Five Happy Things This April
I’m fairly sure that April came and went in like two days. Maybe it was the overbooked diary, or the plenty of travelling in between, but whatever it was - it completely flew by me, but I still managed to grab hold of those amazing memories!
Thinking about this as I’m creating this, I love writing these Five Happy Things post, because it really makes me think about the month just gone and everything I may have achieved. And even if I didn’t achieve something huge, it’s all about appreciating those small and simple everyday moments that we’d normally let slip through us.
Exercise classes. Now it’s not something I’d normally see myself writing either, but I think I may have finally found some form of exercise I enjoy - in the way of classes! Chloe and I took ourselves to Frame the other week, to attend a Rebounding class, and whilst the nerves and anxiety hugely kicked in, I couldn’t have been more relived when I saw only two others in the class too. So much so, that we booked another one the week after, and I’ve since got myself a Loyalty Card with the aim to go once a week. And I’ve firmly told Chloe that if I bail two weeks in a row, she has the right to put me in my place…
The cat that is mine and the cat that is not mine. I mean, it’s pretty self explanatory this one, but I love those mornings when I wake up, and Runkle’s desperate to cuddle up under the covers, with moments after the cat that is not mine showing his face at the window.
An impressive work-wise month. It’s hard to praise yourself without appearing a little show-off or braggy, but with freelance being very up and down (may I emphasise the very), I couldn’t have felt prouder of myself than seeing that I brought in my highest ever income this month. Excuse me whilst I go spend it all…
THAT trip with Emma Bridgewater and Barbour. I know I mention on a regular basis about feeling overwhelmed with gratitude at things in life, but honestly I’m still not over being invited on a press trip with Emma Bridgewater and Barbour for their new collaboration. You can bet that I’ve told the world and their nans about the trip, and most certainly given everyone who’s come over, a cuppa tea in THAT MUG I decorated.
Family time. Because is there anything more like bringing you back to the ground, than spending time with your family. The folks fridge stocked with goodies you enjoy, your nan declaring that you’ve put on weight, and those moments when you’re laughing as a family at past events - those are definitely my most cherished times, and I live for them on a regular basis.
‘Great things never come from comfort zones”