8 things I really loved in January (which helped get my year off to a great start!).
8 THINGS I LOVED IN JANUARY
It’d be boring for me to ark on about how January went by in a flash. But I am definitely thinking that today as I see yet again that we have reached the 31st. In part, thanks to my choosing to take time off, I have only really been back in the swing of things for about a week and a half. Back in the swing of things though, is feeling pretty damn good. I hope that you are feeling the same way. Today, rather than talk too much about fashion or this super basic outfit I am wearing, I thought instead that I’d share ten things that got me through this month.
Right, so, with the exception of a listen here and there, I’d never really gotten into Podcasts. I suppose I didn’t really know where to start with them and at any given chance, I tend to listen to music. Towards the end of last year, I had begun subscribing to more channels and finding some that gave me new ideas. My favourites have been The Goop Podcast (I’m a bit of a Goop fan!) and How I Built This with Guy Raz (there are SO many interesting business stories!).
I also listen to a number of Podcasts that interview creatives, founders of beauty companies and a few about the fashion blogger industry. If you are a blogger, you should be listening to or watching the Fohr videos/podcasts “A Drink with James“. James Nord, founder of Fohr is just my favourite. He cracks me up and keeps it real. Sometimes too real, but I kind of like that too!
I’ve talked about this a lot but reading has really helped ground me again over the past couple of years. Getting back into that daily habit of reading helps me switch off and ultimately sleep better. Over the summer I’ve read a heap of books!
Currently, I am almost about to finish Gisele Bundchen’s autobiography “Lessons”. It has spoken to me about day to day life choices in a way that I didn’t expect. Gisele talks about nutrition, meditation, knowing yourself and trusting in your own instincts. Maybe I was expecting some more stories about her modeling career but it all boils down to not giving into believing things other people say about you and making choices that work for you.
There are SOOOO many new beauty products that I’ve been using, that I have filmed a new in video which I am yet to edit but will aim to post up next week. Namely, I had done a little Sephora haul, a Mecca shop and gotten in a bunch of beautiful Nars lip colours.
GETTING BACK TO THE GYM:
Despite the aches after the first few days, it has been so good to be back at the gym and back into an active routine. So far I’ve been making an hour workout a day with a little bit of a yoga flow to stretch out. After eating Christmas foods and celebrating a lot with my family and friends over the break, I really noticed the more sluggish my metabolism had become. It isn’t a great feeling! It’s also been good to be home long enough to shop from the local farmer’s markets to make sure that our produce is full of the right nutrients I need.
This is an obvious one! Who doesn’t love having time with friends?
Thanks to our trips to Adelaide and Sydney, I got to catch up with some friends. We were met by my best friend Irene for a long weekend in Sydney and it was just wonderful. The BEST way to start my year. Irene lives in Launceston, which is about 4000 kilometers away from Perth, just a little less than the distance between New York and LA. Hanging out was just what I needed, we had so much fun!
Well, this is not a surprise either. I have a collection of gold pieces that I love to layer. Before Christmas, I was kindly given a selection from new brand Scada Australia. Since getting those, I’ve barely worn anything else! I have the necklaces on above.
Since the summer feels a little lazy, I’ve been streaming shows like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Grace & Frankie, Sex Education, Travel Man and The Good Place. So many! What have you guys been watching?
On rotation, I’ve been listening to the new Christine and the Queens album, Chris. It’s so so good!
Right, that is enough! I would love to hear what got you through your first month of the year. Please let me know below! Have you had a good start? It’d be great to hear where you are at.