Monday, 8 February 2016

January, am I really going to make this my year? (A round up.) | Lifestyle

January has been and gone, and probably taking with it most of people's resolutions for the year already. I didn't make any for this year, but I told myself I would make being 30 damn awesome. So far, well yes I would say so good. Although it's been a rough month. Since Christmas I've spent the majority of it in bed trying to recover from flu but being held back by my ME. Then I had a relapse with my back, quite badly. Taking into account I have Fibromyalgia as well, my nerve pain was through the roof and I was signed off sick from college until after my surgery in February (which I've now had but will be included in the next monthly round up).

Why does everyone think a new year, a new person? I'm usually exactly the same and fall into the hype of dieting, joining some form of slimming club or faddy diet plan, and having my world come crushing down when it doesn't work. This year I've taken to self love and self healing, and making myself feel guilty wasn't one of my aims. So far this month I've been really successful in just having 'me' time, letting myself heal and having enough recovery time to ensure that my health can be the best it can this year.

I had a lovely festive period with my family, friends and loved ones. Things were a bit peaky over the New Year but I have so many amazing people that can pull me through illness that I know now I'm truly blessed.

We've had snow too, and it's Dexter's first proper time playing out in the snow and building a snowman. Unfortunately I was too sick to go out and play with him, but my dad made sure they built the cutest snowman, and my mum took some amazing shots too.

I've spent a lot of time reading Flow Magazine and Frankie Magazine along with crafting and pursuing my ever growing obsession and hobby of planning. I really should start showing my planner set ups and creations because man, they are amazing. If you follow me over on Instagram you've probably seen my sticker purchases and weekly planner layouts, something of which I'm hoping to incorporate more on to the blog in future.

Aside from reading magazines and sticking stickers in a planner I've been watching Jessica Jones, which surprisingly I've really enjoyed. I've also tried to watch Making a Murderer on several occasions and I just really don't 'get' what's going on. I just can't get anywhere past halfway through the second episode, I do keep trying to persevere though as everyone seems to really rate it highly. Pretty Little Liars is back and thank goodness, I've missed the eye candy! I've also been watching Shadow Hunters as I love Mortal Instruments so Wednesdays is always a great Netflix day for me.

I feel like I'm finding my feet again with this blogging lark, and writing things in retrospect really take me back to the place I was when I started my blog over three years ago. Time has flown, my blog has developed and changed, just as me as a person. Layouts and personal style have reflected this, but I think I'm finally happy with all these aspects, and hopefully my blog will truly be able to reflect me.

I'm lucky that I've also met my match! Tinder finally came in handy for something haha. M is a very interesting character, we share a lot of passion... for passion I guess. We both wear our hearts on our sleeves and throw ourselves into everything wholeheartedly. I've always said since the beginning that it's either going to be the most amazing, passionate relationship ever, or guns blazing. So far it hasn't been the latter, and we're sure it will stay like that. He's a good egg, incredibly loving and very good at looking after me, what more could I ask for?

I've been doing really well at college, at least I think so anyway! I'm proud with all I've achieved in the short space of few months. Going from a novice with hairstyling to winning competitions and excelling in colouring is where I want to be. I've put all my heart and soul into this career path and I feel it's worth every second. I feel truly grateful and very humbled when a client is happy with their new look, it's such an empowering feeling.

Overall, ups and downs, but definitely more highs. I really am making a go of 2016 being my year, and hitting 30 with a bang.

So until next month's update, adieu xo

1 comment:

  1. What a handsome little devil your lad is growing to be!
    There's always ups and downs but glad you are feeling positive about the future! x