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!