The Me & Mine Project – June 2018

Our Family - June 2018

June marks two years since I started my little business, Blue Bunny Boutique. I am so proud of how far it has come and I know if I keep working hard it will keep going from strength to strength. I'm not going to pretend that is has been easy, it has been incredibly difficult and stressful at times, and I often wonder whether I really can keep going with it. But my wonderful husband and family always have my back when I have a wobble and constantly remind me I can do anything I put my mind to.

There seems to be lots of birthdays in June! We celebrated Elijah's littlest cousins 1st Birthday and went to his Mickey mouse birthday party which was lots of fun. It was also my mums and my older brothers birthday this month, so we celebrated with them from afar. We talk to my family on FaceTime often, but I still miss them more than I can explain every day.

I haven't really been watching any TV shows or reading much this month, but I have been playing games on my computer more. I often play the Sims but I've been playing Stardew Valley with Joel which has been a lot of fun!

Elijah has started learning how to ride a tricycle recently which has been so special to watch.

What have you been up to this month? Let me know if you have any TV show or book recommendations as I would love to hear them. I'm always looking for new things to watch/read.

Getting Organised, Memories & The ABC’s of Genuine Happiness

A few days ago I realised that all the photos and videos of Elijah as a newborn I have on my phone weren't backed up to my computer. This confused me because I regularly sync and backup my iPhone. After doing a little digging, I discovered what the issue was and have managed to start transferring everything to my computer.

It's not completely done yet, and it's not an easy task because I have thousands of photos and hundreds of videos from the past almost 3 years. Literally. I'm not sure if it's normal to have as many photos and videos as I do, maybe it's a mum thing? Or maybe not. Maybe it's just the type of person that I am, I love taking photos and capturing memories. We only have one life, and we are so lucky to have the technology that we do these days that so many of us probably take for granted. But honestly, I am almost embarrassed to admit just how many there were - over 10,000 photos and almost 400 videos.

I would be interested to know how many photos and videos other people have in their camera roll at the moment, just for reassurance if anything. Please do let me know in the comments to help me feel a bit more normal.

Anyway, while sorting through some of them (and trying to make extra space on my phone for new photos) I found a note I had saved and I thought it was too good not to share.

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The ABC's of Genuine Happiness

 

Accept your reality.

Be present. Be bold.

Create something exciting.

Drink plenty of water. Dance.

Exercise daily. Eat fresh foods.

Feel your emotions. Face fear.

Go outside and observe nature. Give.

Hug often. Help others.

Ignite your passions.

Jump through your comfort zone.

Kiss passionately. Keep looking forward.

Laugh. Love. Learn to let go.

Meditate daily. Make goals.

Never give up on what you want.

Own a pet. Observe beauty.

Pray. Paint. Play an instrument.

Quit a bad habit.  Quiet your mind.

Read. Relax. Reinvent yourself.

Smile. Sleep. Simplify.

Take power naps. Talk wisely.

Unleash your strengths.

Vent. Visualise your dreams.

Walk. Write. Watch the sunset.

Xerox your smiling face.

Yell less. Yield to your thoughts.

Zap negativity.

 

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I have been feeling a bit low for a while now, and it really helped me to read this and remember what is important in life. I truly believe that if there is a secret to genuine happiness this would be exactly it.

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