I love October. It’s my favorite month. I love how it’s chilly at night – we open the bedroom windows and snuggle under the quilt together. I love how the it’s hard to figure out what to wear because it can be 50 or 70 when I’m going to work. I love the crunchy feeling of the first frost and watching leaves change. I love kicking my way through fallen leaves when I walk across campus or through our backyard. I love getting out my box of Halloween/autumn decorations and setting them around the house. October is the best!
This year, though, October has taken on an even greater significance. I’ve been asked by a wonderful man if I will help him write his life story. I’ve decided to write it in November as this year’s NoNoWriMo project. That means October is dedicated to research. I have an outline, very general and high-level, done. Now I need to find people who feel the same about him as I do and get some interviews done. We work at the same college, so I plan to start here. I am most interested in talking with the students. He is a wonderful employee, I am sure, but he is definitely driven to help out the next generation(s). I hope to go all the way back to when he was working with people my age. I have no idea how to go about finding people to interview, but I think I can figure something out. I’m sure he can give me some names to get me going.
I am so excited to have been asked to help with this, and I cannot wait to get started!