Four Things To Do Before Winter

Hey guys! As those of you who follow me on Instagram know, it's my favorite month of the year! Listed below are a few things I think everyone should find time to fit in this month while the weather is perfect (especially you Northerners and Midwesterners)!

xo

Elyse


[ 1 ] Go for an intimate hike with a good friend

Get closer to nature and a good friend! Take this time to discuss life deeper than "how's work?" "it's fine. thanks for asking! how are you doing??" Instead, discuss the big topics -- "What are you career goals?...How is your relationship really going?...What's been keeping you up at night?"

 Mount Mitchell State Park, Burnsville, NC

Mount Mitchell State Park, Burnsville, NC

 
 Mount Mitchell State Park, Burnsville, NC

Mount Mitchell State Park, Burnsville, NC


[ 2 ] Share a bottle of Merlot with a few of your closest friends (outside of course)

bonus points if there's a bon fire and marshmallows. Add grilled hot dogs and make it a meal. Local craft beer or spiked apple cider are acceptable alternatives to merlot.

 

[ 3 ] Read a book outside

This is a great time to space out from social media and work stresses to read a book, either fiction or non-fiction, for enjoyment. I'm currently reading an excellent photography book by Jack Dykinga (Capture the Magic).

 

[ 4 ] Review your credit report

You should do this every season to make sure everything is factual. Annualcreditreport.com allows you to access your credit report three times a year - once from each credit bureau. We recommend obtaining one every 4 months. (This is not your FICO score, just your report. Click the links to learn credit score basics and how to maximize your credit score!)

 

What big and small plans do you have for October?