Musings About July + Looking Forward To August + Hiatus Announcement 

Hiii darlings, I hope that your July went well. I know I say this EVERY MONTH, but guys, July flew by so quickly. My head is still spinning. Anyways, I have recently not felt like writing post beginnings and endings so uhh just enjoy this post <3.

July went by REALLY QUICKLY. It was gone in another *poof*, leaving me confused as to where time went to. Not a lot happened in July? I read barely anything, due to a really bad reading slump. I had a blogging slump. I had just an overall life slump. God did show me a lot during July though. I feel like I really learned more about Him and felt overall connected with Him? I discovered prayer journaling, which is basically writing your prayers to Jesus on paper. Because I struggled to pray in my head, this was a huge game changer in my prayer life. Like 30 people in my church caught Covid, and a few of them are really sick so uh please keep that in prayer. But anyways, like I said, not much occurred in July.

If it is in bold, it means I completed that goal

July Goals

  • Be more positive 
  • Start doing a longer bible quiet time with God
  • Pray a decade of the rosary every day
  • Try to post more faith building content here
  • Do an act of kindness each day
  • Do a mini ‘lenten’ two weeks before school starts to spiritually prepare myself for high school
  • Get 100 followers on this blog

August Goals

  1. Keep a steady routine
  2. Make 3 new friends AT PUBLIC SCHOOL AHHH SCARYYY
  3. Eat healthier
  4. Be more positive
  5. Journal nightly 
  6. Drink more water

Podcast: WHOA That’s Good, With Sadie Robertson

Book: Live, by Sadie Robertson

Song: You Love Me Anyway, by Sidewalk Prophets

Honestly, August is going to be quite a rollercoaster. I start high school (PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL) and I’m petrified. It starts in a few days and it just keeps freaking me out. I’ve never been in a school environment that was not christian, so I’m fairly nervous. It is also on a college campus and I have college classes with college kids so uhh I’m so scared. If any of my readers have any advice for me about starting public school or just high school, please give it to me in the comments, I desperately need it. 

Because I am going back to school super soon, I won’t be able to post for a while. I’m planning to take a hiatus from August 4th – September 1st so that I can get into the rhythm of school. Thank you all for understanding <3.

I hope that your month of July was lovely and that you have a lovely August. If you’re enjoying this post, please feel free to comment, click like, and follow me for more content like this. 

musings about june & plans for july

hii darlings, i hope that you all have been doing well <33. i cannot, absolutely cannot believe that june simply went by in a *poof*. it’s insane. i don’t know what else to write for this introduction haha, so i guess just,,, enjoy this post? and go check my book blog, stars and stories, for a bookish wrap up of my month? it will be there about ten minutes after writing this post. so,, yeah. enjoy <3.

this month was,, a rollercoaster to say the least. i had days where i was really excited and hyped up over nothing, days where i was such an anxious mess, and days where i felt really messed up. the high school that i got into gave really intense summer assignments, and i haven’t gotten much of a summer vacation. i felt super creative and yet super burned out at the same time most days. i watched a lot of disney channel, because sometimes that’s the only non triggering thing out there. i fell out of my quiet time with God, and really struggled to get back into it. i didn’t post a lot, only because finding motivation was hard. i found quite a few songs that made me emotional. something really scary happened in my neighborhood that definitely terrified me, even though nobody was ever in danger during it. i cannot say what it was though, because it could potentially give away my location. 

on a more positive note, i did have some wins this month. for one, i found a few new hyper-fixations, tv show wise. notable shows i watched include phil of the future, once upon a time, jonas LA, and good luck charlie. i also read some lovely books, which i will be discussing in my monthly wrap up for my other blog. i wrote my first book review that wasn’t for school, you can read it here. i got camp nanowrimo all prepped (i’m writing a romance about rival pumpkin patches, am finishing up my fantasy novel, and attempting at writing flash fiction, using these prompts). i began going to a support group for girls with autism and ADD. that went really well, and although all the girls (there are three of them) are sixteen or seventeen, i don’t feel that much younger. i’ve finally found a place where i don’t feel like i’m being silently judged, so that’s lovely.

lately, God has really been putting this message on my heart: when you arrive in heaven, are you going to hear a well done my good and faithful servant, or a depart for i never knew you? i’ve been thinking a lot about my actions and their ramifications, along with this: woe to those who call good evil and evil good. both of these are things that i really think that God has been placing on my heart.

podcast: have you heard, with emma mae jenkins

book: story of a soul, by st. therese of liseux

song: remains, by olivia georgia

  • be more positive
  • start doing a longer bible quiet time with God
  • pray a decade of the rosary every day
  • try to post more faith building content here
  • do an act of kindness each day
  • do a mini ‘lenten’ two weeks before school starts to spiritually prepare myself for high school
  • get 100 followers on this blog

rosy @rosyswritings posted her july bullet journal spreads and i love the watermelon theme of the spreads so much

madi @delightfulworldofdolls celebrated her 18th birthday at the AG store!! 

miriam @insidemiriamsmind posted about her favorite bullet journal supplies, and as a fellow bullet journaler, i really enjoyed reading this post

laurel jean @laureljean wrote a really hard hitting piece of flash fiction that has such a shocking ending ahh

heaven @glorifychristblog posted about being witnesses for the gospel 

rachel @joyfulcreations wrote about falling away from Christ vs continuing in his kindness 

megan @notsoperfect posted about what a friend we have in Jesus and just,, wow this was the post i needed to read

hannah @thestripedplaid posted advice for making etsy shop sales and as someone who is starting an etsy shop soon (hopefully) i really found it helpful

this post was mostly just my rambling, i dearly hope that despite that, it was able to encourage you. have a lovely month <3.