This week was spent with easing back into work and countless hours on the patio in the evenings. If you follow me on Instagram, you could clearly see that I am all about plants right now, which is so very unlike me. I never had a green thumb to begin with, but with this place and the gracious patio/terrace situation, I like to believe that I am slowly but surely growing some gardening skills. Only time will tell, I guess. So, what else is going on this month:
A huge THANK YOU to those who took the time to email me after April’s Currently post. Life can be messy and uncertain and simply hard sometimes. It’s good to know that I am not alone in this and that I will get through it. Also, it’s great to know that there is still so much love and female empowerment outthere. Feels nice! The flu surely put a damper on my latest victories but I just decided to not fight it and hang in there, which actually was the best way for me to get through all of it.
On a different note, I was sadly reminded of the vastly bad influence toxic people can have in our lives. I was debating for several months now to cut ties with a longterm friend – which is never a good sign – but when it finally happened after yet another incident, I felt incredibly free and content with myself. I think this whole issue deserves its own post though, so I will share my experience soon and would love to hear your experience with the frenemy issue.
Right after my last Currently post, I did get to watch 13 Reasons Why which stirred me up for many reasons. I knew beforehand that the last few episodes would be hard to watch but I honestly had no idea how excrutiatingly hard it would be. I had nightmares for days. If you haven’t watched it yet and are an emotionally sensitive person like me, be warned! To lighten my mood, I did watch Season 1 of Love (who else loves Gus?) and just started Parenthood which I weirdly never got to see when it was still a thing. But give me a good dose of Lauren Graham and I am all good!
I am working on an all new mixtape as we speak, for all the #Maybabies outthere of course! It will be chockfull of feel-good-songs and good-vibe-tunes. Perfect for late afternoons, catching up with the last bit of sunshine on the patio…
Yesterday, I finally received my pre-ordered copy of Ashley Graham’s A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty, and Power Really Look Like and started reading right away. So far, I really can’t tell you more than that, since I only made it a few pages in until I fell asleep. If you’re as infatuated with her as I am, chances are you will like to read it and get to know more about her story as well. I also decided to share my current reads in the blog’s sidebar if you’re interested. Just click on the image!
These days it’s all about a whiff of my freshly planted herbs. Be it oregano, parsley or my lovely basil – there’s nothing quite like it for me right now! And actually that’s where I am headed in a few minutes – outside on the patio with a cup of tea on hand. I might feel better but that cough is still clinging on for dear life…
What’s currently going on with you?
(Images by louiselj)