October Recap | November Goals

I’ve always liked the Weekly Wishes link up, but honestly that’s too micro for me. Instead, I created this new thing where I do a post/life roundup as well as a look forward into the upcoming month. 

Happy Halloween!!

Let’s check out how October was for me…


On the blog

Off the Blog

Man, October completely slipped through my fingers. I was first glad to be done with the summer I’ve had… but at the same time eager to see friends that I neglected for 3 months! What a whirlwind it’s been.

did a lot (read: spent a lot of money). I went to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Ann Arbor, MI for the MSU vs UM game; Champaign, IL to visit my broski; Reno, NV for the year-end company party. And by the time you read this, I’ll be on a week-long road trip with my buddy heading down to Texas through the Rockies!

I keep waiting for a time where I’ll be able to gather my thoughts and completely slow down the pace of my life… but I’ve realized that my internal life has to be able to move on even when I have no time to tend to it.

Mood of the month: excited. How cool has it been to get off a traveling job and continue traveling? Of course, now I’m unable to sit still while someone else mans the vehicle, but I’m working on that.

November Goals

Lose weight

Notice how this doesn’t say fitness anymore. I think first, I have to be at a good place with my weight to start running again. Where I am right now… I just don’t feel comfortable putting my knees under that much stress. And, let’s face it, I have to concentrate on learning how to control myself. So far it’s going pretty well!

Find a job!

After everything I’ve done in October, I’m back where I started before my summer job. Yeah, not exactly ideal. I think I’m going to buckle down, live at home for a few months to rebuild. Hopefully, this gives me enough cushion to start next summer season as well as enough for a month-long trip to Thailand!

This time around though, I want to be smart about what job I take on. I can’t really settle for one of those waitressing or minimum-wage jobs anymore… unless they further my resumé in some way. Even though I’d make a decent amount waitressing, it won’t have the resumé capital that working as a temp would. It’s hard since I know I’m leaving when June rolls around.

Go on some dates

(small introductory sequence to new segment of blog) Yeah, I am pulling this part of my life into the blog. As much as I don’t really want to… I should be dating right now. When I was younger, I gave no fucks about my love life—I saw how messy my friends’ relationships were and I really didn’t want to take part in it. I was happy with myself and had way too much on my plate to put time and effort into finding someone to spend more time with.

But now… now a relationship is on my mind more often than I would like to admit. Seeing my friends in healthy, stable, supportive relationships has woken me up to the fact that I want one. But I hate the process of finding one. That’s the worst.

It’s not the type of wanting where I’m desperate to find anything… but one where I am happy with how my life is going and would like to have someone to share it with. I think that’s a good place to start, don’t you?

Saddle up.

How was your October? What are you looking forward to in November?

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  • http://www.fullofbeansandsausages.com/ Holly Hollyson

    I kinda miss dating! It is so exciting. I hope that you do get to go on some dates! Good luck on the job front too – you have set yourself some pretty big goals!

    • http://mishfish13.com/ Michelle @ Mishfish13

      Hahaha yeah, I’m a little intimidated by them right now as I sit here blissfully at the start of my road trip. It is exciting, but also scary at the same time! Thanks, Holly :)

  • http://lanivcox.wordpress.com/ Lani

    It’s always when you are not looking. I know, I know. You ALWAYS hear that, but that’s because it’s TRUE. Don’t look, don’t feel pressure, just enjoy.

    Thailand! Let me know…and good luck with the job hunt! xxxoo

    • http://mishfish13.com/ Michelle @ Mishfish13

      Hahahahaha. Can I look sideways? Maybe if I’m sly about it…
      YES. I will definitely keep you updated about that. Thank you so much, dearie :) <3

  • http://www.crumbsinthebed.com/ Kerri

    I never really did dating, I just sort of met Kris and we hit it off really well :) I love having someone to share life with! I know solo travel is all the rage, but I like the company.

    • http://mishfish13.com/ Michelle @ Mishfish13

      That’s what everyone says!! I’m so jealous of people who just HAPPEN upon their partners. It always seems so much more difficult on this side. And yeah, that’s what I’m trying to go for ;) Fingers crossed!

  • http://confuzzledom.wordpress.com/ bevchen

    October went so fast it’s unreal!
    I have no idea how to date! I was 20 when I met Jan and we just kind of ended up together. If we ever broke up and I had to go through the process of actually looking for someone to date I’d be lost!

    • http://mishfish13.com/ Michelle @ Mishfish13

      Haha TELL ME ABOUT IT. I have no idea how either and everyone I know keeps “happening” onto other people. Such a struggle… Lol hopefully you’ll never have to do that ;)

  • http://adventitiousviolet.com/ Camila @ AdventitiousViolet

    Well it did look like an indeed exciting month!! Good for you! And you have pretty awesome goals for November – it’s good to put yourself out there! And don’t settle dating or job wise!xx

    • http://mishfish13.com/ Michelle @ Mishfish13

      Thanks Camila! Exactly the words that I need to hear at this moment :)