My life is changing and I’m going to keep you updated- Chapter 18 recap and Chapter 19 aims :)

My life is changing and I’m going to keep you updated- Chapter 18 recap and Chapter 19 aims :)

On the 9th of July 2020 I uploaded my Month 1 aims for my Changing my life series and now I’ve just finished Chapter 18 of my Changing My Life series and am very excited to get started on my Chapter 19 aims πŸ™‚

Favourite quote of the month: If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it!

This month has been pretty busy but also lots of fun with lots of amazing plans with family and friends although I did end up in the hospital for 5 days which was definitely not fun or in the plan!! I’m doing much better now but still on the mend so taking it slowly and day by day πŸ™‚

  • Spend lots of time with family and friends πŸ™‚ At the end of last month I went to the theatre to see Moulin Rouge with my Mum and her friend which was so much fun πŸ™‚ I had never seen the movie but it is definitely now in my to be watched list! I also met with one of my friends Dorothy and we went out for cocktails and tacos which was such a lot of fun πŸ™‚ We meet up every few weeks to every few months depending on how busy we both are but its always nice to see her πŸ™‚ I also did a day trip to Oxford to go and see my friend Anna with my friend Hannah which was such a lot of fun and we had such a lovely day πŸ™‚
  • Spend lots of time with Maya and continue to work on her training πŸ™‚ I have spent a lot of time with Maya over the last week and a bit due to not being well but we also earlier in the month took her to the beach at Selsey for probably the last time this year which was so much fun πŸ™‚ We ended up leaving to go to the beach at 11pm on the day I got back from the beach which was so funny πŸ™‚
  • Continue to cook twice a week- I was doing so well with my cooking journey however since being ill I haven’t really been cooking very much in the last two weeks however probably after this week I will start getting back into it πŸ™‚ Before that I had cooked a chilli paneer which was super delicious, a harissa chicken naan, teryiaki chicken, thai style pork bowl and naanizas and pasta πŸ™‚
  • Organise my room a bit more- I have a lot more bits that I want to do with regards to tidying my bedroom however I have managed to sell a few of my depop items and one of my vinted items which was pretty cool, I also sorted through my TBR reading cart and have ordered some Halloween decor ready for October!!
  • Celebrate Jamies birthday- The day of my brothers birthday was actually the day that I got ill however they have since managed to pop round for a BBQ so we could give him his presents and also eat some cake (because who doesn’t want cake for their birthday!)
  • Continue on my reading journey :)- I have managed to do a bit of reading in the last month including: Where the Crawdads Sing, Before the Coffee Gets cold, Finding Cinderella and Little Fires Everywhere πŸ™‚ I have also done a major book haul in the last month which I have written a post about which can be found here.

The last month has been such a roller-coaster but I’m super excited for next month as I have lots of nice things planned including a little trip abroad and lots of other bits πŸ™‚

  • Cook twice a week
  • Spend a week in Bruges and Brussels with Hannah πŸ™‚
  • See a West End Show
  • Continue on my reading journey πŸ™‚
  • Tidy my bedroom and sort through my stuff
  • Spend time with Maya and continue on with her training
  • Decorate for Halloween!

Let me know in the comments if you have any ideas what I can use for my aims for my next chapter πŸ™‚

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My life is changing and I’m going to keep you updated- Chapter 17 recap and Chapter 18 aims :)

My life is changing and I’m going to keep you updated- Chapter 17 recap and Chapter 18 aims :)

On the 9th of July 2020 I uploaded my Month 1 aims for my Changing my life series and now I’ve just finished Chapter 17 of my Changing My Life series and am very excited to get started on my Chapter 18 aims πŸ™‚

Favourite quote of the month: The past is a nice place to visit but certainly not a good place to stay.

It has been a really fun few months with trips to the theatre, trips to the beach, concerts and my 25th birthday!!!!! It has been a bit of a whirlwind few months but I’m very excited to be getting back into a routine πŸ™‚

