For the past week I have been very sad that October is over. The days have been so much colder and get dark so much earlier; it has really just been super depressing. Not only that, but this week has become what is known by college students around the globe as, “hell week.” Tests and projects and quizzes and presentations back to back to back! SO, I want to apologize for my lack of posting lately. I promise I will try to do better from now on. 🙂
If you are one of my frequent blog readers, you will know that October is 100% my favorite month. Though I get excited by most seasonal things, the month that houses Halloween makes my heart the happiest. I MISS IT ALREADY! But. I know there will be more Octobers to come, so I know I have to embrace November. Now, if you ask me, November is the second worst month of the year, behind February. School stress starts to ramp up, the weather starts to get cold and dreary… Really… not a fan. In order to get myself out of an “I hate November” rut, I had to write a list of things that were pretty cool about the month, and I am ready to share the list with you fine followers! I call it: Reasons to be OK with November.
Reason numero uno: Thanksgiving (obviously.) This one is a given. The holiday that reminds us to count our blessing and not worry about counting calories for a day, gives this month a big wink and a thumbs up. I think we can all agree that the food on Thanksgiving is the bomb, and any opportunity to spend time with family is a bonus. (Especially for broke college kids…. free food AND getting to see the people we love.)
Which leads to reason dos: Thanksgiving break! I know that this is also a huge thing for us college folk to look forward to. Like I mentioned, there are hell weeks happening to billions of people, and knowing that there is a break soon to come, helps boost the moral, just a little.
TRES: If you get your kicks by shopping like I do, then there is no doubt you find satisfaction with the arrival of Black Friday. Probably THE most ridiculous thing about the people of America is that we love to consume, and though I am all about helping planet earth… Shopping makes the world go ’round. The consumer helps out the producer, and that’s just the way it is. And who doesn’t love new stuff?
Numbero cuatro: As I mentioned earlier, I am not a fan of the cold weather. Freezing temperatures make it miserable to go outside, and I normally LOVE being outside! I get a little bitter during the cold months, and I think it’s safe to say that I am not alone there. However, I have decided to look at it as an opportunity to wear my sweaters and booties that I love so much. Plus, it is a good excuse to stay inside and cuddle up with a book, special someone or some Netflix and not feel guilty about missing out on good weather!
And finally, cinco. This last reason is more of a small victory for myself and my teammates… cross country season comes to an end! This has been a really rough season for several of our Aces this year. Over half of the team is injured and/ or getting sick, and I think I can speak for all of us when I say we need a boy rest break, badly.
So there you have it! Sometimes it is really important to find positivity during life’s gloomy days. I know it’s something I struggle with. But, as you may have noticed, I only came up with 5 reasons to accept November. In my opinion, there should be more! I believe there are people out there who enjoy the chilly days and don’t mind shorter days, so I would really love to hear back from you guys! What are some of your favorite things about November? Comment below! Thanks for checking it out today!
Catch you soon 🙂 Putting up with November in Sienna Sky style!