Over the weekend I was browsing through some blogs and I came across a blog post by Lola welcoming March. I clicked on it because the featured image really drew me in. The graphic was just very aesthetically pleasing! In her post, Lola shared what she would be focusing on this month and how that translated into colors.
The whole idea fascinated me. I’ve always believed colors and images have a huge impact on my mood, and I haven’t done anything analyzing color and such since AP Lit in high school. So I hit up Pinterest and started searching around for images to add to my own March Mood board!
I knew I was looking for things really springy, peaceful, and positive. Basically, I wanted my mood board to echo my monthly intentions.
My intentions for March are to slow down and find peace with myself and put forth positivity into the world.
Blue is a very calming and peaceful color by nature. Plus, it’s my favorite color and perfect for the start of spring.
White is also a color of peace. The color is also associated with rebirth, which helps with reinventing my views on food. White is also very simple, which will help remind me to simplify my mind.
Green goes hand in hand with the oncome of spring, while also promoting growth in all aspects of my life.
Focusing on finding peace is twofold for this month. Lately, I’ve been way too stressed about having the “perfect” study abroad experience and passing my classes. On top of that, I’ve also been having issues with my eating patterns. I didn’t know if I wanted to share this, but hi hello I’ve been binge eating a lot lately.
People always romanticize studying abroad. I sure did.
Last semester when Amélie was abroad, I just imagined her having the time of her life every day and visiting all these amazing historic sites and not even having to worry about school. Same thing when my best friend studied abroad in Australia a year and a half ago. I’m sure people are even romanticizing my study abroad experience.
But the truth is it’s stressful. Getting accustomed to a new school system is a struggle and trying to explore a whole continent at the same time? It’s hard, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth it.
So instead of focusing on how difficult it can be to plan dozens of trips (and the hit my bank account is taking) I’m going to try and focus on the fact that I have the opportunity to even be here and see all that Europe has to offer instead of back home dying in one of my home college’s lecture halls.
My disordered eating was something I never really shared on my blog. I did, however, write a guest post (trigger warning) about it for The Bloomly last year. Please read it.
Basically, I’ve started binge eating. I haven’t binge eaten to this extreme in years. All five days I was stuck in my room because of the snowstorm that hit the UK all I did was eat. Even when my stomach hurt and I was telling myself to stop. I just couldn’t bring myself to stop putting food in my mouth.
So one of my goals for March is to come to peace with food. Again. Recovery isn’t linear. This is something I’m going to struggle with my whole life, but I’m slowly becoming stronger and at least I’m not falling into all my old habits.
I’ve always tried to be a positive person. I truly believe everything happens for a reason and that everything will always work out in the end. But not everyone thinks that way.
This month I want to really focus on uplifting others. Whether that be by sharing quotes on Pinterest, poems on my Instagram story, long Instagram captions, stories on my Twitter, or leaving positive captions literally everywhere. I want people to know they are loved and that everything will work out the best way possible.
Shoutout to Lola for sharing her March Mood Board and really inspiring me!!
What are your monthly intentions?