  • Cook twice a week: I absolutely love cooking now and I definitely think I have perfected a few dishes so I’m more than happy with cooking twice a week πŸ™‚ I actually usually end up cooking three times a week as we get the three meal three person box πŸ™‚ Some of my favourite dishes include: Bombay style Lamb curry, Chorizo Naaniza, Coconut Chicken Curry, Halloumi Rigatoni πŸ™‚
  • Take Maya to Selsey for the weekend- We actually ended up taking Maya to Selsey three times in the last few months and its been so much fun πŸ™‚ We took her there for the Jubilee bank holiday which was a really nice long weekend and then took her for two more weekends in July for my and my mums birthday πŸ™‚ Maya absolutely loves the beach and having a swim, we have some lovely take-aways and also I have read a few different books πŸ™‚
  • Spend time with friends and family- Since the last post I have done some lovely things with both friends and family including: going to Little Venice for lunch with my friend Dorothy, going to a few different concerts including Little Mix, Olivia Rodrigo and Ed Sheeran, I’ve been to see a few shows, went out for the day with my two best friends Hannah and Anna and celebrated Vet Nurse Awareness month at work πŸ™‚
  • GYST- Over the past few months since writing the last post of the series I have been attempting to GYST with varying degrees of success. I have managed to repot a LOAD of my tomato plants, I also watered and repotted some of my houseplants as well 😊 I did a bit of organising in my bedroom as well which was really fun ❀️
  • Write a letter to my 30 year old self- Earlier this month I replied to a letter that I wrote to my 25 year old self when I was 22 and it was so much fun so I thought that I would write a letter to my 30 year old self with some goals that I would love to achieve and also notes about where I am in life at the moment πŸ™‚

I have really enjoyed the past few months trying to become a bit more organised and also celebrating my birthday and spending time with Maya at the beach πŸ™‚ I have a few different goals for my next chapter so lets get started:

  • Spend lots of time with family and friends
  • Spend lots of time with Maya and continue to work on her training
  • Continue to cook twice a week
  • Organise my room a bit more
  • Celebrate Jamies birthday
  • Continue on my reading journey πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments if you have any goals for my next chapter or if you have thought about doing something similar to this πŸ™‚

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My life is changing and I’m going to keep you updated- Chapter 16 recap and Chapter 17 aims :)

On the 9th of July 2020 I uploaded my Month 1 aims for my Changing my life series and now I’ve just finished Chapter 16 of my Changing My Life series and am very excited to get started on my Chapter 17 aims πŸ™‚

Favourite quote of the month: Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today

It has been a really fun few months including a trip away to the Spa and a weekend away to Edinburgh which was so so lovely πŸ™‚ I absolutely love going away for weekends and definitely want to do it more often πŸ™‚ I would love to get further with my goals and really work on myself in the following months πŸ™‚

Cook twice a week :)- This has been one of my most consistent goals that I have been able to work on and finesse since starting this challenge and I have been doing quite a bit of cooking. Some of my favourite dinners that I have cooked is chicken gnocchi, butter chicken, beef keema naans, noodles and finally lots of other bits as well πŸ™‚


Update my CV and Linkedin- I still have not done this yet which is absolutely ridiculous and will be one of my main goals in the next chapter!
Watch work videos and dog training videos- I have kept up with my two main dog training videos and have also started watching work videos again which I am going to try and keep up with in the following months.


Go to Edinburgh- I had an absolutely AMAZING time in Edinburgh with my Mum at the start of March πŸ™‚ We spent 4 days there and did a lot of sightseeing, ate some amazing food, had drinks and just had a generally lovely time πŸ™‚ I think some of my favourite moments were climbing up to Arthurs Seat, exploring Edinburgh castle and Holyrood house πŸ™‚


Spa day- One of my brothers usually gets my Mum and I a spa day voucher for Christmas and this year was no different πŸ™‚ This year my brother got us a voucher for Greenwood hotel and spa and it was so lovely πŸ™‚ I ended up reading the second Bridgeton book whilst floating around in the pool, we had some lovely food and just chilled πŸ™‚


Continue to sort out my Bedroom and organise my life- maybe do a bit of a spring clean: I have done a little bit of a GYST this chapter however probably not as much as I would like to because I have just been really busy with life and other things. I have started growing some tomatoes which is really fun πŸ™‚ I ended up going to a cousins wedding during the easter bank holiday weekend, I have been to see lots of musicals including Tina and Jersey boys πŸ™‚ I have also been to a few concerts and went on a work night out πŸ™‚

This chapter has been a bit all over the place and I’m excited to see what else is to come πŸ™‚ I think my next chapter will lead up to my 25th BIRTHDAY!!! I cannot believe that I am going to be a quarter of the century on the 4th of July!! I have a few goals which I am hoping to achieve by then which I will list below πŸ™‚

  • Cook twice a week
  • Take Maya to Selsey for the weekend
  • Write a letter to my 30 year old self
  • Spend time with friends and family πŸ™‚
  • Update my CV and Linkedin
  • GYST

Let me know in the comments if you have any ideas of what goals I should choose for next time πŸ™‚

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My life is changing and I’m going to keep you updated- Chapter 15 recap and Chapter 16 aims :)

My life is changing and I’m going to keep you updated- Chapter 15 recap and Chapter 16 aims :)

On the 9th of July 2020 I uploaded my Month 1 aims for my Changing my life series and now I’ve just finished Chapter 15 of my Changing My Life series and am very excited to get started on my Chapter 16 aims πŸ™‚ Chapter 15 has been focused on trying to work on my New Years resolutions.

