Books, Interior design, My life

Maple leaves and fairy lights

Hi all! You may have noticed I haven’t been writing much recently. I have sat down quite a few times, opened my blog, started to write and then realised that what I was writing was quite depressing and then deleted the whole thing.

Well, I’ll try to keep my whinging to a minimum but I will acknowledge that I haven’t been feeling great (my anxiety has been the worst it’s ever been), so I guess that as it’s been on my mind it would be reflected in my writing as well.

However, I do have a lot of things I’m very happy about and that’s what I want to talk about. To be more specific – I’d like to share three of those things with you now 🙂

Firstly, I was walking home a few days ago when I noticed that the leaves on the maple tree near our house have started to turn golden! It filled me with such a warm and fuzzy feeling. I absolutely love autumn when all the leaves on the trees are different colours and the weather is turning colder and colder until you need to get your scarf and bobble hat out. And then curling up on the couch with a book or a film and a cup of hot tea whilst wrapped up in a soft throw.

Secondly, I have submitted my next lot of course work for my interior design diploma. If I pass, I only have one more lot to do and then I’m done! I’ll have an actual diploma in interior design. I have already put my knowledge to work in our house, redecorating a little bit and planning a bit more. Nothing major, just some little changes that make all the difference. That’s the thing – you don’t need to start from scratch – work with what you’ve got, tweak a little here and there and poof! you’ve got yourself a whole new look and feel.

Thirdly, I’ve been reading quite a lot. You know I love my books, but especially recently I have found them the best way to wind down, to relax my body and mind. I used to read mostly in bed, but now I have a great little set up in our living room. I light a candle on the coffee table, plug the fairy lights in, snuggle up on the couch and just lose myself in whatever I’m reading at the moment.

These are three of the many things that are making me very happy at the moment even though I’m not well. I think it’s so important to find those things and keep them close to you.

Let me know in the comments what you find comforting when you’re not feeling your best. I’d love to know what keeps you going when you feel like there’s just no way you could take another step. Or something a bit less dramatic…

G.

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