Life in March was filled with not one but two sets of interstate visitors! What a novelty after so long without any. In addition to this I also unexpectedly decided to do a 30 day detox from social media. Read on for my highlights from March.
First things first, after a few weeks of contemplating my relationship with social media, I decided to do some research on youtube. I guess you could say I was searching for some further clarity. I ended up watching a few videos, but the one I found the most helpful was this one by Matt D’Avella. (I won’t delve into too much detail here, as I’m planning on doing a more in depth blog post soon.) You might say that this video was the straw that broke the camels back and I immediately made an impromptu decision to undertake a 30 day detox from social media. I started on March 2nd and actually have yet to go back…
After logging out of all of my social media accounts on my desktop and deleting all of the relevant apps off my phone, things immediately felt quieter. So, I started filling my time out with new activities. The first of which, was installing a large wooden map on our wall which we had purchased a few months prior.
I’m not going to lie, this was a big job. It took me hours to attach the double sided tape to the pieces and make sure they were lined up perfectly when placing them on the wall.
I think the finished product speaks for itself though, I was so happy with how it turned out! This wall is quite big, so we’ll be adding some more pieces to it. It doesn’t feel quite complete just yet…
On the first weekend in March my sister Rosie and her husband Mitch came up to visit us. They stayed for 3 nights and we soaked up our time together with the perfect balance of seeing the sights, eating and relaxing.
The weather in Townsville really turned it on for our guests.
On the way to have dinner on the Strand.
We settled for a pub feed and all four of us got the same thing. Burgers and beers is a hard combo to beat.
After we said farewell to our visitors, it was back to normal life. I caught a cold the week after Rosie and Mitch visited and unfortunately it decided to really stick around. Jordan also went away for work so Evie and I had quite a bit of time to ourselves, isolating from group activities. It truly felt like a lifetime.
Luckily, I recovered just in time for a visit from my friend Georgia and her partner, Sam. Georgia and I used to work at Topshop way back in the day and we spent the morning reminiscing on old times.
We had breakfast at C Bar, my go-to breakfast and lunch spot in Townsville. It was so good to catch up!
Every time I go to complain about Townsville, pictures like this remind me that we have got it so good here. Quit your complainin’, Marns!
As Evie approaches 2, she’s starting to feel a lot like a collie that needs to be ran every day. We spend a lot of time at the park these days and it’s so cool to see her explore her little world.
Honestly, it felt really weird taking a picture of a sunset without putting it on Instagram. Is this what my life has really come to?
Life in March has been really eye-opening, it’s been so nice to take some time to have a little mental reset. I feel like I’m starting to appreciate the simple moments of day-to-day life so much more. Even just eating dinner with my family.
How was your March?