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. Sunday, 8 July 2018 .

Ok. It doesn't feel like a month has gone by since I last wrote one of these. How is it July?! J U L Y! Halfway through 2018 and it feels like I'm nowhere close to where I was planning to be this year yet so much has happened. I don't know. It feels strange but also kind of really exciting! The past few weeks have been really intense for me but that's a story for another time.

Today is the first lazy Sunday - or lazy day even - in weeks. Last month I said I was starting to feel a bit more grounded and settled and the month was shaping up to be the same. Famous last words, eh? June was hectic and intense and overwhelming and I honestly hope this month is better. Maybe the calm after chaos? We'll see.

Here's what I've got on my mind for the month:

01. Get back into routines. This was also a goal last month and one I definitely did not achieve. Actually, I don't think I achieved any of the goals I set myself last month. Oh well. But this one I want to try again! I want to sleep early and feel well-rested so I can get up on time in the morning and not rush, stumble, and stress my way into making it to work on time. I want to feel a bit more settled and I know I tend to feel this way when I've got my routines in tact. So I'm prioritising my evening and morning routines this month, starting tonight with a little home spa I've got planned. I went a bit crazy at Mecca last Friday after an exhausting week so let's just say shower time is currently my favourite time because of all my new goodies.

02. Wear lipstick everyday. Okay, so this one seems a bit frivolous to put as a monthly goal but hear me out! I recently gave mum my vanity desk so now all my make-up have been displaced and scattered around my room. I didn't realise I am the proud owner of a fuck ton of lipstick (and make-up) yet most days I leave the house with only lip balm on. WHY?! So because I'm lazy and slowly starting to accept the fact that I'm never going to be one of those people who go out in public looking groomed and decent, I thought that I could at least put lipstick on and feel more put together. It takes the least effort to apply, I already have a lot of them, so why not? So hello July and hello to all my lipsticks! I love you all, really.

03. Cook more. I'm the first to admit that my diet lately has been atrocious. It's the first to go when busy or overwhelmed, and I tend to reach for what's convenient. And as we know what's convenient isn't necessarily the best option out there. So for this month, I'd love more homecooked meals. Hosted a few friends and family last night for my brother's birthday and spent the day making meatballs. I love how the process literally forces you to slow down. The process is quite intensive, but it was SO fun to make them! Even though by the end of it, I was starving and couldn't wait to finally eat. So more conscious eating daily. And not skipping breakfast.

04. Get rid of crap. Like. My flat is bursting at the seams with stuff. All kinds of stuff! Some of these I've outgrown, some I just haven't found homes for yet. But still it's full of stuff I don't need. I want to curate every material possession I own and make sure I only hold on to the ones I truly love. So this is a big goal and it will probably take me the whole month to complete too! Also in order to make this happen, I know I need to put in the work and block out dedicated time to do this and not be lazy or make excuses. So yes. She's a big job but one that absolutely need to happen soon!

05. Hug and kiss my family before bed every night. One thing June has really taught me is that we never know how much time we have so it's important to take every single opportunity to live out loud, take chances, put yourself out there, and cherish all the moments with people you love. I'm lucky to be close to my family and see them everyday. It's about time I start living accordingly!

I hope July brings you love, magic, and moments that make you feel alive. But most of all I hope this month gives you the motivation and belief to make it happen. Whatever your 'it' may be. Forever cheering you on! Happy Sunday x

. Tuesday, 12 June 2018 .

The Pullman? More like 'the pool, man' because have you seen that spa pool?! It might possibly just be one of my favourite places ever.

I went on a much needed staycation for Queen's Birthday weekend earlier this month and I've just realised that this was my first one for 2018 too. Wow. Have I really been that busy?

. Monday, 11 June 2018 .

I went to a Niall Horan concert on my own. I've always wanted to go to a concert on my own so I figured if I don't do it now, then when the hell am I going to, right? YOLO and all that. So I did. And honestly? I was not expecting that.