I love October and I get all into it. During the month of October, my birth month, I always make a point to be extra good to myself. And by being good to myself, I mean making sure that I have time for the things that I value. All the things that I find important.
In a world where everything moves so quickly and things can be overwhelming and loud, its so easy to forget the things that matter most to you. This is how I spent my glorious October honoring my values.
I Value Intellectual Stimulation
So The Street: A Novel is one of my favorite books in the world. If you’re into exploring complex sociological concepts through fiction, I definitely recommend it. I read it for the first time when I was about 16 years old. And though it resonated with me then, I didn’t get how deep it was until about 10 years ago when I reread it. My favorite types of books, are those that I can read over and over and learn something new each time or get a new angle. And it was so awesome to be in a room filled with people from all walks of life talking about something that I loved so much. I left the auditorium feeling really good and stimulated. Intellectual stimulation is very important to me and I have to make room for it in my life or I feel unfulfilled.