Book | 13 Reasons Why
Currently Listening to | John Legend
Currently Grateful For | the little things
Currently Watching | Just finished 13 Reasons Why
Currently Loving | Life
Hey, you. How are you doing?
March has come and gone. I would say March was a month of countdowns for me — mostly until my boyfriend returned from Arizona and his boys trip. I celebrated both of my sisters’ birthdays — they turned seventeen and twenty. I’ve been working, nothing has changed in that aspect. Things have picked up in my work life so that’s how that is going but I do have topics written down to cover in April. I’m excited to start taking pictures again and get things together. I’m currently apartment/condo hunting to rent. It’s been a tugging war of buying a condo versus renting a condo — super big decisions to be made.
I’m failing at keeping up with my reading. I have a few books that I want to invest in, though. Big Little Lies is number one on my list after watching the HBO series. It was really good if you were wondering — like really, really good and I enjoyed it. I will say that I have read the Before I Fall book and I’m eager to see that movie because I really love that book. Sarah Dessen has a new book coming out as well, so I know how my summer is going to look when it comes out. I really need to prioritize my books though. I should join a book club so I can commit to a book. I’m still flipping through my Chrissy Teigen cookbook because the pictures are A++ and I will make everything that is in that book. Any fiction book suggestions?
My March Birchbox brought goodies that I actually used — not that I don’t use the goodies but I consistently used these goodies compared to the past. I got the Benefit They’re Real! Mascara which I’ve used in the past and loved. I definitely have been using it more as a primer just to extend my lashes followed by the Maybelline Colossal to my lashes thick. My March box had quite a few skincare things which were nice because My April box has a lot of hair stuff and to be honest, I never use the hair stuff unless I run out of my shampoo and conditioner. I guess I should have filled out to receive more skincare products rather than hair products. Oh! I invested in two hair masks as well and I’m in love with them. They’re from the Shea Moisture line. When I do another curly hair routine, I’ll definitely include those for people that need a good deep conditioner.
In March, I took it upon myself to learn more. After going to school for what seemed like forever, I can’t just stop learning. I feel like learning is something that is always there and I need to take the opportunity when it presents it’s self. March was also a month where I made self-care a priority. After stressing myself out and panicking about things that don’t have a super big impact on my life, I’m learning to let go and breathe. Taking time for myself is essential — whether it’s doing nothing on a Sunday and just chilling or taking an hour after work to workout or do a face mask, I’m really taking it all in to take time for myself.
Sometimes it’s hard to take a break and it’s hard to be a woman, not going to lie. There’s so much we deal with and as I get older, it’s very pointed. Equal pay and Women’s Rights are still a debatable thing. It can be hard. The fight will be over one day and as a woman, I can’t wait. As a woman, I’m indulging in the great things that I can and will do. I love myself enough to know that I am enough. It’s a blessing to wake up every single day and do something I enjoy. #blessedt
Anxiety. This is something I talked about maybe a year and a half ago but I have anxiety. It’s not to the point where I need medication to calm myself. I just notice I have moments where I’m completely fine then moments where my mind is everywhere and it just feels hard to breathe. I know I’m not the only one that suffers from this and I have a few friends that go through it which makes it nice — weird to say — to have someone to relate to and talk to. Anxiety is my bloop — my everyday bloop. I don’t let it get to me as much as I used to but it definitely makes life hard sometimes. It comes in waves, ya know? Perfectly fine one moment followed by nerves and anxious feelings. It’s up and down.
Finding a balance is the goal. Things are going to start picking up again. The boyfriend will be off to work again and I’ll be back to my long distance ways. I really want to find a balance with my blog and my full-time job. It’s like I’m being pulled in different directions because of separate needs and wants. Before 2017, I had so much time and I need to find that time again. Work-life balance is on my list of things to get together. I definitely want to build up my blog and get my email list together. I’m currently working on it right now and it’s been easier than I thought so I’m not sure why I stalled on it.
New month. New goals. New ambitions. New vibes. New change.
Spring is here! What do you have planned for April?
Big Little Lies is one of my favorite books!! I also just finished watching 13 Reasons Why (and included it in my post today!) and bawled so much!