June, however, brought along a slight shift; it brought along more warmth, more sunshine, and more smiles, despite the challenges that are still there. It was a month of celebration - of my mom's, my blog's and my birthday's, and of summer too - that brought an overall happy feeling to most days.
Beyond that, these are the few other things that made June a good month for me:
Work wear. There are a few things I'm not very fond of about my work, but something that I enjoy is that I get to play with my clothes. Last summer, I spent most of my time at home, which only allowed for very few opportunities to dress up. Now, I'm outside of the house at least five days a week, and this June the weather has warmed up enough that I don't feel as cold anymore once I step inside my overly air-conditioned office building, so that this month I've started taking out all my skirts and dresses.
Online chats. This month, more than before, we've been talking to family members - cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents - who live overseas. It's been so great to see them doing well wherever they are, and to catch up and chat as if there weren't thousands of miles between us.