Thursday 10th October is World Mental Health and Happiness Day. I thought there was no better time to talk about my own mental health and what makes me happy.
I have really got back into the swing of reading more this year. I find it so relaxing and especially great when there is nothing on television so I take myself and a cup of tea to bed early and read for a few hours. I think I secretly enjoy the silence once the kids are asleep plus it helps calm my mind from the constant ‘to do’ list racing around in there.
I first came across Diane Von Furstenburg when I watched ‘The City‘ featuring Whitney Port on MTV, I’m not even embarrassed to admit I was a massive fan of ‘The Hills’ back in the day I mean who wasnt right?! I love the colourful DVF offices, the backdrop of New York City and all the fashion involved in the show. A few years later DVF featured in a reality series shown on E! Entertainment here in the UK called ‘House of DVF‘ in the search for a new brand representative. I loved the show and the inspirational way Diane motivated the girls who were competing for the role. Last month I just happened to spot her book “The woman I wanted to be” on the shelf in my local library and I thought I would borrow it and read about her career in retail as that is my what my working background is also. Little did I know the book would be so much more than fashion…but a true inspirational read.
I decided at the beginning of the year that I was going to stop watching loads of rubbish on TV late in the evening and take up reading as I loved nothing more than a good book before Olivia arrived. I say it like im blaming her for my lack of reading but that’s not true; I was just happy that when she went to bed and slept all night that I could sit down and actually watch some TV whilst drinking my cup of hot tea….Its the small things in life 🙂