Hey, everyone! Welcome to my first wrap-up post. I don’t normally do this kind of stuff but I’ve been trying a lot of things out these COVID days.
One way that “Dr. Google” suggested to keep my mental health in check is to focus on those that I can control. Trouble is, focus isn’t on my strongest traits. I have a natural tendency to jump from one task to another and get back on them in a minute, day or never at all. So, I heeded a friend’s advice and started working on a structure/schedule — especially in writing.
A milestone for July is having successfully re-categorized my blog posts. 🎉 Since I still find it hard to write, I focused on improving my blog identity. It’s still a work in progress but we’ll get there. As for the rest…
Things I’ve written…
I’ve written two poems inspired by two opposing feelings. The first one was taken out of a late night conversation I had with James and the other was kind of a rant.
My mishmash of random things, on the other hand, reflected the roller-coaster of emotions I’ve had this month.
- Mishmash of random things
Books I’ve read…
Or still reading. Unfortunately, life did not allow me to finish even a single book this month. I have only got past page 63 of Ernest Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls and reality sucked me back to its chaotic void again. With reduced workforce, to-dos and to-writes are piling up. When will this end? 😟
Places I’ve been…
Funny that I am including this in my recap. Aside from my everyday WFH (Walk From Home) route to the office, I haven’t been anywhere. Cebu City has just transitioned to general community quarantine (GCQ) but I doubt if we’d have the opportunity to see the mountains soon. My friends and I just canceled a major climb in Luzon and would most probably be canceling another one in Mindanao come November. Sigh.
Posts I loved…
I’ve been mostly out of blogosphere these days but I still managed to read some remarkable posts in my feed. Go check these links out.
- Mich got some exciting treat for us in After – Rain Skies
- See how Asha said too many in a few in Love – Micropoetry
- I first read this piece in Jade’s IG. What are your thoughts about hope? [Poetry] After The Winter
- Rosema’s childhood bramble: a quadrille remimded me of my innocent days in the province. Ugh, take me home!
- Lastly, here’s from my daily go-to site, BrainPickings: Yes to Life, in Spite of Everything: Viktor Frankl’s Lost Lectures on Moving Beyond Optimism and Pessimism to Find the Deepest Source of Meaning
Looking back, it’s been productive month despite life’s mess. As July finally bid its goodbye, here’s to hoping for better days. May our August be filled with happiness and peace. 🌻