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farewell, october

the majority of autumn is over and i still feel like i haven’t done anything worthwhile this year. GREAT. but not to be tooooooo pessimistic, this past month wasn’t that bad! i began taking kickboxing classes, which are so exhausting and fun; i began teaching at my ballet studio more often (hooray children); i started learning korean and chinese mandarin (reading/writing). i still don’t know what i’m doing with myself, but i feel like most people don’t. i’m learning to just ~roll with it~.

read this month:

crooked kingdom

so i only read one book this month, but in my defense, it was A REALLY GOOD BOOK. *commence book hangover* i also wanted to share a few things i found on the interwebs that i thought were ?. you need to check out all the things mentioned above because THEY ARE LIFE-CHANGING. although my blogging and reading game still isn’t strong, i’m learning to be more forgiving for myself.

on the blog

october favorites

foresights of november

i’m genuinely excited for november for a few reasons: 1/ our annual performance is in two weeks (SH!T) and 2/ i’m flying to shanghai and 3/ i’m voting in the US election! after watching rehearsals, i think our show this year will be our best yet. not only are the music and costumes beautiful, our dancing isn’t half bad. *pats self on back* but i’m still worried since i haven’t finished learning all the choreography yet… OH WELL. if you live in southern california, i’d be ecstatic if you could come watch me perform! show’s on november 19th at 7pm. <333333

swan-lake

part two of november excitement(!!!!!!!!!) is flying to shanghai, china! i haven’t been there since i was three years old, so i can’t wait to visit relatives i haven’t seen in FIFTEEN YEARS. in all honesty, i have no recollection of what china or shanghai is like so it’s like i’m visiting for the first time. :”) annnnnd in a few days, i’ll be visiting the voting ballots and proudly voting for the first time, in the most bizarre US election ever. (honestly, an orangutang is a presidential candidate; how is that even??????) this month is also nanowrimo and i’m kiiiiiinda tempted to give it a shot. i never really considered myself a writer (does blogging count?), so we’ll see how that goes.

goals for next month:

  • don’t explode!!!
  • that is all.

how was your october? do you have anything exciting plans for november? let me know in the comments!!

Alexandra Ling

alexandra is a nineteen-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.

  • Sydney Lee

    my october was hectic! I had an all-region orchestra audition, an orchestra fall concert, and tennis tryouts! overall, it felt so stressful, but I’m actually sad that half of fall is already over 🙁 the most disappointing thing was that all the dramas i have loved ended in this month:( (“love in the moonlight” and “moon lovers: scarlet heart ryeo”) I mostly loved these kdramas because they had AMAZING osts that i have been listening to every day. i am excited about november because november means that the starbucks red cups are coming out again, and we have fall break! during fall break, i am going on a road trip somewhere…! btw, new dramas are coming out and I CAN’T WAIT! all this week, i have exams and i am so nervous!! anyways, this was sort of long, but I love your youtube, and all your blog posts so keep updating 😉

  • I’m honestly so in love with Rowan Blanchard, and I love that post about her! CROOKED KINGDOM WAS SOOO GOOD. I’M STILL DECEASED. I’m visiting China next summer! I hope you have a good time there!

  • I have yet to read the Six of Crows duology (or the Shadow and Bone series) and I’m so incredibly excited to start! I hope you’ll have a great trip, and good luck with your performance!

  • ahh i hope you’ll have an amazing show! please don’t forget to write a recap, i always love your ballet recaps? i have crooked kingdom but i’m really nervous about it that i ended up keep pushing it back instead of reading it haha! have an amazing november!

  • I hope you have a fantastic show! I’m also excited to read your recaps after your trip – I’ve always been fascinated about China. It looks hectic, but in a good way? I don’t know if that’s possible, but that’s how I feel about big cities sometimes, hahah.
    October was one of the best months of the year so far, but I feel like November won’t be as fun, since finals are approaching. I’m still excited because by the end of the month I’ll be travelling to New York! It will be my first time, so let’s hope I don’t get lost completely.
    May you have a great November!