July – I went AWOL

Sorry I went AWOL for the whole of June, but now we are in July! Six months gone in the blink of an eye, and already our attention is turning towards the next school year and (*whispers) Christmas. But what have you done in that time? Are you happy with all you have achieved?

I have to say, I am a little disappointed with my own progress. Perhaps I had been too ambitious at the beginning of the year. I didn’t think so at the time, but then I hadn’t anticipated the cloud of doom that was going to settle above my head and follow me everywhere like a lost puppy.

It got so bad at times I seriously thought I was cursed, and I now have all of the materials required to perform a spell of severance against any bad luck juju that is clinging to me. It’s said if you call a demon by its true name then it weakens it, so maybe I can skip the spell part and just call it Prudence or something.

I won’t dwell, or go into details, but it’s safe to say we have had a pretty crummy time. It’s also really hard to dig yourself out of dreading what each day will bring and taking on a more positive mindset. So, that is my goal for the next few weeks.

I’m going to get my morning routines back in order, including my daily bullet journal. I have had a running to do list that I keep adding to and not really doing anything about, but it’s not the same. I need the structure, and I need all of my tasks broken down into micro targets so I can cross them off one by one. There’s no better feeling than getting a pen and making that task no more with a big fat line through it. Although, bringing a child into the world and my wedding day come pretty close too.

Talking of children, if you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll know that I don’t tend to get political, push my own beliefs, or say anything out of turn. But I can’t let the opportunity slide to show my support and sadness to all of the women across the pond who are slowly having their rights taken from them.

I don’t want to begin a debate about who is and isn’t pro-life, this is about choice. This is about a large portion of society losing the right to what happens with their own bodies. Where will it end? Who will be targeted next? If I’m honest, it scares the hell out of me.

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So, July, what are you going to throw at me? Give it your best shot because I’m not going down without a fight!

As I mentioned before, I will be concentrating on my bullet journal and getting into healthier routines. I’ve even been considering starting to go on some runs again (*gulp).

In terms of writing, I’m on the last stretch of getting everything in place to release Shadows of the Circus. Keep your eyes open because I will be announcing the exact date very soon, and I can’t wait!

Well, I’d best get back to it as these books won’t write themselves. Feel free to follow me on Instagram, I’m always happy to answer any questions or just have a chat. It would be great to hear what you have been up to!

Take care, Jodie xxx

Published by Jodie

Reader, writer, Sebastian Vettel fan and fitness lover. Home crafter (when I get time!), Wife and Mommy amongst other things.

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