I can’t remember the last time I was hungover, but man, does it suck. I feel like my brain hasn’t woken up properly yet and I’m just constantly sleepy. I sat down, actually lets face it, i’m still in bed watching Friends, to write a some-what put together piece but I thought I’d stick with my blogging plan for the year and keep it casual. I thought I’d just share some hungover thoughts and little life updates instead.
I’ve just done that thing where you skip a few episodes of the box-set by putting a new disc in,that way I have more episodes to watch before having to get up and change the disc because honestly right now the last thing I want to do is get out of bed. Hungover problems eh?
This week I decided to challenge myself to go meat free. It’s something I’ve wanted to try for a long time and I thought it was about time I gave it a shot. As I’ve gotten older I’ve become much more aware of the impact our eating/shopping habits have on society and I want to consciously try to eat less meat. It’s been going really well and I honestly think I’m going to replace sausages with Linda McCartney sausages full stop. I like that it’s forcing me to think more creatively about what meals to make but it is frustrating having to make two meals every evening, a meat free one for myself and a ‘normal’ meal for Nick. Although I don’t think I’m going to become vegetarian full time, I do think I’m going to go meat free during the week, which is a huge reduction for me.
Another thing I’ve been trying to do this year is sort out my skin. It’s been something that has made me self conscious for a very long time. I’m 28 and I still get so many spots which was made even worse by the fact that I do a skincare routine every single day and it made me think I was doing something wrong. So for Christmas I asked for a Magnitone cleansing brush and I treated myself to a whole new set of skincare lotions and potions and it’s honestly changed everything. I’m planning on writing a blog post about it really soon to give you more details but it’s finally clearing my skin and I feel so much more confidence about myself.
On the blogging front I’ve really been enjoying the more relaxed take on my schedule and I’ve been brainstorming lots of real life and relatable content I want to write about. But I don’t want to write about them until I have some awesome portrait photo’s back from the shoot I’ve finally booked myself with Kaye. I’ve been meaning to do it for so long now and I finally got around to being brave enough to actually book a date. The train tickets have been bought and the day has been booked off work and I’m excited to get some photo’s done for my confidence, my blog and to finally meet Kaye!
Then lastly, I really don’t know what I want to do with my Instagram account. It’s been something that’s been annoying me for awhile but I really miss sharing my life on Instagram. I want to make it more ‘everyday’ life and less ‘curated’ but at the same time I really want a place to share my nature photography and push myself to take more photographs. I know I want to start using Instagram stories a lot more, as I used to have a lot of fun kind of ‘vlogging’ my day on there. I think I’m going to slowly incorporate my ‘everyday’ life into it and occasionally share more polished photographs from time to time. If you’ve got any ideas or thoughts on this I’d really love to hear your thoughts on what I should do with my account!
I hope you’ve all had a much more productive and less hungover Saturday than I have! I’m about to eat fish fingers and beans for dinner because I’m trying to fight the urge to order a takeaway pizza. Let me know how your 2018 has been going so far, as I’d love to know!