Hey popcorns! 🍿
I’m sorry No, I am not starting a post with that! Last week was a super hectic week being the first week back of online school and I still managed to keep (fairly) updated with comments and posts but me posting was just completely off my radar, and there’s no need for me to already apologise at the start of the post!
I will be posting the KIP Prologue this Friday, I have so many posts that I’m just itching to write but also a pile of awards that won’t stop shouting at me ‘Amber, write us! Amber, we’ve been sitting in your drafts for decades, it’s starting to get boring around here…’
I really need to stop writing posts late at night 😂
I was so tempted to skip May Reflection because today is the 8th of June and it feels like reflecting on May now is taking a step backwards in the wrong direction but at the same time these posts really help me to just summarise things and honestly just share stuff
stuff? Really Amber, I think five year olds have a better vocabulary than that with you guys! 💕
Now, before we jump into this crazy post
it’s late okay? 😆
I thought each post brought a different view on what is happening right now and I highly recommend you read at least one of them.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR 100 FOLLOWERS!!
My followers have been growing a lot lately and it’s lovely interacting with different blogs in the blogosphere, thank you so much again guys for sticking with me through my hiatus, through my excuses, I honestly think blogging has had such a positive impact on my life and I am so thankful for all of you! 🙏
Now this post is probably already 1k words so let’s jump straight into this reflection… ☺️
I really can’t decide whether I like or dislike online school, like there are so many pros (waking up 0 minutes before it starts LOL) but then I really wish life was normal at the same time. I’m moving to a new school at the end of this year (thank gosh my best friend is moving with me!) and I might end up missing the transition because of covid-19 (it doesn’t even deserve a capital letter *death stares*) so at the moment I’m just like if I pinch myself will I wake up from this?! Nothing is really new about school so not much to say about this one! Moving on…
As you can see above in my cover image it says ‘discovering the meaning of life’ which I decided I’d leave up to Ghandi 😂 I quote Elsie here but time really did ‘leave the chat’, like I did workout everyday so that took a lot of time away from me but I felt like I barely wrote any more of my novel, had so many blog posts that went unposted and basically had a mini meltdown?! Well I got pretty obsessed with to-do lists and it basically started to feel like my whole life was a to-do list which is sooo wrong so I started making ‘my week at a glance’ lists and honestly they work so much for me and I highly recommend them to anyone who feels like daily to-do lists are too intense and stressful. This post went from positive to negative faster than I could say pessimistic, sorry guys!!
I love this section, let’s go for it!
Skincare By Hyram YouTube Challenge was my go-to in May, I learnt so much about skincare from him and just how minimalism is key, the less the better. He makes me laugh so hard and he’s just so honest, I highly recommend checking out his channel if skincare is one of your interests an passions! Or if you are interested in learning more about skincare as a whole.
Finishing all 8 seasons of The Vampire Diaries I finished it (I think I finished it in June but let’s pretend I finished it in May 😂) and man that show was e v e r y t h i n g. It pulled on my heartstrings like nothing before and the ending ahhh. I wasn’t sobbing but there were tears rolling down my cheeks because I’ve been watching that show ongoing for over a year and I feel like I’ve bonded with the characters
except Elena the wet lettuce like so much and the fact that I don’t get to see that again? *dramatically sobs this time*
Opening up to people! I finally learnt to open up to my best friend a lot more, and vice versa for her. Every time I felt sad or angry or just needed to talk to her I just called or messaged her and she did the same and it felt so nice because when I feel threatened or a negative emotion I climb into my shell and stay there for a while. It’s not my fault I’m a Cancer and a crab 😂 It’s my instinct to deal with my problems on my own but it’s so much easier relying on other people, trust is everything guys and it’s okay to take that risk and trust some knowing they may hurt you but it’s also okay to rely on yourself because let’s be honest, you are the only person who’s guaranteed not to let yourself down.
