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Journaling in July – Day 5

July 5, 2019

My blogging friend Sue from SizzlingTowards 60 & Beyond has put out the challenge to bloggers to join in her Journaling in July Challenge challenge. Sue is not a genealogy or family history blogger. Her blog focuses on lifestyle issues at they relate to the midlife experience.  I mainly follow lifestyle bloggers on my other blog Next Phase In Fitness & Life . However I plan to join Sue in the July Challenge on this blog, as I feel their prompts will help to build up a story about myself that will be useful in creating my family story. As I look at the prompts, and how they apply to me and my life, I can see that some will be short posts and others much longer, some posts may even be just bullet points. I’d love you to take a look at Sue’s post for further information about the challenge.

Here in Central Victoria, July is usually one of the coldest months of winter, so as I will probably be spending more time indoors than usual, I plan to spend extra hours on my blogs. This challenge fits in perfectly with that plan.

Message from Sue: Here is the list of topics and I do hope that you will have some fun and enjoy this ‘challenge’ for July. Remember NO PRESSURE, some days you may find inspiration from the prompt and want to write and other days you won’t. I would also love to hear your feedback and perhaps you have some topics you could add to the list going forward.

July theme reveal


Today was a day off for me. At least it was intended to be a day off. I’d planned all sorts of fun things to fill in my day, apart from chores of course. I was going to the gym, had a long walk planned, and was going to spend a couple of hours on my blogs. And then I was called in to work! How quickly my plans changed. My workplace is moving into new premises. It’s been a huge project taking a couple of years getting a new store built and over the next couple of weeks we are finally moving.

I was asked to come in and help out with cleaning and moving stock, which is not my usual job description, but it’s all hands on deck at the moment, to help out with whatever has to be done. Instead of a slow start to the day, as I’d been imagining, I was on the road at 7am and worked until 4pm.

As soon as I arrived home I took myself into my home gym for my weights session. I try really hard not to let work interfere with gym. Really wasn’t in the mood tonight but pleased I made the effort after it was over. Early to bed tonight.

What did you do today? I’d love to hear about your day and promise to reply to all comments



What did you do today? I’d love to hear about your day and promise to reply to all comments.

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  1. I had a great day Jennifer, a massage, phone calls, reading bike in the sunshine, a walk in the forest and then some blog work and reading posts! You are very good to go into work on your day off!

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