I’ve kind of accidentally broke from the unofficial blogging schedule I’ve made to write this post. Because I don’t actually have a proper 2017 diary yet, because I’m an idiot who didn’t click ‘Pay’ on Paperchase. Legit spent a week waiting for my organisers refills to show up, then got incredibly angry when they didn’t, went looking for my order confirmation email and realised I hadn’t actually done anything. Which was so great. To top it off, they were out of stock by the time I did order, which means I had to order a brand new organiser instead. Oh well, it has owls on it, so it’s not a total loss.
So, this puts me in a bit of a scattered place when it comes to blogging. I’ve not had a diary to sit down and schedule anything, and the first week of work left me longing for lazy nights on the sofa, which is why there wasn’t a post at the weekend. Very sorry. I’ve also not been very inspired lately, so sitting down to write something has been a bit difficult. January doesn’t have a built-in blog post theme like December does. Where did Christmas go?
So yeah, that’s why it’s been quieter than I would have liked on the blog front. But I’ve now got loads of content planned, and I’ve set myself two nights a week to focus on writing posts, so hopefully things are going to get more organised around here. Yay!
So, without further ado, here’s what I’ve been getting up to recently…
Back to the Routine
The first week and a bit of work has been great, and it’s been really nice to settle into the routine again. And, because I managed to clear my desk before Christmas, my workload hasn’t been too stressful, so I’ve been able to gradually get back into it. I just wish it wasn’t so cold – getting the bus every morning is not nice!
Fun with Family and Friends
The 30th of December was my Dad’s 60th so we (me and Andy) ended up going out for breakfast and tea at Wetherspoon’s which was lovely. Pre-diet Amy had a great time, and I think my Dad did too. He got a ridiculous amount of presents (60 from my sister!) and a very gold dalek cake, which was really amazing.
New Year’s Eve was spent playing board games and drinking at my friend’s house, because we didn’t fancy wading through tonnes of people to go out in town. I had a great time playing Exploding Kittens and Cheat, and I actually won at Cluedo!
I’ve also been out to the pub a couple of times this week and to Krispy Kreme, without breaking my diet once! Which brings me onto..
Last Tuesday, I started work on my 2017 goals. I said goodbye to my cupboard full of chocolate, and hello to salads, grapes and strawberries. Yep, I started the good ole January diet.
So far, it has gone very well. I’ve actually stuck to it properly for 9 days now, which is a record for me (I usually get to about 4, before scoffing an entire box of Lindor balls and ordering a pizza), and I’m really happy that I have. I’m not getting hungry, and my pizza/cake/chocolate cravings haven’t taken over my entire day, so hopefully I’ll be sticking at it this time around.
The exercise, on the other hand, hasn’t started yet. After 12 hours out of the house for work, I just want to have fun, and copying some women in lycra on YouTube is not exactly fun for me. I also can’t really commit to the gym, because it would take far too long to travel there, and it’s just time I don’t have. So, instead, this week I’m going to start tap dancing again. On my living room carpet. Like you do.
I’ve always loved tap, and I took classes for eight years, but quit when I was 15 because all my friends were going out at the weekend and I was missing out. Unfortunately, the nearest adult class is miles away, so I’m settling for YouTube video lessons without tap shoes for now. I’ll let you know how it goes (and how strange I look making imaginary tap noises in my living room).
This is very much related to my 2017 goals, but I began looking through my old posts at the weekend, in an attempt to sort out my post categories. Even though I’ve only got posts from after I started uni (I deleted the before ones), there was still a lot of stuff that felt like it was written a lifetime ago, and it was so strange reading them all back. It was also strange seeing how varied my content is. One week I’ll be posting something relatively normal, then the next I’ll be writing a dramatised version of how I dealt with a powercut or pretending I’m a wolf. Hmm, okay.
To be honest, I was initially annoyed by this, as I wanted to make my blog more organised and, umm, normal I guess?, but I’ve now realised that’s not “me” at all. I’m not someone who’s going to be taking flatlays and always writing serious content. I just can’t do it. I got my degree and job through writing silly things, and it’s what I love to do, so I’m going to keep doing it. Never change who you are guys. Take shit photos of your Pokemon collection, and don’t think about page views. You only live once!
I think that’s pretty much it for the last two weeks. What have you been up to?