March… ALREADY? Wow where is this year going. I feel like it was only last week I was stuffing myself with as much Christmas dinner as possible. I have a lot going on this month so I’m quite looking forward to getting stuck in to everything. I feel it’s important to set yourself goals – whether they be weekly, monthly or yearly. As this month is going to be so busy, there’s a couple of things I’ve signed myself up for that I hope to accomplish:
The ab and squat challenge. Admittedly, I did start this a few days before March but seen as though I’ll be doing it all throughout the month, my top goal is to finish the challenge and hopefully carry on after that too! After finishing school a few years back and starting in a full time job, I had almost forgotten exercise existed and the only form of exercise I do is through ice skating. The morning after doing my first 50 squats, I almost fell flat on my face when I got out of bed. The first two days were torture, my legs kept giving way (yes, that’s how unfit I really am) and seen as though I work with 4 males, I got a lot of stick for it.
Keep only positive people around me. Getting older has taught me that unfortunately, not everyone is who you think they are. The big group of friends you have in school are not going to be there forever – whether they end up in university, working, or just plodding on with life. I’m very fortunate that my close friends are absolute gems (although they are spread across the country!). I make it a priority to ensure that even though some of them are far away, I make time to see them and if not, let them know I am always there for them. My parents are also huge influencers, and push me to grab every opportunity I can with both hands. This is a massive help, as sometimes I tend to shy away from things out of my comfort zone. Having such positive people around me makes getting up each day that little bit easier. It also means I don’t worry about anything and inspires me to do things I love. The ‘No Drama’ lifestyle is definitely the one for me!
Read more. When I was younger, I was a total bookworm. In fact a big part of my wardrobe is filled with boxes and boxes of books I have read (which I really should sort out – oops!). As I’ve become older, I haven’t made time to find new books and spend time reading them. I read really fast and once I start a book, I tend to finish it in one sitting. It’s actually quite annoying as I fly through books, so when I do go on a book haul, I’ve usually finished all of them within a week! This month, there’s a few books I have my eye on. I’ve just finished reading ‘A man called Ove’ and I can honestly say it’s one of my favourite books I have ever read. I would recommend it to anyone. I found myself laughing, crying, and emotionally attaching myself to the characters – all signs of a really good book! Hopefully, all the other books I’ve got for this month are going to be just as good of a read.
Organise my makeup. Until around 5/6 months ago, I didn’t really care much for makeup. I was a typical girl who had the basics and did the same look every single day. Since then, I have fallen in love with eye shadow (5 years later than everybody else, I know) and have added a couple of palettes to my selection. I also got some amazing makeup brushes for Christmas which I haven’t kept my hands off since! Once I started, I couldn’t stop. I was having Morphe and ABH products delivered to work on a weekly basis. I have since purchased a little organiser for my dressing table but it is nowhere near big enough! So my aim for this month is to buy more organisers, if anybody has any they love or would recommend, please let me know!
Try my best with this blog! I am very new to the blogging world – and quite frankly, very excited about it. My first night on twitter was so lovely, everyone was so welcoming and I got involved with some of the blog chats which were so fun. I have quite a few ideas of where I want to take this blog and the sort of things I want to talk about. I always loved writing in school and I’ve written bits and pieces in the past so it’s always been something I have loved. Actually, a useless little fact for you – I actually had a poem published in primary school with Young Writer’s – looking back it’s the most embarrassing thing ever!
So there’s my 5 goals for this march. Hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoyed writing! Let me know if you have any goals for this month, or if there’s any books you can recommend for me!
Lots of love,