Favourite quote of the month: She rescues him right back from Pretty Woman

February has been a really fun month with lots of exciting things that I have done including lots of good food, organising stuff which has been on my to-do list for ages, saw a couple of shows and celebrated Mayas third birthday!! I can’t believe we’ve had her for almost 3 years now!!

  • Cook at least twice a week- During one of the lockdowns we started to get Hello fresh which is a delivery service that drops off boxes of ingredients and a recipe for you to follow which we have been absolutely loving so I have been cooking for my family pretty consistently 2-3 times a week for a while πŸ™‚ Some of our favourite recipies this month include: Harissa chicken, Halloumi tacos, lots of tomato pastas, quick chilli, beef tostadas
  • Spend time with family and celebrate Mayas birthday: As mentioned in my favourite post we decided to go to Brighton on Mayas birthday which was such a lovely day ☺️ she got utterly spoilt with new toys as well!
  • Spend time with friends and see a show: My Mum and I actually went to see two different shows this month which were The Drifters Girl and Pretty Woman The Musical both of which were really fun! I have also this month seen my friend Hannah to go to a Van Gogh exhibit and also saw my friend Dorothy for dinner at a place called Eataly ☺️
  • Sort out my Charity shop/Depop pile: I actually did this relatively early in the month and have taken the bags of stuff to the charity and uploaded everything else to Depop and have even sold my first item!
  • Dye my hair- I actually dyed my hair on the 26th of February and I absolutely love it!! I have had red hair before and as most of you will already know am usually a blonde so this time I thought I would combine the best of both worlds and blend the two ☺️
  • Update my CV and Linkedin- I still haven’t done this which is a bit ridiculous so I will make sure to add it to my list for next month!!
  • Watch 3 work videos a week and also dog training videos- I have been really lax at watching YT videos this month as I have been really busy doing other bits but I will also try and get on this next month πŸ™‚

Last month was full of ups and downs as I did relatively well on some of my goals but on some I really slacked so it would be nice if next month I could complete all of my goals πŸ™‚

  • Cook twice a week πŸ™‚
  • Update my CV and Linkedin
  • Watch work videos and dog training videos
  • Go to Edinburgh
  • Spa day!
  • Continue to sort out my Bedroom and organise my life- maybe do a bit of a spring clean?

Let me know in the comments if you have any ideas for goals for the rest of the year πŸ™‚

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My life is changing and I’m going to keep you updated- Chapter 14 recap and Chapter 15 aims :)

My life is changing and I’m going to keep you updated- Chapter 14 recap and Chapter 15 aims :)

On the 9th of July 2020 I uploaded my Month 1 aims for my Changing my life series and now I’ve just finished Chapter 14 of my Changing My Life series and am very excited to get started on my Chapter 15 aims πŸ™‚ Chapter 14 has been focused on getting back into the swing of life after Christmas and New Year πŸ™‚

Favourite quote of the month: It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live

Restrictions in the UK have been lifted for a while now which has been so nice πŸ™‚ I have seen a few friends since my last post, celebrated Christmas and New Years and have also been doing lots of organising e.g. sorting out my room, writing New Years resolutions, packing away Christmas presents and decor and also cooking lots of new dishes πŸ™‚

  • Cook new things and bake :)- I have been cooking lots since the last post due to the fact that we get Hello Fresh delivered every week so have been cooking around 3 times a week which is so much fun πŸ™‚ Some of my favourite dishes that I have made include: Harissa Chicken and Roasted Cauliflower, Chicken fried rice, Cajun Chicken Pasta, Thai Style Pork Bowl, Chorizo and Mozzarella Gnocchi, Harissa Chicken Naans, Butter Chicken Masala, BBQ Beef Rigatoni. I also baked some Gingerbread as a Christmas treat πŸ™‚
  • Complete my Christmas Bucket List: I actually did manage to complete my Christmas bucket list which was a lot of fun πŸ™‚ I had lots of different Christmassy things on that list which really got me into the Christmas spirit πŸ™‚
  • Spend time with friends and family- I spent some time with a few friends this month and last including going to Lifesize Monopoly with my two best friends and also going to flight club with friends πŸ™‚ I spent quite a bit of time with family over the Christmas period as well which was lovely as we didn’t get the chance to do that last year due to Covid restrictions πŸ™‚
  • Start making a financial plan: I have a few plans for this year with regards to finances and I have done a few different bits to help me along the way but obviously for security reasons I’m not going to talk too much about this πŸ™‚
  • Pack away all of my Christmas decorations and Christmas presents: I actually spent the day on the 2nd of January packing away all of my Christmas decor which took me a very long time
  • Start a New Years workout plan: I have been climbing a few times with my brother and its been a lot of fun πŸ™‚ I have also been back at work since the New Year which always involves lots of walking and movement πŸ™‚ I usually do around 15,000 steps a day at work but some days its slightly more or slightly less but I would like to add more workout ideas during the rest of the year.
  • Get back into the flow at work after Christmas: I have been back at work since the 4th of January and have definitely started to get back into the swing of things πŸ™‚ I would love to watch a few more work videos next month and also carry on learning different things πŸ™‚
  • Update my CV and Linkedin: I updated my Linkedin before Christmas but have yet to actually update my CV so thats something that I will add to my list of aims for next month πŸ™‚

