Summer Update #3


This month went so fast, I feel like I blinked and then it was the 31st August which sounds crazy, I know mainly because after August summer is officially over and life responsibilities begin once again. But autumn is my favourite season, so I’m definitely looking forward to these next few months!!

I had a few events with friends, first was the Harry Potter Marathon (with an added feature of fancy dress!!) which turned out to be less an actual movie marathon but more of a much-needed catch up with a few of my best friends. I’ve said it before and I’m going to say it again, never underestimate the power of being in the company of good people, it always brings a change to your inner self.


The second encounter was with a friend I hadn’t seen for over a year, at the start, it was a little awkward but we both naturally came together and became very comfortable in each others presence. Unlike the usual gatherings, I have with friends, this meeting was more of a reflection of the past, the present and wishes for the future. Reflecting on the past was something I really needed because for most of the past two years I was in a bad place and even though thinking back on it seems like a potentially ‘triggering’ idea it helped me come to terms with everything that occurred, and to start seeing bad events as lessons rather than failures on my own part.

At the start of the month, I went to my local library and empties the shelves of Paulo Coelho’s books, specifically, ‘The Witch of Portobello’, ‘The Valkyries’, ‘By Th River Piedra I Sat Down And Wept’, and finally ‘Eleven Minutes’. And of course, by the end of the month, I finished reading these along with Cecelia Ahern’s books, ‘Lyrebird’ and ‘One Hundred Names’.


Every time I open Coehlo’s books I just know I’m in for a rollercoaster of a ride. The level of complexity and intricacy in his books is unlike any other book I’ve ever read. This, combined with the ideas of spirituality and journey’s of the inner self, leave such a long lasting impact.

Also unlike any other books I’ve read before, I find myself reaching for the same books over and again, because of the complexities it’s hard to get a proper grasp the first time around, meaning that every time you read it you learn something new, whether it’s to do with the character, the storyline or the comparisons between reality and fantasy.


Although this month was a lot less busy in comparison to other month’s I’m glad I’ve had the time to slow down and just relax because honestly the August blues really did get to me!! (And yes it’s a real thing).

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-Whenlifeawakens 🙂

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6 thoughts on “Summer Update #3”

  1. So Cecelia Ahern is one of my favourite writers ever! And it is such a coincidence that I literally just picked up a copy of “One Hundred Names” from a charity shop there during my lunch break! I look forward to reading it.
    I think that it is time for me to delve into the world of Paul Coelho also as I have heard only amazing things about him, especially The Alchemist. I saw it in Waterstones today so I’ll to pick that up! I love autumn too, especially its beautiful colours!

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