Today I’m sharing some highlights from September. 

It’s hard to believe that October starts next week already. I feel like summer has been over for a long time now, which isn’t really the case. 

Fall is my absolute favorite season (followed by spring). I love September, and October. November typically feels like winter here in Calgary with snow and cold weather. In fact, we’ve already gotten snow a couple times already. (The photo above is from when I went to yoga in flip flops and came out afterwards to find it snowing!) Right now I’m wearing all the cozy sweaters, burning candles, and enjoying the colorful leaves. 

And now onto some things that I’ve had going on this month:

Yoga teacher training

I seriously started considering yoga teacher training early in the summer, so it feels like I’ve been waiting a long time for it to finally begin. I’ve completed one of 8 weekends so far, and have another one this weekend. I’ve met all 3 of the instructors leading the teacher training and I’m so impressed with all of them. I’ve started getting into the textbooks and getting some readings done.

I don’t think that I’ll ever be able to take a yoga class the same way that I did before yoga teacher training. When you’re on the teaching side you just don’t experience it in the same way. 

I’m learning so much and it’s so much fun to be immersed in yoga every other weekend. I’m so glad that I decided to take the plunge and finally do yoga teacher training. 

Harry Potter trivia night

I had so much fun at  Harry Potter trivia night last weekend. I went with two really good friends that I don’t see nearly enough, so I was very grateful to spend time with them. 

I wasn’t expecting the questions to be quite as tough as they were. While we got a lot of them, there were a few that we were really stumped on. I clearly don’t know as much as I thought I did! 

As usual for any sort of trivia night there were some very creative team names. We went with The Inquisitional Squad a la Professor Umbridge. There were a few people who showed up wearing house scarves and had wands with them. 

Walking tour of haunted Calgary

Saturday night my and and I are doing a walking tour of downtown Calgary. It’s going to be focused on the scary and creepy stories of Calgary’s history. I’m really looking forward to it. I’m hoping it won’t be too cold or snowy – snow is in the forecast for Saturday.

I did a similar walking tour when I was in Vancouver. I had a lot of fun during that one and learned a lot about the history of the city. 

Always and Little Fires Everywhere

This month I’ve read two really good books. The first was Always (affiliate link) by Sarah Jio. I really liked The Violets of March by her, so I had high expectations for Always – and it totally delivered. I had a hard time putting it down.

The second book I really enjoyed was Little Fires Everywhere (affiliate link) by Celeste Ng. I’d heard about it from a couple different people, and now I understand what they were raving about. It was a pageturner too and I just had to know how things would turn out for the three families that were the focus of the book. 

What was one highlight of your September? Share it in the comments below.

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Life Lately: September 2018