I have had such a lot of fun these last few months working through my goals of starting to sort my life out through the start of the New Year and am hoping that by the end of this year my life will be slightly different and hopefully I will be moving in an upwards trajectory πŸ™‚

  • Cook at least twice a week
  • Spend time with family and celebrate Mayas birthday
  • Spend time with friends and see a show
  • Update my CV and Linkedin
  • Sort out my Charity shop/Depop pile
  • Watch 3 work videos a week and also dog training videos
  • Dye my hair

Let me know in the comments if you have any ideas for goals for the rest of the year πŸ™‚

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Blogmas Day 4: My life is changing and I’m going to keep you updated- Chapter 13 recap and Chapter 14 aims :)

On the 9th of July 2020 I uploaded my Month 1 aims for my Changing my life series and now I’ve just finished Chapter 13 of my Changing My Life series and am very excited to get started on my Chapter 14 aims πŸ™‚ Chapter 13 has been really focused on getting back on track since going back to work and celebrating Halloween πŸ™‚

Favourite quote of the month: Life is tough but darling so are you πŸ™‚

This month restrictions in the UK have been lifted for a while now which has been so nice πŸ™‚ I have seen a few friends since my last post, had an amazing Halloween and have also been doing lots of organising e.g. sorting out my room, updating important documents, updating my blog and generally getting ready for Christmas πŸ™‚

  • Complete my Halloween Bucket List- This was one of the first goals that I managed to complete and it was so much fun πŸ™‚ I baked cookies, carved a pumpkin and had lots of spooky fun πŸ™‚ Over the actual Halloween weekend I spent the time with my friend Birunda πŸ™‚
  • Start writing Blogmas posts- I started writing my Blogmas posts at the start of November so that I would have some extra time to write as I am working now but I had the first week of November off from work due to my parents being away on holiday so that I could spend the time with Maya at home πŸ™‚
  • Sort my Bedroom out :)- I have been working my way through my bedroom for a while now as it has been in need of a major sort out for AGES! I started by going through all of my DVDs and CDs πŸ™‚ I then sorted my bookshelf and ordered myself a book-cart which I am slightly obsessed with πŸ™‚ I also did a sort-out of my make-up and clothes as well πŸ™‚
  • Cook as much as possible and do a little bit of baking :)- My family has been doing Hello Fresh boxes for a while now which has been so much fun and also means I have been cooking twice a week for a few months πŸ™‚ We stopped the Hello fresh boxes whilst my parents were away but we have gotten quite a few boxes since the last one of these posts πŸ™‚ I have also done a little bit of baking since then as well πŸ™‚
  • Update my CV and Linkedin- I actually unfortunately didn’t get round to completing updating my CV and Linkedin so that is an aim that will have to be moved to the next chapter πŸ™‚
  • Spend as much time as possible with friends and family :)- One of my friends in the month of October headed off to Canada so I spent quite a bit of time with her before she went- I have also skyped her quite a few times while she’s been away πŸ™‚ I have also hung out with some of my other friends over the last month and a half as well- I saw my friend Birunda quite a few times, spent some time with Hannah, saw my university friends Ria and Ellie πŸ™‚
  • Try and complete my work objectives and watch work videos- I have done quite a bit of work towards my work objectives and have watched a few work videos 😊

I have had such a lot of fun these last few months working through my goals of going back to work and sorting my life out and am so ready to continue on this trajectory and get more goals done over the next 2 months as these goals are going to take me into the New Year πŸ™‚

  • Cook new things and bake
  • Complete my Christmas bucket list πŸ™‚
  • Spend time with family and friends
  • Start making a financial plan
  • Pack away all of my Christmas decorations and Christmas presents
  • Start a New Years work-out plan πŸ™‚
  • Get back into the flow at work after Christmas and watch work videos πŸ™‚
  • Update my CV and Linkedin

