I say every month how I cannot believe that we are at the end of the month, and here I am again, saying the same thing. To think that I have been blogging now for 4 months is absolutely crazy, and I have to admit I am disappointed in the direction my blog has taken. However, I am proud to say that I have several posts lined up over the next few days, one of which addresses my blogging habits, so make sure you check back later this week to read what I have learned about blogging recently!
I mentioned in my August Review that I was reading a book about time perception. Well, ironically, I wasn’t making enough time to read that book the way it needed to be read so I have put it onto the back burner for a bit. My time perception does seem to be a little bit better this month, but I think that is perhaps because I had last week off from work (thank you, annual leave!)
Less passive time on Instagram…
This is definitely a positive, however it does seem to have been replaced with more passive time on Facebook! I am aiming to change that, however, by channeling that passive time into either active time on Instagram/Bloglovin’, connecting with other IGers or bloggers or writing more blog posts to get back in touch with blogging.
I got back into Bullet Journalling
August was a bit of a train-wreck for me when it came to Bullet Journalling. I didn’t have my month set up and ready to use until about 15th August, which meant I fell out of touch with bullet journalling. Luckily I managed to get back into it quite quickly with my September spread and it’s gorgeous colour scheme.
I had a surgical procedure
I haven’t discussed this on my blog, but in June I had a colposcopy and learned that I have CIN1 precancerous cells (note: these are not cancerous cells, I did/do not have cancer). At the end of September, I had a treatment called cryocautery, which is basically freezing the cervix to destroy a superficial layer of skin. It wasn’t actually that bad, but it is something I am still suffering the after-effects of, though they might stay with me for another couple of weeks yet.
I bought the best shoes!
Since I am going to DisneyWorld next September on my honeymoon, I have been on the lookout for any and all Disney merchandise. A few months ago, I stumbled across a post on Facebook that showed pair of Disney Birkenstocks. If you are unfamiliar with Birkenstocks, I’ve done a little research. Apparently, they were pretty popular in the 90s but then went out of style for being too clunky and a bit unfashionable. In about 2016, they started making a pretty big comeback. I hadn’t really heard about them before I saw this particular Facebook post, so I checked them out. A lot of people really rave about them for being so comfortable to walk in, and the Facebook post in question was from a lady who had worn hers around DisneyWorld, so I figured they must be comfy! I checked the website for two months straight until they were back in my size and I jumped at buying a pair!
Nearly 3 weeks later and they finally arrived! I have only worn them a handful of times as I haven’t had them that long. I can definitely see why they are comfortable but they really do need breaking in at the moment… Time to go on a few long walks around town!
We had our 1 year wedding countdown
On 8th September, we officially had one year to go until our wedding! I’ve worked on the wedding a bit this month but I definitely need to step up my game! However, with how fast time is going, I’m sure it’ll be here in no time! And then I’ll be able to call my best friend my husband.
I learned about the curly girl method
I may have heard about this a few years ago but recently I (re)discovered the Curly Girl method. Discovered by Lorraine Massey, it is a way of treating wavy/curly hair to decrease frizz and enhance curls. My hair has always been frizzy and I would class it as 2a hair (maybe 2b if I knew how to properly treat it!) I have always wanted curlier hair and it looks as though a lot of people who follow the Curly Girl (CG) method enhance their curls dramatically.
The basics of the CG method are to use sulphate and silicone free products, to avoid using shampoo excessively and to treat your hair in such a way to prevent frizz and lock in moisture. I haven’t done a lot of research about this method, but it is definitely something I’m thinking about trialling to embrace my natural hair!
Have you heard about the CG method? Do you have any tips for me?
How was your September?