So I was going to skip this month as my Halloween post would be published around the same time but then I realised: how can I skip the six month milestone of posting these?!
October is my birthday month and it is the month where all the celebrations in our house start: both of our birthdays and our anniversary all in the lead up to Christmas. It’s just too big of a month to miss!
I started this series back in May when I decided I wanted something constant on my blog and a way to store all of the things I have been and am grateful for.
This month, Dean and I have had chance to visit both of our family homes; spend a weekend exploring Bristol; go on many a dinner date ourselves and with friends; spend an afternoon playing darts, drinking prosecco and eating pizza with our friends; and see the comedian Jimeoin live. I have so many things to be grateful for this month and always, and hopefully by sharing those, it will encourage you to focus and pick out the reasons you are grateful too!
- I’m grateful for the thoughtful gifts and messages that I have received from Dean, my family, my friends, colleagues, and blogger friends. I never really have any expectations other than to spend time with loved ones having fun, so it is truly humbling to receive so much love.
- The efforts that Dean made to ensure this was a special birthday. My 21st, which is typically a special birthday, was spent on my placement year when I wasn’t in a good place in terms of my mental health and so this year I pledged to celebrate a lot, with everyone that I love and doing everything that I enjoy, and I have done exactly that, with a lot of help and surprises from Dean.
- I’m grateful that I had some annual leave left which allowed me to spend half of my birthday shopping and relaxing, and the next day tidying, cleaning and relaxing a bit more!
- I’m grateful for the recommendations from my Mum mentioned in last month’s post that allowed me to save 25% in H&M and have a free Ed’s Diner milkshake on my birthday!
Sometimes when I write these, the same ideas pop into my head which I think is a good thing. It means that there are consistent themes that I am grateful for with the added bonuses of month-specific items.
I love October and all that it brings and here’s hoping November is just as good, if not better!