Weekly Gratitude List

Herbiary

I’m going to start this post off by saying “HORMONES SUCK!” 

I’ve been feeling a bit shit lately; I think it’s definitely related to being on the Mirena and getting my period again (I have endometriosis; I posted a YouTube video about my experience earlier this year, and I’ll definitely write a blog post about it soon) .  Basically though, after my first surgery I was put on the mini pill and didn’t get my period for four years; hey have come back with a vengeance and are kicking my ass - mentally and physically.

It’s Monday though, which means it’s time to share the things I am currently grateful for. Keeping a gratitude list , for me at least, is a great reminder that while I may feel down, and sometimes I may not have the motivation to post as much as I should,, not everything is doom and gloom.

calendula

I am grateful for: 

  • Yesterday was a stunnign dayf the sun was out and my husband and I took a walk into town and went to the library. I got a few books out (including The Illustrated Herbiary, which I can’t wait to read).

  • My calendula has started to flower - you will not believe how excited I am; I can’t wait to use these glorious flowers in teas, tinctures, balms and oils.

  • I got an iPad Pro - I know, I’ve been saying I want to be content with less stuff, but I have wanted one for years! I willl also be selling my old laptop, and will be switching over to the iPad for mobile editing (of the blog, and my YouTube videos).

  • Spending time with my youngest sister. Our mum was in hospital earlier this month; while she was having surgery, my sister and I hung out in town together. I haven’t hung out with her one-on-one for ages, and I really enjoyed it.

  • Finding an outlet supermarket nearby that seems to always have dairy free things on sale (i have bought so much cheese, and sour cream recently; it’s insane).

  • Having things to plan for - right now, I’m saving so we can (hopefully) move in January; I really miss having a bath, and so we can travel to Australia for a wedding in March.

  • Gettinb back into yoga - I couldn’t do yoga after surgery, and just never got back into it; that was in April! I started doing yoga again recently, and had forgotten how much I love it, and how relaxed it makes me feel.

  • Listening to classic songs while working on my blog - right now I’m interning to Dreams by Fleetwood Mac.

  • The start of a new week.

To be honest, when I started writing this post, I was a little unmotivarfed, but going through the things that have made me me happy and have brought joy into my life over the past fortnight has definitely turned that around. I hope your week is off to a good start, and if it’s isn’t that it gets better from here.