Spring is here! Or so I’ve heard. Our daffodils have flowered, the cherry blossom is decorating the trees around my parents’ house, and the air smells fresher than it has in months. While we haven’t seen the last of the snow, the promise of more vitamin D is in the air as the days grow longer and the temperatures creep up. Aside from hot summer months, this is my favourite time of year.
It’s been almost three weeks since I’ve posted to my blog, but for the best reason: we spent two out of those three weeks in the beautiful, scenic Western coast of Thailand on our honeymoon. I’ve been sharing my adventures over on Instagram, so please have a look if you want to know what I’ve been up to with my time. I planned to try and write a few posts while I was out there but then I got so swept up in our adventure that it was the last thing on my mind. Which, on the positive side, means I now have a whole host of things stacked up to write about so stay tuned. It was also nice to have a little break from blogging and to just enjoy where we were and what we were up to.
But now that I’m back, I’m full of energy and raring to get going with a few things. Here’s what I’m planning to work on this spring, if the weather ever gives way to something more pleasant!
1) Finish decorating our bedrooms and living room, and accessorise our bedroom. I have a shopping basket full of beautiful prints from Desenio that I just need to click ‘checkout’ on and I’m eyeing up pretty much everything in the Matalan homeware section at the moment. But initially I need to get some paint on the walls and new carpets down, then I can get to the fun stuff.
2) Update my wardrobe. My style is fairly safe and nothingy, has been for years. I tend to stick to neutral colours and staple basics and I’m bored. But I’m very mindful of waste and buying more than I need, so I’ve decided that for every item of clothing I buy, I donate two. Every pair of shoes I buy, I donate two. And so on. I’ve got my eye on a few pieces from the H&M Conscious collection, I just need spring to arrive so that I can actually venture outside without feeling like the Michelin Man under all my layers! Some serious style inspiration has been coming from the lovely Em Sheldon, Angela of The Sunday Chapter, and Lily Pebbles.
3) Organise my online presence. I mentioned in a few Instastories about setting up a YouTube channel or doing a couple of vlogs about mental health and wellness, so I’d like to get moving on those, but before I do I want to build my confidence and read up on a few inspiring books, blogs and find some new podcasts that will help me not feel like a fish out of water. If you know any, please drop the links below!
4) Focus on my own wellness. Whilst in Thailand, I got very into my holistic health and wellbeing, talked to some wonderful people and discovered the benefits of massage and reflexology. I want to continue this into the next few months, develop my knowledge while focusing on my own health. I want to tackle my anxiety, which has been on the rise for reasons currently beyond my reach, and work on my sore back and shoulders – exercise is the first step forward for me, since I’ve really missed my regular workout routine.
I have a couple of other goals as well which I want to continue to work on, such as finishing editing my book and working on my freelance writing website which will hopefully be up this month. So much to do and so little time – good job the days are getting longer!
What do you have planned for the next few months?