February has been a super busy time for me, and it flew by incredibly quickly.. With all the tests given as we approached the end of another school term, and moving out to a new apartment, I almost didn’t notice that an entire month has past! It doesn’t help that there’s only 28 days either. Anyways, time for another monthly roundup~
The sun! I’m so glad the gloomy days are finally gone. Wait nevermind, I take that back. It’s Raincouver so the rain never fully departs but hey at least the sun has been making some appearances lately.
Apps that I’ve been loving include Grid Diary and Instagram! It’s not like I just got instagram but I did recently make a new account dedicated to food. Follow me @momentswithrae, yup shameless self promotion again. c:
Grid Diary is a journal app that I discovered at the beginning of the year, and I’ve been writing in it consistently every night. It is free but since I received an iTunes gift card, I decided to upgrade it to the pro version with more features, for $4.99. There are many journal apps out there but I particularly like the structure of this one. Instead of given a blank space to type, you can customize the grids here with different questions. I find it difficult to start writing with nothing, so it’s nice to have these questions as prompts to get me going. Journaling keeps me calm and connected with myself, and it’s almost like an outlet for me to release any stress, worries, and even resentment.
Anja @ Healthy, Simple, Clean: Anja is one of the most amazing people I met through the Blogilates app, she’s just so kind and supportive! Her blog was launched at the end of January, and now she has already an awesome collection of nutritious recipes up now. I’m sure you’ll love her posts!
Curtis @ Foodobyte: I’ve been reading Foodobyte for the longest time ever, wayyy before I started this blog. I just love the concise reviews here, along with the high quality photos. Whats even cooler is that Curtis studies Dietetics at UBC, which is exactly the program I want to go into post-secondary. Anyways, just wanted to give a quick shoutout to one of my all-time favourite Vancouver bloggers, who made my day by following me back. It means so much when your inspiration notices you, you know? (‘:
@_masticate: I’ve been loving this bright, vibrant feed of deliciousness lately. Tons of nutritious as well as indulgent food! c: I’m not sure what @_masticate’s real name is, but she seems to be a really nice gal. (:
@parisbyvegan: Noémie is a vegan Instagrammer who lives in my (and many others’) dream city Paris, France- how amazing is that! Recently she held a shoutout contest for having reached 30k followers. (Congrats, girl. *insert enthusiastic cheer* :D) Of course I had to enter, and to my surprise, she actually featured me! She leaves the nicest comments ever too and if you’re not currently following her you’re definitely missing out on some beautiful food pictures.
If you happen to have followed my weekend reflection posts, then you would’ve heard about Project Pulse. If not, it was basically a health-science convention held at UBC that I attended at the beginning of the month, and I found it to be such an eye-opening experience. You can read about it in more detail here.
Hope you all had a great February, and thanks for reading!