What Do You Value?

I value October
I love October

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

I value Intellectual Stimulation
Book Discussion at the Schomburg Center

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.

I Value Intimate Gatherings

I value time with family
Celebrating My Birthday
I value time with family
Various October gatherings

Honestly, I am an introvert and sometimes being around tons of people exhausts me to no end. I crave time alone with my thoughts. But… I also need to connect with my loved ones because not doing so leads to isolation. And believe me, I know all about that. Since I don’t want to be isolated, intimate gatherings are how I stay connected while honoring my needs.  And October was full of these gatherings! I had people over for my birthday which was sooo much fun! My cousin threw a bowling party for her birthday the very next weekend. And then I had a card party the following week. So much fun! I’m still recovering from all the laughter and drinks.

I Value Nature

October in Central Park

If you have been reading my blog for any amount of time, then you are very much aware of my love affair with nature in general and Central Park specifically. And October was full of Central Park time.

These are just three of my values. I encourage you to know what you value and make space for them in your life. This how you stay fulfilled and feel alive. This is how you THRIVE.

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