A mid-year review…

I wonder why the passion to write has slipped again. I had a fun April and a pretty good May as well, but since then, it hasn’t been very consistent. The less I write, the more I feel frustrated, and I miss that part of me which has gone missing. I want to try and find that excitement that I felt before, to fall in love with the written word again. Mid-year has been sapping me of energy again.

The silver lining though, has been that I have been able to read more over the last couple of months. I would review every book I read on the blog, but that OCD was in the way of reading, but I stopped that and it helped. Looking at my Goodreads target right now, it says I’m 25 books ahead of schedule to reach my current target of 100 books for the year. I’ve finished Book Challenge by Erin 3 times now (including Bonus Rounds). I am on track with Monthly Motif, having read a book each month for their categories. And I’m delighted that I’ve been able to complete 28 books towards the Popsugar Reading Challenge this year too.

Other than feeling less energetic on some days, I’ve had a healthy year so far. I’ve not walked 10k steps each day, but I’ve not been inactive either.

One of the downsides has been the loss of a mentor. Death is never easy to take, and his loss is one that will linger a while. Otherwise, I’ve been happy mostly, be it on personal or professional fronts. Fingers crossed, that continues to be so in the last five months of the year as well. On the achievements front, I got a sporting event trophy to show off, as I won second place in the table tennis tournament during the Sports Week at office.

Hope your mid-year review reads wonderful.

(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason,
31st July, 2018)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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