Books, General, Travel

New Years Resolutions | 1st Quarter Check-In

It’s broken record time my friends, but, can you believe that we are already a quarter of the way through 2019. Winter is starting to look like it’s behind us, the clocks have changed, and spring/summer clothing is definitely in the shops! For the past couple of years, I have made a resolutions list, and then checked back semi-regularly to hold myself accountable and actually think about things to focus my time on. I feel like the first quarter of 2019 has been very mixed, in many ways, so it will be nice to think about what I have accomplished and look forward with focus, determination, and quantifiable motivations.

My 2019 Resolutions list is once again made up of a mixed bag of motivations that were supposed to be carrying me through 2019 in a positive and healthy way. I know that I haven’t had these in the front of my mind this year for a whole host of reasons, but also know that if they were, I would probably be making bigger strides than I am this year.

My list is split up into sections, just like it was on my original 2019 Resolutions list. I’ve kept it like this to see if there are any areas I’m doing better or worse in, and to allow me to look back at different parts of my life separate from the others. I’m also operating a colour scheme this year too, same as I did last year, because it seemed to work really well!


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Books, General

T5W: 2019 Reading Resolutions

Can you believe that we’re already in 2019? I know, me neither, time seems to move so much quicker now as I’m an adult. On New Year’s Eve I set out some Resolutions for 2019, some for my life, some for blogging, and of course, some for reading. I am have decided to do a reading journal this year which is already taking shape, both to help track my reading and to satisfy the want to bullet journal, and use readathons and challenges throughout the year to keep me motivated and help me fulfil the following resolutions!

If you want to find out more, or take part in, Top 5 Wednesday, click here to find Lainey and Samantha’s Goodreads page. Continue reading “T5W: 2019 Reading Resolutions”


New Year, New Resolutions: Welcome 2019

2018 has definitely not been my year. It’s been a year of challenges and difficulties and even though there has been some amazing high points, there have been some hard moments and some pretty crappy lows. On a global scale, the world is becoming unrecognisable, and uncomfortable; on a personal level, life has been hard, but I have come out of it ready and raring to go. I want 2019 to be my best yet so positivity and productively are the aim of the game.

My final resolution checkin for 2018 was eye-opening, and really made me realise which things are important to maintaining a happier daily life, and which enrich my life on a bigger scale. With this in mind, I am stretching some challenges and focusing on things that improves my mental state and health overall.

So, without further ado, my resolutions for 2019: Continue reading “New Year, New Resolutions: Welcome 2019”


New Year’s Resolution: Final 2018 Check In

Well that’s it. 2018 is all but over and it’s been a mixed bag. I’m not going to lie to you, I’ve found 2018 hard. Some of that is circumstantial, some self-inflicted, but either way, it’s not been one of my best years. I do however feel like there are things that I can learn from 2018 that will put me into a better frame of mind to attack 2019 and make it my year! Let’s see how I’ve done with this year’s resolutions. Continue reading “New Year’s Resolution: Final 2018 Check In”


New Year’s Resolution: 3rd Quarter Check-In

It’s October. It’s Autumn. It’s over 75% of the way through the year. It’s only 2 and a half months until Christmas. Am I scaring you with the look how far through the year we are updates yet? I’m scaring myself if I am honest! We’re at that point of the year where you’ve done a lot of what you’re going to get done and the rest of the year is quite planned, when resolutions have been fulfilled, or started, or we’re too far into the year to fix, which is terrifying. Let’s see how I’m doing.

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Fat Friday, General

Fat Friday: Week 39

I am desperately trying not to moan about the heat because I really am enjoying the warmer weather and the consistent sun, but it’s been a bit toasty this week, hasn’t it? It’s been a real shame that I have been in work all week and haven’t had the chance to get out and about in it, but I’, going to try and make the most of it. It’s been a fairly standard week, there isn’t too much to say so it might be quite a quick one.

Fat Friday is a weekly blog post tracking my weight loss and fitness journey, used to keep myself accountable, keep a record of my progress, and share hints & tips that have helped me. To track my progress, or read my previous entries, click here.

Please join me, support me, and help me along my way as I aim to improve my life for the better! Continue reading “Fat Friday: Week 39”

Books, General

Easter Readathon | Sign Up, Goals, and TBR

Good evening guys! Easter is round the corner, and by round the corner I do mean this weekend. We all like a good excuse for a long weekend, and Easter boasts not just one but two bank holiday days. Sadly, I don’t work in a job that means I get a super long weekend, but for those of you who do, I hope you’re enjoying the thought of four work free days. It’s absolutely perfect time to get reading, so what better time for the year’s next readathon. Yes, I’m in work on Friday, Saturday, and Monday, but I am planning on getting some serious reading done, hopefully completing some of the books that have stood on my currently reading and TBR shelves for a while. Continue reading “Easter Readathon | Sign Up, Goals, and TBR”