12 months of happiness – 5 of 12

Hello there May! I can not believe we are almost at the half way point for this month already, where is the time flying off too? Can you believe that I am already sharing my 12 months of happiness 5 of 12? I sure can’t but I will not be wallowing in the shock instead I want to share with you what an amazing and yet difficult month of April was for me.12 months of happiness

I don’t know about you but ever since I was young, I have struggled with changing and adjusting to new seasons. I was much happier being at school during winter because I had no choice but to be bundled up and concentrate on the board in front. I have always struggled with leaving winter behind and embracing the new season (summer in Zambia as we have no spring) which is spring. This is coming from someone who loves spring/summer time big time (I am a summer baby), it’s not that I hate the season more I hate that I have to be cooped up inside learning (now working) whilst the outside world shows off the beautiful spring flowers and the awesome warmth of the summer. That is why I always struggle with season change as I want to be busy learning and working during winter and playing and chilling during spring & summer time but the adult world doesn’t allow much for that.

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April started off like any other month full of anticipation and opportunities, I had known what I was going to be doing for most of April and I could not wait for it to happen. I had booked a weekend getaway to Oslo, Norway with my girl friends and I has also booked my now annual visit to Seoul, South Korea. So you can imagine my excitement, the ‘Debby downer‘ here is was the waiting as I felt like I had been waiting for a long time. My last weekend getaway was beginning of March when I visited a friend in Warsaw, Poland. It totally felt like my planned getaway and holiday were taking forever and a day to come but when they did come, I made the most of them and I am still surprised that they are already over and done with. Don’t you just hate it when you have been waiting for a long time for something to happen and when it does it feels like it only took a second for it to come and go and you had been waiting for the best part of your life!!

Now that I am done complaining here is my 12 months of happiness 5 of 12

Traveling – As mentioned above I did a bit of traveling, I went to Oslo, Norway for a girls weekend away and we had loads of fun. It was an experience I will not be forgetting any time soon, we found out just how expensive Norway really is ‘£9 for a hot dog – bun and sausage nothing else’. Next time I visit this awesome city I wil buy majority of food in advance. I also managed to visit my friend again who lives and teachers English in Seoul, South Korea. This was my third visit to Korea and I just loved every minute of it, I tell my friends all the time that Seoul is like Vegas to me what I do stays there and it’s mostly things I wouldn’t do whilst at home. England is too cold so I can’t always be walking around with short shorts, I don’t like clubbing in England anymore and other things that I feel I can only do in Seoul.

Friends – Before I went to Seoul, I was able to meet up with a good friend on mine she actually came and stayed with me the weekend before I flew to Seoul which was awesome. I had never really had sleepovers when I was young so it was fun having her come to my apartment and we just chilled, talked and drunk enough to reminisce about our days at university.

Blogging – frequent readers of this blog know how much I have had to let this blog slide and focus more on my money maker A July Dreamer but I must confess I let even my money maker slide in March/April as I was just not feeling the blogging pull. I was advised early on when I started blogging that ‘when blogging starts to feel like a chore, then take a step back and come back later‘ that’s what I have been doing and I am happy to be writing this post right now.

Future Plans – I have a few things I am cooking up in my mind for both the blog and my private life. I am slowly getting my groove back and I want to start sharing my Personal Confessions – Debt & Relationship advice posts again so be on the look out for those posts. Some plans that I can share from my private life is I will be resuming my driving lessons as I want to start driving and own a car soon hopefully before my birthday which is in 2 months time.

This is what has made my 12 months of happiness 5 of 12, I am excited for the future and grateful for the past whilst embracing the present.

You can keep up with me on my instagram accounts: A July Dreamer (mostly travel) and Myrabev Life(everything else with touch of travel)

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  • Spring has always been my favourite season with all the flowers coming into bloom!

    • It’s a beautiful season indeed

  • i love hearing about your trips – most of all. so cool that you got to go to Seoul! Norway with friends sounds amazing too 🙂

    • Thanks Brittany, Norway and Seoul were both awesome.

  • I love the season changes as long as it is a change for the better, dread the coming of winter.

  • Great post! Just being alive, healthy and having loved ones is something to be grateful for and brings happiness.

  • So wonderful that you got to travel – that is something I am so SO excited about for this year 🙂

    • Thanks Harriet, traveling is a part of me now and hope to continue on

  • Keep looking at the positive things in life and the things you love doing. Everything will stop looking so grey after a while.

  • Aww this is such a lovely post to read. I’ve always struggled with changes, seasons are a night mare for my health… I’m diabetic and it knocks my bloods out of sync!

    • Awww bless, can’t imagine what it’s like being diabetic

  • Ana

    Aw it is so lovely that you got to travel and do the things you love with the people you love. You inspire me to keep dreaming about travelling the world.

  • Sounds like you’ve been a very busy lady!
    I totally agree with taking a break from blogging when it becomes a chore as it’s a sign you need a break to come back refreshed and motivated!

    • I sure am lol
      Yes when blogging becames a chore it’s time to rest and rejuvenate

  • Living in Florida there is not much a change of seasons, just goes from hot to hotter, and I really miss my midwest fall weather, but they say what you focus on expands, so I choose to focus on what’s good! Stay inspired, Robin

    • That’s a great quote ‘what you focus on expands’ I focus on happiness and it sure has expanded. So jealous of your weather

  • Lovely that you got to travel and hanging out with friends is so nice, I always love to spend some time with close friends, I feel like it renews my energy! It’s totally great advice to pull back from blogging when it starts to feel a chore, I have felt it difficult to blog lately so took a little break and I’m feeling ready to get back into it now.

    • Thanks Cliona, I think taking a seat back is always the best way to move forward with blogging sometimes

  • I totally agree about sometimes needing to take a break. Better to have time to reflect or deal with life, and then come back to blogging with fresh eyes.

    • Absolutely, it is the best way to go forward.

  • It’s awfully easy to get sucked into the drain of Debbie Downer talk… congrats on rising above and looking at the good things in your life. This is a lesson many of us need reminded to do.

    ps – I’ll admit I’m a bit jealous of your travels! How amazing!

    • Thank you, I am learning every day and chose happiness above all else.