You know that quote, "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers"? Yeah, that didn't apply to me this year. October was my worst 2018 month so far. (Hopefully it won't be topped.) But, even though I considered not publishing this post, I figured you guys deserved an update, even if it wasn't all sunshine and roses.
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First off, let me apologise for the lack of content. As you'll learn later, my personal life had to take precedence for a while. I was knocked on my ass from all different directions and I'm only now trying to struggle to my feet. Currently, it feels like the blows just keep coming, but I know there's an end in sight. This little lamb will learn to walk again.
Here's the small amount I managed to get done in October.
Blog Posts from October 2018
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Yup, that's it for that. The first post was basically an explanation of why I wouldn't be around for a while, albeit in metaphoric terms.
The second was about the challenge I took on for the month – daily journaling. Up to that point I'd mostly only been physically drained; when I started writing stream-of-consciousness thoughts, it opened a whole new world of emotional pain I wasn't prepared for. I raged against my subconscious, wondering why it had even bothered dredging it all up now. I mean, what ever happened to blissful ignorance?
I'll be talking about it in a bit more depth in a future post but, in the end, I decided there were lessons to be learned. Being unaware of past feelings means being doomed to repeat old mistakes. With my newfound knowledge, I can better understand myself and, somehow, break the cycle and have a brighter future.
Videos from October 2018
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Social Media Stats for October 2018
What else happened in October 2018?
Enough to give me many a sleepless night! In fact, I can probably count on one hand the amount of unbroken night's sleep I got. (Sadly, that's continued into November.)
Things I can't count on one hand for that month? Trips to the hospital, doctor, and pharmacy. *sob*
Books I finished reading in October 2018
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As you can probably guess, reading was way down my list of priorities, but here's the book that got me started with my daily journaling.
As part of my 30-day challenge for November, I've decided to read at least 50 pages every day, so this section should be HOPPING next month. If you want to follow along, join the 'How I Changed My Life In 30 Days' Facebook group and get started. You can also follow me on Goodreads if you want to track my progress.
In the meantime, thank you for all your lovely messages. I really appreciate the check-ins. I'm not there yet, but I'm getting there.
In the meantime, tell me some good news. What's going well for you?