Let me know in the comments if you have any ideas for goals for the rest of the year πŸ™‚

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My life is changing and I’m going to keep you updated: Chapter 12 recap and Chapter 13 aims :)

My life is changing and I’m going to keep you updated: Chapter 12 recap and Chapter 13 aims :)

On the 9th of July 2020 I uploaded my Month 1 aims for my Changing my life series and now I’ve just finished Chapter 12 of my Changing My Life series and am very excited to get started on my Chapter 13 aims πŸ™‚ Chapter 12 has mainly involved getting back into work because I have been off for so long!! Its been so amazing getting back to work and being around the animals again and am definitely learning a lot πŸ™‚

Favourite quote of the month: You only live once but if you do it right once is enough πŸ™‚

The lockdown in the UK has completely eased now with everything opening up to full capacity so the last few months have included lots and lots of lovely things πŸ™‚ I have been to the theatre, to the beach for a few days, to the spa, to a concert and lots of other lovely, amazing things with friends and family ❀ I have also been working full time again for about 3 and a half months which has been really cool!!

I am actually not going to go through my goals that I wrote for the last chapter because it has been so long that a lot of them are no longer relevant and I feel like a bit of a reset is needed so I’m just going to write out some bits that I want to do before December so I am going to give myself a month and a half to get all of this stuff done πŸ™‚

  • Cook as much as possible and do a little bit of baking
  • Sort my bedroom out
  • Update my CV and Linkedin
  • Complete my Halloween Bucket List
  • Start writing Blogmas posts
  • Spend as much time as possible with friends and family πŸ™‚
  • Try and complete my work objectives and watch work videos

Let me know in the comments if you can think of anything else I should add to my list πŸ™‚

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My life is changing and I’m going to keep you updated: Chapter 11 recap and Chapter 12 aims :)

My life is changing and I’m going to keep you updated: Chapter 11 recap and Chapter 12 aims :)

On the 9th of July 2020 I uploaded my Month 1 aims for my Changing my life series and now I’ve just finished Chapter 11 of my Changing My Life series and am very excited to get started on my Chapter 12 aims πŸ™‚ Chapter 11 has been really focused on seeing friends and also going back to work full time for the first time since the end of March 2020!

Favourite quote of the month: You are the artist of your own life, don’t give the paintbrush to somebody else πŸ™‚

This month restrictions in the UK have started to lift even more with cinemas re-opening and also we are now allowed to have people inside our houses which has been amazing because the weather hasn’t been the best throughout the month of June either unfortunately 😦 I have seen a few of my friends this month which has been lovely although the main thing that has been taking up my time this month is the fact that I have gone back to work full time πŸ™‚ I have been trying to also complete my goals however I have been very busy but its been so cool πŸ™‚

  • Cook 1 new thing per week- The first thing I cooked this month was a Thai Yellow Meatball curry which was absolutely delicious! I love Thai curries but have never cooked one before so that was really cool and then the second one was a Beef Rogan josh which was pretty good but definitely not my favourite curry that I have made so far πŸ™‚ The next week I made some Sweet Chilli beef and then finally a Halloumi and Sweet Potato curry which was so tasty! I have made a curry every week this month I think so this week I made a Keema Style Beef and then a Chicken Thigh Chow Mein πŸ™‚ Finally in the last week of the month I made an oven baked Sweetcorn and Chorizo risotto, a chicken and plum stir fry and finally a chicken fried rice πŸ™‚
  • Continue working out regularly and re-start my yoga journey- I did do some yoga this month however I wasn’t able to be that productive in that respect so I want to try and make sure to try and pick it up even more next month πŸ™‚ I did do some workouts this month as well- I went for a run at the start of the month, did a few IFIT workouts and at the end of the month I went climbing twice with my brother which was so so much fun! πŸ™‚
  • Continue sorting out my bedroom, go through my make-up and GYSTing- One of the main things that I did with regards to sorting out my bedroom this month was I organised my bookshelves and moved some things around to give myself more space for my books πŸ™‚ I moved my theatre programmes from my book bookshelf over to my DVD bookshelf meaning that I had another shelf on my book bookshelf for all of the new books I have been buying recently πŸ™‚ I then went through my make-up and tried to get rid of anything that I knew I would no longer use or that has been in my collection for a long time so would be out of date πŸ™‚
  • See my friends, Skype Hannah and Anna and celebrate fathers day- Due to the fact that I went back to work this month I didn’t get to see my friends as much as I wanted to however I did manage to see a few of my friends which was amazing πŸ™‚ I skyped my two friends Hannah and Anna early in the month and we organised a trip to Windsor for the first weekend in August which I’m so excited for as I haven’t seen my friend Anna since January 2020 πŸ™‚ I also went out for lunch with my friend Barghavi, for an afternoon tea with my Mum and went for dinner with my friend Dorothy πŸ™‚ For Fathers Day we had a family meal which was so so nice- we ordered a take-away and just chilled at home πŸ™‚ I also have been looking after my Tomato plants who are getting really big and also got my first Covid 19 vaccination!! πŸ™‚
  • Complete the Cyprus chapter of my Nans travel diary :)- I actually haven’t had a chance to work on the Travel diaries this month as I have been so so busy with work.
  • Go back to work and get back into my work flow, continue watching work and training videos and take Maya to puppy class :)- I did in fact watch quite a few work and training videos this month which were all very interesting πŸ™‚ Mayas puppy class has now moved back into the hall which is really cool as it is now not weather dependent and she has been doing really well πŸ™‚ I also did some agility stuff with her in the garden which was so much fun and I have seen my Aunts puppies a few times this month as well πŸ™‚ I went back to work on the 11th of June and it has been so nice being back and using my skills again πŸ™‚
  • Reach 1700 followers on my blog and watch some photography videos- Although I didn’t reach 1700 followers on my blog this month I did reach 1674 which is just amazing!!! I’m so grateful to every single person who follows me on here and I can’t thank you all enough ❀ ❀ ❀

