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farewell, foresight, favorites

farewell, september!

september was the awkward middle. transitioning from summer break to autumn’s work left me in denial. not much happened in terms of, like, EVERYTHING but i’m trying not to be so hard on myself. i managed to complete all my goals from last month, so it wasn’t too bad. i have tons of goals and plans for the next month so here’s to a better october!

read this month:


  • SCYTHE, by neal schusterman – ★★★★★
  • EMPIRE OF STORMS, by sarah j. maas – ★★★½

aaaaaand the slow reading month continues. i’m trying not to get too frustrated if/when i read so few books compared to many other bloggers or bookish people, but sometimes, the pressure is real.

on the blog:

favorites

foresights of october

now that it actually hit me that IT’S OCTOBER, i’m so pumped to work. it’s strange how not much changed from last week to this week, but the prospect of a new month/season changes the mindset. i’m so ready to do ~all the things~ in october. revamping my site (maybe), revamping my room, and revamping my life. LET’S DO THIS.

goals for the month:

  • seriously begin blogging again (this hiatus has got to stop) (aka I’M BACK, GUYS!!)
  • conclude my tidying journey
  • do more, think less

how was your september? do you have any plans for october? let me know in the comments!

Alexandra Ling

alexandra is an eighteen-year-old content creator and avid reader. when she's not on the internet or hiding behind pages, you can find her training to be a professional ballet dancer. she finds writing about herself in third-person strange.

  • Xan!!! I think you did an extraordinary job reading two books (also Empire of Storms I’ve heard is freakin ginormous so that definitely counts for like 2.5 books, mmkay??). I also loooved the midnight start mood board!! Your aesthetic, as usual, is stunning. I’m so excited that you’re pumped for October. I definitely think that the changing of the month has been so refreshing and motivating! I know you’ll slay this month. <33 also, one my goals totally needs to be "do more, think less". I can't even explain how much time I waste thinking about things that I would like to do. I feel like if I just went for what I want, it would get done so much quicker! So go get em. <333

    happy October!

  • EMPIRE OF STORMS is hella big, so it counts as two books, okay? also don’t worry about how many books you read, that’s totally okay. the only fact that you READ is amazing.
    honestly all i want to do in october is to be as invested in the book community as i was before (i mean as i was this summer). with all the drama, fights, spoilers and hate, i’ve taken a step back from this community. but now that (i think) everything has calmed down, i really want, really hope to come back.
    also, it’s been soooo long that i’ve commented one of your posts (i’m always reading them, though), so hiiii *waves*.

    – maha @ younicorn reads

  • Ah don’t stress about reading 2 books (which is still very good!), I also only read a couple but I know that reading can become pressurised when you see other bloggers reading like, 20 books a month XD I hope you have a BRILLIANT October – I’m sure it’ll be fantastic! 🙂

  • Sincerely Gisselle

    Such a great post! You’re funny. SCYTHE sounds like a very interesting book, glad to see your rating for it, maybe I’ll ready sometime soon. Good luck on your goals for this month! xo