Lately 04 / Minimalism

Hello

Recently, things have been quite quiet over here. My excuse? School is literally taking up ALL my time. Grade 9 is crazy busy, as we still do 11 subjects. Weโ€™ve handed in subject choices for next year, and I canโ€™t wait. Also, if you missed it, I ventured into an area that is new for me in terms of blogging. Iโ€™ve been having a bit of a creative block, in the sense that the things Iโ€™ve been making arenโ€™t very โ€˜bloggableโ€™. I wrote a post here about bedside table styling โ€“ be sure to have a read!
Summer is coming, which means longer days of sunshine and bliss. Iโ€™ve been reading lots of wonderful books this year, to unwind and relax. Some reads I would definitely recommend are Quiet by Susan Cain and Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert (if youโ€™ve been reading my blog for a while, youโ€™ll know Iโ€™m a fan of this book. Its so good!). Also, lately Iโ€™ve been listening to podcasts too. Theyโ€™re great, because its almost like reading a book, but you can do something else that doesnโ€™t require to much concentration at the same time. Some of my favourite podcasts are all of the Elise Gets Crafty podcasts by Elise Blaha Cripe and Magic Lessons by Elizabeth Gilbert. Also, although its old, Susan Cainโ€™s TED Talk, โ€˜The Power of Introvertsโ€™ is golden.

Iโ€™ve also been reading up about minimalism. Its something that interests me because minimalists always seem so happy, spending their time only on things that they truly love. Iโ€™ve been doing lots of decluttering, physically, mentally and digitally.

Other than that, my days have been filled with school, occasional runs and promenade walks and lots of watercolour painting. Also, my #366 challenge is still going strong over on my Instagram.

Holidays are soon, and I canโ€™t wait for a bit of a breather from the mad daily routine, before finals start. Hopefully, Iโ€™ll have some more content coming soon. (Iโ€™ve been so two-minded about what I post. Sometimes, Iโ€™ll have an idea, but when I do a photoshoot, it just doesnโ€™t seem to โ€˜workโ€™. Anyone else feeling the same?)

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Keep on keepinโ€™ on.

Miss Artsy-Crafty xxx

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Nabeela Parkar

Blogger, Digital Content Creator, Aspiring Designer, Artist, Minimalist

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