I have had such a lot of fun these last few months working through my goals and sorting my life out and am so ready to continue on this trajectory and get more goals done next month πŸ™‚

  • Cook 1 new thing per week
  • Continue working out regularly and re-start my yoga journey
  • Continue sorting out my bedroom, put away all of my birthday presents and cards
  • Celebrate mine and my mums birthday and see my friends πŸ™‚
  • Continue getting back into the flow at work, watching training and work videos and spending time with MyMy
  • Reach 1700 followers on my blog and try and watch a photography video πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments if you have any ideas for goals for the next chapter πŸ™‚

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My life is changing and I’m going to keep you updated: Chapter 10 recap and Chapter 11 aims :)

My life is changing and I’m going to keep you updated: Chapter 10 recap and Chapter 11 aims :)

On the 9th of July 2020 I uploaded my Month 1 aims for my Changing my life series and now I’ve just finished Chapter 10 of my Changing My Life series and am very excited to get started on my Chapter 11 aims πŸ™‚ Chapter 10 has been really focused on seeing friends in a Covid friendly way and GYSTING and organising my space and also quite a bit of photography πŸ™‚

Favourite quote of the month: Live a life that would make you jealous πŸ™‚

This month restrictions in the UK have started to lift even more with restaurants re-opening inside which has been amazing because the weather hasn’t been the best throughout the month of May unfortunately 😦 Restaurants being open inside has meant that I have been able to meet up with a few friends that I haven’t seen in over a year in a Covid safe way which has been lovely and have also been able to carry on with some of the creative ways I have been interacting with friends and family who I can’t see in person for example- book clubs with one of my friends, and doing Yoga classes and then chatting about them with my brother πŸ™‚ Next month I will be going back to work after a year and a half off which is amazing and I’m very excited about that πŸ™‚

