When things are at the worst they can possibly get, there’s always this notion that washes over me, saying, “it can only get better from here,” and gosh… it has. The last few months have got me reminiscing, almost reliving early 2020 and I think we’re finally at the end of the tunnel (NOT jinxing anything! 🤞) But, regardless, I’ve been doing so much better especially since in my little corner of the world we welcomed summer a few days ago.
Also, I did manage to watch most of the Grammys as it was streamed and I am a little underwhelmed because I was actually rooting SOUR to with AOTY. It didn’t, though, even though it practically dominated the entirety of ’21 🤷. But I loved the Happier Than Ever performance (literal goosebumps) and Liv’s outfit paralleled Taylor’s from 2010 + she dropped her Grammy which was so funny. And that moment with the guy from BTS.
Anyway, this post is a welcome to summer, a recap of my year (so far) and a life update in general. To me, this spring/early summertime of the year has always represented hope 🌼. Biking down the streets of my town and seeing it come to life with the prettiest pink trumpet trees, and the pool opening up again (the swimming season is here,) it just feels a little bit like light. A much-needed life update:
- a little weekend getaway
we went to a quaint woody dreamland about a couple hours from where we live – my sister and i had the time of our lives.
- getting a dog. say hello to Lulu, a Maltipoo (cross between a poodle & Maltese!)
we got a dog! she’s just about four months now and still can’t go out on walks until she’s vaccinated but gosh, she’s cute. (lulu’s also going through this biting phase now because she’s teething where she bites everything within twenty centimetres of her mouth.)
- re-read The House of Hades after forever on my summer trip
i almost forgot how awesome this series was – and all the percabeth in this caught me off guard. time to get my sister to read the series.
- watching Greenhouse Academy
i’ve been watching so much TV recently but my sis and i are currently bingeing this – much to my mother’s chagrin – but it’s really good.
- my trip this summer to the north-Himalayan region [post coming!]
this was SO beautiful – a road trip of sorts – but a photo dump is on its way!
- writing & learning a bunch of songs on the guitar
if you want to learn some easy songs (a lot of Taylor Swift) i suggest nena shelby on youtube
- i got wordle in two on my birthday which caught me by surprise
?? sheer luck.
- turning 14 & getting ready for freshman year!!
my bestie and i [suh you better be listening] will be celebrating the ninth grade Alexa & Katie style. also, i cut my hair after forever and got my braces off! presenting the birthday ‘fit:
- sunsets & sunrises + long walks with my best friend
i woke up crazy early on the morning of my physics exam to revise and actually caught the sunrise which was so magical. after our exams my bestie and i started going on long walks and ended up talking about such random stuff? but they were so fun.
- playing Jenga, Jenga, oh and some more Jenga.
my cousins are obsessed with Jenga for some reason and there are a ton of pictures of towers from weird angles on my mom’s phone now.
- going on a ton of biking trips around the city & watching spring blossom everywhere
and finding new places to eat breakfast! this one’s from a waffle/pancake place but we got some continental food too. (picture credits to my mom & sister because i was too hungry to bother.)
This was a pretty short post, but I had so much fun writing it. I’ve been dancing, working out a lot, listening to & making a lot of music and having a lot of fun lately. I’m in a really good place with everything right now and I suppose that’s when you know things are about to get a lot harder. As It Was came out a while ago and I’m loving this new Harry Styles era. Here’s my summer of ’22 playlist:
Also, I cannot wait to watch the new Heartstopper series on Netflix. I’ve been reading a ton of mystery/suspense novels lately (Dan Brown is awesome) and this series called A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder. Well, I hope y’all are having fun, living your best life! Until next time xx