August has been nice and quiet, and quite a mixed bag. I’m feeling great though, so I’m very optimistic about September and all it’s going to bring (mostly workworkwork, a trip to Latvia and a trip to Malta).
- A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki – I’ve only just started reading this book, but it’s beautiful (both inside and out). It’s a promising one.
- The Mindfulness Colouring Book by Emma Farrarons – This is the latest craze, I know. But it’s been nice to colour like a three-year-old while watching something, as opposed to playing the latest levels of Candy Crush.
- A Move Abroad by Ian McEwan – I’m trying to read everything every published by Ian McEwan, and since I’ve read all the novels and the short story collections, I’m getting through some of the… other stuff now, like this book, which actually included a fascinating discussion on the Cold War and weapons of mass destruction. This book includes words for an oratorio (very strange, but occasionally beautiful) and a screenplay (odd, not his best, but readable).
- Please Note notepad from A Beautiful Mess Happy Mail – I’ve been loving the Happy Mail packages each month, and this notepad has been pretty and handy.
- Cards from my best friends – I received a couple of cards from my best friends in Malta in August, and they’ve absolutely brightened up my LIFE.
- The Great British Bake Off – TV GOLD. That is all.
- Best friend support – Some friendships are just… out-of-this-world amazing.
- My new My Favourite Feelings blog post series – STILL RECEIVING SO MUCH LOVELY FEEDBACK. <3
- Letting myself write the way I write and speak the way I speak, and feeling comfortable with this, because I keep sensing that people see the way I communicate sometimes as being a little too informal or “not fulfilling my potential” blah blah blah. Screw that. I can communicate in a million and one ways, and can choose to communicate in whichever way I want.
- Awesome, awesome, awesome proofreading clients
- My framed map present
- August in Luxembourg – it’s strange, because most places have been shut, but it’s strangely calm and nice.
Let’s make September a great month. Fingers crossed.
A to-do list for you: eat something “special”, and wear something that makes you feel super-good. ASAP.