We might be almost a week into April but better late than never, right? I’ve said before that I don’t like favourites posts because they’re always so focused on products and spending money, so instead I want to start (and stick with) a What I learned this month series.
I wrote one of these posts way back in November, which you can check out here if you’re interested.
I’m not a terrible cook.
March was the month that saw me compete in Come Dine with Me with my uni friends. Although I don’t have any photos of my meal, I made crudités with homemade parmesan and lemon dip, Paneer Makhani with rice and a mango syllabub.
I’m not a fan of cooking so I was really dreading making a 3 course meal for 4 people, something I’d never done before! But I tried my hardest and it actually went really well. And an extra plus was that I got 3 other 3 course meals out of it!
Sunshine makes me really happy.
Every year I forget just how much the sunshine impacts my mood. After months of dark mornings and grey clouds all day long, seeing those blue skies in a morning really lifts my mood and makes me want to get outside.
This month I’ve visited lots of parks and have been enjoying running outside for the first time this year!
I can give up crisps.
When I decided to give up crisps for Lent I didn’t think I’d make it past the first week. But here we are, only a week and a half until Easter and I haven’t caved yet! My willpower has been really tested considering I usually eat a packet of crisps a day but I’m actually really proud of myself for doing this.
It’s made me look for healthier alternatives at lunch time and I’m notably less bloated. Win win!
I’m going to miss Sheffield.
When I moved to Leeds two years ago I wasn’t too sad that I was leaving Sheffield behind because my boyfriend was still there. This actually meant that I probably spent more time in Sheffield than I did in Leeds. But, at the end of this academic year, my boyfriend will graduate so we’ll both be seeing goodbye to Sheffield.
Sheffield is my favourite place in England. It holds so many memories for me and if I could have stayed there forever after graduating then I probably would have.
In March, it really hit me that this time I’m saying goodbye to Sheffield for real.
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
This month saw some difficult decisions and lots of reflection, but at the end of it all, everything has worked out okay.
I’ve learnt that anger doesn’t get you anywhere and that staying calm is invaluable.
What did you learn this month? Let me know in the comments!