Hi everyone! What are you up to today? ❤ I’m going to review my Winter bucket list from behind a large mug of hot chocolate because I think I’m gonna need the Winter comfort to get me through this strange farewell stage! (Some “farewell stage” 🙄 I think Winter hired Storm Emma to allow the season to stay for longer and even though she’s gone it’s still FREEZING! 😂). I’m welcoming the spirit of Spring in regardless of whether or not it’s stuck in traffic so it’s time for one of these posts where I look back on my goals and share with you how they went! 😬 *Tentatively sips hot chocolate before realizing the cup is empty because I’ve been sipping it for the best part of an hour!* 😂 Here we go!
Complete 12 days of Xmas! 🎅
I did it! 😌 All of the posts can be found HERE! I’m so happy that this is how we celebrated my one year Blogiversary! 😄 Respect to all you bloggers that post every single day, I don’t know how you do it!? 🙌 (Respect to all bloggers full stop but I don’t know if I could do that again 😂). I’m already thinking of ways to celebrate my next Blogiversary. I know I shouldn’t be thinking that far into the future but seeing as even though I would like to host a blogging party it is off the cards because I wouldn’t be able to attend it due to not wanting or being allowed to stare at my phone screen through fear of a self-induced flare up 😂 I really have to think the next celebration through but hopefully it will be just as fun as 12 days of Xmas was!!
Post my Festive Fairy light box lyrics photos to Twitter everyday until Christmas! 📷
My past self would be massively surprised to hear that this went to plan and a picture of a light box with Christmas song lyrics went up everyday of December 2017! All of which can be found rounded up HERE! I Might have put myself off of using my light box for a while but it was worth it 😂
Complete my Christmas shopping
Looking back this was a weird goal to have as of course by now I’m going to say I completed it as the day is gone 😂 but there was a point when I didn’t think I would get it done as I got my sister tickets to see Woody Woodmansey and Tony Visconti only for it to be cancelled a number of days before Christmas! 😑 She’s a massive fan of their’s and met them in person back when David Bowie was still alive and so I thought it would be nice for her to see Holy Holy for the anniversary of his passing but it was not to be! I went out on Christmas Eve and got her the Marc Jacob’s Daisy perfume instead as she’s wanted it for a while and it all worked out in the end thank goodness! 😌 She was incredibly grateful that I had planned to get her the tickets in the first place and I was able to give her them as a keepsake 😂 (as they had arrived in the post before it had been cancelled). She was still shocked when I gave her the perfume as after being told about the concert I don’t think she expected to receive anything at such short notice! 😂
Get into a proper sleeping routine!
At the beginning of the year when I started using a planner I got into a habit of listing the times I woke up and went to bed and it always stayed around the same time (10pm) and so I stopped doing that as the time stuck and I’m pleased with it! Even though most nights I find it difficult to sleep I’m happy I’ve been putting the effort in of at least trying to do the right thing by myself! 😂 I have also stopped sleeping with my fan on. I used to have it on to both block out sounds and soothe but recently I realized that because I read before I sleep my chest was getting really cold and sore and breathing in the freezing air couldn’t have been good so I stopped and have been sleeping really well since without it on (which surprises me as the silence is odd for me to get used to 😂). Later this evening my sister is going to show me a video on YouTube that makes her go to sleep at night, I wonder how I’ll fare 😌😂
Get back into drawing 🎨
Eh no… I’m not going to lie I completely forgot! 🙈 Even if I remembered I don’t think I would have done it though as I didn’t feel that same creativity I felt when I wrote this as a goal 😂 I doodled in my planner but nothing intentional just daydreaming (not that daydreaming is ever “just” 😂). It’s a wonder as to how I’ve kept blogging because in all honesty I usually do loose interest with hobbies but then this is more than that and there is an amazing community that keep me going! I feel like since I’ve discovered blogging I do find it harder to sway my attention on to other stuff and I definitely want to change that starting with the goals I will strive to achieve throughout spring! 🌻
Don’t push myself – Do new things!
I will revisit these two last goals together. I think I succeeded in them both 🤔 although I don’t know how to be the judge of that. I am getting better at not pushing myself too far and pacing so as to get through the things I want to do each day. More times than not I do overdo it though and end up using up my energy through things planned wrongly but I can see some progress.
A few things stand out that were new for me during Winter and out of my comfort zone. Each time I got anxious beforehand and the ones that I did partake in ended up being brilliant memories that are a step in the right direction socially and prove that when I’m well I have a chance of doing whatever my nerves tell me I can’t 😆 There’s always going to be something in this area to improve upon but the things that I didn’t get to do because of mental/physical reasons made me want to do them afterwards when I looked back on them and I feel like that’s a big step for the things I would never have considered doing before!
Thank you for reading! 😉 Did you set yourself any goals throughout winter? How did they go? Let me know and have a beautiful day! ❤