✨ Q2 Check In ✨

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[I meant to post this on June 30th but with the 4th of July long weekend I wanted to wait until the festivities for this post to get the proper attention ya know?]

With today being the last day in June + also quarter two, I wanted to check in + see how you’re doing + share how I’m dong. So let’s get this Q2 check in started ha!

I think we can all agree that so much has happened in the last three months, both in locally + worldly. For me personally, it’s added so much heaviness to my soul + so much confusion to my heart + brain. Because both can’t believe the things that have been happening.

Ever since Covid started, I don’t go looking for the news + I cringe every time I see or hear anything about current events because, well they just aren’t that good. Ever since I was little I’ve been super empathetic to people’s stories + events that happened to them. I almost take their pain as my own in a way. And with all the negative news headlines it was too much for me to process, I couldn’t escape the sadness, the devastation.

So in order to protect my peace, my soul, I had to almost force myself not to not think about the suffering + sadness that others were feeling. I had to focus on my people, what I could control. As much as it protected my peace, I didn’t like not feeling anything ya know? Because I felt numb.

Since I didn’t like feeling numb I forced myself to find beauty everywhere I went. To find the joy + beauty in the mundane. And I have to say it worked. It gave me a purpose + something positive to look for. It really was a blessing that it was Spring + beautiful blooms were popping up everywhere.

I also felt so heavy. Emotionally, mentally, physically. It was like everything was just weighing down on me + the world. I took a break from the blog more than I wanted to because my mind was just on overload. So instead of fighting it, I embraced it. I let myself feel what I was feeling, I worked through it. Got honest with myself, which wasn’t always fun but it helped. I also kept looking for the joy + beauty in the mundane which helped. I did baby step with getting back to creating content for the blog.

Not only that but I also  went back to my roots with what brings me the most joy + that is photography + post processing. I took so many photos of the beauty around me + added beauty to the mundane to make it a little more luxurious. I needed to see the beauty around me + it helped me feel much lighter + took the weight off.

What really helped + what I needed the most was I went to the beach for 4 days with my best friend + it was just what my soul needed. We did so many fun things but we also just hung out, relaxed, laughed, ate good food + I was able to let my mind rest.

Now, the thing that helped the most + what I am still doing is praying to God, asking Him to lift the heaviness I felt. I laid everything at His feet, gave it all to Him to do with what He knows is best for me. I told Him how much I trusted him + that His timing is perfect. It’s not always easy to feel so at peace at that + God knows I fight it all the time. But this time I was just too tired + gave it all to Him. And let me tell you it was the best thing I could have done. He lifted the weight off me + it’s been so much easier to navigate the everyday.

So here’s to Q3 being amazing!! And also, if you’re still with me, you’re a rockstar! Thank you thank you thank you for being here!!

So tell me. How was Q2 for you, or the last three months?!  Tell me in the comments below! I’d love to know!  Oh + while I have you here lol don’t forget to subscribe to the blog via your email so you never miss a post! And then! Come say Hi! on Pinterest + Instagram: @jennniferlynn11! I’d love to hear from you + connect!

Thank you so much for being here + reading ✨ Q2 Check In ✨ !! It means so much to me! 🤍✨

Always Sparkle and Shine Bright…




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