What I've Learned in August | Enduring All Things

Monday, August 31, 2015

What I've Learned in August

Well, here we are. On the last day of August.

Can you believe it? August has been a good month for me and I learned a ton! Especially about Proverbs and blogging. So lets just get into it, shall we?

Ok so as I said on Friday, I just finished studying Proverbs with Good Morning Girls and boy was it a great study! I really likes Proverbs 31 this go round and I haven't always been friends with that chapter. However, the rest of proverbs also really spoke to me this month. And what did it say you ask? Well, it really shouted at me that God doesn't like slothfulness and that I should stop being lazy!

Of course, there is a lot more to learn from the book of Proverbs than not to be slothful, but that's just what really spoke to me this time around. Verses like Proverbs 13:4 and 24:30 really got me thinking. It's no secret that I really like my sleep (Proverbs 20:13), but it's more than that. When I'm done working for the day, I always want to watch Netflix or read and leave the dishes for yet another day. And when I realized (though I always knew it but this study reiterated it) that God actually despises laziness, it was sort of a wake up call.

And then the same point is very much reiterated again over and over in chapter 31. The Proverbs 31 woman was the exact opposite of slothful! She did her work diligently and with a cheerful heart! So, needless to say, I've been much more excited to do housework (among other things) lately!

P.S. Don't forget, the Proverbs 31 Woman DID NOT do all the things listed in that chapter in one day. Just in case you were wondering.

I really didn't learn much about Pearson this month that I didn't already know, but some good qualities were definitely reiterated! One thing was that he's very dedicated to his work! He even stayed over night once last week to get an experiment done. He was at school from 8 AM Tuesday morning to 8 PM Wednesday night!

Another thing was that he wears his emotions on his sleeves. And when he seems really, really upset about something, he is, but his attitude could be completely changed in a little while. This is something I truly admire about him because I am the opposite. I tend to bottle things up and can usually fake it pretty well. But when I'm upset I stay upset for a long time.

I did learn that he is not a big fan of the fair. Like at all. And I was very surprised to find out that before this month, he had only been to the fair once in his life and that was when he went with me in high school.

I learned this month that I actually enjoy and can sort of pull off lipstick! I used to only wear lip balm and lip gloss, but never lipstick. Well, that's changing, my friends! Along those same lines, I am really enjoying the Naked 3 Palette that I won last month. What I've learned is that there's a lot you can do with an eye shadow palette and maybe I like playing with makeup more than I ever thought I would.

I also learned that I'm getting faster at reading. I've always been like the slowest reader ever but I've been reading for pleasure a lot more lately and I think I'm getting faster at it. The problem now is that I just need more time to do it! (Don't we all?)

I took Daniela's FREE Blog Makeover Challenge this month and boy did I learn a lot about blogging! I don't want to completely give you everything I learned because you should totally take her COMPLETELY FREE challenge! But here are a few things.

Branded fonts, colors and graphics make all the difference. You want people to associate these things with your blog and when they see one of your images on Pinterest, for example, they know it's yours!

Headlines make a big difference too and there is a free headline analyzer on coschedule to help write the best titles for your posts!

I actually did learn a lot about work and how our products are coded, but I won't bore you with that.

What did you learn this month?
Thanks for reading!
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