The Basics — March Edition

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?


1 Comment

  1. April 11, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    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!

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