Goodbye July Hello August


I guess July had to happen, but I am relieved that it is over now and we can just move on to August.  It was not a bad month for me.  In fact, lots of great things happened I just had lots of internal struggles.  I am still trying to pinpoint why the month of July is usually emotionally taxing and I think it is because it is the month before my birthday.  Another reason is that I have gone through sad times in past months of July, but I need to remind myself that I do not need to let the past dictate my present or future…  Sometimes it is easy to forget that.

In honor of letting go of the past and setting past versions of myself free I think it is fitting to highlight some of my posts from the past months of July through the years (what an awkward sentence.)  I feel like I am at a major crossroads in my life and I am a little overwhelmed and unsure where to go from here.  Something tells me that I may benefit from some words of wisdom that I found in the past.

July of 2015:

2015 was a year of major change and that July was one of the most difficult months in my life so far, but I got through it.  Looking back I am so thankful that I was still able to find inspiration and hope.  It was the summer before I started college and I had a lot to learn.  I have learned so much since then and I still have a lot to learn!  Here’s to lifelong learning!

July of 2016:

2016 was another painful year for me and July was no exception.  I was flailing and barely keeping my head above water.  I was in school full time (it was my Freshman year) and working full time and my man surprised me with a puppy which was a shock.  These posts still resonate with me today and it seems like they foreshadowed the life I am living right now ❤

July of 2017:

2017 was the year when all of my stress and fears manifested themselves in injuries and illness.  I was constantly injured or sick and it was so stressful.  This was such a stressful and heartbreaking year, but it was the year when everything fell apart and at the end of the year I finally started to rebuild.

July of 2018:

2018 was the year that I finally started building myself up.  I still experienced the emotional turmoil bullshit, but my challenges were thankfully more emotional / mental rather than physical/situational challenges.

This July 2019:

Here we are!  WE MADE IT!!!

If you have made it to this point and are still with me reading, Thank you!!!  And if you read some of my highlighted posts through the years, God Bless You ❤

I know that this was a long post, but I also enjoyed the process of digging into my treasure box / tool box and revisiting my stories and past lessons.  I really needed this.

I am not gonna lie.  This July has probably been the most challenging month of the year for me.  This is mainly because my emotions have been a muck and I hate it. I hate it because it makes me feel mentally and emotionally unstable, but again these are just feelings and they are not true.  I am going to use this discomfort as a vehicle to drive me towards my goals and dreams.

Overall this was a wonderful month full of grand adventures, growth, and some exciting developments!


How was the month of July for you and what are you looking forward to this August?!?!  Please comment below to share!

❤ Alana

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