The Month That Was

The month that was August 2015

September 1, 2015

It’s the first day of spring and I couldn’t be more excited! The sun is already setting a little later than usual and when I leave home before six in the morning, there is some light in the horizon. It’s a nice change from leaving home in the dark and then getting back in the dark.

I’m glad we are done with August. Now we can truly hit the last quarter of the year {Holidays are getting closer, people!} So what was August like? Well, it started off well with a weekend away for our anniversary to Hyams Beach. At the same time though, I noticed my mood taking a hit after we returned. I guess I didn’t really want to come back.

In August, I reflected on some stuff that kinda explained my mood such as being excluded by friendsΒ and just feeling frustrated at how time and again women are treated. After all, women can be so distracting for men and sharks are still considered more dangerous than the men killing women each month. I honestly feel like if I were the Prime Minister, I really could change things. Then again, I’m a woman so it’s possible I could be killed.

On the plus side, I realised I need to be more present and not bogged down by all the shit around me. I started therapy and I was also able to help my mood by writing about snail mail and buying some beautiful flowers. And Ashleigh and I started a monthly link up called Fitness Friday in August. Do come back here and link up this Friday!

Finally, I also reviewed one of my favourite local restaurants, Spice Boys, an awesome book by Tara Moss {who by the way, followed me on Twitter!!!}, and a downer by John Green. Oh, and how could I forget: my blog got a major facelift this month! I ended the month by working hard on my university assignments which I’m loving {even though I have meltdowns every hour at how much I suck!}

So there’s August done and dusted and now I get to look forward to warmer weather but horrible sinuses. Yes, Spring is here.

How was August for you?

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  • Reply Zita September 1, 2015 at 6:34 AM

    Sounds like a bit of a rough month but a productive month just the same! I did notice the change on the blog and wondered if/how I’d missed it (most of my blog reading is being done on my mobile at the moment)! Looks great!!!
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    • Reply Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life September 1, 2015 at 9:59 PM

      Yeah it’s weird how it can be both. Oh and I notice the mobile theme doesn’t show the brand new header and colours…have to sort that out!

  • Reply Ashleigh Mills - My Meow September 1, 2015 at 7:23 AM

    I love the new facelift of your blog! Sounds like you’re on the right track for springtime. It has been a shitty winter.

  • Reply Amy @ HandbagMafia September 1, 2015 at 9:13 AM

    I love the new logo and design- gorgeous. I noticed you’d been a bit down, I hope spring brings you a bit of cheer and please, for the love of the flying spaghetti monster, run for PM and give me a better option to vote for!
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    • Reply Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life September 1, 2015 at 9:58 PM

      Thanks Amy…haha will certainly love to run for PM. By the way, we should totally catch up in a couple of months…I’ll be done with uni and won’t have such a crazy life.

  • Reply jess September 1, 2015 at 10:37 AM

    what a big month August was for you! Loving the new design, it’s fun and hopeful x
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    • Reply Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life September 1, 2015 at 10:01 PM

      I feel like every month is big at the moment Jess…would love to wind down bug only see that happening after uni. Thanks for the comment about the design

  • Reply Vishal Bheeroo September 1, 2015 at 11:50 AM

    August was kinda rough but sailing through. Wish you a blissful September with beautiful things to spread. Keep the faith:)
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  • Reply Toni @ Finding Myself Young September 1, 2015 at 1:19 PM

    I love the new look of the blog and I totally hear you about horrible sinuses ahead. I love Spring but not looking forward to hayfever and sinus issues. I’m sure you’d do a better job as PM too #teamIBOT
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  • Reply Jaibala Rao September 1, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    I always land up on your month that was posts. They are so much fun to read. My august was pretty good actually, looking forward to September. may it be better than ever.
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  • Reply Parul September 1, 2015 at 3:21 PM

    You had some fun – I have seen your trip pictures! Mu August was good. My now that there are 4 more months to the year, I am guessing what next?
    Parul recently posted…Gratitude List – August 2015My Profile

