Well, third time’s the charm as they say. This is the third time I’ve tried to write this post. If you’re not a fan of lifestyle/ personal update posts please feel free to click away. Regularly scheduled programming will be up and running soon!
Where have I been?
I contemplated writing this post or just trying to dive back into regular green beauty and lifestyle posts… I just couldn’t. I’ve been hit with a horrible writer’s block and the best therapy is to just write – unedited, unscripted and open. So here we are.
April started off well for me! I received a nice cheque from income tax and I was nominated as Beauty Blogger of the Month for the Canadian Beauty Bloggers. It was going so well and ended up somehow taking a nosedive for the worst.
On April 14 I received the call that my Mother passed away. Although in the back of my mind I had always kind of expected it, it was never really something that I thought about. Turns out Good Friday wasn’t so good and my whole weekend just somehow vanished into a wave of sorrow.
Of course, due to the news I didn’t really have any motivation to do much of anything but wallow and sleep. This past month has been really difficult and although the pain is still here I’ve been getting better at dealing with it.
I’ve organized a memorial for my Mother at the end of May which will hopefully help to end that chapter of my life so that I can start a new one…
On April 13 I found out I was pregnant (April certainly was a crazy month.) With the mix of emotions and the overall fatigue that comes with the first trimester I’ve been the human version of a sloth.
It wasn’t planned by any means, but my boyfriend and our families are very excited to welcome the new addition in December. I’ve been very lucky to have a wide support system and the unconditional love from my boyfriend to help get through this past month.
May has been… another month. With Mother’s day landing on the exact day a month after my Mother passed it was exceptionally hard and I’ve received a notice that I now owe $300 to Mr.Taxman.😩 It feels like the days drag by and yet they pass so quickly all the same.
I was lucky enough to be invited to the Holistic Beauty Expo by Andrea Ashley on May 12 which features natural and green beauty as well as self-care. It was an amazing event and I am so glad that I was invited to attend. I plan to write a post on it this week!
Justin and I are looking to buy a home now so we’ve been calling Mortgage Brokers and banks too see what prices we can be approved for as well as searching for a home to call our own. It’s been hella busy over here…
Hopefully after all of this I can get back into the swing of things again because I’ve got piles of products that I need to review and use, plus I miss just sitting down and writing. If you’ve stuck through reading this post, thank you! I appreciate your support and can’t wait to get back to normal (whatever that is!)
** No, there was not an Ingredient of the Month email for May and there will not be one for June. Ingredient of the Month will resume in July. I just haven’t had the time or motivation to research…