Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Is it time for Walktober already?


Longtime readers might remember that every October many of us bloggers deliberately take a walk, then post a few (or a lot) of images and descriptions. Robin, over at Breezes at Dawn, hosts the Walktober, compiling everyone’s posts into one at the end of the month.

This year the official dates for Walktober are October 8th through October 24th. But if you need a little bit more time just let Robin know and she’ll try to accommodate you.

Let’s go on a walk!

It’s so much fun to take you all along on a walk. And it’s fun to read everyone else’s post, to explore a part of the country, or the world, that we might never get to visit any other way.

In the last couple of weeks I’ve been on two walks, complete with friends and their dogs and I’ve considered whether I should use those walks as my official Walktober.

Deuce and Ace patiently posing.

After all, I was walking, and it was October, and better yet, there were dogs!

But ultimately, though these were both really fun walks, I decided to take you with me to a place I’d never been before. And today I explored a new park.

Jasper enjoys a spot of sunlight.

But today’s images aren’t ready for the public yet, and I knew you wouldn’t want to miss pictures of dogs…so I’m sharing those here.

Maybe you’ve done a Walktober in previous years, or maybe you haven’t but think it would be fun. Either way, I encourage you to take some time out of your day and get outside.

Robin’s rules are easy. Take a walk or ride a bike, jog or go for a drive, just get outside, grab an image or two and then post about your experience. Link your post to this post of hers and she’ll be sure to add you to her list of people enjoying the beautiful October outdoors.

A dignified Jasper pauses for a pose.

And if you’re worried that you don’t have any country trails to share, maybe no autumnal color, well, one year I took everyone to downtown Detroit for my Walktober submission, and had a wonderful time showing you that a city is a great place to walk too.

There are plenty of beautiful days left in October!

Look around you, there’s bound to be something, perhaps your own yard, that you’d like to show us.

Let’s spend October sharing our wonderful worlds with each other. I can’t wait to see something of your part of the world!

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

22 thoughts on “Is it time for Walktober already?

  1. I always look forward to Walktober, too, Dawn. In fact, I was hoping somebody would go first so I’d know where to link to on Robin’s blog — thank you! Both Monkey and I are doing walks this year (he’s never done a Walktober, and he was absolutely insistent!!). I can’t wait to see where everybody goes.

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    • I’m so glad! I’m glad, too, that Monkey wants to do his own! Katie ALWAYS wanted to do her own, not good enough, to her, to be included in mine. I loved her walks most anyway. Looking forward to you guys’ walks too!

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  2. Thank you so much for getting the word out, Dawn. And for your beautiful images. There is (as of now) a better place to link to. I was a little late in getting that posted. My apologies to anyone who was looking for it and couldn’t find it.

    I’m looking forward to your Walktober walk. I’m going to miss having Katie along for the walk this year.


  3. Dawn, I am so sorry about this walk without Katie. I am going to picture the sassy Princess sashaying in front of you, reminding you ‘one photo, one treat, Mama. Read my contract.’


  4. Love those dog pictures! Not sure what I am going to do. Maybe a tour of my yard. We’ll see.


  5. Dawn, I always enjoy taking virtual walks and rides with you, any month of the year.


  6. I LOVE following Walktober Posts. Thank you for the reminder!


  7. I’m glad you found some cuties to walk with you, Dawn! Thanks for sharing this info and link! I’m happy to add to my posts as well 🙂


  8. I know this is the first year that your Katie-girl won’t have her own post. It has to be hard, I don’t doubt that for a second. Sending you virtual hugs.
    You did manage, however, to share a lovely walk with us! Thank you for that. I am trying to convince myself that I can take a break from the house crap to go out for at least a short one. I had so hoped to go out and explore some place new but methinks it will be a tad too difficult this year…


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