I seem to have been neglecting you all for a while and I am sorry for that! My brain has been going into over drive recently with lots of things whizzing around that I am trying to make sense of! I won’t bore you with the details, actually I think I will!
As you have probably guessed I LOVE to do my nails and whilst I was hunting round various Sephora stores in Rome, I thought to myself “oooh I want to get a home gel kit” which then turned into “oooh maybe I go back to college and learn how to do nails and maybe do it as a side business”. I have researched various different course and companies and looked at all the start-up costs, but realistically I would be spending out approx £1000 until I have either fully trained myself up and got all my equipment and then is it really worth it? Would I get the business? Would I still love doing nails if I did it up to 10 times a week? At the moment, it’s a no; I have managed to talk myself out of it. It’s still very much in the back of mind and maybe something that I do look at in the new year – I think I need to stop being so negative about it and just actually do something for me once in a while!
I have closed a door in my life that I was keeping ajar as a “just in case”, that clearly wasn’t worth leaving open. The only thing about that is that I am going to have to amend my bucket list – what with I’m not sure – but I will keep you updated!
I have also been looking into my finances and trying to make sure that I can actually start saving for a mortgage, I started doing really well, then I brought Little Dot and went on holiday, but I have started again and I have been looking into fixed savings accounts where I can’t touch the money for 2 years. I am pretty jam packed for the next couple of weekends so on my next free Saturday I am going to go into all the banks and see what they can offer me so I can start properly getting my finances in order!
I have been thinking about my bucket list and some of the things I have left, mainly learning Yoga or Pilates/reach size 12/run the race for life. As I broke my foot I haven’t been to the gym for some time and I was planning to go back this week but I recently got an email from my gym to say they were closing the gym for 10 days due to an upgrade! So I am going back 1st September and I am going to GO FOR IT. We have 8 months till Vegas, so 8 months to lost about 1/1.5 stone and tone up. I can do it!
Phew that felt good to get things off my chest!
Really sorry that I haven’t been around much over the last week or so. We have been house/dog sitting for my boss and it was far more exciting to play with Chester than to blog! ha ha!
So, how have you all been? I have been reading a book about bucket lists called The Wish List, I read it in 2 days! It was fantastic, could not put it down. It made me realise that I need to think about the smaller items on my list! So, whilst I was at Birdworld this weekend, they had a mini farm and I was thinking that I need to find out as to where I can milk a cow! So I am going to do some research to local farms and see what is about!
Matt has his return to work meeting tomorrow and we will hopefully find out when he will be able to take some annual leave when he returns so we can hopefully book a holiday! I have this niggling feeling that the dates he can take will be dates I cant. I have been thinking that if that is the case, I might take a roadtrip (No. 13) to Plymouth to see one of my oldest friends for a couple of days, or I might look into going to Boston by myself for 3nights so next year me and my cousin can just go to NYC in the fall! I have things to plan and think about so its not too bad I guess!
I have worked out that there is approx. 21 weigh in’s left until Christmas! So I am aiming for at least 1lb a week, that is at least a stone and half by then, which I will happy with but would prefer to hit target by Christmas! I need to start taking Slimming World more seriously and stick to the plan!
Well it is August and that means it is my Birthday Month!! Wahoo!!! I will be 25 on 30th August, I have left all the celebration planning to Matt. I have told him the people that I would really like to be there and left him to sort the rest. I am slightly nervous as to what he has planned, but I am sure it will be ok! I have 5 years left to finish my list, plenty of time, I have 27 left to do! Mental note – really need to start going back to Yoga!!!
Well ok, its 10.30pm and I really need to get some sleep! I will update you tomorrow night as to what has happened and if me and the fella will be going away!
I am just back from my first Yoga class today. I don’t think I have ever done anything so relaxing in my life! It wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be & I am going to keep going and hopefully become a yoga guru! I’m going to do a bit of research to find out some more about the history of yoga and where all the positions come from, as some are pretty weird!
I am glad I have found something that is relaxing and I can use the breathing methods. I have previous suffered from anxiousness and panic attacks, for anyone that has them knows how scary they can be. I often have to either take 5 minutes out to get away from the situation, but I’m hoping that yoga will help with my breathing and keep me calm.
I went to see an old friend last night who has just announced that she is pregnant, which I am sooo pleased about. So many of my friends that I was at school with are either moving out, getting married or having babies. Sometimes I feel like I’m a few years behind, but every time I look at my list I think ‘look at everything I am going to achieve’. When its my turn for all that stuff to happen I can look back and know that I didn’t rush into anything!
I recently thought I might be able to cross off 1 item off the list, but it turns out it isn’t meant to be right now! So, I am going to keep up with the yoga & when I have joined a class (and not the beginners one) I will cross it off the list!
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I have just come back from the best shopping day! I spent a tonne of money but I had a fantastic time! I saw soooo many people with Louis Vuitton bags which made me MEGA jealous, but I have faith that I will get mine!
I have my first Yoga class on Thursday, I am soooo nervous! What if I’m not good at it?! What if I can’t get to grips with it?! I guess then I will try Pilates! One has got to to work!
I haven’t started my sunflowers yet, but I think I will plant them over the weekend!