So, that’s it, another month has gone by. That means it’s time for another roundup post where I share my highs, lows and standout moments with you.
Let me know yours in the comments! I would love to hear!
I hope that you enjoy reading!
My social media and blog engagement. If you read my April in a nutshell then you will know this was a high and a low for me. In short, I wasn’t consistent and this left me disappointed. I did improve as April progressed but still, the lack of content that I created at the beginning of the month played on my mind. I used it as motivation for May though, and I’m really glad that I did, because now it can be put in my highs for the month. I made a conscious effort to put a plan in place, something manageable that I could stick to so my time was utilised effectively and my content was consistent. I made the decision that one post daily on social media and twice weekly blog posts (Wednesday and Saturday) was a schedule that I could stick to. I wanted regular content but I also wanted relevant content. I didn’t want to be somebody that publishes something ‘just because’. I really think I have found a good balance through May so fingers crossed I can stick to this schedule from now on!
May was another good reading month for me! I ticked another book off of my books I plan on reading this year list. This one was Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. Have you read it? I was tempted at so many points to put it down and pick something else up instead, not because I wasn’t enjoying it but because there are just so many books on my shelf that I am eager to read. I stayed strong though and ignored everything else (just about) until I had read this one first because I really wanted to be able to write this post with this as a high rather than a low. I’m glad that I did because it was a fascinating read! It goes without saying how talented Dickens is as a writer, so if you haven’t read Great Expectations then you really should. I definitely recommend it!
Birthdays! There are so many birthdays in the family in May, it’s an expensive month! On my side there is my mum and my dad and on my boyfriend’s side there is his father and his sister’s boyfriend. You can appreciate how much we look forward to payday at the end of the month right?! Seriously though, birthdays are lovely, a chance to have a fuss made of you if it’s yours and the chance to make a fuss of somebody else if it isn’t yours. Either way, I love the celebrations that birthdays bring, I love looking at what cards different people have chosen and what messages they have put inside. I love watching people open their gifts, and of course it’s a guilt free excuse to eat my body weight in cake. What could be better than that?!
Right in the middle of the month I woke up with a very familiar pain…wisdom tooth pain. Actually I should probably call it gum pain because my wisdom teeth are still not through which is beyond annoying! I don’t get pain often, probably only for a day or two a few times a year, but when it hits it’s horrible! I was worried for a little bit that I might have an infection but weirdly enough, 24 hours later the pain was gone and the swelling had gone down a little. I’m glad I didn’t rush off to the dentist because it would have been a wasted trip. It’s left me feeling paranoid though, I really don’t want the pain to come back again. Wisdom teeth are so pointless now aren’t they! Wouldn’t it be great if we didn’t have them. I have crowded teeth as it is, so I definitely don’t have room for more.
I had a baby! Yes, just in time to make the May round-up, (the early hours of the 29th) I gave birth to my daughter. Now, I pride myself on being somebody that is quite good at putting things into words but…this truly left me speechless! I know that sentence sounds a bit obvious, maybe even a little cringey or cliched but if you are a parent yourself then I’m sure you know exactly what I mean. Becoming a mother is the most incredible thing that has ever happened to me and I’m still pinching myself that she is mine. It is so surreal to look at her and think about how she grew in my tummy. I’m completely in love! I’m sat writing this five days after the birth and it seems it isn’t enough time for me to have figured out how to put into words all the wonderful feelings and emotions that I’m experiencing at the moment. As a result of this I will have to leave it here with the announcement that I had a baby and the promise that I will write a more in-depth post about this when my head is a little more ‘in the game’.
And there is May in a nutshell. It goes without saying that May has been my favourite month of the year. In fact it will stay my favourite month of the year whatever happens from now on because nothing will be able to top becoming a mother and meeting my daughter for the first time!
What a month May has been!
How was May for you? Any highs/lows/standout moments that you would like to share?
If you haven’t read my other ‘in a nutshell’ roundup posts I will link them below so that you can easily check them out if you would like to.
Thanks for reading!
Until the next time…Jess x