Favourite quote! Honestly this completely goes against what I was saying before but at the same time it doesn’t, because it’s all about finding a balance. I just want you all to know that it’s okay to vibe on your own, to be happy by yourself, to be your own partner in crime because especially in lockdown (kinda, uh I don’t even know anymore) we’ve been spending a lot more time thinking, may it be good or bad and this really quote just had me thinking, then I watched a video of a girl dancing in the rain on her own with a smile on her face saying how good it is to be your own sunshine and it hit me. Hard. You don’t always need people, don’t underestimate yourself because that is not okay, so be your own happiness!! ☀️
I managed to publish Knowledge Is Power blurb, and
- Managed to publish Knowledge Is Power blurb (click HERE)
- Hit 100 followers on my lil’ corner of the web
- Interacted with a lot of bloggers and felt like. Found a lot of new blogs this month!
- Was nominated for a lot of awards and tags (y’all too sweet) and actually managed to log them o I remember to post them?!
- Found a posing schedule that (kinda) works for me
- Posted 5 times that month, not bad!
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This post was fun to write too, glad you guys enjoyed it 💕
– FAVOURITE POST TO WRITE –
It was really nice to write a recipe post in this format and I loved hearing what people had to say in the comments! 💖
This basically consists of mini reviews, instead of doing full reviews ( I only do them if I love the book or feel the need to rant about it) and I hope you guys enjoying reading short reviews instead, if you’re more interested in longer ones let me know ✨
Also I read 7 books in May! Two of them were on Wattpad and were so good but I decided not to do a review of them on here so only five reviews here 💕
It took me a while to get into these short stories as the writing could be quite dense and boring sometimes but once I got into the stories I generally loved reading and understand more of Magnus’ character and it reawakened my love for the Malec ship, they are just ADORABLE!! 🥰
Hex Hall is sooo good, I’m desperate to get my hands on the next books in the series but am struggling to them for a cheap price but man this book looked so basic and I didn’t have high hopes for it but the slow (or fast if you ask me) burn romance, the characters, the plot twist… read it!!
This series was my childhood favourite and I just had to finish it! I remember the library not having the remaining two books hen I was younger and I wa so upset, I swore I’d buy them whenever I could but years, after and I still hadn’t read them! The writing was so basic and the the characters just weren’t realistic at all! It was nice to nearly finish the series though 😌
This was the last book in the series and pretty much the same as what I said up above 💓
This series has been ongoing for about a year and half, I’m on the second to last book and I just feel like I need to finish it because my love for the characters is starting to burn out and I’m losing hope for them but I’m sure the last book will be a killer read! ✨
May goals: 9.5/10
- Stick to my fizz free May challenge (no fizzy drinks) ✔️ I stayed off them for 6 weeks!
- Practice yoga at least 2x a week ✔️ did it nearly everyday!
- Maintain screen time tracker, mood tracker and Italian studies tracker ✔️ yes but Italian is a no go
- Keep on eating healthily ✔️ still had treats but cut out the junk food a lot more!
- Workout/run/weight lift 5x a week ✔️ did some form of intense exercise everyday ⭐️
- Project Focus ✔️
- Read 3 books ✔️ show some higher expectations Amber 😂
- Hair mask 1x a week ✔️
- Less than 3 hours a day on my phone using Forest app ✔️ 0.5, a few days exceeded
- Bake blueberry muffins ❌ I lost the craving for them!
- Carry on using my workout routine and mood tracker
- Blog 6 times (3 of them will be KIP posts)
- Read 4 books
- Start the 1.5 litre water consumption a day challenge
- Give myself a break once in a while
- Find healthy snack alternatives
- Fizzy drinks on Fridays
I need to get some sleep so hope you enjoyed learning all about my May, I’ll try get June’s Reflection out a bit more quickly! Sorry about being inactive on my blog I’m going to try my best over the next couple of weeks to stick to this schedule 💕
How was your May? Was it just one of those months? Are you having a good June?
ps. HAPPY PRIDE MONTH 🌈