Hello lovelies and happy Thursday! I hope you all have had a great week so far! I'm so happy to say that June is officially over and done with. Tomorrow it will be July 1st, and before we know it, July 4th the ultimate kick off to Summer here in Maine. I'm grateful to finally be experiencing some summertime temperatures around here. Tuesday was my first official beach day, and I couldn't have been more excited to finally get into the water. The water was pretty chilly, so I only went in up to my waist, but still, I considered it my first actual "beach day." Today on the blog I'm sharing a short recap of how my month of June was, in the coming week I will be sharing a few of next months goals as well.
June was a slow month for me. It felt like it practically dragged by. As soon as June hit, I became incredibly anxious. This month I finally shared with you all our big plans to move. We had been planning our move since early November, and now that our move is creeping closer reality has officially sunk in. All of my worries, doubts, and fears have shown face and throughout the month, I felt a huge sense of anxiety. It's also been hard for me to know that we aren't entirely sure when we will be moving, we just know it will probably be in August, by the latest, September. It's a scary thing to just pack up and move away from a place you've never left. Leaving behind best friends, family, and all the familiar places. As terrified as I am, I'm also extremely grateful for the opportunity. When we found out that transfering was possible, we immediately said "Why the hell not?" and went from there. I love that I have a best friend, and partner in crime who is so eager and hungry for adventure, new opportunities, and always pushes me to strive to be better. Even though we're moving almost 2000 miles away from home, I couldn't be happier to do it with him.
June has also been about finding a sense of balance in my every day schedule. For the past month, I've dedicated my blog posts to be about self improvement, and radical self care. This year, for me has been about becoming the best version of myself possible. In just this year I've completely cleaned up my eating habits, and made a commitment to cut dairy out of my life. Being in my early twenties, I've been feeling very motivated to get my shit together. Motivated to start moving in the best possible direction. I'm a big goal setter, planner and dreamer and this year I've been doing a lot of goal setting. If it weren't for my weekly and monthly goals, who knows what I would fail to accomplish. This June was also all about staying consistent and pushing myself with my workouts. I've been consistently going to the gym for about three years now, and throughout that time I've seen crazy changes in my body. Exercise has always been a huge part of my life, and daily activity. If it weren't for the gym, I swear I would be completely miserable, and straight up depressed. This month Dustin and I have been doing a lot more outdoor activities. We're big on hiking, and taking long walks in the woods, and this month I swear that's practically all we did. One day this month Dustin pushed me to do a three mile hike out in New Hampshire, and it completely changed my mood. I felt more energy, and more motivation to treat my body well. Dustin also pushed me to buy new gym shoes, since it had been a solid three years...awful, I know. He reminded me of a very valuable lesson: you have to invest in yourself, because you are your longest commitment. I took that lesson to heart and made it a point to keep that in my mind this month.
This June, I said goodbye to a new friend. When I first started at Sephora, I met a girl named Tiffany. On my lunch break, with my venti iced caramel machiatto in hand I walked into Origins. I was just wandering around and really had no reason to be there. Tiffany had come up to me, and we instantly bonded. She was the most sweetest, non-judgmental woman I had ever met. We talked about everything besides skincare, and we instantly became friends. I came back into the store on one of my days off and we talked more about skincare, makeup, and all things beauty. She had the most contagious, bubble energy and I loved visiting her. She taught me a lot about Origins, a very all natural skincare brand and I instantly fell in love. She sold me on a few products, and they completely changed my skincare game. About a week ago she came into Sephora, and I gave her an entire full face makeover and she was ecstatic. She ended up staying in Sephora for over an hour because she too had just found out she would be moving cross country. It was definitely sad news for the both of us, but she said she would come visit before her last day. This past week she had texted me saying she had a ton of gifts for me. I was a little surprised, seeing as I only had known this girl for a little over three months. On my lunch break one day, she gave me a huge back loaded with skincare goodies. I practically cried, because it was such a generous gift. She said all of the items were mostly sealed, never used and given to her at her Origins training. I was in awe of her generosity and graciously accepted. Since she was moving to Georgia, she decided to part with her insane collection of skincare products. When I went through all of the skincare items she had given me, I realized there was a solid $400 dollars worth of new skincare items sitting in front of me. So far, I'm obsessed with all of the items she's given me. I can now confidently say I'm definitely obsessed with Origins products! Tiffany taught me a few life lessons in my time getting to know her. Even though it was a short friendship, being kind is the most important thing. Being real, and honest, and kind in any relationship sets the tone for a healthy, life-long relationship.
Overall, June has been a killer month. Though I was super stressed out for the most of it, it had it's perks. I can not wait for July, and all the summertime activities. It's scary to think that this could be my last month here in Maine. If anything, I'm destined to make the most out of my time here. Today I'm saying goodbye to June and hello to a new chapter in my life.