Good Day! How are you all doing? Keeping well, safe and positive I hope! It's going slowly this time around isn't it. I thought it might speed-on-by since we are all lockdown professionals by this point but it seems to be crawling! It might also have something to do with the fact that baby gal Raisin could come at any moment, so that's certainly keeping us on our toes.
I've said for the past month, "next week I'll go on maternity leave"... And then the week comes and the same phrase is uttered once more. I just can't sit still! I love working, creating, writing etc and that, along with nesting is helping to keep me sane. As does doing my make up and getting dressed, it's all good for my mental health so I'm going to keep doing it whilst I still feel like it. It's funny how different everyones pregnancy is, some don't have the energy to do anything at all and are really nurturing their body with rest, whereas others can't sit still... I certainly fall into the latter category. But we've all got to appreciate that each of us are different, with all aspects of life, and that because someone else is doing something in a certain way, doesn't mean that we have to. I see so many people complaining of comparison online and I find it really sad. As women we need to stop comparing ourselves to others and cheer one another on for simply being them! It's been something I've observed for the past year, particularly with lockdown and everyone having different ways of dealing with it and whilst we all know that it's different strokes for different blokes it doesn't seem to stop some people from outwardly complaining about it, something I think isn't #relatable but is actually #unfair and also possibly a little bit #dangerous.
Anyway, that introduction got away from me didn't it! I clearly needed to put fingers to keyboard and get some things off my chest... That's what I love so much about my blog, it really is my little diary, a place to vent, to explore and to create, I just LOVE it and thank each and every one of you for continuing to read along with me, it means so, so much.
But yes, how are you doing? I hope you're all good and I hope the weather near you has been kind and not too treacherous with flooding. We seem to have had all of the seasons over the last two weeks here in Manchester, it's been quite the wild ride. With that I've really noticed how much the weather affects my mood, my productivity, motivation and my general vibe. The sun really is a tonic for all kinds of bad moods isn't it; but throw in a dose of snow and my goodness I'm on top form! We've had more snow in the last week or so than we have in years and it's been a really lovely pick me up amongst the tedious day-to-day life of lockdown don't you think?
With weather extremes I always freak out with what on earth i'm going to wear. I don't want to be too cold or too hot. I don't want to slip in the snow so sensible shoes (which I don't have many of) are essential. Just in case it snows again I better wear a hat and cover my head. And then throw in a 9 month bump and well, it is no easy thing to do.
But, I think I found the perfect snow-ready ensemble yesterday in the form of this very outfit. It's SO damn comfortable, including a pair of joggers, which we all know I'm RLY RLY into right now. An oversized jumper which seems to be my daily go-to lately, I don't think a day has gone by since winter hit where I haven't worn a piece of knitwear... and of course a statement coat, classic handbag, beanie hat (the best beanie hats on the planet might I add) AND the worlds most sensible shoes... Just look at me go!
It always feels good when you've somewhat nailed the whole dressing for the weather lark doesn't it, I mean I even remembered sunglasses for crying out loud, something that was actually much needed, just look at that sky and that light!!! I've not seen snow with blue skies and sunshine since we were skiing in France last year, it's normally a sky of white that comes along with the snow isn't it, so it's safe to say my mood was at it's highest yesterday, thank you kindly Mr Sunshine and Miss Snow.