“But now in September the garden has cooled, and with it my possessiveness. The sun warms my back instead of beating on my head … The harvest has dwindled, and I have grown apart from the intense midsummer relationship that brought it on.”
– Robert Finch
August had an exhausting temper and mood swings to battle mine, but thank god, for the refreshing winds she sent our way…
Beloved September is here; she not only brings me closer to finishing my studies but is also the birth month of my favorite persons. Soon, Christmas decoration will be hoisted. Soon, the temperature will drop. Soon, I’ll be graduating.
August was a trying month for me as I’ve begun my thesis. Research took me further away from my comfort zone than I had initially thought it would – and I have weeks more to go – but I’m grateful it did. I’ve spent the great part of 2017 shying away from responsibilities and people, sometimes out of anxiety, yet even with that I can’t always hide behind my books. As much as the thought appeals to me, I refuse to remain stagnant.
A reminder to myself would be to never be afraid, be it starting over or moving forward, it all comes down to action. It’s hard to live by these words, on days when my mental illness has me feeling as heavy as a rock, so the best I can do is try.
I’d rather go to bed knowing I tried than feeling unaccomplished.
The Tiger’s Watch (Ashes of Gold #1) by Julia Ember || Genre: YA, Fantasy
Configured (Book One) by Jenetta Penner || Genre: YA, Dystopian
Waters of Salt and Sin (Uncommon World #1) by Alisha Klapheke || Genre: Fantasy
Ravenclaw Book Club lists five reasons why you should buy used books
Dwell in Possibility lists five bookish podcasts
My Paper Infinity writes why you shouldn’t be ashamed of loving YA fiction
Adventures of a Bibliophile discusses trilogies vs. duologies
Camillea Reads talks about the taboo of negative reviews
Camillea Reads lists ten thoughts while reading fantasy
What about you, little dreamer? How did your August turn out? Are you happy?
I hope September treats you with gentle thoughts.
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