The Month That Was

Inspirational August 2017

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,

 

 

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9 Comments

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    Damyanti
    September 2, 2017 at 8:45 am

    My august just up and disappeared, and I have no clue how or why. Congratulations on the awesome new space here!

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    Team MocktailMommies
    September 3, 2017 at 1:45 am

    Month of August really does seem to be full of dates for you! Its always good to have a busy and engaging month after all.
    I take this opportunity to congratulate you for the new beginning of the blog. Its a mammoth task!
    As for me, month of August was full of celebrations. Many festivals were lined up and so was a long week end! So had a great mix of celebrations and unwinding as well!
    – Anagha From Team MocktailMommies

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    SHALINI BAISIWALA
    September 4, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Hey gurl- august seemed to be hopping for you and congratulations for that!! Guess the wheel of time has turned, as it does and brought abundance back in your life!!! Cheers to a happier and contented you!!!!

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    Rajlakshmi
    September 4, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    I am so happy that winter is finally over… Spring is my favorite season… Wish you good luck for the story you submitted. Migrating blog posts is huge task, glad it’s all done… I have few pending tasks for my site as well. Hope I get to tick those off soon.

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    Rajlakshmi
    September 4, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    I am so happy that winter is finally over… Spring is my favorite season… Wish you good luck for the story you submitted. Migrating blog posts is huge task, glad it’s all done.😀 I have few pending tasks for my site as well. Hope I get to tick those off soon.
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    Puja
    September 5, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    OMG.. the blog is looking lovely.

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    The Red Handed
    September 10, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    I didnt realize when August came and went. I did absolutely nothing. It was the vainest of all months for me. 😛

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    Pratikshya Mishra
    September 15, 2017 at 2:35 am

    The blog looks great.. i already like the upper portion.. waiting for more changes… 10 years of blogging is indeed a lot…have a great month…
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