Hello, my flowers! Gosh, I feel as if it’s been forever since I’ve sat down and spoken to you all. Today is a beautiful Sunday and with the sun shining through my open balcony doors and billowing net curtains, I feel brave enough to face the blankness of a page. As you may have noticed, I have been a little MIA as of late. There have been many reasons for this, but the main one I must admit is anxiety. Anxiety and a sense of futility.
Recently, I’ve been feeling a little disconnected from myself, and in extension my blog. To me, my blog is an extension of who I am as a person, so it is no wonder it became a source of anxiety as I began to look at myself as someone incomplete and lost. I realised that for the past few years I had put aside many things I loved and replaced them with things I thought I should love. So, I decided to take some time for myself. To get back to my roots and find myself again and hopefully improve my blog as a result.
So, What’s been going on with me?
I Started An Etsy Shop
Yes, that’s right my flowers! With a little encouragement from a friend, I decided to turn my love of envelope art into a side little affair and have been enjoying it so far. It’s still small, but I’m hoping to get it out there a little more within in the next few months. Please check it out and give it a favourite if you like stationary and cute little envelopes —-> My Etsy Shop
Booked My First Tatoo
I am so excited for this one! At the end of May, I will be heading up to Tokyo with my girls to get my first ever tattoo. I am nervous beyond belief but know that I am in good hands. If anyone has any pre-tattoo/aftercare advice, please do let me know.
Two Months And Counting
After four years of Japan, It’s time to say goodbye. A year abroad and teaching in Japan for the past three has changed me more much than any other experience in my life. I have so much to thank Japan for, and saying goodbye is going to be bittersweet. That being said, it’s time to start the next chapter of my life and I am more than a little excited to be changing it up for a while.
2/4 Grad Schools
Another thing that’s kept me away from my blog is applying to universities to study an MA in Writing. So far, I have applied to four. I’ve been accepted into two, have an interview for one, and am still waiting on that last lucky one. Keep your fingers crossed for me guys!
Okay, so as much as I want to, I really want to write a separate post about this. Just know it’s exciting and I am on pins to send it to you. I promise I will put it up really soon and satisfy your curiosity, for those of you who happen to have any.
Netflix Distracted Me
Okay, okay. So I have to admit that I have been a little distracted with Netflix as of late. Frankie and Grace season 3, RuPauls Drag Race, Rick and Morty, and let’s not forget Girlboss. What have you guys been watching recently? Any recommendations?