Hey y’all…..nope, “y’all” is not me but I tried! 😌😂 Hope you’re well and in good spirits but even if you’re not, you’re still in the right place 😏. I thought today it would be a good idea to just check in and write from the heart (not that I normally don’t do that last part 💕 but checking in and just writing straight off the bat without a huge plan is quite rare tbh).
The last time I did was probably back here with Sunday Musings // And a chat about a few things! 💫 and around the same time I wrote A series of events beneath a mesmerizing sky! 😍. Both of them were quite refreshing to share as the latter of the two really captured a moment in time for me that I can now jump back into whenever I read those words again so maybe on some level this can be like that, but without the summer vibes as that is WELL gone 😂🌦️…🍂🤣
Before getting into the post I’ll be kind enough to warn you that this is gonna be a long one so a drink may come in handy and might imply that this should have been one of our coffee chats but I wanted to just lay it out in a different format, so here we go!…
First off I’d like to start by welcoming the recent followers that have joined us lately 😄 I’m very grateful you chose to use your time (very wisely I might add 😏) reading my stuff and I won’t take that lightly! Kicking and screaming is the way to go 😂. I tend to hardly ever mention numbers unless a “momentous” occasion comes along but what really IS that? Every single one of you brings that joy and I truly appreciate it so that needs to be said! Your presence is acknowledged and hope you stick around and join in on the chats we have going on 😜.
Speaking of chats, I’ve enjoyed all the autumnal convos I’ve had with some of you lately, we’re gonna have one hell of a time 🍁. Yeah there will be days when the weather will get me down, especially when I can’t do anything to take my mind off it with a flare-up of pain but I choose to focus on the good times and am grateful for when that is possible as sometimes you just can’t bring yourself to do so and that’s okay. We’re in control but our surroundings can do stuff to us that rattles the bars like a stroppy baby 😂, it won’t last and everything will return to a neutral state wherein you are at peace again and able to find joy in the simple things ☕✨.
Today I am starting my new course!! I’ve mentioned to some others in past comments what it is but haven’t exactly laid it out in a post yet and even though I was planning on next mentioning at the end of the month when the module is over I figured why not tell you now? So 🥁 I’m going to be doing a floristry course!! I am beyond excited and cannot wait to put my all into something that’s entirely different from my past ventures like accounting and stuff. This is more a physical thing and as weird as I sounds I feel like I need that different learning outlet as opposed to completely via screen online studies. I’m interested to see how it goes and if I enjoy it so yeah, wish me luck! 🌠 Are you a student too?
Although the next few weeks of my life will probably be taken up with the course my blog will still be up and running as per usual. You’re part of my downtime AAANNNNDDD a good bit of planning 😂✨. I probably won’t mention floristry in posts until my monthly favourites afterwards (if all goes well 🤞) as the next lot are either already written in my journal or typed out and ready to go so they’re past tense but you wouldn’t know it from reading them as present (in fact I didn’t even have to tell you that, I’m babbling on here 😌😂).
What next? Oh, I’ve realized that I have never actually asked what posts you guys would like to read from me before?? Don’t know how I’ve gotten to this point almost 4 years after starting a blog without doing so 😌 but perhaps it’s good to know so that you get more of what you’d like to see if it strikes a chord within me and sets that inspiration ticking so please do go ahead and let me know into the comments! In having my next load of posts planned out it will be a while before I delve into any ideas thrown my way but it would be nice to work on them in my free time and have them ready for a later point in time! 📅
Moving on to something I was debating ages ago, I went ahead and ordered from the Book Depositry at the end of last month and I’ve received my entire order already!! 😭 They’re happy tears it’s OKAY….I don’t need to calm down, you do 😌😂. I’ll be sure to do a haul and will have to set aside one of the posts I’ve planned in order to have it up before I type out my next favourites posts so that it can be included 😌 why do I like making things difficult for myself? 😂 and yes! You heard it right, just when I share the fact that I’m rubbish at planning posts (or not even planning, more so scheduling!) the tables turn and I get it done! I’ve always thought that if I say one thing on here the opposite happens in the end so maybe I should try it more often 🙌💫😂.
Things be getting proper cosy here in time for Autumn with these books in my possession 📚🤗🤣. Have you got your hands on any good books lately? My TBR will be back up to where it was in no time! 😂 I truly tried to hold back on starting the first one that arrived but I’m already a third of the way through it (oooh instead of saying what it is I’ll give you a hint, there is different coloured blood and of course it’s YA, I do read other things but yeah I’m also stuck in my ways. two hints, you got TWO 😂).
You know how I said that lately it’s one birthday after another? Well aside from a few more, my family are DONE with and it’s just mine to come in November! That’s gives them time to make it good 😉😂. Any fellow scorpions out there? 🦂 I downloaded a horoscope app lately after I used to always look it up every one in a while and it’s oddly accurate at times! The trick is to read it at the end of the day and see if any of it applies, as if you check in the morning then you’ll keep searching for the meaning and it’s a lot more confusing. At the end of the day you have all that info already and are open to it becoming a lot clearer! I don’t know if that makes sense but I hope so!
