IDM Preparations, Dyeing my Hair Blue and Strained Relationships!

It was a mixed of emotions this week, with lots of fun and joy, but also some hurt and upset. 
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I started the week with preparations for International Day of the Midwife. With International Day of the Midwife right around the corner (5th May), I needed to take a picture to promote the NMA campaign and of course, I wanted it to be perfect as always. With the Royal College of Midwives making red their colour of the year, I wanted to paint my nails red, wear a red top and pair it with a red lip, aka Fly Girl LipSense. I thought it would work great but trying to take a picture with a white piece of paper was just the hardest thing ever! I ended up settling with the picture I had but it was still a little bit of a struggle to see the writing unfortunately. 

In the evening, I did something a little crazy. Although, I didn't end up dyeing my hair the red I'd already got in the post, I did re-order a TEMPORARY dye in blue. See if you can spot the test spot throughout the clips but in the evening I dyed my tips and was super excited, despite it dyeing my shower a little. 
I absolutely love how my hair turned out. It is fun and different and just adds a little bit of joy. I ended up having a busy day with meetings and tutorials but very happy that everything worked out! I also recorded three mini videos. One for the RCM for IDM and another two for the university regarding working at home and studying online, which are two pretty vital topics at the moment. The former took me forever to record and before I sent it, I watched them back, and I ended up sending the first because all the other's looked so scripted! Basically wasted an hour of my life... The latter two videos I recorded in the space of about 5 minutes, whilst waited for a tutorial to start and I was happy with them and tried not to dwell on perfection. Anyone else struggled with that? 

The next day we headed for a VERY short drive out to the shops but it was nice to be out of the house for at least a few minutes. I didn't end up doing much work. Yes, I wasted a day of my life and a day that I could have been working but I needed a break so I spent the day knitting. I'd already finished knitting my second baby hat so I quickly got to work on my third and loved it even more! They make me so happy. 
To end the week, I wore my T.E.A.M. Wicked LipSense lip colour and fell in love. Honestly, I'm kind of obsessed with my hair. I wanted to see how it would look with the blue hair and it went well! When I first put it on, as always I was shocked by how dark it was and felt it washed me out, but by the end of the day, I'd really warmed to it. I think it went super well and whilst I am probably not yet comfortable enough to leave the house, wearing such a dark lip colour, I think it's great to use at home to get used to it.

I ended the vlog with a mix of emotions. Sometimes life can be really difficult. It isn't all fun and games and although I try to be positive, sometimes it gets to me. I ended up watching the recorded Archery AGM meeting and some of the comments were really hurtful and truly felt like a personal attack on multiple levels. After that, one of the other girls I work with has really challenged me recently. She seems to create difficulties all the time and it's hard work to deal with it. I ended up seeking support from the university, which isn't particularly something I wanted to do, but I didn't feel like I had a choice, so fingers crossed it is all now settled and sorted.