Full speed ahead in October

All those dots? Non-work-related events.
I just updated my calendar with everything going on the rest of October and I think I need a vacation.

The good news: I'm taking one! Later this month, I'm taking a week off from work. No super big trip planned, though I am crossing the mountains to see some family.

It'll actually be my longest vacation since I went full time in January. My previous longest break? Four days for Labor Day weekend. So you could say I'm more than a little excited.

There's tons to do this month with different events, friends to spend time with and even a speaking engagement. I might just forgo grocery shopping for how little I'm going to be home. That's why I froze all that food, right?

I'm also slowly putting the condo to rights. I got the big things done pretty quickly, and the rest of it...I can barely check off one thing a week. For example, I've had a pile of stuff to take down to my storage unit in the basement sitting in my living for over a week.

Impressive, right?

Just to give a taste for this month, I am home tonight, tomorrow I'm going to a friend's house for dinner and an in-home concert, Wednesday I going to the Sounders game, Thursday I have a happy hour date with a friend I haven't seen for a month, and Sunday I'll be working at the Seahawks game.

You might notice Friday and Saturday are free. I'm kind of hoping to keep it that way, but who knows what will happen. At the very least, I probably need to get some cleaning done over the weekend.

P.S. Please don't take this as complaining about the busyness...I'm really excited. Bring on the fun!

How is your schedule looking? Anything exciting coming up?


  1. Wow it sounds like this vacation is a well-earned one my friend :) I hope it's relaxing and wonderful. As far as what's coming up, it's a slow month at work for us - slow two months actually. We really pick up the busyness again in January.

  2. ok, i clearly need a life!! you're always doing cool things. but a break sounds even better!!

  3. I'm winding down from a whirlwind month-- Sounds like you have a lot of fun stuff coming up! Have a great vacation!

  4. I'm not busy so much physically, but mentally I've been struggling. It's hard to have busy outside life when inside things aren't great. I'm working on it. But it's a slow process

  5. I feel like I'm always running running running. I don't remember the last day off I had where I could just VEG.

  6. oooh have fun on your vacation! :) i am looking for november bec its my birthday month but most of all Christmas my fave holiday of the year <3

  7. Same here although our wedding season is finally coming to an end. That doesn't mean I won't have tons of editing to do though! :) Jealous about your vacation.

  8. Well your calendar looks about like mine! Sometimes it overwhelms me, but then I remind myself that I'm lucky to be doing so many awesome things with awesome people! Enjoy your vacation, you deserve it!

    Sarah @ Life As Always