Bonjour lecteurs! Time to reflect on June 2021 with my monthly highlights post. I also did a mid-yearly review. Indeed, we have already done half of 2021 and I always pause and think about the goals I set up at the start of the year. Do you ever do it? It’s such a powerful exercise. It brings up so many bonnes idées! This is what June 2021 has been for us…
Our Stay at Honeywood Lodge With Bloom Stays
The month started with a bang as we stayed at Honeywood Lodge with Bloom Stays. I have already written a review post, so I will not spend too much time on this.
But it was lovely to discover the north of Canterbury with Grumpy Boyfriend and Stanley. We enjoyed a sunny stay and it was a nice family pause.
Mais it was soon time to get back to réalité with school and work.
Work & Fun
The second week of June was not very eventful. I worked a lot and we got back to routines.
We still managed to enjoy a cloudy picnic in the country with some family.
On this occasion, I made the most of my new Summer Marie and Lola dress. Isn’t it the most beautiful?
I needed some colours in my life as the weather has been far from clement. Never mind! I went out to London to catch up with an old friend. A shopping session in Kings Road was all I needed. Sometimes, retail therapy is all that can help!
Funfair & Family Time
We also had fun at the local fun fair. Stanley had a blast with Nanny S.
After many rides and some pancakes, I was home with a happy toddler.
The same week, we decided to adopt two beautiful baby rabbits: Chanel and Dolores.
Destiny decided it otherwise for us and sadly, Dolores left us within a few days. We looked online and it is really common to lose a bunny without knowing what went wrong.
It was harsh, we quickly got attached to her, even if it was just a pet. It reminded me to take nothing for granted.
I also starting thinking a lot about death and missing my family even more than ever…
Getting Over It…
To overcome all those feelings, I spent more time outdoors. I also staring using Noom, a cool app that helps me eating mindfully.
It is based on psychology and I like the idée of a new challenge. It’s not so much about losing weight for me. Most of all, I want to feel fit and stronger.
I have not been myself much lately and because of a busy month emotionally speaking, I let good routines go away.
I need to recalibrate myself and I want to carry on being more mindful, now more than ever.
Not So Good
June 2021 has been a hard one on the work side of things. I had some projects canceled.
And to be fair, I am losing the plot with the whole COVID thing. I have never been homesick, but I have felt very guilty not to be able to see my family for such a long time.
It took over my mind I lost a bit of my mojo. I was not even bothered about creating content etc.
I am ever so grateful to be able to work freelance and be my own boss. Don’t get me wrong. But last month, I really lacked motivation.
Not feeling inspired is the worst, you feel worthless and then you start looking around, comparing yourself. It’s a vicious circle.
Life carries on. Hopefully, Summer will be here for real soon!? Or not? ?
Still Some Highlights…
However, I must end on a positive note and think about all the good stuff that happened to me in June 2021:
- I had a haircut and I even coloured my hair for the first time ever! Hurrah! I am a new woman!
- I went shopping with my friends beaucoup! Admittedly, I spent way too much money ? But I am Summer ready with many beautiful clothes! Oh, and I also did a big Spring cleaning with my clothes. That felt rather good!
- I had a lovely dinner with my bestie at the Gastronomist Club: it’s a divine and a totally different experience now available in Ashford.
I really recommend it if you are a foodie or if you fancy something a bit sophistiqué.
- We still have Chanel and she is the cutest pet ever. Not biassed at all… She’s got a Frenchie name so she’s very chic ?
- I have a happy little one who, I quote ‘love(s) our house with Maman and Papa‘ because it is the safest place ever. I will take that as a compliment, even if Stanley is the cheekiest one!!
- I am healthy and happy (most of the time)
What Will the Rest Of 2021 Will Look Like?
I will not lie, June 2021 was a tough one in so many ways. For personal reasons, I will not reveal it all on here as it’s not the place.
But I feel more than ever that it’s time to switch some things in my life.
Do you ever feel the same lately?
June 2021 has been an emotional rollercoaster.
Every time something AMAZING happened, it was a crash car straight away after with bad news. So my mind is all over the place and I am not sure where to start…
En plus, I feel super nostalgic at the minute. Maybe due to the fact that I have not seen my famille for so long.
But we will get over it! Let’s do it! July, I am ready for you! Thank god for Friends (Oui! watching it again for the 7th time ?) and the English Football team keeping us dreaming… JOKING! ??
Do you feel nostalgic too at the minute? Or not mega great? Feeling like it is time for a change?
What is keeping you motivated? What is helping you to hold it together when it sucks?
Disclosure: This post might feature some sponsored content I recently published but it is merely a list of my highlights of the month! A post where I share some reflections as a mum in the country. I hope it will help you to reflect too and you get empowered to get a harmonic work-life balance!