Sorry for the silence! I spent last weekend away with Josh so didn’t have time to write, plus I had deadlines to prioritise! It also didn’t help that my trains got very messed around on sunday so the time I usually use to write disappeared…not ideal! I’m getting in a better routine of it all so hopefully I can make up for lost time here!
So just like my weekend with Josh today’s post is going to focus on food! Josh and I always say it may be a good thing we don’t see each other often because whenever we do we spoil ourselves with food! I had the best time with him, we went to London and ate so much that I think we both reached a level of full we had never experienced before!
If you’re reading this from the UK, it roughly has been a week since the Beast from the East royally ruined us here. Honestly, it baffles me how whenever we get snow the country simply cannot cope. How those countries that live in snow half the year survive almost seems like some weird alternative universe. All of the shops in Cardiff were either closed or had nothing fresh in stock for days. Cars were left abandoned and my university was shut for the duration of the snow. It really does make me chuckle.
Do you follow me on Instagram? Because if you do, you would have seen last week me post about an exciting new announcement on the blog. Well, my lovely readers, today is the day I shall reveal! It’s something that, to be honest, came about rather quickly. But once I got the thought in my head and the momentum going, well anyone that knows me well knows that once I get my teeth into something it is VERY hard for me to stop thinking about it!
I’ve been feeling a bit disconnected with loving my body recently, and as I’ve talked in the past about the importance of body confidence I thought in the spirit of transparency I’d tell you when I don’t feel so confident. Loving your body is a journey and that means that some days things won’t be as full of rainbows as others – and that’s okay! It’s about embracing the process and learning from it!
I have been eating vegan at uni for over a year now and honestly, I’ve never felt better. Cutting out dairy back in 2016 has been the best decision of my life. My digestion is better, my energy is up and I feel all-round just better in general. Obviously, these are just my own personal results from cutting out dairy and eating more vegan so don’t hold me to it if you have different results, but I definitely recommend giving it a go!
If you’re new to my little space on the internet, first of all hello! But secondly, me talking about personal development is nothing new. I seem to spend my life somewhat absorbed by it; educating myself daily on what more I can do. Being *a bit* obsessed with personal development has brought me many a joke about how I’m “trying to fix the world with positive thoughts”, but to be honest, I don’t see how that’s a bad thing.
As I mentioned before my Spend-Free February slightly changed in it’s concept about half way through the month. I started to resent myself for having to say no and felt that I was missing out on experiences with people rather than wasting my money on useless stuff. So, I decided to change what I was doing and make it my “Conscious Spending February” although I really do feel like this is something that will last a lot longer than February! Need to always be spending consciously!
So first, a small life update.
If you’re in the UK you may have heard of the upcoming lecture strikes at universities over pension changes. Well, I am one of those students who will be affected as a result, so looks like I’m going to have some extra time on my hands over the coming weeks as most of my lectures/seminars are cancelled. One good thing about this is that I have been able to read. Like actually read books that aren’t for my degree.
I find I get a lot of my blog post inspiration when I’m reading. In fact some of my most favourite posts have been inspired by a book or author I’ve recently discovered. And today’s post is no different!
I feel like February is the perfect month to set yourself a challenge. Aside from it being slightly shorter, its also a way to keep the momentum of the New Year going. Everyone sets New Year resolutions in January but quite often they tend to fizzle out (not always but some do!). So, just like last year I set myself the challenge of being vegan for the whole of February – which is now something I embrace in as much of my life as possible – this year I am giving myself a no spend rule.
I’m back again! My exams are over and my final semester at university is just beginning. I have my final deadline at the start of May so the countdown to the end of my student life is fast approaching. What this new semester brings for me is the start of the next chapter in my life, but also some interesting modules to finish off my academic career. I’d be lying if I said that one week in I’m not stressed, but then again would I really be a final year student if I wasn’t?
Meditation is something I used to think was resigned to those that were ultra hippie sitting on a mountain top trying to “find themselves” or buddhist monks. How a little education can change things eh?! Now I’m a fully fledged meditator, and I have to say I wish I’d started sooner.