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Hello April | Let’s Chat

Hello my loves,

how are we all today?

It’s April! Two days in, and can you believe we’re already four months into this year? Where has the time gone? I’ll never understand, how it can feel like just yesterday was January, but really that was weeks ago now… Wow.

This year has certainly taken a turn for the crazy… I can’t believe one of my goals for 2020 was to travel abroad at least once a month and now, I can’t even travel to the cinema, the restaurants, etc etc, because they’re all shut for the time being. Covid 19 is having a right laugh at my expense.

I don’t want it to seem as though I’m making light out of the situation, not taking it seriously. I am. I’m thankful to be at home, thankful that both my parents are at home, safe and healthy and thankfully, financially stable. I am SO fortunate and unbelievably blessed to work for a company who is looking after me so well, despite the fact I only started with them in February. Honestly, I must work for the nicest, sweetest people. I will always be grateful.

I haven’t really touched on current affairs on the blog until now, I wanted to sit down and have a proper chatty post, and the beginning of this new month seemed to be the perfect time. I welcome April with open arms and despite all that’s going on, I trust this month will be a good one.

Life is what we make it, and I’m choosing to make the most of this isolation period. I’m seeing it as an opportunity to grow as a person, to improve my mental health, to grow Spiritually.

I’ve now so much more time to meditate, to journal, to watch Spiritual YouTube videos. This is a great opportunity for me, and I am thankful to be safe and healthy at this time.

I believe now, we can focus on healing the world, healing ourselves, making this world a better place.

Leaning into our compassion, our love. Nature, ourselves, our family.

I’ve been in isolation for almost two weeks now, my last working day was Sunday the 22nd March. The last time I saw my best friends was the day I got back from Vegas (more posts on this amazing trip coming soon), this is the longest I’ve ever been without socialising. I’m usually fortunate enough, and oh I count myself lucky, to see my friends at least once a week. Normally, more often than that. It’s safe to say I’m missing them lots and I can’t believe that one day, I’m going to get the luxury of actually seeing them and spending time with them again. I’ll probably cry, give them all massive hugs, and cherish every second forever. Every shopping trip, ever dinner, every walk, every holiday, every concert, every night out, every single second I am going to cherish with my loved ones, and I’m so so excited. I can not wait for a lifetime of adventures with them.

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Of course, whilst I’ve been missing my friends, I have still been lucky enough to message them and video call them, making this situation a little easier, and bringing cheer to my day. Seeing my friends smiling faces over the phone, messaging, snapchatting etc, oh I cherish these moments too. I am so grateful to have the friends that I do, we are all here for one another, and I am grateful to be able to speak to them every single day throughout this, and like I said, I am so looking forward to actually being able to hang out with them in person. I will never forget how lucky I am!

Speaking of video call’s, I’ve been having lots of them with my sister and my nephew. Oh how I miss them, and it’s so hard with my nephew being so young, just a few months old, not being able to cuddle him. Babies grow up so fast, you want to cherish these times forever, make the most of them, it’s hard not being able to see him at this time but as with all the people in my life, how beautiful it will be when we can all finally reunite. I believe we will all be more appreciative, remembering never to take the little things for granted. What’s important, fresh air, being with loved ones, being grateful, meditating, trusting, being thankful for our health. We will remember what’s important.

I am so looking forward to being able to see my Grandparents after all this. I think fondly of the times I go to visit them, the way my Grandad always opens the front door to greet us, we hug we kiss, then I see my Gran, usually in the kitchen, we hug and smile and say hello. They are the special little moments which I remember so well, and I am so excited to see my Grandad’s smiling face at his front door again soon.

I’m looking forward to seeing my Nan, who though I’ve been messaging I haven’t seen in far too long, and I am so excited to see her and give her a big hug. I’m going to be arranging ALL the cinema and lunch dates with her plus I think I may still owe her a birthday present (We haven’t even celebrated together yet) so I guess she has that to look forward to also!!! I’m excited to treat her!

I’m looking forward to seeing my eldest nephew, my little best pal, the thoughtful, ray of sunshine that he is. I AM so freakin’ excited to play cars with him, or ‘catch’, or table football or literally whatever it is that he wants to play, I am going to play with him and we are going to have so much fun. I cherish all my moments with my little best pal, I look back fondly and with a heart full of love on the memories I’ve made with him so far, and I can’t wait to make more in the future. Best believe, it’s always my goal to see my brother and his family more often, same with my Grandparents, and as soon as this lockdown is over, I’m really going to ensure this happens. I want ALL the good times with them!!

