Pinch punch, first of the best month!


I LOVE October. It’s the best month. Not debatable.

And the reasons as to why it’s my favourite month is nothing like those of a typical white girl, with their pumpkin spice lattes. No.


October is my birthday month. And although I don’t really get excited for my birthday anymore, it’s just fun waiting and building up towards it. Also I get money and my sister is forced to be nice to me. I’m turning 18 this year, which I am actually dreading but I’m looking forward to the birthday celebrations withy my friends and family and their presents. Presence, I mean.


I love Halloween. I know a lot of people and possibly a lot of you do not celebrate it, some with the belief it’s a celebration of the devil (which it wasn’t created for) but I love the vibe of it. I like the orange colours and pumpkins and the Halloween house parties and horror movies and dressing up. It’s fun. And it’s fun to be scared every once in a way. Get that adrenaline pumping. Keeps you alive!


October is also in Autumn and that means cosy dark evenings and nights, drinking tea (I’m so British) and watching Netflix films, feeling guilty about not doing more revision and schoolwork, which eventually leads to a mental breakdown. Its’ really all good fun. And I find that I light a lot of candles, too. And I like the feeling of coming from the cold inside into a warm house and shower. Basically, it’s a really cosy season.


October is before November. (Call me a genius.) But November is the lead up to Christmas, which I also love. And also Christmas things start popping up in shops around October, and that makes me happy even though I know it makes a lot of people annoyed. Seeing people annoyed is also kind of funny.


As much as I love October, I hate the spiders. October seemed too good to be true, and then there was a giant spider running around my doorway. Don’t even try to say “it’s more scared of you than you are of it” because they come to me. I don’t go looking for them. THEY. COME. TO. ME.


However, despite all these things, which are the general reasons as to why I love October so much, this month, particularly this year, I am:

  • Getting my life together. I’ve actually started revision early and almost finished all my biology revision posters. And I’m doing my homework the day I get it. I deserve a glittery sticker.
  • Catching up on The Flash. I stopped watching it sometime last year because I was so busy with school and felt too guilty to watch TV. Now that I’m on top of everything and actually not slacking, I feel like I can treat myself.
  • One of my work colleagues motivated me to continue to write my story, which I intend to do this autumn, especially with NaNoWriMo coming up. If I find the time, of course.
  • Planning on posting a lot of Halloween related posts as well as a depressing post on why I don’t want to turn 18.
  • Going to more science related lectures at Universities (I usually go during autumn/winter).


I also want to mention that I know I haven’t been so active lately and haven’t been going through my reader as much as I used to. I’m in my last year of sixth form and let me tell you, it’s hard. I have to stay on top of revision (AS and new A2 content) and stay on top of the mountains of homework I get a week and write my personal statement for Uni (which is so scary) and volunteering and work. It’s a lot and when I do have free time, I tend to be too tired to write or use my laptop. So I’m genuinely sorry but I have to prioritise those things for the sake of my education.

But I’m in a good mood because it’s finally October. XD


What’s your favourite month?




24 thoughts on “Spooktober!

  1. Josh Gross | The Jaguar says:

    Dude, like, for real, what’s with those pumpkin spice lattes anyway? In fact, why do people flavor their coffee with anyone except Irish whiskey? Some things I will never understand.

    Also, why are you sad about turning 18? Is it because it you make it to 80, 22.5% of your life is already over, and you’ll never be able to get it back? Am I making things worse?

    Good luck with your studies! You should go to a science lecture about spiders.

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    • Shay says:

      I’ve never actually tried a pumpkin spice latte. I think that will be my main goal for this year – to drink one. And you don’t like flavoured coffee? That’s the ONLY coffee I would ever drink. 😂 And I’m not sad about not getting my life back, I’m sad that I’ll be a legal adult and I can’t be considered a child and I just hate it so much but I’m trying really hard to smile through the pain 😊😊😊 Thank you! And I would rather die.

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      • Josh Gross | The Jaguar says:

        No Shay, don’t do it! Don’t join the basic side! Once you drink your first pumpkin spice latte, you can never go back!

        No, I don’t flavor my coffee. If you make it right, there’s plenty of flavor in coffee naturally.

        What don’t you like about being considered an adult?

        I’m going to send you a spider for your birthday.

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      • Shay says:

        I. Do. What. I. Want. Thankyouverymuch 😊 I don’t drink coffee anyway – I like the smell though. And is that a serious question; adulting is hard and I don’t want to have to grow up. And go on, I’ll kill it.

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      • Josh Gross | The Jaguar says:

        Haha, don’t say I didn’t warn you about the basic-ness of pumpkin spice.

        Coffee smells like amazing.

        Yes, that was a serious question! Adulting is sort of hard, but you also have a lot more freedom as an adult…as long as you have enough money. In general, adults are also less horrible to each other than kids or teens – usually.

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      • Shay says:

        I mean I’m not 100% dreading being a legal adult. I’ll always be a child at heart, well, maybe like 40 year old obese man in my ACTUAL heart with the little exercise I do. I just don’t want to have to worry about things that I currently don’t worry about like money and taxes and jobs and my future 😫 I guess adults being less horrible is a plus but I do like school, and the drama can add a little spice to life 😂

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  2. Starrcreative says:

    Well you definitely covered a lot of positives. I love October too but this year we had snow in Alberta in September and October – brrrr so it messed with my fall mojo – this is a good reminder that there is more to October than weather!! 🙂

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