  • Cook 1 new thing per week and also bake something new this month :)- I have actually managed to do this and more this month which has been so so much fun πŸ™‚ I baked some chocolate cookies early in the month using a cookie packet that I got from Barghavi for Christmas so I wanted to use it before it was out of date πŸ™‚ I used the penguin cookie cutter that came with the packet and they came out so so cute! The first thing I made from Hello Fresh was Thai Style Beef which was delish πŸ™‚ I also made a Chicken and spinach curry and chicken noodles that week πŸ™‚ The next week I made a Bacon and Butternut Squash risotto which was amazing and also a chicken curry which was so nice! The next week I made a pork ragu followed by a Chickpea curry which was my least favourite of the curries I made this month πŸ™‚ The Thursday of that week was my Dads birthday so I made Hoisin style Beef which was AMAZING!! SO GOOD! In the last week of May I made a Chicken and Plum stir fry and a Mexican style beef Pasta bake πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
  • Continue working out regularly and do Yoga 5 times a week :)- I have been slacking slightly on my workouts this month and on my Yoga- I have done four runs this month and been on the I-FIT 5 times throughout the month but I would have liked to run a bit more so I’m going to try and get back into running next month πŸ™‚ I started off the month strong doing yoga 5 times a week but slowly but surely it dwindled off because my brother has been busy and I am not attempting to do a challenge at the moment but I’m going to try and get back into it next month πŸ™‚
  • Continue sorting out my bedroom and GYSTING :)- The first thing I did GYSTing wise was take two of my outfits to the dry cleaners to be altered- the jumpsuit needed a zip put in at the back and the buttons at the front sewn up and the dungarees needed taking up because I am small πŸ˜› The next thing I did was sort out my bedroom wall as I wanted to put up three Displates that I ordered which I am so so happy with and also add my small displate to the HP section of that wall πŸ™‚ They look AMAZING and I love them πŸ™‚ I then updated my CD collection because I had a few new ones which needed homes so I had a bit of a sort out πŸ™‚ The final part of my sort out was to sort out my bathroom drawer as it was an absolute mess!
  • See my friends and also celebrate my Dad’s birthday :)- I have been to see lots of friends this month! The first lot of friends I saw were Chiara and Poon who were my flatmates in my third year of university πŸ™‚ I hadn’t seen them since early 2020 so it was so so nice to see them and catch up πŸ™‚ I went for an afternoon tea in a garden centre for lunch with my Mum which was so nice πŸ™‚ On the 16th of May I went out with my friends Ria and Ellie which was so much fun and we went for a Roast dinner πŸ™‚ On the 20th of May its my Dads birthday so we celebrated with some presents, got Maya dressed up and chilled and had dinner with my brothers the next day which was lovely to get the whole family back together πŸ™‚ On the 21st I went out with my friend Hannah to London and we went to the Sky Gardens and then for lunch at Elan Cafe which is gorg and then on the 29th Hannah and I went to the Selfie factory, Hampstead heath and then to a Rose Festival in Covent Garden πŸ™‚ The next day I met up with my friend Dorothy for lunch in Wembley which was so nice and then on the last day of May I went to Selsey which is a beach where my Nan has a caravan for the day πŸ™‚ Throughout May I also met up with my two friend Birunda and Barghavi and did various things with them as well πŸ™‚
  • Write up a chapter of my Nans travel diary πŸ™‚ – I managed to write about my Great Grandmas adventures in Cyprus in January 1972 which sounded absolutely incredible πŸ™‚ The few places I managed to write about included Kyrenia, Salamis, Trikoma, Lefkosa and Famagusta πŸ™‚
  • Complete 4 work webinars, continue watching work and training videos and take Maya to puppy class and teach her a new trick :)- I have been working with Maya on her training which has been so much fun- she has gone back to puppy class this month which she has really enjoyed and then we also have been working on her weave which is so cool πŸ™‚ She has had lots of other dogs round this month as well for playdates which has been so much fun πŸ™‚ I have also watched lots of webinars, work videos and training videos πŸ™‚
  • Reach 1650 followers, do a photoshoot and also watch some camera videos :)- I did actually reach 1650 followers a few weeks ago which is absolutely AMAZING and I’m so grateful to everyone who reads my posts and follows me ❀ I didn’t get around to watching any photography videos however I did manage to do two photoshoots with my friend Hannah πŸ™‚ We did one day of photoshoots in the Sky Gardens and around that area and then the week after we went to the Selfie Factory and then Hampstead heath πŸ™‚

I have had such a lot of fun these last few months working through my goals and sorting my life out and am so ready to continue on this trajectory and get more goals done next month πŸ™‚

  • Cook 1 new thing per week
  • Continue working out regularly and re-start my yoga journey
  • Continue sorting out my bedroom, go through my make-up and GYSTing
  • See my friends, Skype Hannah and Anna and celebrate fathers day
  • Complete the Cyprus chapter of my Nans travel diary πŸ™‚
  • Go back to work and get back into my work flow, continue watching work and training videos and take Maya to puppy class πŸ™‚
  • Reach 1700 followers on my blog and watch some photography videos

Let me know in the comments if you have any ideas for goals for next month πŸ™‚

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My life is changing and I’m going to keep you updated: Chapter 9 recap and Chapter 10 aims :)

On the 9th of July 2020 I uploaded my Month 1 aims for my Changing my life series and now I’ve just finished Chapter 9 of my Changing My Life series and am very excited to get started on my Chapter 10 aims πŸ™‚ Chapter 9 has been really focused on really carrying on my new workout routine, seeing friends in a Covid friendly way and GYSTING and organising my space πŸ™‚

Favourite quote of the month: You can’t go back and change the beginning but you can start where you are and change the ending.

