Screenshot My Month September

Hi All,

Happy October! I cannot believe how quickly September came and went. My birthday month was a whirlwind with trying to get myself together for the big move to Spain, dealing with Hurricane Florence,  and finishing up my boot camp. One thing that did make it a little brighter were the lovely orange marigold silk flowers you see above from Silk Plants Direct sent to me by 3D Wall Panel. We all know how much I love flowers. The orange is such a great transitional colour from summer to autumn and I have to say, I do like the fact I don’t have to change out the water. While they weren’t a birthday gift, I’m counting theses beauties as one. But enough of my rambling, let’s get into the screenshot my month for September.

Personal Development

I COMPLETE MY BOOTCAMP AND PASSED MY EXAM! This second exam went much smoother than the first one. I can’t tell you how relieved I was to see those green words. Now I’m working to finish up my portfolio site. There’s so many moving pieces and due to the hurricane, I had to push my visa trip to DC back, which meant missing a couple classes. But it all worked out. I can’t wait to share my site with you all. 

Pop Culture

Like the month of August,  I’ve still been watching a lot of Spanish dramas on Netflix. During September I dived in Gran Hotel and finished up  House of Flowers. Gran Hotel was produced in Spain and is set the in the early 1900s, exploring the messy lives of an infamous hotel. While House of Flowers explores the scandalous lives of a prominent Mexican family in present day. Gran Hotel has more of a serious vibe while House of Flowers definitely is more of a comedy. 

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Bookshelf

September was the month I didn’t do much reading. It was a month of completion for everything but my reading list. Even though I didn’t read as much as I wanted, Dilemmas of a Damsel by Monique Elise kept me entertained. Monique and I connected in a fellow blogger group and I just love supporting indie writers.  

All the books in the Dilemmas of a Damsel series are about 130-150 pages making them super quick reads, yet they offer a nice amount of world building and character development. Part II explores loss and grief of relationships and people which isn’t an easy pill to swallow. I love the theme of friendship and sisterhood throughout all the books and could definitely see these conversations happening with my friends or cousins. Blair,Kara ,  and Jade always find a way to be there for one another and still serve the hard truths instead of letting their friend live in fairytale land.

If any of you watch Insecure on HBO or love a short read, this is the series for you. If you don’t want to commit to buying a physical book, you can get your ebook copy on Kindle or sign up for Kindle Unlimited trial and read all three books! 

What was your September like? Did you take on last final summer trip? What are you most excited about for October? 

Besos,

Aitza B