February Review.


I’ve never done one of these posts before, but as I set goals for the month, I thought it would be good to write up my achievements and things I need to work on. Searching for work meant that I needed to keep myself busy and not fall into a pit of despair. Which I managed to do – just about! Luckily, last week I was offered a part time marketing and social media job which will be fantastic as it’s very flexible and that means I can work some days at home which is perfect with Hendricks!

At the beginning of this month I knew it was important to set myself targets as being off work means you can fall into a trap of feeling depressed and lonely because you haven’t got anything going on in your life and you end up just sitting around waiting for your partner to come home.

I think sometimes you can overreach or be too optimistic about what you can get done. And that was the case for me. Obviously not having a job caused a lot of financial strain and made me feel extremely anxious. And it made me feel tired so it was difficult to focus at times. I think this month I will only be setting myself maybe three or four targets.

The ones I definitely didn’t do last month were; practising mindfulness – I don’t know why. I just never felt in a good place to do it and think of positive things about my life. When you don’t have a job, it’s demoralising and you worry so much about what people think of you and how on earth you’re going to pay rent, pay for food, still have a social life. But now we have Hendricks and I have a job, I feel a lot more positive about myself. I also didn’t complete my goal of getting two or three freelance commissions. But it wasn’t through not trying. I just didn’t get lucky – which was very disheartening and it was difficult to keep applying for things and trying.

On to a more positive note though. I did keep going to the gym and changed my diet slightly which meant I lost 8 pounds. I was really happy with that and I could really feel the difference in my clothes, I’m looking forward to going clothes shopping when I’ve (hopefully) lost a bit more weight as all my jeans are too baggy now. Which I couldn’t see happening at the beginning of the year.

If you have been following me for a while, you will know that I am slightly obsessed with Hendricks. He’s the best thing ever! He’s so well behaved and is such a content little puppy. He’s very sociable and everyone has fallen in love with him. Having a puppy is the best thing ever as he’s so loving and seeing his little face light up when you go into a room truly melts your heart! It’s almost impossible to be sad when you get to have dog cuddles all the time!

Cockapoo puppy.
My gorgeous boy, Hendricks.

I have carried on reading plenty and have more in store for March. I am so excited to get paid – one of the first things I’m going to do is to stock up on some books. My amazon basket is getting full with ones I want to read next.

My instagram has grown immensely but that was with me working on it constantly and putting a lot of effort in with it. I’m really hoping by the end of March I will be over 1000 followers. That will feel like a huge milestone if I meet that. The community of Twitter is amazing and I’m very grateful for it as my stats have improved so much. I’ve had better views on my blog too so I know I want to keep increasing that over the next month.

I’m not going to give myself too much to do next month as I start my job properly tomorrow and just need to adjust a bit to life with Hendricks and learning a new role.

Tom is always there for me and keeps me going, looking at the positives.

Thanks for reading!

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Good luck with the new job. Hendricks is so cute. I know what you mean about mindfulness – it’s difficult if you’re not in a good place to start with.


  2. Jovi says:

    Great read! And good luck to you. I need to set some monthly goals for myself as well. #goals πŸ™‚


    1. Thank you ☺️ xx


  3. Jo says:

    Hey, Hendricks is adorable πŸ’• I love puppies they do really help cheer us up. I know what you mean about not having a job it’s horrible and the constant worrying about money all the time is awful.I’m currently searching for a job now my son is at school and I can’t wait to start earning my own money again. Good luck I’m sure you will be amazing. β™₯


    1. Aww Thank you! I hate starting somewhere new so the anticipation and nerves are already setting in πŸ™ˆ x


  4. Amber says:

    Congrats on your new job and on not going insane without one!P.s. Your dog is SO cute! My heart. (I need to learn too cool it with ! in comments…)Amber x | https://unequivocallyamber.wordpress.com/


  5. Jess says:

    Well done on all the positive things you’ve achieved this month! I definitely agree sometimes if we set goals that are unachievable it can make you feel terrible when you don’t reach them! Smaller goals are the way forward :)Jess xxx


  6. Great post, good luck with your monthly goals, and I hope you love the books you purchase!Also your pup is so cute!Lainy x https://bookishbitsblogblog.wordpress.com


  7. beereaderbooks says:

    So lovely to meet Hendricks (great name!) and you! I’ve been doing mindfulness a few months now and it’s having a very positive impact every day, I use the Calm app now and it’s a little bit of self care every day.


    1. That’s a great app! I used to use it at bedtime a lot. X


      1. beereaderbooks says:

        Yes! One of my all-time favourite books is on there (The Velveteen Rabbit) so I love that they have that feature


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