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.
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.
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.
The last few weeks I have been trying to read through and pick out over 100 different tips and tricks to make my blog better and my absolute favourite tip was to have an editorial calendar. What is an editorial calendar? Well, while I’m not 100 percent sure why it’s actually called that, what I can tell you is that it is basically a calendar dedicated to your blog posts. I will add a snippet of mine below but for now, I will tell you a little bit more about what it includes.
Habits can be good or bad. I have both, just like everyone else. I used to bite my nails as a kid. Even though I hated it and it was super gross I just couldn’t break it no matter how hard I tried. I even tried putting horrid tasting polish on them, but it didn’t help. I only stopped when I was 12 and I went to Canberra, Australia with my class. It was so cold down there that I had to wear gloves every minute of the day. I pretty much forgot about biting my nails once I didn’t have access to them. It did take a little longer than that one week to fully stop biting my nails but 10 years later and now my nails are way too long most of the time.
This past month I have really been trying to better myself by focusing on my health, food and minimalizing. I have also been working on becoming a better writer and being more organised. I actually just bought my first bullet journal yesterday so I’m pretty excited to start writing in it and following it. I have had all these great ideas and things I have been wanting to do last month so that I can better my life and become healthier in every way but like most New Year’s Resolutions, mine are not going very well. I’ve decided to start keeping and writing down my monthly goals so I can keep on top of everything. Now that you know a little bit about my goals and focuses from January, here is my February! Some of these will probably overlap too.
Many of us have seen or at least heard of the website ‘Art of Manliness‘. One of their most notable posts is about the ‘100 skills every man should know‘. Well, what about us women? I’ve put together my list of 100 skills every woman should know or should at least have some knowledge of.