Every month, I’m looking back at the things I learned, loved, and lived through. I’m also looking forward at the next month. It’s a look back at the Blog-tember Challenge and the month of September!
What I learned most this month was contained in two days at the Orange Tour in Irvine. I learned that children go through phases that pass by quickly. I learned that we need to leverage the tools around us to better help families. The biggest thing I learned is that if we’re going to really do family ministry, then the youth group needs to get in on it too. There’s a lot to unpack and pass on to my team and church.
I also learned that I don’t have to finish reading books I am not enjoying.
I have loved Odwalla bars this month! They’re easy to take and eat on-the-go. In all honesty, I usually eat them on the way to church because I don’t wake up early enough to eat breakfast.
I also loved decluttering, and I’m not done. I finished going through my entire wardrobe! I still have a lot of clothes. I found that some clothes refuse to leave quickly. I used this Wardrobe Editing guide to give myself that extra kick.
Now I’m decluttering my makeup and accessories. In my attempt to be more organized, I bought Sterilite clear boxes from Target, which are on sale and there’s an extra 10% off for them (non-latch variety) on the Target Cartwheel app. I’m probably going back to buy some for our ministry closet, which is in dire need of organization!
I lived through my first Blog-tember Challenge! I didn’t do it everyday. I missed most of last week because I went to the Orange Tour and it was the weekend of the film festival I help organize. But it’s been wonderfully fun, especially vlogging.
I went to my first Orange event and won these.
There were five books on my Summer Reading list, but one of them was a book of writing prompts. Of the four books to read, I finished reading one, So Shines the Night by Tracey Higley. I dropped one book and started the other two, but didn’t finish. Instead, I read Simply Tuesday by Emily P. Freeman, and I’m currently reading Do Over by Jon Acuff.
I am looking forward to the Write 31 Days Challenge, which starts tomorrow! I just figured out my topic yesterday! I’m also looking forward to Fall and cooler weather. It actually rained today.
Linking up with What I’m Into by Leigh Kramer.