April you were the breath of fresh spring air that I so desperately needed. I took you in in big, bold gasps. I needed you to be what you were to me so thank you so much for coming through. Thank you. I found yellow in new and profound ways.
What a month it’s been since I last wrote on here!! Thanks for all your warm wishes in my previous post - I’ll get back to all your emails, comments and questions this evening.March 2017 - WHAT.A.MONTH! As in..wwwaaahh! I’ve been running around doing so much I can hardly imagine just how much I’ve been up to in 20-something days.
Phew! It’s been 26 months since I wrote my very first blog post right here on the blog. 26 months! And what a time it’s been. 140,000 online friends, 1,250 Instagram posts, 100 YouTube videos and lots of sunny days later, here I am.
There comes a point in life when you wake up and realise that whatever you want is within your reach but no one is going to hand it to you on a silver platter. You must stretch out and get it yourself. January 2017 was such a point in my life.
I'm ever so blessed to have over 133,000 subbies, followers, friends and curlsistas to encourage, motivate and inspire me along the way. Thank you so much for all your comments, likes, recommendations, and messages over the past two years. Your support, love and warmth has meant the world!
And so November, was a month of healing. I found grace to forgive myself. I found renewed hope. I started to smile and laugh again. Like genuinely. I felt alive. I overcame myself. My anxieties. I put my struggles in perspective and carved out a path for myself. I found strength in depths I never knew I had within me.
A lot has happened since my last post on the blog, so I thought I’d share an update. First and foremost, I’m alive. :-) Thanks for checking in, sending emails, Whatsapp messages, Facebook inboxes. To say, I have an army of individuals who genuinely care for my well being is an understatement. I’m blessed by you.
There's something about August that just doesn't vibe too well with me, or so I'm starting to think. I still remember the "I Found Yellow" post I wrote last year. It was full of so many layers and I can't help but say that this one is too. Oh August, whatever I did to you, please forgive me and be gentle with me?
July taught me many things. It was busy, it was hectic, it was fulfilling. As has been a tradition of mine on the blog for the past 19 months, I like to start every new month by looking back at what has been and setting some goals for the coming four weeks. It's like pressing the re-start button. I refresh "my page" and take time to look at what I've spent my time doing, what I've loved or loathed and what I could improve on.
Yellow to me is love and sunshine. Yellow is all about celebrating life with all its turns. Yellow is all about choosing to bask in the rays of the golden sun no matter where life's journey leads! I found yellow in June 2016. Nah, I really did. And in so many different, random ways! Haha!
June is upon us! We're almost half way through the year! What is going onnn??!! This year sure is flying by on a rocket..hahaaha! As has become my little cozy tradition on the blog, at the start of every month I like to take a moment to pause and think about all the ways in which I found yellow - sunshine and love - in the months and days gone by!
I've been doing really well. Really well. If you hang out with me on Snapchat (CravingYellow) you'd have got a glimpse of some of the shenanigans I've been upto over the past few days. April was everything I needed, to feel whole again. I was really exhausted. As you may be well aware, the past 10 months for me have been a series of major milestones.
I've finally put my feet up. It's 9.15pm on March 1st 2016. I got home at 6pm, rushed to my gym class at 6.30pm got back at 7.46pm and cooked dinner. It sure does feel good to settle down and cozy up with the blog. How you doing? I've missed you.
I found yellow - laughter, light and energy. But I also found pink. A soft gentle fuchsia pink, an ambering red fiery pink, a bright and energetic pink. I found every divine, sacred, self-embracing shade of pink. Every divine and sacred shade of rediscovered femininity and gentleness.
What a wonderful day of the year to be alive!! I'm sitting here with a big bright smile on my face. And I'm just soaking it all in..! All the love and sunshine we've shared over the past one year! Yep! You guessed right, I began Craving Yellow exactly one year ago!
Oh November! I didn't forget you. I've been savouring you in my heart all through December. Where did you go? You ran off before I could catch my breath. You were an energetic month. Upbeat and forthright. A month of many changes.
Yellow to me is a frame of mind. Yellow is laughter, light and energy. Yellow is sunshine and love!! I surely cannot believe that October has so swiftly flown by! This has been quite the month! There's many ways in which I have found yellow - laughter, light and energy.
It's a sunny, sunny Saturday morning here in Melbourne! Spring is wafting through the air..the flowers are blossoming, purple hues and soft calm blues against sparkly pinks and mellow yellows! I tell ya, my eyes are feasting! There's just something glorious about spring..!
It's that time on the blog when I share my best memories from the month gone by! August was one interesting month, I'll tell ya..! I was mainly job hunting and house hunting! A slow and gruesome process - check out this YouTube Vlog here for deets.
Some months are harder than others. That is a fact of life. July was one of those months. It was a deep grey. A grey as convoluted as life in Melbourne. Melbourne is a city of burberry browns and grating greys. Winter clouds, grey, merge into winter scarves, grey, which merge into winter puddles, grey. It rains. Incessantly. The sky seems to cry everyday. Incessantly.
Amazing. Just plain amazing. Craving Yellow has been live for exactly 6 months! I'm elated that this journey has brought me right here: I'm sat all cozy on the couch with my electric blanket set to 50 degrees celsius. We're smack in the middle of winter but the sun is peeping through the trees, whispering sweet nothings to my skin.
Yellow to me is a frame of mind. Yellow is laughter, light and energy. It's daffodils, sunshine and sunflowers. Craving Yellow is only 152 days (5 months) old! Yippee! I'm really excited that we made it through the month of May!! What an energetic month that was: fun-packed and full of activity!
Craving Yellow has been live for 4 months!! 121 days to be exact!! Wohooo!!! The month of April really flew by and what a month it was - looking back I am truly grateful for all the fun, laughter, pain and humour that has formed part of my journey.
Yellow to me is a frame of mind. Yellow is laughter, light and energy. It's daffodils, sunshine and sunflowers. Craving Yellow is officially 3 months old! This year is really flying by..! First quarter is done. Amazeyying!!
Yellow to me is a frame of mind. Yellow is laughter, light and energy. It's daffodils, sunshine and sunflowers. I can't believe that Craving Yellow has been live for two months already! Where is this year flying to? Is it really March already?
Yellow to me is a frame of mind. Yellow is laughter, light, and energy. It's daffodils, sunshine and sunflowers. In December last year, when I toyed with the idea of starting a blog, I had no idea what I was up for. But in a good way. Let me explain.