For me personally, I have never had to worry about dry skin. I have however, always had to worry about having very oily skin. I would honestly have to re-powder my face at least 10 times a day if I wanted to keep a matte look or a perfect glow kinda look. But, this fall and winter have thrown a whirl-wind my way, and my skin has decided it wants to be dry…like really dry. I admit, I panicked at first having never had to worry about even combination or normal skin let alone dry skin, and I only owned products the would keep oil away and work to dry my skin. This meant I had to find all new skin products… which is scary as I also have the most sensitive skin when it comes to break-outs. But I think I have finally gotten a good regime to follow.
Winter in Canada means dark, cold mornings, and a coziness in your bed that you don’t want to leave. But lately I have found it a little easier to get myself out of bed with the promise of reheating my hot water bottle and a nice big bowl of oatmeal.
- intant oatmeal
- pomegranate seeds
- ground flax seeds
- dairy-free chocolate chips
- almond milk
Favourite moment this week:
Christmas has just passed, meaning loads of food and presents. But my favourite moment this week has been seeing my entire family all together. It is rare when everyone is in the same room so these past couple days have been a treat and a half for me.
Favourite T.V. show this week:
It’s not a T.V. show, but I watched a Norwegian documentary called ‘Sweatshop’. There are 2 seasons and I’ve watched both twice today alone. In ‘Sweatshop’ a few Norwegian bloggers go on a journey to Cambodia to work and live as a local who works at the sweatshops there. It exposes the mistreatment of workers in factories run by companies like H&M and ZARA. I advise everyone to watch at least one episode, they’re only 10 minutes each.
Favourite song this week:
Although I do love Christmas songs, this week I have been listening to Sigrid’s EP ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’ and I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of it, honestly.
The blog run by Anniken (one of the bloggers who was on ‘Sweatshop’. Her blog is Annijor.no and she is just a down to earth person who is very relatable. She is also the person I wish I dressed like.
Hot water bottle. I honestly don’t understand how I have lived almost 18 years of my life without one. Since getting a hot water bottle on christmas morning I haven’t put it down, at all. Also an extra little add on would be a sleeping eye mask. I have to have noise to fall asleep so I leave my T.V. on but the light always bothers me, again don’t know how I lived without one.
I have had an entire pan of Lasagna all to myself this week and am currently making another while writing this post. It is just such a comforting dish to me and I think I may gain 10 pounds by the end of the year at the rate I’m eating it.
What is your favourite moment this week?
Is it just me, or does it feel like this year literally started last month?
I have found myself wishing for this year it to end like never before. I’m graduating at the end of this year, meaning I have had the most stressful year yet, with the hardest classes yet.
I also find myself beginning to feel the daunting pressures of buying christmas presents for the family and the fast paced, no time for breaks family visits, which don’t get me wrong, I love, but as an extreme introvert, are very tiring and bring on the anxiety. And have me pre-planning my life out for the next 2 months.
But, as autumn is slowly coming to an end and winter approaches here in Canada, I have often found myself and my family going out for walks at our local conservation area, where I had a personal epiphany yesterday. I want to focus on the now- not the “tomorrow we go here, I have to buy presents for so and so, and don’t forget, blah, blah, blah.” I did not realize how much I truly missed when in this head space of checking off mental to-do lists.
I want to practice self-love, focus on the little things that are happening, and stop wishing for this to be over. I’m going to enjoy my last time at school, at home with my family before I move away.
This post is my personal pledge that I will not let these last 2 months be wished away, they’ll be lived like nobody’s business and I’m gonna freaking enjoy this christmas like when I was 5 years old and was clueless to the world of anxiety and stress.
Let’s enjoy today, eh?