After University: Then What?

Oh. My. Goodness. I have officially handed in my MA thesis this week! It was the last big chunk of work to finish before I start on my internship in September. I definitely had to tell myself to keep going and find motivation in places I've never had to look before ~ I think because it's been such a busy year, my brain was just a little done with doing research, typing up essays and referencing (oh GOD the referencing..). But hey, that's part of writing a thesis and ending your education, isn't it?

August Goals

Since August is well and truly here - which is a bit frightening to be honest - I wanted to write down a little list of my aims and wishes for the new month. In a way A LOT has already happened this summer. The first half has mainly been focussed on one thing: graduating. Since I've pretty much finished that now (more on that later!), there is FINALLY some space to attempt to let my creative juices flow. The list is quite short and sweet, since I don't actually want to do that much this month. Relaxing, feeling happy and enjoying the last summer days!
Let's keep this good energy coming....

Vegan Chocolate Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Oh. My. Goodness! This recipe is SUCH a game-changer! If you're like me and you like to enjoy a bit of the good ol' Ben & Jerry's Cookie Dough ice cream from time to time, you'll understand I've been seriously lacking my fix since I've been cutting out dairy from my diet. As I was flicking through Niomi Smart's cookbook for some dinner inspiration, I came across this recipe for chocolate cookie dough ice cream. Totally home made & vegan. That sounded almost too good to be true, so I just had to try it out. And I've got to say, I've never tasted ANYTHING so good that's so healthy at the same time!

Starting My Journey: After Mindfulness

I've finished the mindfulness course I was telling you about more than two weeks ago now. It was such a great experience for multiple reasons and it has definitely opened my eyes to things I want to explore further. Like I said in that post, I'm in such a good headspace at the moment and I really feel like I've embarked on a journey of self-discovery lately ~ which I'm absolutely loving! In this post I talk you through a couple of things I've learned and been applying to my life lately. Things get a bit deep and spiritual but hopefully it will inspire you a little bit!

On My Bookshelf #1

Even though I'm currently writing my thesis and I have piles and piles of books next to me almost every single day, I've been really into reading novels and memoirs lately. Reading is SUCH a good way for me to unwind from a busy day and relax ~ I feel like it does more than watching an episode on Netflix or aimlessly scrolling through Facebook and asking myself HOW it got to 10PM without doing ANYTHING. It fills my brain with new thoughts, people, narratives... It just gets me so inspired! So I thought it would be fun to do a 'what's on my bookshelf'. I'll talk a little bit about books I've been reading lately and books I've recently bought. They won't be full book reviews (we can all go on Amazon for that) but just my experience with the book! Hopefully it will inspire some of you.