Day 49 – A pleasant change.

Sometimes you just have to take time out of your day and realise that you’ve got it good. Part of wanting to keep this record of my year was to remind myself to do exactly that. Appreciate the small things. Be grateful for what you have. Make the most of every single day. It’s not…

Day 46 – Time

Time is such a tricky thing; I’ve never got the right amount. I’m either impatiently waiting for time to tick on or gripping tightly to passing seconds. Battling this and balancing life is not something I’m particularly skilled with and something I would like to work on. I can’t say that I’m not sticking to…

Day 28 – How do you think?

I would love to say I’ve been incredibly happy recently but the truth is I’m struggling. Not because anything bad has happened. Not because things have gone wrong. I’m just fucking tired. Dog tired. Work has been manic. Parents evenings, weekend duties, mock exams, reports. The lot. Add in the fact I’ve not had a…

Day 21 – No more cakes and ale?

Ok, so I have always been a little on the chunky side. As a baby, my christening gown (worn by several generations of my family) was held together at the back with a safety pin. When I was younger, being the biggest one in the family/group/class really bugged me and as a result I have…

Day 17 – The little things

It really is the little things that make all the difference. Despite my initial (natural!) pessimism, I must admit I am feeling more positive this year. And oddly enough, reminding myself that I am supposed to be feeling positive seems to be the biggest factor. While driving to work, I’m choosing music that will put a…

Day 13 – The Colour of Happiness.

During the hours spent scrolling through my instagram account (my usual guilty pleasure), stalking accounts like @comedowntothewoods and @thisstyle_rocks I had major interior-design-envy. And while I am not brave enough for dark walls in my already dark lounge just yet, I can’t help but be jealous of their homes. But more importantly, I noticed that…

Day 8 – More to life.

There is more to life than money. This is something Mr M always tells me, and something that I am finally starting to believe. I have always been driven career-wise and have measured my success on the size of the salary I received. However, while visiting friends this weekend, I began to question just how…

Day 4 – Always look on the bright side of life.

I am not a naturally positive person. Pessimism comes far more naturally to me than any remote shred of optimism and I frequently suffer from bouts of anxiety or, as I describe them to Mr M, an intense feeling of “down”. I am the person who frets over the smallest problem, who is in tears…

Day 1 – Happy New Year?

So here we are – it is officially day one of my year of me. So, a quick update: Thanks to our general laziness and lack of organisation, New Year’s Eve for us consisted of watching some films on the sofa with a bottle of prosecco, essentially waiting for the clock to hit midnight so…

Ring-a-ding

So here we are: it is the prime engagement-announcement time of year and normally this doesn’t warrant more than the raising of an eyebrow from me. However, this year has been different. Not because I wasn’t happy for the various couples in question (completely the opposite – I love them all and I cannot wait…

Away with the fairies…

As I continue my countdown to the new year, I keep thinking about what I wish I had done differently this year. One thing that always comes up is: travelling. In 2018, I will travel. I have long been jealous of people who seem to jet-off at the drop of the hat and visit the…

I couldn’t help but wonder…

So I am a massive Sex and the City fan. I can happily quote from any episode and I know the first film by heart (the less said about the second film the better I think…). As a student, I used to love binge watching episodes and could easily see myself as one of the…