It’s really not that serious, so here’s my fall bucket list…

Waffle_LaVenture

This is my waffle^^
…doesn’t it look Leslie Knope-worthy?


Cross-legged in my office chair, at a desk scattered with bits of inspiration for an upcoming event, I make myself comfortable wearing a pocketed Adidas sweater, sweatpants that were definitely meant for the gym and hair that has been strategically placed into a “messy” bun. I’m barefoot, and loving it, but my Birkenstocks are next my work bag. I drink a homemade spinach-rich green juice and munch on tofu scramble with tempeh “bacon” (dat vegetarian life), all while sucking down a naturally caffeinated, probiotic beverage.

This is the morning I have dreamed of. I’m that girl; the girl that’s been in my head, desperately trying to escape, screaming at me to just do stuff I want to do/wear what I want to wear/be who I want to be, all because it’s FUN. Just because it’s fun, and some of it is healthy, but mostly fucking FUN.

I don’t always let myself enjoy things. Like, really enjoy things, especially sporadically. I make plans to lounge, plans to enjoy treats and plans to travel (that kind of planning makes the most sense to me). I’m working on doing the stuff that brings joy into my everyday life, without making every single thing a special, planned out occasion. So, this post is going to include my fall bucket list because, even though most of my posts and poems are relatively serious and relate to every day struggles with anxiety and depression, I revel in the fun, silly parts of life, and I’m a lover of list-making.* Plus, fall is my favorite time of year – once October 1 hits, I’m the happiest human, stopping at craft stores in search of the perfect fall decor. BUT, I am going to do some of these things without planning them weeks in advance. Maybe I’ll just take a night and drive to the corn maze (no mass text, no prep) or maybe I’ll see a scary movie after work.

Fall Bucket List
-Haunted Corn Maze
-Haunted House
-All the haunted things
-Sign up for a class at the Lifelong Learning Center (I really need to work on my Spanish)
-Watch the following movies (my fall must-sees): Shaun of the Dead (the whole Cornetto Trilogy, really), Coraline, Cabin in the Woods, Psycho and Lord of the Rings
-Apple picking
-Pottery painting
-Work on the official event website for tiny diamond (wear the grandma-sweaters, drink the tea, sit by the cat, and work!)
-Take at least one day trip to a nearby town and do everything for the ‘gram #basic
-Paint a pumpkin (no carving for this lady…I hate pumpkin guts, plus it makes my hands super cold)
-Eat all the pumpkin spice-flavored things!

I may add a few more things as I go, and that’s cool. That’s sporadic, right? …right?

Happy end-of-summer to you, reader, and thanks for accepting me for me. Especially when I end posts abruptly. I like to think it’s part of my charm.

Cheers,
Ariel

 

*Uh, if you love list-making like I do, then you probably LOVE a good planner. My favorite one is from Passion PlannerCheck ’em out and cry a little (from happiness, of course). 

 

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