Every month for the past 3-4 months, I have almost completely forgotten to do my monthly favourites post. I could put it down to just being a bit forgetful as a person, but I also think it has a lot to do with the fact that 2018 seems to be zooming by at the speed of a bullet and before I notice it, the month is over.
So here I am once again to share with you my highlights of the month!
visiting: alice holt forest. OK, so it’s no Canada which was obviously my travel highlight of March, but going out into nature for a walk and just enjoying the fresh air and taking a few snaps on the way was a really nice way to spend a Saturday. Once the weather stops flip-flopping so much, I’m hoping to be able to do more of this sort of thing! We do have a New Forest trip planned for this weekend, but seeing as it’s a Bank Holiday it’s OBVIOUSLY going to piss down with rain so we’ll see.
watching parenthood: I mean, we’ve watched a lot of different TV shows this month but I am obsessed with Parenthood. There’s a really sad storyline at the moment that is a struggle to watch but it’s so well performed and just wonderful. Go watch it immediately. Sadly it’s not available to stream, so you’ll have to get a bit old school and get the DVD or BluRay but it’s well worth it.
picking up: my decoupage hobby! So it’s been way too long since I got stuck back into decoupage, but I started my new project this month which is a stegosaurus which is being covered in dinosaur print decopatch paper. I’ve called him The Steg and he’s almost complete!
wearing: slouchy hoodies and joggers. I got to wear shorts ONE DAY before the weather turned to shit again. I’m not surprised because April is pretty much always like this and tbh I don’t particularly mind because I’m all about that baggy, cosy life.
mostly eating: cupcakes. Not sure why, just have craved them a lot this month. Tesco does a vanilla cupcake mix for less than £2 and honestly, the cupcakes and icing are absolutely lush.
planning: business things. So my freelance business has been super slow since I got back from Canada because I’m only just working my way back into networking circles (which wasn’t helped by a bout of sickness last week where I had to cancel on 2 events) HOWEVER I am starting to pull together some exciting things that I hope are going to help the business grow so fingers crossed!
taking: time out. I took a day off this month to go see my mum, play with our dog Dexter and just relax. It was desperately needed and made me feel approximately 200% better.
switching up: my vlogging format! If you subscribe to me on Youtube, you may already know that I do vlogs about my life as a freelancer. I decided this month that I wanted to change up the format and instead of doing daily vlogging condensed into a weekly video, I am now covering 2-3 topics per week sharing my experiences, advice and tips for those who freelance already or are looking to take the leap. Go check out my most recent vlog for a better/fuller explanation plus some self-care tips!
celebrating: a year of counselling. OK so maybe celebrating is an odd choice of words? I didn’t buy a cake or anything. I think maybe reflecting on it makes more sense. I’ve come so far in the past 12 months in many ways, so I am patting myself on the back of making the decision to take control of my mental health.
That’s it for April! It’s been a quiet month overall where although things haven’t all been sunshine and rainbows, at least I can take away these highlights and be happy that despite the tough times, there are good times too.
What has made your April admirable?