October round up!

This is my first monthly round up post but here is my October in a nutshell!


October has been a month of birthdays and organisation. I have had two of my cousins birthdays, my granddads and two of the kids I nanny for have had their birthdays too. So it’s been many a celebration and a lot of lovely cake! I have also sorted a lot of things out for my blog and my work life which will make things easier. I have tried to become more organised and trying to manage my time and money much better so I can get where I want to be in the next year; it’s been a lot of life admin. My driving has been going great and I have had a lesson every week and my theory test has been booked for November so hopefully I will be one step closer to being on the roads!


I’ve been working hard to get myself to a place where I feel like I am valuable for the company I work for, this month I’ve been working so hard on learning development matters to help me be able to do observations on the children properly to help their development. I’ve been doing observations weekly and getting much more confident with them, my knowledge is getting stronger and I feel of more use within work that I can help out with doing observations and assessments.


We have been back for 6 weeks now and it has been a pretty busy but good half term. I have had two presentations, about 20 bits of work and lots of prep for my external assignments. It’s been a positive month of college especially with the support I’ve been getting for a few issues that I’m dealing with which has made college seem like such a safe and happy space for me.


I haven’t had much chance to read a book for fun in between reading the Ofsted requirements and my college text books but I have picked back up my “Son Of A Witch” book by Gregory Maguire which I was loving during summer. I haven’t got too far into it but I’ve loved reading it in between bus journeys and blog posts.


Anne-Marie: Speak Louder album has been a new discovery since I have purchased tickets for her tour (shhh don’t tell Jack) and it’s gotten me so excited to tell him we’re going for his Christmas present! I have always known she was incredible but this album has just been amazing and I’ve loved every second listening to it!

The Greatest Showman Soundtrack has also been a big favourite recently, Jack bought me the film a few weeks ago when I was feeling a bit down, we’ve only watched it once however I fell deeply in love for the soundtrack and I have incorporated it into my everyday playlist on Spotify. It is such an easy album to listen to and it’s been a beautiful addition to my musicals play list.


I don’t watch a lot of TV generally but I have gotten myself into The Cry which has been on BBC and is currently on Iplayer. It has been a rollercoaster but I have really gotten into it and I recommend it to everyone. It’s so interesting and clever and out of everything in my roundup today this is the one thing I recommend the most!


Within a week I hit both my blog follower and twitter follower goal! I decided against setting another goal for this month because I wanted to see how far I would get this month so I can set reachable yet challenging goal for the next month. I continued on documenting and saving these little wins and I am so happy with my progress in my second month of blogging. Here are a few milestones I have hit this month which I am super proud of!

Highs and lows!

A high of this month has been getting my first tattoo! I went for the Capricorn star sign made up of flowers, this was because it was my Nans star sign and she passed away this April and we were so close that I wanted to commemorate her. This tattoo meant a lot to me as it physically documented this incredible woman on my body to always remind myself of her and her amazing values. I adored her and miss her dearly and this has been a huge part of my healing process which I am grateful for. Most people have loved it and thought it was lovely, my mum not so much but what can you do really!

A low of this month has been my mental health. I have been so mentally and physically exhausted which has been so hard for me, I have been working harder than usual and it has taken such a toll on my mental health. I have had some very low moments this month however I am always on the up and trying to find ways to improve that. I have taken a few days off in my half term and I am cutting down my shift one night a week so I have some more free time to relax.

That was my October for you, let me know in the comments how your October went. Did you reach your goals? Have you set some more for November? Do let me know!

Thank you so much for reading and I hope to see you around these parts again soon!

Alex x


  1. There have been lots of positives for you in October to reflect on, which is great! I’m sorry s our your mental health struggles; I certainly understand how that is.

    My main comment is how do you read “for fun” at ALL as a student? Haha. I never managed to!

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    1. Thank you so much for reading and for your kind words it means so much. God I struggle my way through reading sometimes because being a student is a lot, sometimes my fun reading just has to be a childcare textbook or the Ofsted hand book that’s just the way it is😂

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  2. Sounds like you’ve had a really successful and positive month! The highs mean nothing without the lows though, and it’s all about how you come back from them. It can only get better 💕

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    1. Thank you so much for reading and for your kind words I really appreciate it. Yeah I think it’s always good to acknowledge the bad days so you can really appreciate the good days!🧡


    1. Thank you so much for reading and for your comment! Yeah it was a busy month and I have a feeling November and December are gonna be the same. Thank you so much I really hope I do pass it so it’s out of the way!! It’s a good movie but I much prefer just listening to the soundtrack but I’m always on the go so I listen to things more than watch because that’s all I have time for!

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  3. You had a great month despite the mental Health. I’m sorry you’re experiencing it. Last year my mental health was the worst and thankfully 2018 is so much better. I know you can do it and win against it Alex.. 🙂 🙂

    And I love your tattoo…I want to have one too but someday when Im ready to travel the world… And I want it to be a line from a poem. 🙂 I love poems

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, it means the world. It’s just part of my journey and I have accepted that and I’m trying to move forward despite it. Hopefully this month is much better for it! I’m so glad it’s getting better for you lovely. Yeah my tattoo was such a great part of my grieving process so I’m happy about that. What poem would you like it as? If you have an idea 🙂

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      1. I’m sure you’re going to get better and better… The fact that you’re sharing this to us means you’re strong. My main problem before was that I don’t know how to share, coz I thought these people wouldn’t care. And it’s easy to think like that. What I didn’t realize was there are so many people out there, people I haven’t even met yet who are willing to help me in anyway they can. 🙂 🙂

        And the poem’s The Road Not taken by Robert Frost… I’m still thinking if it’s gonna be a whole verse and on my ribs and tummy. Or it will be on my arm and just the last lines of the whole poem (And I, I took the one less travelled by and that make all the difference). I love that line. 🙂

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  4. Aww, sweetheart, you will get there. So happy to hear you have achieved your set goals, so naturally the next goal will roll in smoothly if planned well. as per mental health matter. I eat ginger “raw” it seems to soothe and calm me whenever I am exhausted mentally or even physically but it’s not for the faint-hearted​. I suggest you eat the raw ginger with honey or just blend it and add chamomile to get a chamomile ginger tea.

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