June Recap + July TBR

Hello sunshines! How are you doing?

A lot has happened this June! It was the perfect blend of busy and leisurely (in my opinion). You know that feeling your have during a busy season, like you can’t wait to get through to the light at the end of the tunnel (in this case summer break). As soon as you reach a break, at first it feels amazing to just do nothing, but after awhile you begin to get bored and feel like you should be doing something. That’s exactly how I feel right now! The beginning of June was so busy, I feel like I still should be that occupied.

Geez, I’m getting way off track. Let’s get onto the post before I start rambling again XD!

This month this blog has accumulated 36 views, 25 visitors, 8 likes, and 14 comments.

I just wanted to say thank you for the support and love! I also want to apologize for the lack of blog posts this month. I don’t want to make excuses. July will definitely be more active! 🙂

I’m honestly pretty disappointed at the amount of reading I did this month. It wasn’t that I didn’t have time to read (there’s always time to read!), I didn’t feel inspired to read. Which is odd for me because most times you’ll find me with my nose in a book.

I kinda bounced all over the place, reading bits and pieces of multiple books, so the lone book I read was The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan. I really enjoyed this book! I always find Rick Riordan’s humor entertaining. Perhaps I’ll do a book review on some of his books soon!

This month my goal is to finish reading five books. Most of these books I’ve already started (as previously mentioned) or have read portions of.

Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

Flashback by Shannon Messenger

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

  • The first week of June was SO hectic. My dance studio put on two shows in one weekend (With much of the props and costumes needing to be made the week of. Show biz, am I right?). It was super stressful and nerve-racking, but I’m so thankful I got to participate. The girls from my company really bonded that weekend, as friends and sisters in Christ!
  • The day before the show I performed in a piano recital. I performed Dance of the Knights by Sergey Prokofiev (I have no clue how to pronounce the guy’s name XD) and a trio to 500-Year-Old Melody with my best friend and my sister. I was pretty nervous, especially since we were performing on a big fancy stage, but as soon as I started playing, my nerves washed away and I just enjoyed the moment. ( I also almost tripped UP the stairs on the trio, but we’ll just pretend that didn’t happen.)
  • It was a last minute decision, but I decided to take a life-guarding course. One of my summer goals (you can check out the whole list >HERE<) is to get a job. My mom had suggested I take the course, since I had done swim team a few years ago and am comfortable in water, but quite honestly I was scared. I thought it was out of my skill set and would be way too hard. After talking to a friend who has already taken the course, I decided to give it a shot. After all, what could be the worst thing to happen? Fail the course and get a refund? Turns out, the course wasn’t nearly as hard as I made it seem in my head. I really enjoyed the course and even made a few friends along the way! Lesson learned: Just go for it!
  • I FINISHED GEOMETRY!! WOOHOO! Man, I thought I hated Algebra.. I’m just glad I didn’t fail the class. XD
  • Here’s where June got interesting.. Let me give you some background. I am LITERALLY the clumsiest person in the world. I’m that person that trips up the steps rather than down, has broken multiple bones (3 breaks on the same arm to be exact), and gets injured when I’m literally not doing anything dangerous. *wraps self in bubble-wrap* So this past week my family and our neighbors went to the drive-in theater to see Toy Story 4 (I definitely recommend seeing if you haven’t already). Have you ever gone to those older drive-in theaters with the playground under the screen for kids to play on before the movie? Well all of the kids from our group decided to try out the merry-go-round because why not? In hindsight, the red flags about this thing was obvious. It just screamed “Injuries Welcome!”. It was old as dirt, had hardly any space for a child, much less a teenager, to hang on tight and had a huge mud filled moat surrounding it, making it hard to get on. As I was getting onto this death trap the kids started yelling “Faster! Faster!” making it hard to hear anything.When the merry-go-round got going, unfortunately, I wasn’t on all the way. I tried yelling to my neighbor, who was pushing the ride, but he couldn’t hear me over the screaming of little children. So as the ride started picking up speed, dumb dumb me decides to lean back over the ground holding onto the safety bar. And guess who landed right in the mud moat? Your girl: Saege Edevane. Heh… I had mud going from my shoulder blade to the back of my ankles. My neighbors were super sweet about the whole fiasco and actually ran to the store to grab me some fresh clothes. I wasn’t as concerned about the mud (well let’s just say this isn’t the first time I’ve been coated in mud, but that’s another story for another time) as I was the pain in my back. Turns out I got ( a lovely token of my stupidity) a nice abrasion going across the left side of my back and a scrape on my knee. The funniest part is after the incident, my back (which was the worst of my injuries) hurt wayyy less than the tiny scrape on my knee. I think I’m gonna stick with gentle activities for awhile (oh who am I kidding??).

I hope you enjoyed this recap! I relished getting to look back on all the good things God has done for me this month. What are some memorable moments you had this month?

Until next time!

P.S. I’ve opened a Typeform poll for book review suggestions in August. The poll will be open until July 20th, so make sure to send in your suggestions before then! There is no limit to how many suggestions you give! Click >HERE< to take the poll!


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4 thoughts on “June Recap + July TBR

  1. The Cinder series is one of my absolute favorite series, you HAVE to finish it soon it’s so good. Mockingjay as well! Congrats, on finishing Geometry, I hated that class too haha. XX

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