Happiness Project: October 2021

Oct 31, 2021

October is smack dab in the middle of my favorite season: Autumn.

We’ve had an extended autumn season up here in the mountains. Usually, the leaves start to fall the first two weeks of October because of the cold and early snow, but this year has been much warmer than usual and we haven’t had our typical early snowfalls.

Winter is my favorite season, so normally I’d be itching for some snow, but this year I’m enjoying all the extra sunshine and time outside. It’s been good for my soul.

Here’s what brought me joy this past month.

Stacked wood against a log cabin home in Colorado

My friend Danielle came to visit and helped me stack wood for the winter. It feels good to be prepared for when the snow DOES come.

Morning mountain sunrise in Colorado

October pulled out all the stops and showed off some amazing sunrises and sunsets. The beginning of the day and the end of the day feel magical up here.

At the beginning of the month, I went on a hike! I haven’t been on a hike since pre-Covid. When the pandemic hit, a lot of people were coming to the mountains to spend some time outside and I wasn’t comfortable with how packed the trails were becoming. It was so good to be outside, on a trail, with my dogs. I hope to do this again soon!

It’s sweater season and I couldn’t be happier. This is when I feel most myself – wearing a warm oversized sweater, with my favorite socks, comfy leggings, and my trusty Chaco boots.

And what pairs perfectly with sweater weather? New books! I can’t wait to dive into these. I picked them up at a local bookstore in Steamboat Springs, CO.

What brought you joy this month?


by chaucee

Hi, I’m Chaucee, the hands behind the words on this screen. I started this blog as a college freshman in 2008 as a creative outlet while studying for my bachelor’s. Since then it’s grown into a way to document things I love and things I’m learning. Welcome : )


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