Now that my birthday is next I can settle back and put thought into what I can make/get or even do for others this Christmas (it’s never too early 🎄 what do you think?). Things actually feel a lot calmer now that I’m not worrying whether or not people will like their gifts (friends birthdays are still to come but they’re easier for some reason 😂). Now my family can worry over ME instead and I like that scenario….but not in a sadistic way ☺️.
I was thinking of getting in there early with one of my materialistic posts about what I want for my birthday but all I would really like are pajamas 🙈😂 It’s been a while since I’ve had a new pair and you just can’t beat fresh pajamas! I’ve been wanting a silk pair for ages now (even if it means I wake up having slid down to the end of the bed 😂) and I came across two different sets with Autumn leaves on them the other day for only €20 each which was good for the beautiful patterns and material itself but the sleeves were so damn short!! That’s the thing with material that doesn’t stretch, you gotta get it right or else I know I’ll just be tugging at the arms all the time complaining that I’m cold so they’ll be stuffed at the bottom of my wardrobe ❄️😂.
Do you guys find the transition into cold weather tough? I don’t think I really noticed much when I was younger but this winter just gone by I was really affected by it and my mood was just constantly down, noticably different on brighter days with the sun. So I’m a bit worried heading back into those seasons again but I like to think I’ve had my fill and am ready to embrace (and distract myself mostly) with all the good that winter has to offer (Autumn’s my fav so we’re fine there as the sun still makes an appearance when it wants to 🌞).
I never used to like sunny days but things have most definitely gone full circle and they may very well do so again as I like to tell people often, I’m an ever changing person (that’s what you get when you say I never liked something and it’s strange that I do now 😊, it works too so feel free to use it! 😂). Even though I know it wasn’t all just an out of the blue mood last Winter and was mostly because I was in pain so couldn’t get out to get what light there was into my system and enjoy what the season had to offer I remember that there were things that helped a little bit like Vitamin D supplements so I’ll for sure be taking advantage of them again!
Winter might be like the majority of the past seasons where I was happy with it as this summer was most definitely far more enjoyable than previous years weather-wise where I’d tend to steer clear of the sun and wish for the cold ((I’m all over the place really 😂). Nowadays I take each day for what it is and take in what I feel I’ll miss that bit more so that I have it in storage like a memory bank that I can dip into when in need of a boost 🏦💫.
On that subject, memories have been strange for me lately as in isolation I’ve tended to focus on them that bit more remembering different times before covid, recently I’ve tried to distance myself from them as I can become so obsessed trying to remember fragments of time and somewhat lose the present moment that I’m in. I’m trying to mostly gravitate towards memories when I’m feeling sad as then they cheer me up and are useful (I like useful stuff, you should see the gifts I got my family for their birthdays, there was a reason behind most of it and then stuff in-between to lighten the blow 😂🎁).
How have you been coping what with how a lot of things have changed in the world? 🌍 I was going to say EVERYTHING but I suppose that’s not true, It’s just altered priorities and made us see what’s important and one day, no mater how far off that may be, we will be able to return to what we once knew.
Something I can’t wait to do is start back with driving lessons! 🚘 It probably won’t happen until well into next year as even though I think they’ve started up again, the test centers are still closed so it’s not really safe for it where I am. I want to wait for a significant change and that’s not happening right now what with cases going up. I’d just be so cautious that I’m close to the instructor in the car and they’ve been with other learner’s and even though the cars been cleaned it’s still had people in it. There’s just too much at stake with the majority of my family, including myself, being at risk.
Good news is my permit has been extended along with everyone else’s in the country (an extra 4 months on from the expiry date I think, I should KNOW but I’m quite forgetful 😂) so that gives extra time to think things through and even when that runs out it can be updated again so everything’s peachy and there’s no rush. When I pass one day, of course I’m looking forward to getting my own set of wheels but I’m also looking forward to simple stuff like being able to pop to the shops to buy a newspaper or down to the beach! Just thinking about it brings a sore smile to my face 😁🏖️😂.
Last Friday was my sister’s birthday and to say we partied was an understatement. The four of us (mum, dad, sis and me) had the best time and basically I don’t feel like I need to exercise for a good year now 😂🕺. I’m in a lot of pain now as I wasn’t 100% on the day itself anyway but I’m coming out the other side a lot sooner than I would have thought so that’s good! I’m glad she had a great day and I wouldn’t change a thing as if the flare-ups are going to come along anyway I’d much rather they be for a good cause (haha I just called my sister a cause 🤗😂 I love you really sis, I wouldn’t have used up all that juice getting the party started had I not 😝🎉). Only with family would I get my dancing shoes on…..I actually can’t even remember if I wore shoes for the dancing part of the day 🤔 okay now that’s going to drive me crazy until I can remember 🙄😂.
And on that note! Thank you for reading and hopefully joining in on the chat! SOCKS! I had socks on at the party 😌 peace has been restored to my mind 😂. Questions for you are scattered throughout the post and I’d love to know your answers to them! Sure usually I’d leave them here but I’m making you work today 😏😂. This was loads of fun just writing away to my heart’s content and I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the whole ordeal (or just snippets of whatever takes your fancy……📚👈 Prob these guys amiright?). Have a wonderful day and I’ll see YOU later 😘💕