I have found myself cooking less often here lately. I have been focusing more on cooking in bulk on Sundays, to free myself up during the work week for other things that pursue my interest. The month of October has been the busiest month for us in a very long time. The month was full of weddings, celebrating with friends and family, picking out the right pumpkins, studying and of course work. I am super thankful for all of the fun weekends and celebrations the month of October brought to our family.
I have spent a good chunk of my time submerging myself into studying new topics and learning new things. I have always wanted to learn how to speak French and I have slowly started teaching myself how to do so. I am obsessed with going to France. It’s been my dream for about 20 years. I also love reading about World War II. I have found all of these great books about the women of France during WWII. Last year, I read The Nightingale (historical fiction) by Kristin Hannah and it is absolutely my favorite book of all time. Since then, I have come across The Lost Girls of Paris (historical fiction), which I am currently reading and Les Parisiennes (biography) which I will read next.
I have recently taken an interest in philosophy. In school, I never paid any attention to philosophy. I found it boring and I didn’t understand it either. After doing a little research, I settled on Essential Dialogues of Plato as a starting point. Interestingly enough, Ion was the first story in the book. That was exceptionally fitting given the current state of political affairs in our country. It was also a God wink letting me know that I was on the right track. This has also given me a reason to review some Greek mythology as well. Greek mythology was always a subject I enjoyed in school. I have stumbled across a few really good documentaries to listen to on my way to work, so it works out perfectly. My morning commute is much more entertaining.
This past month has given me a lot of time to slow down, think and be present in the moment. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time reading and drinking coffee in my bed on Saturday and Sunday mornings, celebrating milestones with my friends and taking time for myself.