The month of May felt like I ran a marathon and yet to get the exhilarating feeling that comes with completing one. Right now, all I feel literally and metaphorically is searing pain in my quads, a tightness in my hamstrings and a numbness that only comes from your brain being unable to process the sheer quantity of pain its receiving from all parts of the body.
However, there were momentary water breaks towards the end of the month for which I’m immensely grateful. In my April Journal, I mentioned that it’s still going to be a great year and I’m not giving up on this confession, irrespective of how tiring and intense May was.
Here are some highlights from the month of May:
Reading: I didn’t read any books. I started so many but lost interest along the line. I feel the fact that Anybooks app is no longer free is partly to blame and many of the books I would love to read are not available in my country for Scribd. It’s so infuriating. Let’s not talk about the man hours I spend on Netflix. The good news is I started reading my bible again and it was refreshing starting my day with God.
Watching: Boys Over Flowers on Netflix. It’s the only K drama I’ve been able to bring myself to watch. I’ve actually seen this series before. I saw it during my uni days and it was and still is a tearjerker. My sister’s solution to keeping the tears at bay is to try not to listen to the soundtracks in the movie. So far this tip works😂.
Listening: Chike’s 2020 album, ‘Boo of the booless’. Initially when the rave for this album started, I just downloaded ‘Roju’ (the 6th track on the album) which I got to hear on someone’s Instagram Stories and I liked it but I did not bother checking out other songs on the album. Later this month, I stumbled on more songs on my sister’s phone and I got hooked, so I downloaded all the songs off his album. My favorites so far are ‘Out of Love’, ‘If you no love me’ and ‘Forgive’.
Loving: I made some additions to my make up collections. I got the Classic foundation and I love the feel of it. I also got L.A girl pro conceal concealers in a lighter and darker shade so I can begin practicing on highlighting and contouring. All that is left is proper setting powder and setting spray. The art of eye-shadow and eye liner application is way out of my league but in this thing called makeup, I’m taking baby steps. I hope the fifty ‘leven YouTube videos I’ve watched will pay off soon.
Wanting: I’ve been wanting a tripod stand for a while now. I want to try out self portrait photography. I can’t trust people to take my pictures. Most times it either comes out crappy or I don’t feel at ease to be myself when others take me. However, I’m still contemplating if this is going to be a worthy investment for me, my blog and the gram 😖.
JUNE GOALS: I’m desirous that June is going to be a cold glass of water bringing the much needed relief I’ve been craving. Although with the mountain of reports and deadlines I have to meet this month, I wonder if this desire is far fetched 😂! God help me!
How did May fare for you? Share in the comment section below👇🏾