Sep 01, 2022
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August is a dark time for me as an introvert who works in Student Affairs. Orientation is a lot of sudden socialization after the quiet of summer, and it rolls right into the start of the semester with nary a day to recharge. As much as I love meeting our incoming students and feeling that start of the year energy, I also very much love the first day where I don't have to talk to anyone.
In spite of the business, I managed to keep my writing hat on for at least some of the time, which means we're starting September with another monthly highlights post.
My book blog and website, Your Book Friend, is going strong with plenty of new reviews and weekly reading check ins. You can check it out on Medium here, or on WordPress here.
I felt called to write a sequel to my personal essay about my boob growth spurt, specifically related to how it feels to run in the summer heat now that I've got a D cup sports bra squad situation.
Panic! at the Disco released a new album on August 19th, and there was much rejoicing. I took it as an invitation to create my personal ranking of their studio albums.
Half Marathon Training continues, and I've been writing weekly training recaps on my self-care blog, Running Into Joy.
After using a Passion Planner for years, I decided to apply to be a brand ambassador--and I got in! This inspired me to start writing a bit more about how I use my planner, also on Running Into Joy. (Side note/shameless plug: If you're in the market for a new planner and want to give Passion Planner a spin, you can slide on over to their website and use my discount code AMANDAO876 to save some $ and send a little support my way.)
That's about it for this month! Not my most profilic writing month, but I'm really proud of keeping my passion projects afloat while I've been so busy at work. I hope August has treated you well, and thank you as always for being here and supporting my work. I'll see you at the end of September with another highlights post!