Each Friday, I would like to share a word of the week with you. Something that summarises what I’ve been up to, how I’ve felt and how life is generally going. I’d love if you’d share your own in the comments or even join in with the link up if you are a blogger. (You can find the details at the bottom of this post.) It can be so therapeutic to reflect on what’s been happening, good or bad. It will be nice to look back on these posts in the future too!
This week I have chosen the word Growing
Two weeks ago I mentioned that we had planted some potatoes in our garden. Being complete novices I had no idea if we would have any success with them. Well I’m so pleased to say that the plants have grown so much in the last fourteen days. I’ll add a picture below of them now, just look at those leaves! After a bit of digging…sorry, terrible pun, I’ve found that we need to wait another two to three months before we can harvest them. Time to practice some patience, which is not always my strong suit.
As you can imagine, my bump is also growing. A lot. The baby apparently doubles in size between weeks 16 and 18 so it’s no wonder. I’m so pleased as it is really starting to become rounded. I no longer look like I just had a really big meal. To accommodate my bump I’ve had to do a bit of shopping. My joggy bottoms and leggings have been getting me through until now, but they’re not the most practical in the heat we’ve been having. I’ve ordered a handful of summer dresses and t-shirts online, whilst trying not to go over board. I want to be comfortable, but I also don’t want to spend a fortune on items which will only be worn for a short time. One thing which certainly won’t be growing when the baby arrives is our bank balance!
One final thing which has made me incredibly happy this week, is that my blog is growing. After being on and off for a while I feel like I’ve really found my flow. I only write about things with passion and heart now and can feel a huge difference. It’s showing in my stats too. I’m so grateful to say that I have had a lot of lovely readers visiting my blog. To anyone who might be looking to start a blog of their own, my one big piece of advice is to write from the heart. If you love what you do and give it some care and attention, it will grow naturally.
After such a painful week for the world I am grateful that I am able to write about such positive things. The #blacklivesmatter movement has really opened my eyes to my own ignorance as a privileged white person and the importance of being actively anti-racist. As well as the topics I’ve spoken about above, I’ve been taking time each day to educate myself and expand my awareness of the world.
You can read my last word of the week post here.
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