Hey there everyone, I’m back! I hope you all have had a great Summer. Mine was good but it could have been better. I don’t know about you but I really needed to take a break from the blog.
So let’s just get right into it. This Summer was surprisingly not as good as Summers past. Not that it was bad mind you but I’ll get to that soon. I want to talk about the not-so-great things so that I can end my post on a positive note.
So What Wasn’t So Great?
For starters, I ended up financially strapped this Summer. This prevented me from doing most of the things I wanted to do like take the boys to Six Flags. I was also hoping to finally take them to Salem and show them all the cool stuff there. I also wanted to take a trip to Baltimore and Virginia to see my family. I haven’t visited them in a few years.
What is up with the weather? It was either crazy hot and humid or it was raining and thunderstorms. So, even going to the beach was difficult. Being stuck in the house most of the summer for all of these reasons really put a damper on my Summer plans.
We did get out for the 4th of July thankfully. That was before the weather really started to suck. And both boys were on their devices while waiting so I got bored and…
But I Did Manage to Fight Off Depression
Normally when I’m stuck in the house too much I get depressed. Mostly because I tend to over think EVERYTHING and all the negative thoughts creep up on me. I also need Mother Nature’s help to ground me. The weather prevented that. While some of that did happen, I kept myself from getting seriously depressed.
So Here is Where the Good Comes In
I played video games with my friends. I also started streaming on Twitch which I found surprisingly fun. I started streaming because of a project I’m working on but I quickly got sucked into it. I even met a couple of new people.
I watched a good amount of movies with my boys and Adam and I started cooking together.
That’s right. I have started teaching Adam how to cook more meals and it’s been a great bonding experience for both of us. He really enjoys our time cooking in the kitchen and I have to say, it has made me excited about cooking myself.
I had a good birthday this year. I turned 41 and instead of having a party or anything (like the unexpected outing from last year), I decided to spend this year with myself. I spent a few hours at the lake and I went for a hike. It was really nice and relaxing. Then I made myself dinner and a cheesecake and Binged Netflix. That was my kind of birthday!
I also got some amazing gifts from my friends. I really do have some awesome friends. Thank you Angie, Jesse, and Beth for these awesome gifts!
And Now I’m Back
While being away was essential for me to take a breath, I miss writing. I didn’t do ANY writing this Summer and I think that was a bad thing. I need to make more time for it because I know how much I love it. However, I am making a few changes this year. I was really hoping to change my blog name but that costs money and right now, well, ya know.
So for now, the name stays but I will not be participating in as many linkies as I was. I’m going to cut back on the Facebook groups too because it takes up way too much of my time and I NEED to write. I’m going to start publishing some more short stories and poetry which I’m really excited about.
I might not be around every week but when I am around I look forward to sharing what I write. I can’t wait to get back into the swing of things and to share with all of you awesome people out there!
Thanks so much for reading!
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