Hello October! For some reason, you’re already here and I’m not sure I’m ready for you yet. Whilst September always feels like the beginning of something new, a chance to start afresh, October feels like such a transitional month that make me sit on the edge till it’s over. By the time it comes around I’ve already gotten used to the fact that summer is completely gone, but I’m also waiting for ember months to come usher in a new year – this year more than ever.
This post was meant to come out yesterday as I normally release my monthly media roundup at the end of each month, but after the very eventful month we had on here, I suspected that perhaps both you and I could use a break, even for only one day.
Just two days ago, we celebrated the 2nd anniversary of the blog which is still crazy to me, but prior to that, I embarked on a 7-day blogging challenge which some of you took part in. Again, thank YOU so so very much.
Last month was very busy so I will admit I wasn’t totally in tune with new releases as much as I like to be. I’ve been hearing great scary things about the documentary, The Social Dilemma, and I cannot wait to watch it. I’ll let you know what I think in next month’s list. So unto what you are here for, here is what’s been on my radar lately.
Bare with me, there were a whole lot in September.
12 Simple Self Care Ideas For Hard Days That Work
ON SECOND THOUGHT – A Rainbow Exchanged My Fears With Hope
ON SECOND THOUGHT – Imagination Won’t Take You There
ON SECOND THOUGHT – The Productivity Trick You Need To Try Now
Life Lately: The 7 Day Blogging Challenge, Celebration And More
The Most Important Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Blogging
A Look Back On The Blog Posts I Enjoyed Writing The Most
READERS ASK: What Is Your Motivation To Continue Blogging
READERS ASK: How To Deal With Procrastination And Maintain Consistency
ON SECOND THOUGHT – Writer’s Block Doesn’t Have To Be Negative
READERS ASK – Advice On Writing And Crafting Ideas For Blog Posts
2 YEAR BLOGGING ANNIVERSARY!
The Morning Show (Apple TV).
Last month I told you I had just begun watching this show and it seemed promising – it was. The show follows the insanely fast pace lifestyle of the staff behind the number one morning news show in America. The series is set in the big wild New York City and takes off from the moment the main lead anchor is accused of sexual misconduct which opens a complex conversation on the overall culture of the show. It’s about truth versus spin, the fragility of power, what it is truly like to control the narrative, and what happens when people aren’t afraid to hold truth to power. I have to say, as a graduate in journalism, the show was extremely thrilling to watch, but it would be for everyone regardless as the news was just a little part of the wider story.
I tuned in for Jennifer Anniston and Reese Witherspoon who were absolutely amazing in this – as always, but my absolute favourite character ended up being Cory, played by Billy Crudup. There was something about his odd eccentric character that I feel he portrayed to perfection. I loved that I could never predict the things that would come out of his mouth and I couldn’t place him in a box or know what he’s true intentions were. And he won an Emmy for this so… where is season two?
Crash Landing On You (Netflix).
I watched this beautiful drama for the second time, well, because I can. It managed to still get me teary-eyed by the end for the second time and still felt as fresh as it did in February. This is a must-watch K-drama with twist and turns, big laughs, romance, and some action which I always welcome.
FINNEAS – What They’ll Say About Us
Sunmi – Boderline
Maisie Peters, JP Saxe – Maybe Don’t
Fireboy DML – Like I Do
Jay Park – All The Way Up
Chung Ha, Christopher – Bad Boy
Astrid S – It’s Ok If You Forget Me
Marshmello – Ok Not To Be Okay
Lennon Stella – Fear Of Being Alone (Alternate Version)
Katerina Writes: Are You Trusting The Process?
wishWishwish: Life Lately
In The Frow: 21 of the Best Nude Lipsticks & Lip Balms
Jenny In Neverland: 17 Things To Do In Your Twenties
Chapters of May: A Slow Summer Stroll
Career Girl Daily: The Perfect Morning Routine For A Saturday Morning
The Daily Pep. Episode 148: Permission to enjoy your creativity
From Monday to Friday Meg Kissack brings you a daily podcast for creative and multi-passionate women. Each episode, she brings an inspirational message that encourages you to take on the day with an entirely new perspective. I’ve been listening to this every morning since I found it and it’s been helping me start my days on the right track.
Can everything a woman does by choice be considered feminism in nature? An interesting conversation between Pandora Sykes and Dolly Alderton on choice feminism and much more.
The Guardian’s Audio Long Reads. Escape: the woman who brought her trafficker to justice
An audio long read about how a woman forced into prostitution in Italy joined forces with investigators to bring traffickers to justice.
Your restless romantic roamer
What shows did you enjoy in September?