June Wrap-Up

B L O G  P O S T S

This month I wrote a little thank you note to Writing, a reminder to speak up if you like something, and some thoughts about friendship and why I don't really believe in cutting ties or burning bridges. I also put up a video (!) where I talk about active steps I've been taking lately to make myself happier. I had a lot of long work days this month, but did my best to focus on the positive. And of course, if you're looking for book recommendations, check out my latest reads.

June Reads

Book 25:
"How to Be Someone Else" by Rachel Del
Plot: Penny lives her life according to the plan that's been set for her: graduate college, work at her dad's marketing firm, and eventually marry and start a family with her current boyfriend, Matt. When her parents announce that they are getting divorced, Penny's devastated and decides to take control of her life. Questioning her relationship and neglecting her friendships, she becomes determined to shed the person she was and be someone else.

Things To Be Happy About // 06

I've been working long hours at work lately, which of course has been a bummer and exhausting. But... there's always something to be happy about. (Read more here.)

Taking Active Steps To Happiness

This morning I sat down and started to write about active steps I've been taking lately to make myself happier, and then I thought, hey, I have the apartment to myself and I'm struggling to write down what I'm thinking, so why not try to talk this one out in a video? So that's what I did. You can watch that video HERE or below.

Cutting Ties And Burning Bridges

I'm not good at writing smooth intros to posts, and this one is proving to be even more difficult because I'm digging up a draft from six months ago, so I'll just get right to the point: This post is about friendship. I've written about this a few times before.

This post is about friendships and how sometimes they can be tricky. One argument, one disagreement, one conflict can feel more substantial than it is. But I don't really worry about cutting ties or burning bridges anymore. One bad thing doesn't mean a bad friendship. It's not that black and white.

Thank You, Writing

Thank you, writing, for being my constant. Something I know I can always count on, anywhere. On my laptop, in bed or at a coffee shop. On my phone, when I'm out and have an idea.

Even when I take a break, it's always a warm welcome back and a pleasant surprise. Oh yeah, this is what it feels like to be excited about writing.