The end of August sees the end of winter Down Under. I’m extremely happy to be welcoming spring even if it does mean hayfever season. The days are already a bit longer and I’m loving it.
August was a mixed month for me. There were certainly lots of good things and true to my focus for Flourish Inside Out, I did get inspired a fair bit. But there were also workplace stressors that made things a little upsetting.
In August, I didn’t blog as much as I would have liked. While I participated in the Write Tribe Festival of Words, I didn’t blog on one of the days so I guess I technically didn’t complete the festival. We were challenged to #writebravely on seven topics for seven days. Pebbles and Buttons shared a bit about their day while I shared my love for them. August was also a good opportunity to say a big thanks to all my readers and also share my love for my blogging community.
You might have noticed a change with the blog. I finally decided to merge the writing and personal blog under one. I’m waiting on a new logo and header that’s going to be designed by my sister. A huge shoutout to Sid who helped with the entire migration process. Let me just say, migrating ten years worth of blog posts (1400+ after deleting a number of them) is no easy job. I’m still tidying it up but I’m really happy with the process.
Off the blog, I also wrote and submitted a short story as part of a competition held by Central Coast libraries. I don’t have any high expectations but I’m glad I wrote. Moreover, this month, I went and met up with a writer’s group. Three other women who write children’s fiction. They were really lovely and I’m hoping it gives me the motivation to write the YA book I began but stopped after 5000 words. This month, I also had my friends from the book club come over for dinner one night and loved having people over. It’s a sign I need to host guests more often.
Finally, I’ve been enjoying some good books this month and will blog about them soon.
How was August for you?
Are you looking forward to spring? Or autumn in the northern hemisphere?
If you’ve written a reflection post on the month gone by, do link up for The month that was!
Until next time,