It’s the third day of my favorite month already! Aaaahh! There are so many good things happening in this good month I can hardly stand it. Let’s first review all the annual great things about October:
· Fall leaves
· Harvest moons
· Foggy mornings
· Sunny days
· Crispy evenings
· Crispy apples
· Fall festivals
I love every one of those! This year this month also brings:
· Book club – Witches Coven theme
· Pumpkin bouquet class
· A shower for Brieanna – Red, White and Brie!
· Glen to Bob Dylan/Mark Knoppfler concert
· Book celebration party
· Family and friends coming to visit
· Bachelor/Bachelorette parties
· Addams Family at 5th Avenue Theater
· Art class
In between all that fun is working on those many “must-do’s” connected to launching the book, getting my parents safely off to Arizona till December, and helping one of my good friends move. Whew! This month is a full one! I intend to love every minute of it come what may. We get one life and I think packing in the good stuff is what it’s all about.
So with everything going on, one idea I decided to pass on this year — even though I really like it — I still wanted to share with all of you just in case you have time and good ideas so you can get in on it. It’s called 31 Days and it’s a sort of “movement” going around the web to commit the month of October to something that you will do every day. Simple, small things. Some examples include:
· Paint something everyday
· Practicing random acts of kindness
· Reading an article a day
· Some bloggers are posting something everyday
· Writers are writing everyday
· Walking a mile everyday
Really the sky is the limit on this idea and I love the variety. I was pushing on my sister Lori, a bit on this because she already was doing something fun that would be perfect for 31 days. She likes the art from the Hispanic holiday “Day of the Dead.” It’s a serious occasion, with fun overtones, that is noted on November 1 where families salute their relatives and friends that are gone. It has a lot of skulls and bold artwork connected to it. It would be a great topic for Lor to explore during the 31 days of October – especially since the day is honored on November 1!
Hey and now that I’m thinking about it, I’ve changed my mind. I actually am going to be a “31-dayer” as they are called. I’m going to make mine 31 days of doing something on my book everyday. Heck, I would be anyways, might as well tie it into something bigger.
Join me! Pick something and get on board. We really only have to do 29 days at this point.