Aaria's Diary: Reflecting on August 2017- SURELY SIMPLE.COM

Aaria’s Diary: Reflecting on August 2017

flower rose garden // Aaria's Diary: Reflecting on August 2017- SURELY SIMPLE.COMHi everyone. A blog is the best place to get all your thoughts down, isn’t it? I guess I’ve been too distracted before with all the art priorities I have running through my mind. The irony here is when I started ‘surelysimpleblog’ the idea was to..blog. I have always had a love affair with both art and words. Art took prevalence (as you can probably see on my four instagram accounts I maintain!) but as my writing felt pushed out of my list, I felt that I was neglecting a part of me. My writing has always been one of my strengths (that’s what I feel)- not because other people have seen a lot of it, but it’s what I feel most comfortable with. Art is another important part of me because I love the visual aspect of a story too. I guess it’s time to combine both to get the maximum benefits of all the creative thoughts running through my mind. Keep in mind, that my blog posts may be long one day, short the next and filled with the minimum or the most extraneous, descriptive words…it all really depends on my mood. The words will most likely not be edited because I feel like I want to pour out my thoughts and not filter them incessantly (and also because I’m writing this, I just feel like it’s too much work to constantly edit * lazy much *) in a blog post, of all things. I’m also aware that this is now a super long introduction and we should move on to the topic at hand..’Recollecting August ‘17’ , but I’m sure you’ve guessed by now- I love long introductions 😉

Recollecting August 2017

Aaria's Diary: Reflecting on August 2017- SURELY SIMPLE.COM

August is a funny month. Some people wait all year for it, because it’s super interesting and all that. I’m not exactly sure why. But there IS something magical about August. I can’t quite put my finger on it. It’s not only about autumn starting to seep in, leading to the yellow, orange, red vibes that overtake the next few months. If August was a color, I’d say it would be an orange infused with brown. Comforting but not comfortable. Dynamic, even. Does that make sense to you in any way? In fact, I thought of a quick poem with the first line as, ‘ if August was a color’, how about that?

Aaria's Diary: Reflecting on August 2017- SURELY SIMPLE.COM

 

Okay, back to what my experiences this August. I honestly feel that every month, I learn something and that’s one of the reasons I decided to write this post. So what did I learn in August?

First, a quote to sum up August:

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards. – Vern Law

This quote holds VERY true for me, because August was all about new routines. And I wasn’t exactly sure where I was heading, but yes, I found myself having difficulties adjusting after a work vacation in Singapore and more, and I was…slacking. I felt like I had lost my creative mojo* and I needed to get it back. But how?!

Mojo*- your creative spirit/enthusiasm

flower sky purple Aaria's Diary: Reflecting on August 2017- SURELY SIMPLE.COM

LESSONS LEARNED

  1. Work has to be done whether you like it or not
  2. Sometimes you don’t find yourself inspired and that’s okay. You’re not a failure. Refresh yourself by doing something you like and you’ll be back on track.
  3. While relaxing, don’t forget your priorities. Don’t prolong the refresh period otherwise it doesn’t work.
  4. Take a deep breath and chill.

It’s September already and here’s a doodle video I made to keep my goals on track-

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To summarise it again: Aaria's Diary: Reflecting on August 2017- SURELY SIMPLE.COM

I’d love to hear YOUR thoughts about August and now September! What motivates you and what did you learn? – Aaria

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Comment 'hello' in languages you know ~ 1 per comment + WIN A SHOUTOUT on stories 📖and please tell me the pronunciation/ language ❤️ READ MY DIARY ❤️ swipe ❤️BIG NEWS! I'm starting my blog properly and the first post is about August- read it here: http://surelysimple.com/aarias-diary-reflecting-on-august-2017/ or just press the link in BIO! I'd really appreciate it if you left a comment on SURELYSIMPLE.COM on the post- I will definitely reply to it!! ❤️❤️❤️ #surelysimplejournal PS- I posted this a bit late, so hello September lol 😂 • Comment 😍if you want to see more poems/ writing and find me here as well : @surelysimplechallenge @opinion9 @patternvilla and of course @surelysimpleblog

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