taken up a nice slice of my room and I’m in love with it!! 🥰 I guess it’s a good decorational piece as it’s pretty, it won’t get put away and I’m going to use it loads as it’s by my desk…..once I tidy that up! 🤣 Here’s a photo of it:
It’s great for curling up in and more than once I’ve been tempted to fall asleep there instead of in my bed…and then the temperature drops and I’m under those covers 🥶😂…….update: I’ve just come back because I remembered I decorated my planner if that counts too!
I used up 3D craft stickers that were left over from last year and even though it’s since been tricky writing neatly over the mountainous slopes they’ve added to the pages I still really like them! 🤣
Try different hot drinks as well as old faithfuls ☕
I didn’t even have many cups of tea (I be breaking many a British stereotype 🤣) and even when I did have a cuppa it’d just be to dip ginger biscuits in so I wasn’t exactly having the tea 🙈. I’m sure I had something that was new to me but I can’t put my finger on what it was exactly 🧐 so nope!
Go pumpkin picking
No! 🎃 And there’s the dreaded emoji again 😤. It was semi-planned and then it was forgotten about. I think half the worry was that our local place for it is only open on weekends and from past visits there we know it can get very busy so we didn’t want to be around many people in a small space (I can vibe with that in a time with no pandemic too 😂) and even then they’re pre-picked so was it a proper goal? 🤨
Do something new
I don’t know if this counts but I feel like it’s more significant than anything else I could put here and it is kind of new: In Autumn I went a fair way in noticing bad habits (and I don’t mean the song even tho it is a bop). Habits that have been holding me back and only came about since the first lockdown where I needed some semblance of control in amongst painful flare-ups. One of them is writing down loads of things because I fear I’ll forget them as my short-term memory is quite bad when it comes to particular things. I’ll get hit a few times a day with feeling like I’ve lost important thoughts so I try to be quick and write them down beforehand to avoid that but it can get a bit much when I’m writing things I’ll never even look at again and then I feel like I’m wasting moments in time through doing it.
Recently I noticed that I’m getting better at holding onto information and telling myself it’s okay to let things go. I remember kind of enforcing it at first and then it became second nature to limit the behavior. The memories and ideas will stay in my mind and get pulled up at another time, I don’t have to note them down unless they’re really important. I used to get a lot more het up about it than I do now because these days I’ll catch wind of it before I get upset about losing thoughts and I’ll be able to guide myself through being okay about it. That’s a pretty big thing for me and I didn’t expect to write about it. It’s like taking another step in losing something that is of no real benefit when it’s been put into more perspective so yay! ✨🤣
Watch my fav film Coraline on repeat! 🍿
Does it still qualify as my favourite if I didn’t do this? 😅 I may have watched it once but I’m not entirely sure. I keep wanting to but then things get in the way! 😑 Moving swiftly onwards…
Read 3 books 📚
…I wish I could go back to that Coraline goal 🤣. I’m still finding the whole reading thing difficult but I’m getting there with trying to find ways that make it easier. It’s tricky when you’re not entirely sure why it’s become difficult, I mean I know it’s to with my chronic pain in some way but I wish there was just a simple way past that because I’m not in a reading rut. I crave a good read and I’m surrounded by them, I’ll pick them up and I just can’t understand much of it anymore or hold onto what I can make sense of for long. I’m working on it and not forcing it, I know that things will change one day! 💫
And last but by no means least, have an amazing time!! 💥
I made loads of lovely memories in Autumn! 🍂✨ At the very beginning my sister surprised me with a stay away at a hotel, it was one we’d gone to a few years ago so it brought back loads of funny memories. It was only half an hour away from home but it felt like a world away stargazing out on the balcony! ⭐ We used various apps that would connect the dots and create images, telling us what each star was named and in what direction planets were in. We knew it was time to go back inside when we were confused by the fact that there were stars + planets BENEATH us….we forgot that earth is floating in space and not sat with nothing at all below it 🙈🤣. I’ll have to do a photo dump of that trip one day so that it’s logged down here forever! Both that, my birthday, Halloween (even with the pumpkin carving mishap because we had a movie night afterwards! 😂🍿) and a load of cozy segments throughout the months are what will stay with me alongside crazy daily momentos that come with having 3 very hyper doggos roaming the house 😅🐶.
There we go 👏. Okay so that wasn’t as daunting a writing experience as I thought it would be 🤣. I’m hoping Winter can be just as nice if not more! 😄❄️
Thank you for reading! 😉 Maybe you’re all nostalgic now about the season you just left behind? What did you get up to? (And no I will not hide my nosiness 😏). I hope you had a great season and are excited for the time ahead!! 💫 Let me know in the comments below what your favourite thing about December is!? ✨ Mine would have to be putting the Christmas tree up! 🎄 I’m scared to let the universe know when I plan to have mine up because if this list of goals is anything to go by, it could go either way if I do so 😂. Don’t worry universe, I don’t blame you for everything that goes wrong, just some of it ☺️. Wait…did I just say that Autumn went wrong? Plan-wise it kinda fell-short but everything-else-wise it wasn’t too bad considering how much I have been fearing the cold! ☃️. Now that I’ve put some distance between me and the universe I can say that my tree (well my family’s tree!) is going up on Wednesday, December the 1st 😆🎄 and I can’t wait!! Anywho, I’ll see you again very soon. I have already gone off the idea of Winter intentions so I’ve got to think of some more goals instead! 🤣 Take care, stay safe and have a nice weekend, Buh-bye! ⚡✨💝