This month restrictions in the UK have started to lift with non-essential shops re-opening and also restaurants re-opening outside which has meant that I have been able to meet up with a few friends in a Covid safe way which has been lovely and have also been able to carry on with some of the creative ways I have been interacting with friends and family who I can’t see in person for example Skypes, book clubs with one of my friends, and doing Yoga classes and then chatting about them with my brother πŸ™‚ Next month I will be meeting up with some more friends, cooking and carrying on with workouts xx

  • Cook something new once a week- I have definitely managed to do this and more which has been so great because we have still been getting the Hello Fresh meals which are so tasty and relatively easy recipes πŸ™‚ My first recipe was Sweet Chilli Chicken which was delish ❀ I then made Sausage Skewers with potato wedges (the potato wedges were so good) and Halloumi and vegetable pasta which was SOOO AMAZING!! I then made a Chilli and a Roasted butternut Squash curry which was so amazing and I think my favourite curry I’ve made so far πŸ™‚ The next week I made Halloumi tacos (can you tell I love Halloumi :P), Korma curry and Chipotle Spiced Chicken which was pretty spicy but still tasty πŸ™‚ Finally I made Chicken Thigh and Chorizo pasta, Chicken chow mein and Asian style sticky pork which was so good and the first time I have actually cooked pork πŸ™‚
  • Continue sorting out a different part of my bedroom every week and start gathering stuff for the charity shop and Depop: This month I have managed to have quite a few sort outs of my bedroom- I had a sort out of my important documents folder, organised my camera equipment, organised the bottom of my big wardrobe and also had an organise of my other wardrobe πŸ™‚ My final organisation was to organise my skincare drawer which I have been meaning to do for ages! I have a little pile of stuff that I am either going to take to the charity shop or am going to sell on Depop including clothes, make-up bags and a few other bits πŸ™‚
  • Go shopping at some point this month- I have actually been shopping quite a few times this month which has been so so nice πŸ™‚ My first shopping trip out was to Croydon shopping centre and then I have also been to Camden, Bromley and Brighton as well πŸ™‚ I actually posted a haul from my first two shopping trips out and also a book haul because I have been ordering and buying so many books recently!
  • See some of my friends in person and also have a skype session :)- I have managed to see quite a few of my friends this month which has been so so lovely πŸ™‚ I saw my friend Ellie at the start of the month for a drink in her garden which was so nice πŸ™‚ I then have also managed to see my friend Dorothy and we went out for lunch at Borough Market which was amazing πŸ™‚ I then met up with my friend Hannah for a photoshoot and finally have met up with my friends Birunda and Barghi throughout the month πŸ™‚ I went to Camden, box park and Richmond park with Barghi and have met up with Birunda at my house in the garden πŸ™‚ I also managed to Skype Hannah and Anna in the middle of the month as well πŸ™‚
  • Continue working out semi regularly and complete the Spring Yoga challenge on the Bad Yogi Studio :)- I actually managed to complete the Spring Yoga challenge on Bad Yogi Studio which was AMAZING I’m so happy I managed to do that πŸ™‚ I have also been for 7 runs this month which is pretty good and have even started running outside with Maya which has been really cool πŸ™‚ I have also done a few workouts on the I-FIT πŸ™‚
  • Continue working on my training knowledge and do a work webinar every week :)- I have been keeping up with my training and work videos online and Maya actually went back to puppy class with month which is really fun πŸ™‚ Her retrieve is coming on so well and I’m still keeping on top of her other tricks as well πŸ™‚ This month for webinars I have been working through the Victoria Stillwell academy free online courses- the first course I did was about being a good pet neighbour which was in three different parts and then I am currently half-way through the second online course on her website which is about building your dogs confidence πŸ™‚
  • Reach 1600 followers on my blog and do at least one photoshoot :)- I am absolutely blown away by the fact that I have actually managed to reach 1600 followers on this blog thank you so much for supporting me and following along with my content ❀ I also did actually manage to do a photoshoot with my friend Hannah in my garden and also at my local woods which was Taylor Swift themed which was pretty fun πŸ™‚

I have had such a lot of fun these last few months working through my goals and sorting my life out and am so ready to continue on this trajectory and get more goals done next month πŸ™‚

  • Cook 1 new thing per week and also bake something new this month πŸ™‚
  • Continue working out regularly and do Yoga 5 times a week πŸ™‚
  • Continue sorting out my bedroom and GYSTING πŸ™‚
  • See my friends and also celebrate my Dad’s birthday πŸ™‚
  • Write up a chapter of my Nans travel diary πŸ™‚
  • Complete 4 work webinars, continue watching work and training videos and take Maya to puppy class and teach her a new trick πŸ™‚
  • Reach 1650 followers, do a photoshoot and also watch some camera videos πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments what I should include in my June goals and also what you have been up to this month πŸ™‚

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