It feels like just yesterday, I wrote my June highlights post. That's partly because I got that one up a little bit late and partly because I've been so busy at the day job that time is slipping right on by. Soon I'll be in the busiest season of my work in Student Affairs, and my writing will likely slow down as I get through the start of the semester.
Here we are at the end of July and the start of August. July wasn't my most prolific writing month but I did get a few new words out into the world.
The old running & self-care blog is back up and running (see what I did there?). I started half marathon training and decided to blog the journey week to week. You can start from the beginning with this post.
I shared a bit about my latest podcast obsession and how it briefly inspired me to download TikTok.
July found me coming out of June's pain flare cycle, and I reflected on the morning I realized I'd woken up without a headache for the first time in two weeks.
A friend and I took a full moon hike with a local group, which was a magical experience. Just not quite the experience I expected.
FanFare had another bout of their Thunderdome series, in which writers face off around different topics to claim the crown. I jumped into the ring to prove that The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement is the worst sequel of all time.
Of course, several book reviews and What We're Reading Wednesday posts also graced the old book blog, Your Book Friend.
When you list it out like that, July doesn't feel quite so unproductive as it felt! We'll see how August goes. I hope you had as good a month as is possible in these times, and an equally okay August ahead!