  • Reply simple girl September 1, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    the month synopsis posts are really great..
    I enjoy reading them.
    I think you had a productive month..
    Hope you feel better soon … πŸ™‚

  • Reply Di from Max The Unicorn September 1, 2015 at 4:23 PM

    Woo Hoo a celebrity Twitter follow is always a win! I linked up but not sure if it’s right as it goes to another page? πŸ™‚
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  • Reply Hugzilla September 1, 2015 at 4:28 PM

    I’m loving the new look on the blog as well – yellow is such a uplifting, refreshing colour! Perfect timing with spring here now as well x
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  • Reply Shalini September 1, 2015 at 8:45 PM

    Love the new look of your blog! Vibrant! My August was so bad. And September has started by giving me a running nose πŸ˜€ Hope the month will be good though. Happy September!
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  • Reply Corinne Rodrigues September 1, 2015 at 8:54 PM

    I went through a lot of lows last month too, Sanch. But I think that happens to all of us who are introspective. Hope you ‘spring’ back soon.

    The idea of this post is fabulous, Sanch. Without realizing it, I did a review of sorts on my blog today, so I’ll add my post here!
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  • Reply Leanne@crestingthehill September 1, 2015 at 9:05 PM

    I’m in Australia too and looking forward to Spring taking hold – the lighter evenings and mornings make a big difference. I think there’s still a bit of Winter left yet but it’s nice to know that I’ll be putting away the jumpers soon! Sorry you’ve been feeling a bit blue – hopefully the sunshine and therapy will give you the boost you need πŸ™‚ ~ Leanne
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  • Reply EssentiallyJess September 1, 2015 at 9:32 PM

    I can’t believe it’s September already! I’m a little sad at how quickly the year is going!
    I’m reading Looking for Alaska by John Green now so I’ll have to check out your review of his other book. I have to say I’m enjoying this story.
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    • Reply Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life September 1, 2015 at 9:57 PM

      Oh I LOVED Looking for Alaska…I think that’s why I was disappointed with Paper Towns. 2015 is flying by a lot quicker than last year…it’s a bit crazy and I’d love to stop and smell the roses but there’s no time!

  • Reply Geets September 1, 2015 at 9:42 PM

    August was a busy month for me.. It does sound good to you.. Sorted I guess..

    P.S: Falling in love with the new look of your blog… the color, the font, the widgets.. everything.. it’s very appealing..!!

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  • Reply Bikram September 1, 2015 at 9:46 PM

    it seems you had a lot of experience in the last month…

    heres wishing new month brings all the CHEER alwayssssssssssssssssssssss

    and hello How are you today πŸ™‚

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  • Reply Suzy September 1, 2015 at 9:50 PM

    The months are just flying by. August was so cold, I’m glad Spring is here. and yes it is nice to leave in daylight and return in not quite so much darkness.
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  • Reply Alicia September 1, 2015 at 9:52 PM

    August just flew past, I am not even sure how it was! Cool for you, followed by Tara! I love your blog facelift. I loved it last week and should have told you then πŸ™‚
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  • Reply Shantala September 2, 2015 at 1:10 AM

    Fitness Fridays- that seems like an awesome idea. I am still working out my goals,but will join you guys shortly after.
    As far as the weather goes, here in US, we are headed for Fall, which is my most favorite season, only that I detest the Winter that follows. πŸ˜›
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  • Reply Roshan R September 2, 2015 at 3:48 AM

    I’m glad there were some positives too in this month. The sunshiny feel of the blog with the new decor requires more happy posts, however tough they maybe πŸ˜€
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  • Reply anks September 2, 2015 at 11:15 PM

    Hey… thanks for visiting me and telling me about the linkup πŸ™‚ When I read your post, I was like, “Spring is here???” Took me a moment to realise that you live in Australia. Hope you enjoy spring to the fullest πŸ™‚
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