We are currently going through something as a family, so blog posts might be quiet on here for a while.

They also might not be. I might find comfort and distraction in blogging, but at this current moment I don’t feel like sitting down and writing from the heart.

I’m 100% sure you can understand, and I didn’t want to just gloss over this with no mention, as it’s a reality at the moment.

I’ll see you all soon x

 

I’m back this Monday morning with a new happy things list! Let’s dive in..

#1 My new hair cut (ironically not shown in the above picture!) I’ve had a good old 4 inches chopped off my hair and it feels so much better! I go in different phases whether I like long or short hair on me, but since it grows super fast I don’t mind switching it up every now and again. It feels super light and fresh for summer now.

#2 Good books. I’ve read some super good books lately! I’m sure I’ll mention them in a post soon so look out for that if you’re interested.

#3 Love Island podcast. If you’re obsessed with the show like I am, you need to download this immediately.

#4 Baby giggles! I made my nephew really giggle for the first time last week, and it was joy!!

#5 Ice-cream weather. I have a white chocolate Magnum the other day and it was DIVINE.

#6 Booking a trip to Lincoln for our first wedding anniversary. I’m so excited! The place we’ve booked overnight looks incredible.

#7 Spending some sister time together. She’s the best.

#8 Summer clothes. I like to wear as less clothes as possible (I have a super hot body temperate, so I’m always warm) so I’m all for summer dressing.

#9 A great weekend. I had a movie night and a takeaway with my dad on Saturday, and yesterday has just been a lovely chilled one.

#10 Gel manicures. Because to have polish on my nails that doesn’t chip for at least a week guaranteed? Yes please.

 

What’s made you happy lately?

 

This month’s goals are a little different, but we’ll get to that in a minute. First, lets recap and see how June’s went..

JUNE RECAP

Have fun! Well, June has been an unexpectedly really hard month with a lot of struggles due to family issues. Unfortunately not much fun as happened, but there has been some good days in there nonetheless.

Morning and evening meditations. I definitely did more meditation this month, but not quite morning and evening ones. For some reason this is something I always aim to do but never really manage it! It’s a shame but I have stuck to some kind of short meditation practice daily, which I’ve benefitted a lot from.

Find some new reads. I definitely did do this one! I’ve read some great books lately (I’ll share in a post soon I’m sure!) and I’ve got a big list of ones I want to read next which is exciting.

 

JULY GOALS

This month I’ve decided not to set myself any new goals. This is for a number of reasons, how I’m feeling at the moment with a lot going on, and another being that there isn’t anything I particually feel like aiming towards a lot in July. I’m excited to have a month off and come up with some really good ones I want to do in August, there’s no point setting luke-warm goals if you’re not passionate about them!

I’m hoping for a nice, calm and positive July, where things start to smooth out a little bit.

 

Do you have any goals for this month?

 

Since this is going out on the first day of a new month, I thought it’d be nice to use this post as a catch-up. These are usually one of my favourite posts to type out, they feel super therapeutic and also like I’m just chatting to a friend.

It’s been quite an unexpectedly challenging month, but there’s been some good things too. I’ve just got a fresh hair cut (and I ended up spontaneously chopping off 4 inches, standard me!). I feel much more myself with shorter hair. I feel like it’s a bit edgier and less girly, which I like. Plus it takes me even less time to wash it, winner.

The weather has been so good this weekend and I’ve tried to make the most of it! It’s been one of those ‘unplanned’ ones which means I can do whatever I want, and I love times like that. I’m definitely a summer baby.

In other news, of course, I’m obsessed with Love Island. I’m pretty sure I spend most of my day talking about it but I can’t help it and at this point I’m not even ashamed. (I love Anton incase you’re interested). I’m heading back up to London this week to spend some time with my sister and nephew, which I’m really looking forward to.

I feel like this month I’ve just been jogging along trying to keep my head down and stay positive.

Other random updates include watching Stormzy at Glastonbury this morning (amazing, I love him) and really enjoying going out for my runs a couple of times a week.

 

How’s everything going with you?

 

There’s loads of books out recently that I really fancy reading, and some that I’ve had on my list for years but still not bought. I know, I need to get my act together. I have always loved reading since I was little, but I think I’m more into it now than ever, and I love the escapism you get with a really good book, there’s nothing quite like it. Plus, having a super great read to get into bed with at the end of the day is really exciting to me! Anyway, here’s the list of books I really want to read..

Period Power- I’ve been massively interested in learning as much as I can about periods and hormones these last few months, and I’ve heard great things about this book. I know that it will really deepen my knowledge of the subject, and hopefully I’ll start to understand it even more after. I’d love to get to a place where I know exactly what’s happening in my menstrual cycle, so I can take better care of myself.

City of Girls- Eat Pray Love is my favourite book of all-time, so I’m really excited to read Elizabeth Gilbert’s new novel. I’m a huge fan of hers so I do have pretty high hopes for this one!

The Alchemist- I swear I’ve wanted to read this book for about 5 years but still haven’t bought it. This summer I’m gonna get my act together I promise! It’s supposed to be amazing.

An Edited Life- I’m a big fan of Anna online, and I love feeling organised and like I have my shit together. So I’m pretty sure this book will totally help with that!

Just Eat It- I mentioned this in a post the other week, but you guessed it! Still not ordered it. I think this will really be helpful in terms of my relationship with food but I suppose I’ve been putting it off a little because it’s quite intimidating.

 

What books do you want to read?