September may have been my favourite month of 2019, even though it did have some bad parts to it and more. It has been a really challenging month because I started my new job, my first real job with real responsibilities, because I started my last year of studies, because I didn’t have a lot of money (I think we need to talk about money more) and it wasn’t always easy to manage to it all, because I had to deal with my depression once again. Yet I had the best time ever and I can’t wait to share it with you all.
So without further ado, here is my September wrap-up and everything that made it so special!
❥ WHAT I READ
In September I read 10 books, which is my usual so I’m super happy to be back on track! Here is what I read:
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling and illustrated by Jim Kay, 5/5 stars (re-read) 🍁
- Jackpot by Nic Stone, 5/5 stars (ARC) 🍁
- Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, 4/5 stars
- Poemsia by Lang Leav, 2/5 stars (ARC)
- Permanent Record by Mary H. K. Choi, 3.75/5 stars (ARC)
- Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, 5/5 stars (re-read) 🍁
- Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo, 4/5 stars (ARC)
- The Bellwether Revivals by Benjamin Wood, 2.5/5 stars
- The Prom by Saundra Mitchell, 3/5 stars (ARC)
- Hex Life by Christopher Golden (editor), 4/5 stars
❥ WHAT I LOVED
- Being a literature teacher
At the end of October I’ll be posting my thoughts on my first months being a literature teacher, but spoiler alert: I’m having the best time. It has been challenging, hard at times, but there’s nothing quite like it. It’s extremely rewarding and I hope it’ll stay this way.
- Gilmore Girls
So… I’m finally finished Gilmore Girls. I have been watching this show for years, like at least five years. I never finished it because, well, I sometimes stopped as I got annoyed with the plot. But I’m finally got done with it and it feels weird, but I had the best time watching it and can’t wait to rewatch it.
- Being more and more myself
Overall, what I truly loved this month was that I started to be more and more myself. I’m surrounded by amazing friends and an amazing family, have been living a healthier lifestyle, have been happy overall, get rid of toxic people and things, and so on. It has been a real blast to be creative again and to finally feel like I’m truly someone. (It’s Libra season now, so it made sense I would start to shine!)
- The start of Autumn
For the first time in a long, long time, it finally felt like Autumn right in September. It got colder, it started raining and trees turned orange and red. I’m having the best time, studying in cafés and libraries while it’s raining outside, taking pictures of dead leaves and so on.
❥ CHECKING ON MY SEPTEMBER GOALS
For the first time, I’ve actually accomplished all my goals for September. I wanted to do well in my studies, to do well in front of my students, to keep up reading, blogging and bookstagramming, overall to have an healthier life style (keeping up my new routines, eating healthier, sleeping 8h per night, seeing my friends and family from time to time, seeing my doctors regularly, taking care of my diabetes etc), and to be a better version of myself. I did it all and that’s why I’ve been feeling myself lately. I’m creating, reading, being happy at my job etc etc.
❥ WHAT I WANT TO DO IN OCTOBER
Of course I have to set myself some new goals for October. Here they are:
- Study and work better,
- Keep up reading, blogging and bookstagramming,
- Get back to my routine,
- Celebrate myself (my birthday is coming!),
- Enjoy every day.
And that’s it for September!
How was your month? What have you read? How are you?