Last year I was down and out for the season (read about it here) so I missed everything about my favorite time of the year. This Autumn, I intend to make up for it. Here's what I've got ...
Wear a costume on Halloween. Ok, not THIS one, but how flippin' cool is this one? A sexy Edward Scissorhands? Brilliant. Anyway, I haven't worn a Halloween costume since I was in middle school which was ... well, a long time ago. My kids are too old (and too cool) to dress up now, so I wanna bring that fun back.
Get my Autumn reading on. If you know me at all, you already know I'm a huuuge book nerd ... and I really love reading seasonal books. I've been saving these to start once Fall got here and I'm excited to curl up in my sweats and crack one open. (I'll let you know when I start each one if you wanna read them with me. Stay up-to-date with my book list here and feel free to let me know if you have a favorite seasonal book that I should add to my list).
Host a yoga challenge each month. Now that I'm working outside of the home again, I'm finding it really hard to find the time to get my yoga in. The only way I know for sure that I'll do it, is if I host a challenge on Instagram ... then I've got no choice. I've had a few people reach out asking me to join them in hosting some challenges in the next few months, so I just need to make sure I follow through and get them set up. I miss my mat.
Binge-watch The Office on Netflix. Both of my teenage kids have watched all nine seasons straight through at least three different times over the past few years, and I'm dying to see why they like it so much. Since Fall weather can be kinda iffy here in Indiana with rain and early snowstorms, I'm thinking that I'll be stuck inside quite a bit in the next few months and should have plenty of time to Netflix and chillax.
Go on a hike in the woods. I'm an Indiana girl, and we know how to do Autumn color here ... maaaybe not as amazing as you guys out East, but we can hold our own. I try to get out and savor it as much as I can, so I want to be sure I schedule a day this year to take a hike in the woods to capture the beautiful trees.
Watch some classic scary movies. I used to loooove scary movies when I was younger. Jason, Chucky, Freddy, Michael ... I loved them all. Then I got older and moved out from under the safety of my parents' roof, and thought that Jason, Chucky, Freddy, and Michael were every bump in the night I heard while home alone. Can't do them anymore. But the classic monster movies? Those I can still watch ... it's just been a while. It's time to for a movie marathon.
Be grateful every day - not just on Thanksgiving Day. I am a huge believer in the law of attraction and the practice of being grateful for what I have. The Secret is like my Bible. I used to be really good at counting my blessings every night ... but, now, I'm going to bed super late and falling asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow. This is the perfect season to get back into the practice of being grateful each and every day.
Take part in the "If Girls Ran the World" fundraising event. Totally stoked about this one. Just like my yoga, my running has also fallen to the wayside lately ... but then my #SweatPink sisters let me in on this amazing even that will be happening starting October 1st and I think it's just what I need to motivate me to lace up my running shoes again. I'll write about it soon so you can join me. Get ready to dust off your running skirts.