As if it's October already, I feel like I blinked and missed September but this means that the cold weather is coming, snuggly jumpers and dark evenings which is definitely my aesthetic! This Summer has been crazy with New things, new friends and a new healthy eating plan and with Autumn here, I have been wanting to Spice up my Life again because a new season is a perfect time for change!
I start my new school this month and I am beyond ready and excited to start! I cannot wait to get back into the swing of things and to get back to training, this time in a different school without the hostility. I have all my school stuff ready such as dance wear, dance shoes, books and so much energy! I can already tell that its gonna be a good year and I am gonna grab the training and get the most out of it (trying to be optimistic).
I have cancelled my yoga membership for this month and you're probably thinking why, but the short answer is that I can't afford it anymore, I still love yoga but I need to save my money and take a break from Corepower, instead I am going to do yoga on my own (because I now know how to sequence a class for myself) and I want to try different studios around the city! I have recent gotten a free trial for class pass and its wonderful, you can basically go round the city and take workout classes without spending money on memberships, so far I took a barre class (which I loved) and tonight I have a spin class booked which I'm kinda nervous for because I have never done a spin class before! The ones in New York are so high tech and I can barely work my laptop so it should be fun haha. As Autumn is here I really want to try new classes and go outside of my comfort zone whilst getting a good workout and spending minimal money!
I've been doing a lot more cooking at home and haven't eaten out in nearly 2 weeks which is pretty good for me as New York has so many great food places, but it's in the aid of saving money by using all my groceries up and saving money. It's been pretty successful so far and I have saved a smidge of money, until I spent a load of money on skincare shhhhhh. I started using Amazon Fresh for groceries and I love it! It is the most convenient way to buy groceries in New York and I spent the exact same amount of money for my groceries that I would at Trader Joes! As much as I am dying for a chipotle I might treat myself at the end of the month if I keep to my strict no eating out plan, because everything in moderation is fine! I recently bought an air fryer and it is one of the best investments I have ever bought! I use it nearly every day and it can be used for a number of things, it makes the best chicken thighs, fries, veggie burgers and crispy rice! I would highly recommend getting one if you are after a new kitchen gadget that helps with healthy eating! I think that getting excited about kitchen appliances is another mile stone of becoming an adult, along with new cleaning products and an empty sink. Yeah this is how exciting my life has gotten!
Recently I went for a laser facial and before you say anything, it isn't a form of torture or anything dangerous. Basically its a facial where they use a laser and light therapy to clean your skin for you, I went to Skin Laundry after a friends recommendation (Thanks Courtenay!) The first one was free and my skin felt amazing afterwards, it was so smooth and looked visibly better after one session. I am trying to save up so I can go back and get another because I loved it! But it's certainly a luxury and when you're a student luxuries are very expensive.
This season I want to be open to new things and adventures, I also want to get out moe and hang out with new friends who are super lovely!