Remember how I spent June living my best life? Ha, well July was completely different, I kind of spent July reflecting more than usual, getting prepared to move later this month, and daydreaming about my trip to Miami that’s next week. So basically, I spent the entire time waiting for this month to be over and between my car troubles and the unnecessary heat, I’m happy it’s August.
And even though I’m glad it’s over, there were some good things that came out of July…
- Being that I didn’t make any weekend trips in July, I got back on my church schedule (every Wednesday & Sunday).
- Grew closer to my dad.
- Didn’t spend a lot of money (mainly because I didn’t really have any extra to spend).
- Cut off people who I saw as a distraction.
- Did daily walks at work and sat in the sun to get out of the office (if it looks like I have a slight tan, that is why).
- Pushed myself harder in the gym.
- I attended a beautiful wedding
- I visited my favorite kids on the planet (even though they got on my last nerves I miss them dearly).
- Actually invested time into doing my hair.
- Last but not least, went to Orlando with my family.
So, it wasn’t as bad as I thought, but I’m still glad it’s over.
It randomly hit towards the end of the month that I’m really about to be a student again…
I haven’t been a student since May 5, 2018 and I haven’t stepped my foot into a classroom since May 1, 2018 (yes, I remember the date). Don’t get me wrong, I’m very excited to start school…I’m studying what I love but I’m a bit scared. I’ve been doing this adult thing for a year and three months, now I have to be a student, again. How am I supposed to do that?
I know I’m being dramatic but adjusting to sitting in a classroom again is going to be challenging for the first two weeks, but I’ll be fine.
I would say I’ve learned a lot this month, but it’s really nothing I didn’t already know/learned the other months. Each day I’m stronger than the day before, mentally, physically, emotionally, and financially…and as stated in previous blogs some days are tough but I manage through God, friends, and family.
I did learn two major things though…
- It’s never too late to change who you are. If you’re unhappy with yourself, or your choices, you have the power to change that. Just because you’ve been one way all of your life doesn’t mean you can’t change. You can fix your flaws, perfect your passion, and step out of your comfort zone. Do what YOU have to do to grow into the person YOU want to be.
- This was my biggest lesson learned… to look on the brighter side of things and to not let little inconveniences ruin your day. Yeah, sure inconveniences are terrible and they make you angry but you have to remember all of the great things in your life and also remember that things could be worse. – Literally July was full of major inconveniences for me (my car troubles being the most inconvenient thing ever) but I had to remember all of the wonderful things in my life, all of the blessings God has given me. I had to stop letting that one thing ruin my entire day because why am I giving that one thing so much power? Nothing should hold that much power that it completely ruins your day. Especially if it can be fixed.
Some days will not be as good as others, because of the little things that happen throughout the day, but let’s practice the art of just having overall good days. Let’s not let the little things that happen when we wake up carry over to the afternoon. Speak positive words. Meditate. Pray. Go for a walk. Take a couple of minutes to get yourself together. Do something to help you move past that inconvenience so you can uplift yourself and continue to be that happy person.
Also, Stop saying “Today will be a bad day”, “Today is not my day”, “Nothing is going right”. Because the power of tongue is REAL, so stop speaking bad days into existence. Start saying “Today will be a good day”, “Today will be my day”, “Everything is going right” from now on. Even when something terrible happens, we will speak great things into existence and we will continue to have a good days.
Happy August, let make this month count.
– Briana Morris