September 2018: Thrills and Exhaustion

I cannot believe September is almost over! I tend to lose track of time, but I do feel I blinked in July and suddenly October is knocking. This month, in particular, has been filled with new experiences and wonders; I am honestly exhausted and I could use a solid two weeks’ slumber. I would also be perfectly fine with not leaving my apartment for the month of October. Alas, I would probably lose my job and my home if I did that, a girl can only dream.

Instead of focusing on all the things I do not want to do, I thought I would focus on all the positive experiences that have happened this month. I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and I do not feel any regrets; I only feel tired.


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Blogging and Social Media

  • Made several new friends!
  • This month marked my sixth month blogging
  • I was nominated for three blogging awards (Thank you Sophia Ismaa, Em, and Laura Spoonie!)
  • Made 200 followers on Twitter, which is still weird
  • Every day this month I have written a 25-word story on Twitter
  • I made a Facebook for some odd reason, but it exist *shrug*


  • I stood my ground at work and firmly set boundaries
  • I took an actual vacation and did not check my e-mails.
  • Traveled to New Orleans
  • I saw Hamilton and Childish Gambino back to back.
  • Got a tattoo on a whim
  • I entered an actual flash fiction contest- fingers crossed for placing top 10.
  • Crafted a draft for a children’s book

October goals and expectations

  • Continue to work on not taking myself too seriously
  • Write a new chapter for my work in progress (I can say that now!)
  • Craft of cover letter
  • Engage more
  • Keep blogging
  • Ignore the doubtful voices in my head
  • Avoid trick-or-treaters

I hope September has treated you well!

Cheers to a low-key October!


Author: MutedMouthful

Native New Yorker, amateur artist, sarcastic social worker, professional people watcher, and alliteration addict. Writing about mental health, introversion, social anxiety, and my imagination.

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  1. I stood my ground at work and firmly set boundaries
    • I took an actual vacation and did not check my e-mails. – yay, well done! And good luck with drafting your new children’s book and I hope you do well for the writing contest. ☺️

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