As if 2020 hasn’t been scary enough, we’re now entering the spookiest month of them all—October. In a typical year, I’d be in Europe right now—starting my day off with a morning hike in a vineyard before sipping on a cappuccino and people watching over breakfast. I would have already gone apple picking by this time out on the east end of Long Island, and I would certainly have been looking forward to some fun fall fairs right around Halloween time. But, as we know, this year has been anything but ordinary. While I’m missing my time away and my usual fall festivities, which have become somewhat of a tradition, I’ve still managed to keep myself busy this month.
Here’s what’s on my October agenda:
Take: I had registered the take the Board Certified Patient Advocacy exam back in March, but then the COVID-19 pandemic happened and my exam was canceled. Well, I’m now taking the exam this upcoming weekend and have been feverishly studying the Patient Advocate Certification Board’s study guide and reviewing key terms and concepts. Fingers crossed I do well and can add Board Certified Patient Advocate to my title!
Go: I’m so excited to share that I recently started horseback riding regularly again. Growing up, I was an avid equestrian, but after college, I took a hiatus that I never expected would last close to 15 years. Back then, riding was such a huge part of my life and I couldn’t imagine a day without going to the barn. Now, I’m back to riding once a week, and it has given me something to look forward to. I’ll be sharing more about the special horse that I’m riding soon, so stay tuned.
Do: I’m trying to take full advantage of the nice weather while it lasts, so I’m all over any chance to take an outdoor yoga class—especially when the class is at the beautiful Vanderbilt Mansion in Centerport, NY. I’ve taken two classes with Pop Up Prana Yoga on the grounds of the sprawling estate and was delighted when I saw they were hosting a fall flow there on Sunday, October 18. Hopefully, we’ll have good weather and I can squeeze in one last outdoor class.
Visit: I recently visited the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn, NY to see the “blue.” exhibit that is on display throughout the month. A trip to this local Long Island museum has been on my agenda for longer than I’d like to admit, so when a friend suggested going on a rather iffy weather day, I was sold. While the museum itself is small, there’s plenty to see outside in the way of sculptures and gardens. Pack your hiking boots and take advantage of the next nice fall day at the Nassau County Museum of Art!
What’s on your agenda this month?