Hey, friends. August is just about over, which is sad, because that means the summer’s gone.
I’m aware that today is supposed to be a Hebrews Bible Study post, but instead of that, we have a recap post to do before Purposeful Pages Link-Up: September Edition launches. If you haven’t done August’s edition for your blog yet, it’s not too late!
This month has been amazing, so let’s dive right in.
Is It Good To Be Introverted? (Or Are You Missing Out On Everything Fun Ever?) Abbiee writes about what it’s like to be an introvert & how we can have just as much fun as everyone else, just in different ways. Love it.
Simplicity: The Value of Quiet Emily writes about the importance of stillness and rest, of focusing on the here and now every so often, and about being refreshed. Go read it!
Vanquishing Fears Hannah writes a lovely poem about fear and Jesus and light.
Wacky Things That Writers Google Jonathan writes a witty list of things writers Google, and I totally snorted with laughter reading it.
I finally got around to reading more this month, which made me happy.
This Quiet Sky by Joanne Bischof: 5/5 Stars
Graceful by Emily P. Freeman: 5/5 Stars
Siren’s Fury by Mary Weber: 5/5 Stars
I think I’m either on a roll of reading good books, or I’m not a picky reader. Either way, all these books were lovely and really touched my soul. This Quiet Sky inspired the romantic in me, Graceful freed the perfectionist in me, and Siren’s Fury sparked me to compassion. They’re all books worth reading, so go enjoy them.
This month, my book reached exactly 30,000 words. While I didn’t write as much as I would have liked, reaching this milestone encouraged me and I feel as though it’s really coming together. Thank you for all the kind words!
This month, I wrote two guest posts for fellow bloggers. The first was How To Be Discerning in the Books We Read, and the second was Why I Journal – I posted those two on this blog these past two Saturdays.
The questions for Purposeful Pages for August are still open to be answered on your blogs, and the new questions are coming out this Saturday. Thank you for all the support in this new and exciting endeavor!
My month has been pretty exciting. As some of you know, I’m a student in Lumerit Scholar (formerly known as CollegePlus – pretty much the best education path ever. Look it up, it’s fabulous) – and in the last full week of this month, I attended a student convention, or rather, APEX: The Unconvention. It was one of the best weeks of my entire life, filled with so much learning, talking, dancing, laughing, singing, and new friends. (You’re welcome to email me if you’re interested in learning more about Lumerit.)
I’ve learned that doing things unconventionally, and purposefully not conforming to the way everyone else does things (see Romans 12:2) is so beneficial, and can help us find what God has for us individually to do with our lives.
And I also discovered that I’m part-extrovert. So there’s that too.
I’ve been editing a lot, and it’s nice to be done for a while. It’s hard work, and I’m seriously reconsidering whether I’d actually like to do this for a living. Which I suppose is a good thing? But it’s also sort of terrifying to feel like I don’t know what I want to do again, besides writing, of course.
How was your month? Did you do anything exciting? If you’re going back to school (or just continuing on like the rest of us), how are you preparing? Do you have any idea what you want to do with your life? What was your favorite blog post you read or wrote this month?