There is so much to look forward too, and whilst things may seem dark now, I promise there is always a light.

Last week, I wasn’t a happy bunny. I was feeling insecure, anxious, frustrated, whatever. I was really down.

This week, well, it’s not been perfect, Tuesday was a bit shit but Monday, Wednesday and today? I’m pretty happy.

It just goes to show,

everything is temporary,

so if you’re having a bad day or a bad week or even a bad month, trust in the beauty of a brighter future. Journal, meditate, create. Go for a walk, video call a friend, watch a movie. Ensure you talk. Whilst we can’t go out and socialise as such right now, it’s so important that we communicate in other ways.

Call your friends!

Call your family!

Call your loved ones.

Cherish the people who you are living with. I am grateful to be with my parents at this time, ensuring we connect, grow our relationships and appreciate one anothers company. Inspired by ‘Activation Vibration’s’ words, we are with who we’re with for a reason.

The Universe has put these people in our lives for a reason.

I’m meant to be the daughter of my parents, as they are meant to be my parents, we are a family for a reason, we chose each other, and we are in quarantine together for a reason.

I’m looking forward to connecting with my parents more at this time, growing with them, understanding our journey together.

I’m also looking forward to many holidays with them once all this is over… I already have a few destinations in mind!

There is always something to be grateful for, and always something to look forward to.

I hope to whoever is reading this that you are safe, healthy and happy.

My heart goes out to the world right now, the countries who are suffering, to anyone who may be suffering because of the current situation, or for any other reason. My love and healing goes out to you, and please remember to trust in the light. You deserve happiness, and you will be happy.

If anyone is struggling and needs somebody to talk to then please remember that I am here, I am your friend and my comments are always open, just let me know if you need a friend right now because I am one, okay!?

If you’re struggling, here are a few little tips to what you could do to feel better-

  • Journal – write out your feelings, ask for understanding and clarity before you write, speak to the Universe, ask for guidance, journal out every bit of emotion so you can process it, guaranteed you’ll feel even just a little bit better afterwards
  • Repeat affirmations – My favourite to soothe anxiety is ‘I Am Safe’ (again a whole post is coming on this soon), whenever you feel triggered, stressed or anxious repeat to yourself ‘I am safe, I am safe, I am safe’, it’s a great way to get yourself through whatever is causing you anxiety, taking your mind from dwelling on the trigger to dwelling on being safe until eventually, your attention is on something else altogether. Read: ‘Affirmations to Soothe The Heart, Mind, Spirit & Soul’
  • Video chat a loved one – We’re all in this together, trust me, a good chat over video call with someone you love is such a positive mood booster, guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
  • Meditate – Some of my favourite guided meditations are from Leeor Alexandra, and Jason Stephenson is also amazing too for both guided meditations & meditation music alike.
  • Watch something good on TV / Netflix / Whatever – something lighthearted or easy to take your mind off things. I’m currently watching ‘Dare Me’ on Netflix and loving it!
  • Do something to bring someone else joy – When you can’t find the light, be the light. Doing something kind for someone else not only brings them a little joy, but it also makes YOU feel good too. Make your isolation buddy dinner, compliment someone over Instagram, do something to put a smile on someone’s face, and I bet you’ll soon have one on yours.
  • Read – A good book is a great way to give yourself a break from reality and immerse yourself in a whole new world. I have a post coming soon about what I’ve been reading lately, and some of my favourite books include ‘Ghosted’ by Rosie Walsh, ‘The Alchemist’ by Paulo Coelho, and the ‘I Heart’ series by Lindsey Kelk.
  • Take a walk, dance, jog, move, go outside – So long as you’re practising the correct social distancing rules, take your outside exercise, stay safe, but get moving and breathe in that fresh air. It’s SO good for you.
  • Do something you’ve always wanted to do but never had the time for – I’ve GOT to use this time to learn more Spanish, if I don’t do it now then when the heck am I going to do it? Learn some new recipes, learn to sew, whatever it is you wanna learn, take this opportunity of having all this time on your hands and learn something, we can never have too much knowledge or too many skills!
  • Relax – chill out, take a break, have a bath, rest yourself. It doesn’t have to be go go go all the time. Allow yourself to have a much needed, well deserved break. Life is so fast paced, take this time to slow down and look after you.
  • Do whatever it is that brings you joy – If you wanna play the Xbox play the xbox, if you wanna go on your trampoline go for it, if you want to paint paint, if it brings you joy then just go for it. Life is for living, you can still live it.
  • Love yourself
  • Love others
  • Always believe in hope

I promise, there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel.

You got this!

