In March…

Goodbye, March! πŸ‘‹ I’m sad to see it go because it ended on a high note for me (it was quite a busy month actually, hence why this post is a little late), but it also had some bumps along the way that I’ll fill you in on during this post. I have a whopping FIVE DAY WEEKEND and I have no idea what I’m going to dow with myself 😰 so *hopefully* I’m able to think of some things to create!

It’s funny giving last month’s review post a quick read and seeing that we went into lockdown again, and this month – in my state – we get rid of pretty much all restrictions, even masks (except on public transport)! I have to wear make-up to work again which is annoying, but I am SO glad that my chin is going to finally be given the chance to breathe and this random acne that I’ve never had in my LIFE can go away πŸ™ŒπŸŽ‰

Apparently I’m not the only one who has suffered from acne caused by mask-wearing – it’s even been dubbed “maskne”, Google it! – but that still doesn’t make me feel any better, because I have never had an acne problem, except for the few times I’ve accidentally slept in my make-up, so this has been a HUGE self esteem issue for me. Now, of course, the masks are off and you can see it, but hopefully it will go away soon!

This month’s tidbits include a quite a few medical things (including another 3am hospital visit!), a rollercoaster of a job interview, and lots of hanging out with friends πŸ‘­ but enough of the previews, keep reading for the actual details! πŸ‘‡

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TIDBITS FROM THE MONTH:

β™‘ Whilst my seizure tally was only 7, my overall seizure news this month is bad. I had an appointment with my neurologist and he said that the latest medication that I’ve been on for the past few months (which is the third one I’m on, I’m staying on the other two because they’re helping, but not 100%) only seems to be worsening my seizures. Not only that, but that we are running out of medications to put me on, so.. there may not be any cure for my seizures. I might have to live with them forever. Yay.

β™‘ In other medical news, I woke up with a blinding pain in my stomach/abdominal area at 3am. Daniel took me to the hospital. They asked me some questions, after an hour or two of waiting in the waiting room, they sent me home without any tests. I still have no idea what happened. But, because I was awake at such a strange time, I did have two seizures. πŸ˜• If I didn’t have that horrible pain, my monthly tally might have been two less.

β™‘ I got a call back for a full time job at an optometrist. The first interview was over the phone and it went SO well; she LOVED me. She actually told me to throw out my current uniform! I got a second interview in-store which was with three different people and it was clear straight away that it wasn’t going and they didn’t like me, and I just did not know why. I got an email saying I didn’t get the job, but no reason saying why, just that they “wish me well”. I was so confused and upset. I never get any interviews, and after that first one went so well, I was very excited, so that was a huge let down.

β™‘ My best friend and I went out to the Pancake Parlour TWICE this month because she’s obsessed with the place (she went at least two other times that month with other people). I got a spider – which is a soft drink with ice cream – both times because they are delicious πŸ˜‹ I also tried their cinnamon apple pancakes which were nice, but I don’t anything beats maple or golden syrup.

β™‘ Last weekend I went over to a friend’s house with some other friends to have lunch together whilst they also tried to make homemade cocktails, before we all met up with some other people at a bar near the city to go dancing. Then, the next day, Daniel and I drove an hour to go to a birthday lunch for a friend of mine from my first high school, so it was quite a busy weekend!

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In February…

And just like that, another month of the year is gone! This month went extra quick since it’s such a short one, AND Victoria – the state I live in – was put in another lockdown briefly due to some ongoing COVID outbreaks.

The lockdown was only for five days, but my work closed down for a little bit longer, and then I didn’t have work for a few more days after that because of the weekend, so I was stuck at home for what felt like forever and yet also made the month go by really fast – now here we are.

It’s really weird to think that earlier this month there were rules forbidding me to even leave my house, now we can have up to 30 people in our house if we want to (not that our tiny unit could fit that many, it can barely fit us! πŸ˜‚). It sure has been a strange month. We’re already two months into 2021; I’m only seven months away from turning 25, which is just insane to me.

This month wasn’t as great as I had hoped it would be, to be honest, but it wasn’t awful either. We had some things change – that I’ll go onto explain soon – in our day to day life that we are still adjusting to, that got changed again, and will be changed yet AGAIN in the future, but that’s just life. I’ll stop rambling now and get onto this month’s tidbits!

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TIDBITS FROM THE MONTH:

β™‘ Daniel started this new, full-time job on the first of this month, which was very exciting. It was quite a change adapting to a 6am-10pm sleeping schedule (for the both of us) instead of our usual 12am bedtime, then awake whenever we need to. Due to him starting so early, I get dropped off at my work sometimes a couple of hours early, so I’ve been getting a lot of reading done. That is, until he switched to working at home until further notice due to COVID and other reasons, so now we still get up early, but I don’t need to leave for work so early, so it’s even stranger being awake and at home without having anything to do πŸ˜… but Daniel is enjoying his job, which is good. He does miss actually going into work, but he won’t be working from home forever, so that’s good.

β™‘ This month’s seizure tally is really good! I only had 7. I was actually just about to write how over the moon I was because I thought that was the lowest it has been in years, but it turns out I had seven back in November.. πŸ˜• But, it’s still five less than last month, so that’s something.

β™‘ On the topic of seizures, my neurologist and some other people at one of the hospitals I go to have asked me if I want to sign up for a trial as it’s been almost three years now of trying medications and having no luck, and I have been on the waiting list to get the ball rolling for brain surgery and still haven’t even BEGUN to see if that is a possibility, so a trial is another option. I always said I’d be up for it, but now that I’ve been asked and they’ve told me more about it, sent me the information and a consent form, I’m not so sure about it.

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10 Super Sweet Recipes & Crafts to Make this Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day 2021 is almost here, and we all know it’s going to look a lot different this year than usual, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be special! ✨

No matter how you’re going to celebrate it – or WHO you’re going to celebrate it with/for: whether it be for a partner, friend, family, or yourself – these super fun recipes and crafts give you the chance to do something unique without even leaving the house ☺️

This list includes something for those with a big sweet tooth like me πŸ™ˆ and something for those who like to get creative no matter what occasion, which is also like me βœ‚οΈ so you’re sure to find something you like!

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DIY Red Lip Drink Stirrers

Even though I can’t drink, drink stirrers are fun because they can dress up any drink and add a bit of flair. This DIY was the first time I played around with any kind of polyurethane. Despite what mostly comes up when you Google this product, the one I used is NOT a clear resin.

It is a hard, white product when dry that can be sanded, painted, amongst other things. Another project I have shared on the blog using this product is my donut door hanging, but these red lips really scream “Valentine’s Day” to me 😍

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