Today I woke up a little unsure of the purpose of FromCtoC. In the past few weeks, I have experienced haters, along with an amazing amount of new "likers". And with the likers, and haters, came the desire to want to put out better content, to find a clear purpose for what I'm doing day to day, and to be genuine. So that when people say mean things for no reason, I can use that to move me forward. I have loved the conversations that have started to go on here. I have loved e-meeting other bloggers in beauty, fashion, and lifestyle veins around the world. Some similar to FromCtoC, and some completely different. I have loved learning new things about partnerships, PR, advertising, clothing, affiliates, HTML, web design, and more. I love the opportunities FromCtoC has given be, and the courage it has given me to try even bigger things. There are changes in life that I never planned on. (Moving to LA. Working at TeenVogue/Vogue. Moving to The Bahamas.) But I feel that life takes you where you are supposed to go. And if you don't drag your feet and hate on it, you can find inspiration to do things you never thought you were capable of doing. FromCtoC is that for me. It's not allowing people and the world to tell me what to do or how to do it. It's learning to live exactly how I feel, out loud. 

Having said that, while I was sitting, staring at my computer trying to find my purpose, (I know, I know!) I decided to pull some of the things that I love about the new month. October might me one of my absolute favorite months. Even though I have always lived in a tropical climate, my mom always created the seasons for us. Our home was full of decorations that never felt overdone or cheapy. She was Pinterest before Pinterest. 

Here is what I'm excited for this month!

Taylor Swift's new album drops this month! If Shake It Off was a sneak peek, I can't wait. Whenever her albums drop, they are on repeat in my home for months. And the new Ed Sheeran record could use a break. I can't wait to jump around to her new songs. // Pumpkin Spiced Lattes!! I'll be in New York at the end of the month, and it will be the absolute perfect temperature to grab on to a warm grande PSL. // Pottery Barn Halloween home decor. I love a mercury glass pumpkin, or bones in the hurricane candle holder. These Halloween cloth napkins are the perfect touch to host an adults night in. Pull these babies out with some spiked cider and a pumpkin pie, and your friends will want to spend every holiday at your place. // Sweater weather is the best. I don't think I would survive below 20 degrees (Sorry, Syracuse loves!), but I love a nip in the air. The type of weather you can throw on a cozy sweater and sit in front of a fireplace with friends, sounds perfect to me. (This one is from Urban Outfitters.) // And last but never least, Toddler Halloween Costumes. Having nannied for years, this is my favorite thing next to picking out my own Halloween costume. There is nothing cuter than a baby in a flawless get-up. Our friends once dressed their entire family in home-made gnome costumes, and it was incredible, but this oompa-loompa costume might take the cake. 

How you ever felt challenged for more purpose? What is inspiring you this month?

Tell me in the comments! 

October Inspiration