Making: Plans to move house! My brother and I have been flatting together for 5 years but we are finally going our separate ways,
Cooking: One Sheet Pan Parmesan Crusted Salmon with Roasted Broccoli for dinner tonight. One of my goals for the year was to learn to cook more things.
Drinking: Plunger coffee with almond milk.
Reading: Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs by
Wanting: To buy a new handbag – mine are too big or too small, I need one that’s just right.
Looking: Out my bedroom window, hoping for the weather to improve
Playing: Zayn Malik’s new song on repeat
Deciding: What to wear on a date tonight.
Wishing: That I was at the beach.
Enjoying: The beautiful summer weather (not today obviously!)
Waiting: To hear back from one of the flats I looked at this week – I’d love to move in there.
Liking: My new job. I suppose it’s not that new any more, it’s been almost four months but it feels new to me still.
Wondering: Where I’ll be this time next year, what I’ll be doing.
Loving: How supportive my parents are. Really means a lot to me.
Pondering: how I feel about social influencers and sponsored content, have been having some interesting discussions about the ethics of it lately.
Considering: taking some photos for a post about some new lipsticks.
Buying: The last thing (other than food/drink) that I bought was some workout tops from Kmart.
Watching: Brooklyn 99 has been keeping me company lately
Hoping: that wherever I end up living, the people are nice and the house feels like a home.
Marvelling: At how far this blog has come in almost 2 years. I’m so impressed.
Needing: Some calmness in my life. Hopefully in the next month or so.
Questioning: My life plans. I thought I’d planned it all out at age 18 but life has not gone according to plan. What next?
Smelling: My vanilla perfume (more about it in this post)
Wearing: A black maternity dress from Kmart hahaha. I’m not even pregnant but their maternity clothes are nicer than a lot of their frumpy plus size clothes.
Following: Awkward Bloggers on Instagram. These girls make me laugh so much – very relatable as a blogger
Crafting the perfect flat lay involves proper lighting, a clean background, and a variety of items to choose from. Unfortunately, when the best lighting and background is on your bed, you gotta awkwardly hover above your masterpiece to get the perfect shot. All of my debris started pooling by my feet as I stood and wobbled on the edge of the bed. I wish there was a better way 😭 Share your blogging bloopers with us by DM, email or tag #Awkwardbloggers 💕 Happy Friday!
Noticing: That I’m starting to develop muscles. I’ve been doing Les Mills pump classes lately and working so hard.
Knowing: hmmm…it’s hard to say what I know for sure (like the Oprah segment!)
Thinking: About whether or not it’s time to start getting ready to go out.
Admiring: Bloggers who take amazing photos.
Sorting: Through 5 years worth of things in my bedroom.
Getting: Excited for my upcoming trip to Melbourne for the Comedy Festival and to see one of my besties.
Bookmarking: Creative Convex by PinkPot. I don’t like using stock images but sometimes one just comes in handy and these are so beautiful.
Coveting: A coffee machine at home. I’d love one, but I drink most of my coffee at work so can’t really justify the expense. Also, since I was a barista throughout high school and university I’d want a really nice machine that I probably can’t afford.
Disliking: What’s going on politically in NZ. How soon until the next election??
Opening: A sample of Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream that I got at the mall todaty.
Giggling: More like full on L-M-A-O, listening to Wil Anderson and Charlie Clausen’s podcast TOFOP, as mentioned in Lena Talks Podcasts
Feeling: Excited and nervous. I’m going on a date tonight.
Snacking: on nothing. My brother is at the supermarket though and I put in a request for corn chips.
Helping: Gosh, I’m not sure if I’m helping anyone at all?!
Hearing: Cicadas chirping away outside
While we’re here – do you like my new logo? My friend Elese now has an Etsy store where she does custom hand-painted logos like my one. I think it works so nicely with my new theme. I made my original logo with stock images and free software, and had a default wordpress theme, and I LOVE how much prettier and more professional it looks now.
It was nice to sit down and take stock of my life – I’d love your comments to see how things are with you, dear readers.