S E P T E M B E R .[Journal].

I realised Autumn was here one morning when I woke up to my alarm and didn’t see the sun. Instead, I was met with an inky indigo darkness, with the moon still dancing shyly in the sky. September quite literally flew by in the blink of an eye which saddens me as it was my birthday month, but I'm saying hello to October with welcome arms as it is the month of pumpkin spice lattes, cozy rust hues, and early Christmas songs. My goals for September were on the chill side, but a mixture of intense busyness and getting sick, regardless, here is a brief summary of what I did, and didn't achieve on that list:

  • Book in for a full body massage as a birthday gift to myself. [my bank account said a resounding “uh uh boo boo!” - maybe next year?]
  • Finish reading ‘Captivating’. [Nope - I can’t seem to pick this up again, maybe because it talks in so much detail about relationships and I CBA with alllllladat right now]
  • Start my Sisterhood connect group in Bankside. ☑️ [Yes! I did it and my first one was brilliant!]
  •  Catch up with more friends to see how they’re really doing. ☑️ [part of the reason why the massage was thrown out, I only have so much £ Y'all! But it’s been brilliant to see how people have been doing. Most have been doing quite badly but have opened up tremendously thank God.]
  • Begin my Part II log books (so boring ugh). [Lolololol okay by the end of the year imma do it!]
  • Learn how to use the Sony A6000. ☑️ I swapped out my Canon DSLR for my sisters A6000 as she wasn't getting along with it and had wanted my camera for a long time. She definitely is MUCH better at using my Canon than I was so I was more than happy to swap with her as I definitely think she's going to take the creative industry by storm. The A6000 is pretty simple to use and she fits snugly in even my smaller handbags.
  • Write up at least 2 pieces of thought-provoking writing for Black History Month. ☑️ [Oh yes! I have been flexing my fingers and typing away and away and away. Excited to show what I’ll be sharing as part of my small contribution to Black History Month.

W E A R I N G: The last of summers warmth is slowly fading, so I've been trying to make the most of my midi and maxi dresses with sandals or trainers. At the end of October, I bought a beautiful dress from my friend Ngoni who runs indie label We Are Kin. Co, it's a simple black side split maxi that can be dressed up or dressed down depending on the occasion and can be worn alone or layered, which is why I decided to invest in it. Do check out Ngoni's brand as she's killing it - The visuals from her last collection are straight up fire.

D O I N G: Too much, as per usual. This month I overdid it and became quite sick, and had people tell me that I would have to scale back on a few of my responsibilities which I most definitely agree on. Because of being ill, overstretching myself and generally feeling worn out, I didn't do very much this month except celebrate my birthday and go to work!

O C T O B E R   G O A L S: Staring at my phone in unbelief, I count the months left, “October, November, December” I count the last three months over and over again on my fingers, “one, two, three.... how?”. Where did the time go? It feels like we somehow fast forwarded through summer and have landed sharply at autumn. Last month I set myself some goals, which you can see I did fairly okay with,  My goals for this month are even more chill than last month.

  • Start running 3 x a week or go to the gym.
  • Drink 2L of water a day.
  • Plan out my weeks a week in advance.
  • Rest more.

Even simpler than last month's list, here's hoping I can take care of myself a little better this month, and I hope you guys do too! It's far too easy to let ourselves go and just ride by on autopilot. Here's to a new month of blessings, challenges and exciting change ahead - Let's smash it family!



  1. The goals make me remember mines! There still three months!

  2. I think my goal for the next few months is acceptance. The last couple of months I've gone through periods of feeling discouraged when I realise I'm not where I want to be. So now, I'm going to work on my goals from a place of acceptance. Hopefully, this will spare me the overwhelming negativity.
    Mind The Medic


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