We’ve officially reached the best time of the year! It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just a day away, and then we’ll be 100% in the Christmas season. My decorations are up (I’m 100% one of those people who starts getting into Christmas before Thanksgiving) and I’m feeling festive!
I haven’t done a big life update since this summer, so I figure what better time to do one now, as we all wind down to kick back for the Thanksgiving holiday. Here are some of the highlights of fall, thus far.
Finished My Grad Cert Program
For the past year I’ve been enrolled in a graduate certificate program which consisted of seven business-related classes, and last month, I completed the program, with straight A’s! It certainly was no easy feat, with classes like accounting, statistics, and finance (while working full-time and blogging), but I’m so proud that I took the step and successfully completed the program! The program also fulfilled all of the pre-reqs for the MBA program (as a non-business undergrad major), so I’m considering pursuing the degree part-time. I hate tests SO much, but I do love learning! But for now, I’m very much enjoying all of the free time I have back!
Rejoined A Gym
The timing probably isn’t the best considering October through December is essentially a giant eating fest with Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, but I decided to bite the bullet and rejoin a gym! My schedule’s been pretty hectic this fall, so I haven’t been able to get into a solid routine yet, but I’ve been easing back into it. Those classes are no joke!
Travel, Travel, Travel
Last month Ted and I visited Salem, Massachusetts right before Halloween and earlier this month my dad and I ventured out to Colorado for a dad-daughter trip to Denver and Estes Park (more on that to come), and to end the year, my mom and I are gearing up for our third annual Europe trip! Be sure to follow along on Instagram, because we’re heading to some beautiful places (Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden) – and what better time to visit than the Christmas season?!
Thanksgiving + Black Friday
So they haven’t happened yet, but how can there be a fall catch up without talking about the biggest events this week?! I’m so thankful to be spending time with my family for Turkey Day and am looking forward to annual Black Friday traditions of shopping with my mom and best friend from high school! Anyone else planning to get some BF shopping done? Immediately following the post-shopping nap, I can’t wait to binge the Gilmore Girls revival show!
And lastly, I’m so thankful for all of you, my lovely followers and readers! I really appreciate your support of Small Towns & City Lights! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and don’t forget to set your scales back tonight! Ha!