This was basically just a day for me to gather a collection of fall aesthetic photos for my Instagram, not going to lie.
Oh, don’t get me wrong — I had fun too. It wasn’t my plan to get a lot of content for my IG. It just happened.
This was my first day of fall break, which meant that I was going to do everything in my power to ignore the homework I had to do. I’d just spent two straight months doing nothing but homework; this was the first break I had in ages. I later came to regret that decision as fall break came to a close, when I had to make up for all of the work I didn’t do earlier in the week. But to the Meilin of October 13, that was a problem to be dealt with later.
As often happens when I go home, my first day was spent hanging out with my friend Amanda. And as often happens when I hang out with Amanda, we had no particular plans in mind for what we should actually do with ourselves.
Somehow, we wound up deciding to go out and pick pumpkins for carving. This was apparently Amanda’s first time ever carving pumpkins. Believe, me, I was just as surprised hearing that the first time as you are reading it now — how can a person living in America never have carved a pumpkin before?
Anyway, insert first batch of fall aesthetic photos here.
From there, we decided to drive around to some local thrift shops and look for fall clothing. One of the elements of normal life that I miss most when I live on campus is the ability to just go out shopping — I get all of my food from the on-campus dining options, and if I need something else, I order it on Amazon. I don’t get to just walk around Target on a Sunday afternoon, or even make a quick stop in Walgreens to pick up some eyeliner. Look, rampant consumerism is bad and all, and being so isolated from temptations to spend money is good for my bank account, but I miss just getting to window shop.
Then, after getting stuck in traffic for like an hour due to Donald Trump himself driving through town on his way to a speaking engagement somewhere else in the state, we made it home to carve our pumpkins and watch Halloweentown. Fun fact: I’d actually never seen that movie before. I suppose Amanda and I then both had new Halloween-related experiences that day.
That’s about it for today. Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you in the next one with more updates on my life at home at Notre Dame. Don’t forget to check me out on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, Bloglovin, Twitter, and Tumblr! For business inquiries, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!