Hello, October! Depending on how you view things, there are three months left in the year. September is already over. Autumn has officially started. The best part of it all is that the holidays are on its way. What's not to love? As I take a look back on the past nine months, I look back with a smile on the things I managed to do. My biggest goal was to go back home to Puerto Rico this summer. Mission accomplished.

This summer I took more chances than I can count. I had many first time experiences. I did what I do every year. I lived my best life. With summer vacation being over and the world is seemingly getting back to business, I thought I'd write out some things that I wish to accomplish.


Get my finances in order.

From switching my bank to one with better interest rates to prioritizing what I spend my money on and how I spend my money are a few things I need to get together. These days banks charge a lot for their services. They take from the customer and don't really give much in return. In my mind, a bank should help their customers grow instead of trying to take their hard-earned money. With that being said, I've done my research. I found that there are banks without fees. I also found that these banks have interest rates that will help your account grow every month. That's music to my ears. With a little more research, I'll have a final decision soon. Fingers crossed.

As for my spending habits, I seem to have gotten into the habit of going over budget and spending money on unnecessary things. For example, I saw ta pair of forest green heels that I fell instantly in love with. I don't own anything forest green, but I bought the shoes anyway. Then to top it off, I bought the same pair in black and I bought forest green dresses just because I wanted the forest green shoes. I'd like to break this new habit and slow down on the amount of shopping I do. I enjoy the fact that my wardrobe is made of key and staple pieces with the occasion "treat yourself" item.

Cleaning out my wardrobe.

Every season there are clothes that I outgrow and every year I donate those clothes. It's that time of year again. As I was packing for a girl's weekend, I realized that I have things that I've not worn or seen in a while. As usual, I overlook things and find them eventually. I've got some bins to go through. I'm quite excited to donate these items and make space in my wardrobe. Just like every girl on the go, I will pencil this year's autumnal cleaning in and try to be as thorough as I can without overlooking bins of clothes. Wish me luck!

I took the semester off.

I have come to the conclusion that my experience at university has been at my very own pace which isn't really a bad thing. Last semester was extremely stressful. I took more classes than I could handle in hopes that I would graduate faster. The results of that heavy load were one anxiety attack too many and a semester off so I can be one hundred percent ready to take on whatever the semester throws my way. My goal is to go to my university and sign up for the spring semester. I'm actually quite excited. Although, this may only be true because I'm not stressed out by the autumn semester.

I want to book another trip.

In July, I spent time in Puerto Rico and I fell in love with being on a plain. After the holidays, I plan on going on a vacation, but I want to do something before that. I want to go on a few weekend trips somewhere. I want to go somewhere festive because the holidays are coming. I want to go somewhere warm because, by the time December is here, I am over winter and just want to spend Christmas on a beach. Lastly, I'd like to take a spontaneous trip somewhere. I don't know where or what I wish to do while I'm there, but that's what I want to do. This may contradict my plans to get my finances in order, but I am a traveler. I love being somewhere new and it's time for me to go.

Places to Construe

Places to Construe is my other blog for my inner bibliophile. It's been on hold for a while because I haven't had time to read and write out reviews. It's time I get back to it. I enjoy writing reviews, sharing my thoughts, recommending literature, and conversing with you about all things books (fashion and lifestyle on this blog). So stay tuned for that. I'm going to make sure I have a book with me at all times. No more excuses.

Actions speak louder than words and I am excited to turn my words into action. What are your "ber" months goals?