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by Carly-Ann

Among the things I forgot to say last night because I was too busy eating leftover birthday cake and catching up on Modern Family:

  • At Kevin’s birthday I told my 11-year old nephew my secret Halloween costume and he was like, “what is that?” I said it’s from Alice in Wonderland and he replied, “yeah, I’ve never seen that.”
  • We got a text from back in Ontario last night saying that we were spotted on the broadcast. (My skin looks flawless on TV!)

Today has turned into a day for deep conversations. I’m talking DEEP. I have a couple of friends going through really meaningful and life changing stuff right now and talking/texting through it is an honour and also a weight on my heart. Some of it is potentially great, some of it is entirely heartbreaking and all of it is yet to be determined. These are those times when you wish you could carry some of the burden and some of the anxiety and some of the emotion.

Goal setting is fun. It’s great motivation to sit down and hash out the things we want to do and fantasize about the roads that will take us there. When we talk about goals, we talk about money and career and real estate and competition, but we rarely talk about good, old-fashioned leisure. What I’ve found is that having some fun and light-hearted goals is a nice way to interrupt the monotony and drudgery of obligation. Month to month, I will publish a list of things I would like to do during the month ahead. Of course, this list doesn’t take the place of all of my standard goals related to health, wellness, money and spirituality, but I reserve the right to, in some cases, blur the lines.

things we’ll do this month: November 2018

  • Las Vegas!
  • San Antonio!
  • Finish up or quit all of the books I’m partway through aka clean up my Goodreads currently reading bookshelf.
  • Prepare and write Christmas cards.

In addition, there are three things that I want to continue to focus on and the keep practicing regularly: yoga, meditation and tarot.

As we start a new month, it’s always fun to get a little astrological insight into what’s ahead according to the planets. My favourite clairvoyant and spiritual counselor, Megan Skinner, put together these horoscopes for November and she even included sign-centred hashtags!

Mine (according to Sun sign) is #BalancingAct which is appropriate because I’ve been feeling a little caught in between being dutiful and being (rather, trying to be) indulgent. I’m also leaning into my rising sign hashtag (rising signs are often just as meaningful as Sun signs) which is #SelfMastery. Another way I’m trying to find balance is in seeking a comfortable place between how I want to be vs how I feel I should be.

Which Sun sign hashtag will you be living by this month? What are your big plans for November?

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