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JULY LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: SURRENDERING

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Welcome to my first “Letter from the Editor” post. I’ve been wanting to have a section like this on my blog for some time now. As a young girl and now an adult woman I’m even more obsessed with the “Letter from the Editor” section of my favorite magazines. The layout of what to expect in the forthcoming pages, what the centralized theme is that would be weaved throughout all the content of the issue, and the reliability and vulnerability of the editor and their hopes for us as we venture through the pages. That’s where the inspiration for this section came from. I want to create that same connection with you all on a monthly basis. A sense of checking in on one another with me letting you know where I’m at mentally, what’s been going on, what the focus is for the month, and my hopes and wishes for you for the month. By sharing with you in hopes that you share with me so I can really build a deeper relationship with you guys. It is a little late in the month but we’re going to start now. July Letter from the Editor take one!

Can you believe we’re in July already! My favorite time of the year is the summer time but I can’t help but to feel like it gets short changed. By mid July we only have one more month and then remnants of fall starts creeping in. But I’m going to savor every minute of this season and take my time. Coming off a major high of my 37th birthday in June it forced me to look at where my life is and what are some changes I can make. The first change I felt like I needed to make was me. Well not really change but do some internal work which is an eternal task. This all was happening at what I believed the perfect time as July 2nd was the new moon in cancer. For me being a cancer I knew I was going to feel all the feels especially since I’ve been feeling stagnant and foggy…real directionless. On top of that the retrograde would begin July 7th all the way to August 1st or 15th. So to get through it all my focus for the month of July is to not fight against what the universe wants me to get rid of or be open to and surrender. That’s hard to do at times until you are really ready, and I’m ready. I’m surrendering things that don’t serve me and surrendering to all good things that are for me. I obsess and stress a lot when things don’t go as planned or something happens that changes the whole trajectory of my life. Yea that gray area, I don’t like it! But gray areas don’t always have to equate to something bad. I’ve learned in certain situations it’s a test of our faith…blind faith. First is surrendering stress and letting the tension go in my body to get back to my center. Stress is attached to fear so I’m surrendering fear and letting go of the stories I tell myself by staying in the moment focusing on solutions and every baby step forward. We don’t do enough celebrating the small wins. The last thing I’m surrendering is obsessive thinking by turning any and all dilemmas over to God. Now with letting all that go I’m surrendering to miracles and blessings that have my name on it all month long by knowing that they are real and I am deserving of them.

Some real soul searching right? We need that and I want that for you too during this retrograde / month of July. I want to know what is your focus for this month. Tell me in the comments and leave your IG handle so I can follow you.

Let’s Talk About it & Until next month!

XOXO,

Summer Terry

8 Comments

  1. Shannon

    September 6, 2019 at 9:45 am

    This is a great post! I love the idea of following the universes prompt and surrendering. Retrograde doesn’t have to be a bad thing like I’ve always thought. I love your take on this!

    • iamsummerterry

      September 6, 2019 at 12:12 pm

      Thanks Shannon! It’s all about perspective!

  2. Heaven

    September 6, 2019 at 10:22 am

    Happy Birthday! & this is tooooooo good!

    • iamsummerterry

      September 6, 2019 at 12:13 pm

      Thank you Heaven! I had to do a lot of soul searching!

  3. Teeara Ida

    September 6, 2019 at 10:53 am

    I agree we need to celebrate the small wins because those are just as important as the big wins ! We need to stop being so hard on ourselves and appreciate the growth

    • iamsummerterry

      September 6, 2019 at 12:14 pm

      Agreed Teeara! We tend to be our biggest critics when the world is cruel enough. I had to also be mindful what I say about myself, to myself, and about my situation. Speak abundantly in power!

  4. Keunna

    September 6, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    This is amazing. I definitely had to do some internal soul searching last month and had to realize to stop hanging up on the losses so much a celebrate even my small wins. My goal for this month is self-love and going to grow my business.

    • iamsummerterry

      October 9, 2019 at 10:14 am

      Yes, celebrate those small wins honey! Those are what get us to the big wins!

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