Daily Life, Musings of sorts

July Reflections

July 31, 2016

Check the view from my office. I guess it is alright as far as office views go. Could be much worse. This month just came and went in a blur. I can’t believe it is August tomorrow. August. Diabolical. It has been another month of waiting and waiting for news from the DVA (Department of Veteran’s Affairs.) I’ve felt frustrated, and anxious, and hopeless, and hopeful. With lack of persons to get frustrated at, I seem to get annoyed at The Ginger Hunk these days, although I know that this is not his fault. Then I get annoyed at being frustrated, because I can’t do anything to fix it, and a fix it RIGHT NOW is the type of person I am. It seems to be on the move now at least, because he has a new case manager now, and we got paid SOME money, which means we are not in debt. But the saga continues. Watch this space.

For me, July has been a reflective and re-setting month. I had another de-clutter. After months of being in denial about weight gain, The Ginger Hunk and I purchased scales. I knew it was bad, but I didn’t think it was that bad. My clothes were getting very uncomfortable, so I had some idea. I reflected on putting on seven kilo, and now it is time to get rid of it. I’ve been eating clean as a whistle for two weeks and have lost 1.6 kilos already since we purchased said scales. I’m on a long-term mission to be back at my comfortable weight before Christmas. For the first time in a long time, I’ve thought a bit more about not having a baby, and reflected on what not to say to women without children.

It is just four weeks before my 25km trail run and five weeks before I head to Vietnam with my sister for her 40th. I reflected on growing up five years apart, and our turbulent relationship in our youth. I’m excited about all things in August, although it is going to be a busy hectic month, too busy actually. Two weekends away, a hen’s night, two weddings, my longest run, the actual trail run, a play and an article due. Getting on the plane on the 2nd of September will not only signify a sign of relief, but hopefully that we have also made it through the DVA process, and the busy month.

How was your July? 

What does your August look like?

Much love,

Ashleigh XXX

Linking with Sanch for The Month That Was 

 

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  • JayanthyGovindarajan

    De-cluttering is de-stressing! 🙂 It’s great on the weight-loss! I am working on my weight gain actually. We know that both are difficult! 🙁
    Wishing you a wonderful time with your sister! 🙂

  • Oh I wish I could clean eat! High five on your weight loss – I wish I was as good at losing weight as I am at gaining it! July has been pretty fab – with me, hubby and a heap of friends having birthdays, the birthday bonhomie just hasn’t stopped! Your August sounds awesome – hope it brings good news from the DVA, much less frustration and lots of fun and run!

  • Good on you for the weight loss and clean eating. I’ve seriously got to get my eating in check. Been too scared to weigh myself the past two weeks because I’ve been stress-eating. I am still catching up on your July posts. Hope the DVA process comes good this month! Thanks for linking up and see you tomorrow! 🙂