MARCH IN A MINUTE

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Well, it’s been a while since I’ve done a round-up post. We’ve been living life at a slower pace since the beginning of the year and to be honest, there just hasn’t been all that much to round up. March proved to be a bit of a tipping point though.

A few quick things about March... I am loving the change of the seasons, I basically read every single book I could get my hands on in March, I had SO much playing around with all of my make up, I stepped out of my comfort zone and wrote about shopping/fashion and loved it so much. It's been quite a month, while I am glad it's over, I am also really grateful to be able to share all the wonderful things I've been feeling and doing and experiencing this month.

A lot’s happened and it’s felt like a bit of a whirlwind but now that the month is done and the dust has settled I feel like I am in a space where I can share again. So let’s get cracking….

Writing

I won’t sugar coat it, it’s been quiet on this little blog of ours. I have been in and out of a creative slump since December last year and I try so hard to break away from it, but sometimes it just sucks me in. Here are a few posts I’ve enjoyed writing this month:
Hello Autumn, Oh I Have Missed You - I loved writing this post because I didn't actually realise how much I enjoy do shopping posts. Did you guys enjoy reading it? Should I do more shopping/ fashion/ beauty content?
Women Supporting Women - if you are looking for a cause to support, read this post!!


In addition to my blog, I have also been writing in a prayer journal, which was weird at first, but it’s become a bit addictive. I know that issues of faith are not for everyone, but I can say that if you are not in a religious way, perhaps tap into the thing that tethers you to your humanity, and keep a journal that focuses on that. I have found such an incredible peace in writing openly about my flaws, my fears, my hopes and my gratitude for the life I have. While it may not be perfect, it is something I feel unbelievably grateful for. I would really love to chat more about this journal, is this something you’d like to read about? Pop me a mail or tell me in the comments.

Reading 

I read 13 books this month. I’m not even kidding. Ok so 6 of them were of the vampire smut variety but the rest was really so great. I have recently discovered my love for fantasy and it has opened a door to a world that I literally wish I could live in. This month my absolute favourites were:

The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas, if you are not reading her books, you really must. Zayaan has written a really great post about why everyone should be reading Sarah J Maas, but to sum it up:

  • She has created fierce, fearless and strong heroines
  • Her books feature people of colour and many different cultural mixes
  • Her books champion relationships in all their forms, not just the heteronormative we’re usually bombarded with. 

Then I also read The Cruel Prince and Windwitch (the second instalment in the Witchlands series) and I also read The Language of Thorns which was so beautifully written I think it woke me from my creative slumber.

Listening to

Every damn thing on Spotify. If you haven’t downloaded it yet, you are missing out. This morning I sat at my desk and listened to a 6-minute long motivational podcast which made me feel like I owned Monday.

Loving 


Moving on. Since the beginning of this year, I have really struggled with my happiness. Finding out that I had 2 tumours in my spine played a huge part in that. But I was also so unhappy as a parent, I felt like I wasn’t giving my relationship with Regan everything I should. I was slowly letting this crater form between myself and my faith and it was all making me so miserable. I would love to tell you that all of that changed overnight, but it didn’t. What did happen is that I learned that I need to be the bricklayer for my house of happiness. No one will build it for me. And that is exactly what I am doing now. Little by little I am putting myself back together and it feels amazing.

Buying 


I did a bit of shopping this month and I really want to do a separate post about all the things I bought and how I selecting items based on their versatility because I am slowly but surely, piece by piece, putting together a capsule wardrobe for winter. So look out for those posts.

Watching 

Nothing at all. Aside from hours of CeeBeeBees, I don’t think I have watched a single bit of TV this month and that’s pretty great.

I hope you all had an amazing March. Here’s to an even better April!

Nikki
Xxx


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  1. So enjoyed this post, can't wait for the shopping post obvs.
    I would also really love to hear about your journal (even if you don't post and DM me) I am super into this and love to hear what others do and how it has helped them.

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    1. My love I might just do a post on it. But I will DM you later this eve. It has given such a sense of peace and totally changed the way I approach my days, y difficulties and my accomplishments. I didn't expect to feel so centered by the entire process.

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