11.04.2018

O C T O B E R .[Journal].


On a chilly evening Sunday evening in October, I brushed my hair up into a bun to put it away for the night, as I parted it, my eyes immediately zoned into a thick grey strand on my temple and my mouth dropped. I had discovered my first grey hair at the ripe old age of twenty-seven. I debated whether I wanted to yank it out or keep it but I took a pair of tweezers and removed it - regretting and somewhat mourning that little grey strand immediately. I’ve always maintained that I feel the same as I did when I was a seventeen year old, but I suppose the grey strand was an amusing reminder that I am definitely not that girl from ten years ago anymore (my waistline most definitely isn’t aha). Anyway, here is my journal for October, a chilly month filled with crunchy fiery red leaves, gloves and cosy warm boots. It's a little later than I'd have liked to have posted it but life gets in the way sometimes - Anyway, I digress...

W E A R I N G: I never thought that I would see the day that I Sade, would ever put a puffa jacket on my body. Ask my friends who have heard me complain about those Michelin man looking colourful clouds called coats, a funny thing happens as you get older, you begin to swap out stylish clothes for comfortable and practical ones so I reluctantly picked myself up a navy blue puffa jacket and it has kept me extremely warm and is... in a weird way kind of stylish too? I love it with a thick jumper, good jeans and a pair of trainers.

E A T I N G: Cold weather calls for comfort food, and I’ve been waist deep in pizzas, soup, rice dishes, eba and more, but at the same time, with diabetes and high blood pressure rife in my family, i finally made the decision to be a little more balanced with what I put in my body, opting for fresh fruit and nuts as snacks in the office as well as taking in my own packed lunch consisting of a protein on a huge bed of steamed and seasoned veggies (which has helped me save so much money!) 

L I S T E N I N G: I’ve been plugged into HELLA Christian podcasts the moment especially Elevation and Transformation Church's podcasts. On my commute, particularly when I’m not feeling like myself I simply plug in, turn the volume up and get encouraged, from topics such as staying the path, relationship goals, feeling lost in life and so much more, both podcasts have really made my mornings much more enjoyable.

D O I N G: October was filled with more activities than I’m used to and my habit of  saying yes to things that are far beyond my scope. I learned the hard way and eventually burnt out, throwing in some towels and taking some time off to just breathe and it feels incredible. 

N O V E M B E R   G O A L S: November is pre-christmas for me, it's a super busy time especially both at work and on the blog with client work on both ends being ramped up in the run up to the festive period. I'm very lucky to have a number of festive pieces that i'll be collaborating with brands with on a paid basis which is brilliant, but it means that November will have to be filled with serious time management! Here are a few of my other goals for the month...
  •  Take responsibility for the things I’ve swept under a metaphorical rug.
  • Work on keeping my spaces consistently tidy.
  •  Go to the gym at least 3 x a week for at least 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  •  Drink 2 litres of water a day.
  •  Try to get my schedule a little tighter to prevent overexertion and tiredness.
  • Wrap up my last two black history month posts. There were supposed to be four in total but the last two topics are quite heavy and I simply can't wrap them up just yet...
  • Take lunch to work every single day instead of buying out to save £££


Here’s to a fantastic November! We're almost at the end of the year #canyoubelieve?! What do you want to achieve before the year is up?


x

3 comments

  1. Checking out those podcasts now. If you're looking for a new one, I'd highly recommend Watermark's "The Porch" and Judah Smith's "Churchome." ❤️

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  2. Loved this style of post and the collage photo is so cool and creative! Cannot believe this year is nearly over! My goals for the rest of the year is probably to try and shop less to save for Christmas time as well as hopefully getting back into running twice a week xx

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  3. How are your goals going for November?

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