Let me know how you’re doing in the comments below,

remember I’m here for a chat,

with lots and lots and lots of love hugs and healing,

Jennie

Read: Out Of The Darkness and Into The Light (It DOES Get Better) My Story | 3 Quotes To Remember If You’re Feeling Down

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25 replies on “Hello April | Let’s Chat”

Thanks for the tips girl with this loads of free time these are really welcomed , sometimes it’s amazing how everything just changed and life put on hold in the blink of an eye..honestly if there’s one lesson that this pandemic just made me learn further is to not take anything for granted and to be grateful
This was such a wonderful way to catchup girl ❤

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Oh my gosh one hundred percent. I can’t believe how quickly the world has changed- one minute I was on holiday, the next we’re all at home and places are closed. It’s truly unbelievable and so shocking!!! But yes- I too feel the same! Nothing will be taken for granted and everything will be appreciated! Thanks so much for stopping by beautiful, how are you getting on? Xx

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Video calling has been a godsend for people during this time. I’m one of those weird people who hate phone calls and video calls so I don’t often take advantage of it but I do appreciate technology and what it’s capable of! We are all in this together and in some ways that’s comforting, it’s easy to get bogged down about all the things we can’t do but there are also so many things we can achieve 🙂 x

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Hasn’t it!!! It makes such a difference- I feel so cheerful when I say hello to my loved ones over video call! Just seeing their smiley face makes me happy 😍😍😍 aha omg I’m usually a texter / whatsapper too! But now- video calling is the new going out and I’m so grateful for the video chats I’m having with my friends and family! They’re so feel good ❤️ It’s amazing what we can do with technology really! Whoever put it all together is unbelievably clever Lol! 100%! There are going to be tough days, but there’s also going to be good days, days where we can do our bit, days when we can do something good for ourselves etc! I’m not saying you have to be positive 24/7, but it’s so much better when you see the world and life with a positive attitude as opposed to a negative one. Thanks so much for commenting hun! Hope you’re well ❤️

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I’m glad you got to travel to the U.S. a little before all of this craziness went down! I always love how you’re so positive, Jenna. I definitely think this is a time for healing and I’m trying to embrace it, despite how I’m slightly worried about some situations.

After this pandemic is under control, we’re all going to be so much more grateful and, hopefully, aware of how we’re contributing in this world. Thank you for sharing and reminding us all of something positive in this dark time! Stay safe and take care, lovely! ♥

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I know! We were so lucky to go when we did! Literally a few days after we got home, restrictions were starting to come into place. I’m glad we went when we did! 1 million percent! This is a chance for the world to heal and see what’s important, get back to what matters. I only wish it didn’t take such a tragedy to do so. My heart goes out to all those who have suffered ❤️

1 million percent hun! You are so right and definitely about how we are contributing to this world. Love that!! I really hope this makes for a better world in the long run, we can and should all learn so much from this!

Thank you beautiful, you too ❤️

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Thank you so much for sharing all of these! 🥺 You are very much family-oriented! ✨ Sadly now though, I don’t have any grandparents anymore and I sure do miss them! 🥺 And it’s really good to see that you’re making the most of your time this isolation. I think we all are, too. I’m trying my best to help in the whole situation by speaking up with the social issues we have in here. Please always stay safe! 😊💗

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Of course! Thank you for commenting and yes- I definitely am family orientated!!! Oh bless you hun, that must be so hard for you ❤️❤️ They are still with you, even though that doesn’t make it any easier because you still miss them, just remember they are always by your side. I am sorry to hear that hun ❤️ Absolutely!! I think it’s so important to make the best of it! Glass half full and all that! Though I am PRAYING for all the people who are suffering, I really hope we start to see a shift now of people recovering, and the good health of the world being better than ever ❤️ Wow! Good for you, thats amazing hun, well done! You too lovely, thanks for commenting ❤️

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Indeed, this crisis has taught us all to invest in ourselves. Surely, we were doing this in the pre-crisis, so called ‘normal’ times but, nothing was even close to ‘okay’. We all were living robotically. With the lockdown, Yes I’m sad with how badly it is affecting the elderly, vulnerable communities and also young individuals. There is a lot we can learn from all of this.

Talk to your neighbours, there’s no harm in it. Cultivate the skills you’ve always wanted to, it doesn’t matter whether you’re good at it or not, just keep practising. Stop stressing about the future, plans don’t work because things change in a blink of an eye. Live more and be more grateful.

