August was a rollercoaster ride. It started out with a family vacation that was 10 days of fabulousness! Upon getting home my focus went to making sure my oldest son was packed up and that he had everything he needed to be moving into his first apartment away at college the following weekend. Once the last things were packed (the night before we were moving him in…no procrastination at all.), we were ready to roll. The next morning we got up early and headed out to move him in. This was a 4-hour car ride, one way, to get to his university!
Unloaded the moving trailer (check)
Unpacked his boxes (check)3
Set up his apartment (check)
Twelve hours later, my family and I returned home exhausted!
Just like last year, I had the most difficult time with my son moving out. I was so depressed that not much got done, reading included. Luckily, I’m pulling myself out of that hole, slowly but surely.
The rest of the month went off without any hiccups. Thankfully!
Reading was a bit slower this month. I had really hoped to catch up on my reading challenge and get back on track. However, I read 5 books.
When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri
Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
Under the Dome by Stephen King
Happier Thinking by Lana Grace Riva
The Last Straw by Ed Duncan
There were many unplanned and planned occurrences that took place this last month that prevented me from reading as much as I would have liked. But…that’s life. Things change, right?
This challenge that was created by 746Books.com that started June 1st and is running through September 3rd, 2018. You can read about my initial book selections here. This challenge, #20BooksofSummer has pushed me to read more books this summer than I ever have in the past. I have found more free time to dive into these books than I thought possible. It has been relaxing and refreshing to have that much time dedicated to something that I love to do.
According to the rules of this challenge, I was able to switch out a few of the titles with others that seemed to grab my attention a bit more. This month I certainly took advantage of that rule.
Make sure to check back, the morning of September 4th, to see the complete list of books that were completed during this challenge.
The month of August has continued to be a month of learning, growing, and researching. I haven’t gotten to write as much as I would like so there is plenty of room for growth next month and going forward. I had 5 posts (6 counting this post) this last month, which was on par with my goals for the month, of 1 post a week.
I still feel really green when it comes to blogging. There is so much information out there that it feels like my brain is on information overload. There is so much to still learn and questions to ask. I’ve come to the conclusion that I just need to plow forward and find my path with this blog. I need to find what works for me.
My Goals for September
- Increase my posts to the blog (2x week minimum)
- Continue to grow my social media accounts (increase by 6%)
- Create a blogging schedule, and stick to it
- *REMEMBER* PROGRESS OVER PERFECTION (There will be hiccups along the way, just keep moving forward)
Last, but not least, I want to send a BIG THANK YOU to the other bloggers and readers that have stopped by my little corner of the internet. The messages, the likes and shares here on the blog and my social media accounts have meant the world to me.
Thank You! ❤