February: Tequila Shots, Job Hunting & Pancake Day
Started doing monthly updates, just to round up the month. You can read my January post here. I didn't really get up to much this month, with that being said here's what I got up to.
I came across Ari Lennox on Spotify (thankyou Spotify) and to say I'm now obsessed is an understatement. I love the whole PHO album.
Also H.E.R Volume 1 album is sick! She's giving me female drake vibes, real chilled music with smooth, rnb feeling vocals from H.E.R.
Andddddd.... Dreezy ft. T-Pain - Close To You, Floetry - Fun, Syd - Smile More & Hiatus Kaiyote ft. Q.Tip - Nakamarra are chunes!!
During the month of February there was a lot talk about improving my life as well as my mum speaking about bettering herself. I'm so glad my family are on the same journey as me. It makes it ten times easier to talk about self care and self development.
Black Skin, White Masks
I tired to read 'Black Skin, White Masks' by Frantz Fanon, but boi. I did a little video on my instagram story about this book yesterday.
I was really exited to read this book, but I didn't expect it to be so "wordy". There's a lot of words used in this book that I don't understand, so I'm going to highlight them and find the definitions. Hopefully that makes it easier for me understand what this book is about. I don't know if it's just me but this isn't an easy read, it requires concentration.
From what I do understand, this book speaks about black people and assimilation. Hence the title, black skin, white masks. I'm assuming it will look at the ways black people have dismissed their blackness in order to survive and succeed. Really interesting topic. I will let you know how I get on with this book in my next monthly update.
I didn't get to enjoy the pancake day hype, I finished work late and we didn't have all the right ingredients, so I got everything we needed to make vegan pancakes on Tuesday and made them on the Wednesday instead. The recipe I used was ok, I had to add some extras because it wasn't sweet enough for me. I had some strawberry jam on my pancakes, way too sweet I should of stuck to lemon and sugar lol. At least I know for next time.
|Picture from my instagram story|
I was originally going to just buy the big fluffy pancakes from ASDA, because those are the business. But I decided to make some pancakes and as my sister is a vegan I thought it would be fun to make some vegan pancakes for the first time. I used this Basic Yet Brilliant Vegan Pancake Recipe.
I have been looking for a new job recently, where I am now isn't doing it for me any more. I need to do something that pays better but also gives me back my weekends. I'm over working weekends, especially when the job I'm doing now doesn't involve anything I'm passionate about. At the moment the only thing I am passionate about is blogging. Which is pretty surprising considering I only started blogging as a hobby.
Enjoy the rest of your week 💛