Pillow Talk #9

The Come Down



Okay, here's the deal. Last weekend I had the best weekend ever. I was so happy and content with life and didn't have a single fear or worry. I was #livingmybest life and somehow managed to get pretty much all of my friends in the same place at the same time to dance and drink the night away to some absolute bangers.

However, we all know that what goes up must come down.

Now my birthday's out the way I'm literally like, "What do I do now? What can I look forward to now? OMFG I'm so sad about everything - HALP"

Okay, queue the dramatic music, but, don't you hate that? When you've had something planned for ages, then it somehow goes to plan, you have the best time, but then it's over and you're like, oh, what do I do now?

That's how I feel.

Like, everything is fine and dandy but I wish I could zip back to last weekend and live it all again. Never fear, however, as I've spent this weekend taking part in a little retail therapy and treating myself to some delicious food. Mcdonald's on Friday, takeaway yesterday... Don't judge me.

Anyway, enough about me, more about who's been inspiring me and motivating me this week. If you read my blog earlier in the week you'll know I took a hot minute away from the blogosphere and boy oh boy, have I come back to some uh-maz-ing content. Vlogs, podcasts, #relatable posts. It's been a joy to absorb myself in all this week (and has muted the blow of that birthday comedown). Let's get stuck in and share the love SHALL WE?

Motivation

I was feeling in a bit of a funk at the beginning of the week, but I caught up on Zoella's latest vlogs (I hadn't watched anything since about mid-December). I was pleasantly surprised to see Zoe talking about her new approach to vlogging this year. She will be and already has taken her camera into meetings she has to record them all. Why do I love this? Because it gives myself and others a better understanding of what's happening behind the scenes. Following all that advent calendar drama last autumn, I think this is a good move forward for Zoe, and I'm looking forward to seeing more!

Anxiety

Anyone who wants to question just what exactly is going on inside my head when I say I've got anxiety needs to read this post.  Alys is actually writing a whole series in this style and it hits the nail on the head. It's the perfect way to give someone an insight as to how some quite 'normal' things can actually be incredibly daunting and scary.

Friendships

This is honestly like my favourite subject at the moment. Friendships in adulthood are hard and hearing that others feel the same make me feel so much better. This week Olivia and Charlotte launched The Fringe Of It Podcast and well, I need to a take a minute. It was like listening to two besties chat to you about things which I think we've all thought before but perhaps haven't discussed enough, if at all. The part which resonated with me most was where the girls spoke about when you have a friendship breakup, but for no real reason. You just sort of stop talking and seeing each other. I can relate - it's sad, but promising to know that we all go through it.

That's all for this week my chums!


January Journal

Hey gang,

Today I wanted to share with you the pages in my bullet journal from January.

Like my lopsided lines for my January cover?

I'm loving my more minimalistic theme compared to last year. I think there's definitely room to add further decoration without going too crazy, but in January I really needed function over form. I had a lot of blogging things I wanted to organise, as well as starting to carve out some plans for later in the years - holidays and such.

Monthly Log


Here's my monthly spread. I love the style of the grid!

My monthly log was plain and simple and at first a little empty. Thankfully I managed to fill this up as time went on. I'm currently finding joy in things which cost less money than going out-out, like playing board games with my fave chums until the early hours. I wanted to keep my monthly log simple and left room for if I wanted to decorate or add in any tasks/goals.

Overall, I loved this layout and got a lot of use (and joy) from the calendar. I like being able to plan things in. I love being able to look forward to things. Didn't really make proper use of the tasks section so I might drop that.

Brain Dump


Mood tracker on the left, brain dump on the right

There's always going to be things I want to jot down but just don't quite fit anywhere else. That's where my bullet journal came in handy. I did a very adult thing last month and bought my own car (omg who am I?) and that required quite a lot of organisation, so much of my bujo spread was taken up with errands relating to that.

Weekly Logs


First week starts off looking pretty empty

Oh ma goodness. Now, call me boring, but I've found a weekly spread that works for me so well I don't ever want to change it. I tried this layout back in December (fact check?) and it works for me so well! I've got space for tasks, and notes (although sometimes I do find that these cancel each other out and I could easily have one), plus a mini calendar so I know where I am in the month, and, a section for things happening the next week. I like this because a) keeps me organised and allows me to plan, but b) if something exciting is happening next week, I can start getting hyped!

I switched it up a bit by changing the column layout. 
Things were definitely getting busier this week!

Even busier still!



As I said, for January I really needed form over function, so I didn't have any 'fun' pages or anything. For now, that's alright with me though as my productivity levels were through the roof! Here's a sneaky peak of my cover for this month. 

Let me know how you like to organise your weekly spreads! 












Back, and 22.

Having the best time celebrating my 22nd birthday
I'm now the grand old age of 22. How did that happen?

In December and January, I was in my blogging element. I had a schedule, I had ideas, I was motivated, everything was running smoothly. 

Then, I had a day's break from social media, which quickly turned into a whole weekend, which turned into a week or so away from actively blogging. I wasn't not visiting social media, but instead just taking a little bit of me time. I had my birthday to plan, as well as some quality time with my mates, plus I finally finished reading No Filter by Grace Victory, and have now started to read Inside Vogue: My Diary Of Vogue's 100th Year by Alexandra Shulman. 

We've got this little joke in my group at the moment about who's addicted to their phone the most. It's probably me, not gonna lie, but I'd like it to not be! So here's for putting my phone down and looking up at the real world more frequently. 

Oh, then there's that whole part about turning 22!? Honestly cannot believe how quickly another year has swung by. I had a bit of a shaky start last year (read more about that here) but the last 6 months or so have been the best I've had in a long time. I feel like I'm surrounded by some pretty amazing, lovely people right now, and I've had/got so much planned with them for this year. Going into my 22nd year feeling pretty positive! Queue '22' by Taylor Swift. 

Side note, I have genuinely started upping my skincare routine because now I feel as if I'm actually in my 20s proper, and need to be an adult about skincare. Facemasks are my new thing! 

Anyway, I've had a splendid little break from blogging and am now feeling motivated and ready to get stuck in again. I've got a few ideas in hand that I want to explore, as well as working on upping my blogging game in general. I'll be returning to my normal schedule, Pillow Talk on Sundays and thought pieces/opinions/bullet journal posts on Thursdays from this week. 

See you around! To keep you going until then, see my fave posts from the last couple of months: