Welcome to The Sunday Post, a weekly meme hosted by Kim the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Grab a cuppa and let me bend your ear (eyes?) for a few minutes with all my bookish news. Two things that I’m very excited about this week are Morning Pages & Reaching Target Weight.
Between My Sundays – what happened this week
About 12 months ago, I bought The Artist’s Way book, and the journal after Deborah @ Debbish.com blogged about Morning Pages. Typical me, I bought it, and didn’t follow through. Tired of procrastinating, I decided 2018 was going to be the year, where I tried to incorporate morning pages into my life. Basically you commit to writing 3 pages of longhand every morning, “a stream of consciousness”, and it’s meant to be a great way to kickstart your creativeness. Don’t let the title “artist” put you off as it means artist in the very general sense of the word.
So far I’ve kept it up for nearly 2 weeks (weekdays only so far), and scribbling every random thought that occurs to me in that time has been therapeutic. My mind declutters, twice I’ve ended up with ideas for blog posts out of it, and it forced me to really think about an issue that has been sub-consciously troubling me. In the future, I will do a full blog post about it, but I want to trial it for at least another month first. Early impressions are that my clearer, more focused mind is well worth the time and effort that writing the pages takes.
This week, after years of striving to get back here, I finally reached my target weight. Initially I documented this in a blog series called Trish Transforms but while I stopped documenting the process, I never gave up the fight. Last year was particularly tough as I went through 2 rounds of IVF and a miscarriage, so I battled all kinds of hormone evils as well as my normal food struggles. Nothing was going to stop me though. Doggedly, I kept my eye on my goal and continued to track, and exercise, and slowly chase that number down. Now the journey to stay here begins.
My Reading Week
I finished Our House and I don’t know how to process that ending! Really good book, and it has an unusual podcast setting which I loved.
I’m still reading The Language of Flowers. A fabulous book that I’m reading slowly, so I can fully savour it. And listening to The Last Tudor which has thrown me down a Tudor historical fiction rabbit hole from which I have no intention of escaping from anytime soon.
Second Chance Sunday – What happened here:
- [9 Jan] 7 TO-DON’TS for 2018
- [11 Jan] The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond ★★★★½
- [12 Jan] Our Little Secret by Claudia Carroll ★★★★
- [12 Jan] Outstanding by Kathryn Flett ★★★★
- [12 Jan] Bring Her Home by David Bell ★★★
- [13 Jan] My To-Be-Read List : Jan 18 WINNER!
Second Chance Sunday – What happened in the blogosphere:
Avalinah’s Books answers the question How Do I Make A Good Edelweiss Or NetGalley Profile?
As Told by Tina wonders Do You Review Every Book You Read?
Check out some of my favourite #bookblogger posts this week via Second Chance Sunday! Click To Tweet
Books I have received to review:
When I saw Shame On You on NetGalley, I couldn’t resist clicking that request button. Social Media is a must read theme for me in books nowadays, and I love that this features as “celebrity” blogger.
Berls @ Because Reading talked so excitedly about The Miracle Morning that I was immediately sold. Looking forward to reading this, and gaining inspiration on how to further tweak my morning ritual.
Told you I was lost in a Tudor rabbit hole.
Calling that a wrap on this week. Happy Reading to all.
Talk to Trish: Firstly, how was your week? Secondly, does anything in my Sunday Post catch your eye, if so let’s talk! Finally, if you do a Sunday Post, make sure and leave a link.