Thanks for sharing Jenna 🙂

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Jennie you truly are a light and I swear an Ange in disguise! I NEEDED this post! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Life really is what we make it, and even in the sucky moments their are bright spots, you are definitely one of them! Sending you so much love and health! Also when this is all over we need a proper trip! ❤

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I LOVE YOU! Your comments always make my day and inspire me to be better, THANK YOU!!!! I am sending you all the love health happiness and good vibes back. Ly ly ly!!! AND YES we do 100%, bring it on! xxx

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you don’t have to worry about this seeming like you’re not taking it seriously, honestly, humor is how i cope with some things too lol
i think you bring up a good point on taking this isolation as an opportunity to do better and be better. i’m currently sat here panicking and full of anxiety and of course that has brought my mood way down but now reading this, you’ve definitely lifted my mood, even if just a tiny bit 🙂 you are right, life is what we make it, and if i don’t change my mind set, i simply cannot expect to get better.
i love your positive mindset in this post, you are looking forward to so many thing, and frankly i should be too. as bad as this pandemic is, it’s not the end of the world. we WILL get through it, together! ❤ it's not like I'm alone in this anyway.
thanks for lifting my mood a bit, i definitely feel better, i hope i can maintain this level of optimism throughout the day tomorrow LOL
love ya girl!!

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Thank you so much hun! You always say the perfect words ❤ 100%, humour is literally the way forward lol, they do say laughter is the best medicine after all.
100%. I'm so lucky to be at home right now so I'm going to be making the most of it. I'm so happy I could help to boost your mood even just a little ❤ ❤ It's okay to feel a little down sometimes, it's part of life however, life definitely gets better when we look on the brightside and focus on finding the good, and feeling the love ❤ hope you can find some positives today Rossy!!!
YES – there's so much to look forward to once this is all over – seeing friends and family, going on days out with your boys, amazing dinners, more Vegas vacations, SO much to look forward to and we are all going to appreciate it so much more. & YES, together, we will all come out on a brighter side ❤ You're not alone but that doesn't mean your anxiety is any less real – I'm here to talk whenever you need to okay!!? We should start a daily gratitude check in, hehe!!!
I'm so grateful you feel a lil better and I hope the optimism lasts, YOU GOT THIS!
LYSM ❤

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awh well you’re welcome ❤ 🙂
and yes, sometimes we have to laugh, even if it is at ourselves xD
i've been feeling much much better since I wrote my last comment to you, thank you! 😀
i cannot wait to see all my extended family and hang out, I think at times i took it for granted 😦 but no more, i need to make the most of the time we have left on this earth and truly make time for everyone, to an extent of course 🙂
i think i should write down a very general gratitude list, full of phrases that i can recite each day or night to remind myself that i am fine, i am safe and healthy 🙂
love ya lots girl! xx

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Oh gosh yes! I actually saw an amazing video from Leeor my fave and it was advice about laughing at everything. Like when we’re annoyed just laugh about it because it’s not that serious and we chose to be here experiencing life, all aspects of it so just laugh and then the bad doesn’t seem so bad anymore! Deffo been trying this out! So glad you’ve been feeling better hun thats what I like to hear 😍😍😍 oh Gosh I think we all did! It will be so special when we can all reunite! I so agree with you! I’m really practicing treasuring every single second now, and truly making the best of everything. It’s so important!!YES do it hun! That will be so good for you I love that idea!!! Ahh I hope you enjoy that if you do so 😍 it sounds perfect to me!
Lots of love back to you!!!! Xxx

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Yeah exactly, life is not that serious 🙂
So, let’s start making plans then. Not like exact dates yet, of course not, but more as in, where should we meet next? Vegas again? New York? I wonder if Hunida would be able and willing to travel, I know she has been to NY before on her own.
Yeah I kind of already have a general list of phrases in my bullet journal I copied from last year, but I want to expand on it too.

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I adore this post so much, your positivity brightens my day!! It is so important that we try to find the light during this time and I think that once this is all over we will be so much stronger and not take things for granted and have a much stronger community. Thank you for sharing such amazing tips. Sending you so much love xxxx

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What a positive post this is! It just affirmed to me that we will get out of this and there is hope. I totally get what you mean about missing the people you love. I really miss all my friends especially my best mates Izzy and Charlotte and I miss my family a lot especially my grandparents. But video call is so helpful and I will never take it for granted again ❤

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Awww lovely hun, so glad you liked it! We WILL get out of this and there is always hope, hope you’re okay beaut sending good vibes!!! Awww it’s so hard isn’t it! i’m so grateful to be home with my parents but I miss everyone else so much. We WILL see them soon!! 100%. We are so lucky to have video call, and fingers crossed it won’t be long till we can see everyone irl again ❤ lots of love hun!

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