There are three people that I say ‘I love you‘ to. My brother, my boyfriend and my aunt. No one else unless it really calls for it, like when my best friend gets dumped or my friend is having a really bad night. I’ve never been the person to say it very often nor was I ever really comfortable saying those three words out loud. I love my parents a hell of a lot but I very rarely say these three words to them. It’s almost like I’m scared to say them in case something happens and I can’t say it again. It sounds weird, some would say its normal or a good thing to not just through around the words ‘I love you‘ because it loses its meaning if said too often.
Since moving to Victoria I have been obsessed with making lists, checklists, you name it, I’ve probably made it at this point. I’m not very good at remembering what I need to do nor do I usually have the motivation to get up and do things unless I have it written somewhere. In the last couple of weeks, I have been lacking in motivation and also self-care as I started a new medication for anxiety so it’s taken a bit of a toll on me but I’m ready to get back to who I used to be at the very least or even better than before if I put my mind to it. So if you are like me and love to make lists or organise your life as much as possible then this is a post for you!
Happy Easter Everyone! Can you believe it’s April already? It feels like the year is flying by. There’s not too much going on my end of the screen but I’m hoping that this month will be the month that I take control and get out there more. One of my favourite things about the start of a new month is the experiences, excitement, and events that are happening or could happen during the next 30 (or 31 sometimes) days. There are endless possibilities and opportunities just sitting there waiting for you to take on throughout the month. One of the things I love to do at the start of each month is to set goals and expectations for myself. It gives me a sense of accomplishment and motivation to meet those expectations.
If you have been following along with my most recent posts Sick of being sick and Sick of being sick: part II then you will know that I have been struggling a lot with anxiety and I bet right now you are thinking “what the hell does zucchini have anything to do with anxiety?” Well, I’ll tell you. Healthy body = healthy mind. So, today I decided to start eating healthy and getting my life on track and on a better path to a healthy life. Tonight, Gilly’s mum and I cooked together, and for those who know me, I can’t cook at all so this was a very fun and new experience for me. And, what we cooked was zucchini noodles with Bolognese and olives and it was super yummy so I want to share our recipe with you.
I’ve talked about how to get the perfect wardrobe before but the one thing I didn’t talk much about or really at all is how to choose which clothes to keep, how to create a great outfit or how to fully utilize what you already have. One of the biggest things I experience, as do many others, is making an outfit or at the very least not wearing the same outfit 4 times a week because its such an awesome outfit. I have some great clothes that I would wear every day if I could because of how good they look, how comfy they are and how I feel wearing them. My biggest problem is doing just that. I wear practically the same clothes day in and day out without changing it up much and the only time I don’t wear those clothes are when they need to be washed.
For those who have been with me for the last few months, you might remember that I became very sick around Christmas and that ‘sickness’ lasted for ages. Well, today I want to give you a little bit of an update on what has been really going down since that first post I made. It’s been so long since the first post that I can’t even remember what I originally wrote but I think I mentioned that I had seen a fair few doctors (I think at least 10), I started having panic attacks and I tried everything to figure out what was wrong with me. Before moving down to Victoria a couple of weeks ago I took one last shot with another doctor. We did some more tests but ultimately we decided that the reason I was so sick was because of my anxiety and the stress of everything that was going on combined.
I can’t believe it’s been almost 2 whole weeks since I actually blogged! With all of the moving and preparation, and now dealing with the real estate, I just haven’t had the time or the motivation to really write something that I know you will all enjoy.
Ladies its time to put out those umbrellas and get ready in time to welcome the fresh air of autumn!
Now autumn is a time of wearing those favourite cardigans or sweaters that you necessarily don’t get to wear when its summer!
You might also be thinking of getting rid of items that will no longer serve you this season, but in this case, you might have some pieces that you might want to hold onto such as last year leggings or boots.
On Friday I was nominated for the Liebster Award. Until that day I hadn’t even heard of it. If you haven’t heard of it either then here is a little bit of background. The Liebster Award is an award to bloggers from bloggers. Liebster, being German, translates roughly to a person who is liked or loved by others. So, basically, if you are an all-around decent person then this is the type of award for you.
Blogging has become a pretty big business in the last few years. The number of bloggers out there just keep getting bigger and bigger by the day! I’ve only been around for about four months but I have learnt so much during that time, some of which I had learnt before I even started thinking about starting up my own blog. Some of these are a bit of a given but for me, they just didn’t register in my head until it was too late. Basically, I’m sharing with you these tips so you don’t make the same mistakes I made. And, if you have done a few of these things already, don’t worry! Most of us bloggers have, none of us are perfect or knows everything.