May, come rain or shine.

I luv it! May was a month of many realisations. I’ve been catching up on a lot of everything (books, cooking, movies, my personal opinion on things, you know, life basically). During May I sometimes felt burdened by my own incompetence, while simultaneously I felt as though “as long as I put in the work, I can achieve anything”. May was a flippin’ whirlwind of thoughts and emotions. But life is like that recently, isn’t it? Makes me wonder if it wasn’t always this way?

Meanwhile in May, while my head was figuring out all this existential/trivial matters, I also did a lot of fun stuffs too. Looking back, really feel as though May was a good month, even though not a lot of things happened. That’s OK too. Loads of phone-pics this time round. I will try and make June more photogenic, I promise. ;)

Of course I was referencing to the new PSY album in my first words. I really like I LUV IT and I’m happy PSY and his classic wardrobe and hip-thrusts are back and here to stay. My favourites of the album are definitely BOMB an LOVE, and I like that capital letters are not at all overused on this album.

Another thing that happened this month was the new Tom Rosenthal album: Fenn! My favourite song so far is “Throw the fear” and I really urge you to give it a listen. I hope you feel inspired to chase after your dreams after listening to it! I adore the lyrics!

I started doing loads of exercise again this month, so one day I’m going to be fit. But until that day, I will try and make myself enjoy exercising. You know, as long as I put in the work…bla bla bla. Now that I’ve announced it here, I’m gonna do it!

Books read:
I’ve started three books this months that I didn’t finish yet: Holding by Graham Norton, Doing It by Hannah Witton and my favourite so far: Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto. A book that I actually did start and finish this month was A Cup of Sake Beneath the Cherry Trees by Yoshida Kenkō.

Movies seen:
I think it was just one: Doctor Strange (3/5). And while it’s not movies, I’ve been binging on kdrama again, this month I was all over ‘Marriage, not dating’. Bloomin’ hilarious.

Recipes tried:
Gyudon, apple salad, miso soup, amaretto sour… it was a fine month for my belly.

Through all the bad things that happen, life during spring somehow always feels a bit special, doesn’t it? It seems a bit more full of hope, as the days lengthen and it’s still that first half of the year where I feel like “anything can happen”. I’ve been having an interesting few weeks, mostly mentally. But I’m very happy that I’ve recently really been consciously practising self-care and self-compassion. And still, I’ve been baffled at myself to find the following books on my night-stand, it’s almost I’ve been trying to tell myself something:

*“Louise, you deserve a drink if you’re going to be an imperfect #girlboss while
trying to make big magic happen in your life, fuck it!”

I got together with my friends quite a few times this months and I really appreciated it. I tried a few new restaurants and bars, had some of my favourite carrot cake and enjoyed the Japanese garden a little more this year.

“It is a most wonderful comfort to sit alone beneath a lamp, book spread before you, and commune with someone from the past whom you have never met.”

Yoshida Kenkō, A Cup of Sake Beneath the Cherry Trees

I’m all over the place when it comes to my blog this month. I have a bunch of draft-posts lining up, which are all a bit ‘meh’ once I was done with them. So I feel as if I’ve been blogging loads, but in reality it’s been pretty quiet around these parts. I feel so self-indulgent, ego-centric and silly blogging. But at the same time I love, love, love it. In June my six year blogiversary will come up, and each and every year I get these doubts and feelings of incompetence and I start questioning my motives for blogging again. But each year I keep on keeping on, because I love this space to bits.

Thanks for keeping up with me. Until next time, folks!

 

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  • I’m glad to hear you had a good month! I definitely feel like I need to do a lot of catching up of my own, it’s been so long since I’ve tried some new recipes or just downloaded some new music.

    Sometimes I feel the same about blogging too, and start to wonder if anyone even reads mine! I don’t think I’d ever stop though, I’ve always loved having an outlet to express myself when life gets a bit much :)

    • Ah Mani! That’s very comforting to hear. I REALLY enjoy your blog, but maybe that too is because you write it for you. Thanks for staying around and inspiring me to get my butt back to blogging. :)

  • Charlotte

    Fitness, fitness, fitness! ^o^ You go, girl! <3

  • Nooo Louise I love your posts! I always look forward to them, they’re so calming and optimistic.

    • N’awww Jane! Maybe it’s the hormones, but that means a lot of me coming from you. :)

  • Laurinde Koster

    Yay, new post! I’m happy May was a good month, let’s make June an even better one! (and don’t forget your camera tomorrow, just might snap a couple of good shots :))

  • ah you watched doctor strange, finally! i think your may was solid, louise! i’m glad you had fun here and there :D since it’s already june then happy blogversary! xx