Little Victories July & August 2018 | empfire.info

And just like that, the summer of ’18 is (pretty much) over.

Although I’m sad that the weather has taken a turn for the worse and that autumn is rapidly approaching, I’m also grateful for such an incredible summer.

The weather was glorious, England did alright at the World Cup, I went to two incredible concerts, Tyrone sailed around the Baltic for two weeks, and we actually managed to have three barbecues. Yes, three!

Well, wasn’t June a lovely month! This sunshine honestly puts me in the best of moods!

I felt like summer last year was a complete right off. I spent the hottest days of the year in Ikea or painting my living room, but this year I’ve made the most of every sunny day we’ve had.

Mid-year check-in

At the beginning of the year I decided to choose a guiding word for 2018 rather than setting myself more specific goals. After having such a horrible time in 2017 when I didn’t feel like myself and I rarely ever felt happy, I put my foot down and decided that I was no longer going to feel that way. The word I chose was “Happiness”.

We’re now 6 months into the year, which is kind of hard to believe, and today I wanted to have a bit of a check-in session. I want to talk about what’s being going well, what hasn’t been going quite so well, and how I plan to move forward going into the next 6 months of 2018.