Living

April: Spring Forward

Kerrie Li Brooklyn

It’s been a crazy hectic first quarter! Is everyone feeling all the intense vibes of change, change and more change? I sure have.

I’ve just moved to Brooklyn from DC and I’m loving it. I’m still in the midst of settling in though – an IKEA trip is definitely on the horizon (love-hate relationship with that place!). My sister and I are here in the city to make our dreams happen, and though it’s a real challenge too, I’m really hopeful and optimistic about it.

And luckily, sunny days are here to help bolster confidence. I’m so glad that temperatures are finally rising and I don’t have to be all bundled up in my coat – it’s so good to feel unencumbered, and to start baring skin without fear of freezing over.

IMG_9335

Little things have been helping to ground me in my transition. Other than having family around, which is a true blessing, and having great friends who Skype (or Google Hangout!) regularly, I’ve been trying to take more time out in nature – now thrillingly possible because it’s Spring (have I mentioned this yet?!). Eating and sleeping well is really important for me too – I’ve been cutting down on sugar in my diet among other things, and well, sleep? Still working on that!

Also, little self-pampering treats that don’t cost a lot: like flowers – those pretty eustomas and ranunculus are now sitting on the windowsill in our apartment, and they are a lovely sight to wake up to, little touches that remind me to pause and simply appreciate the beauty that’s all around me. It’s both a balm and a boost!

Plus, a scent that I’m so in love with – the Macaron Rosé. It’s a scent from UO that’s surprisingly bright and fresh, and subtly changes throughout the day to become a clean and slightly sweet scent. Catching whiffs of it as I go about my day puts me in a great mood.

IMG_9329Spring essentials: Little beautiful things, and my pretty swirly shell from Tahiti, to keep a tiny part of the ocean close.

So what else has been going on in my world?

In March, I spent a week on the French Polynesian islands with my childhood best friend E for our twentieth friend anniversary. (Yes! 20 years!) I was a lucky +1, as it was more of a family trip for her really – her sister, brother-in-law & nephew were visiting family on Tahiti, and it was a great opportunity for E to have some quality sister time. It was a real thrill – I got to visit Tahiti and Mo’orea, both gorgeous French Polynesian islands, and of course to spend time by the wondrous Pacific Ocean. I’ll be blogging about that soon!

Meanwhile, a little teaser:

Moorea

Have a bold and beautiful April ahead loves!

You Might Also Like