A little update: I’m so aware that this is such a late monthly reflections post and trust me, I’m not thrilled about the lateness but I do have an excuse! So basically as you’ll learn from the rest of this post I moved house last month and I won’t be getting wifi until the 20th November (thank goodness), anyway not only have I been without wifi but the area I have moved to is absolutely shocking with regards signal. Guys, there is nada. I’m lucky if I can send a text and if I want to make a phone call I have to stand by a certain spot at the window. I’ve been trying to blog on my lunch breaks at work but to add to the drama, my phone is well on its way out and doesn’t hold battery. I am literally walking around with my phone permanently attached to a portable charger. So sometimes I will be in the process of uploading a blog post and my phone will cut out. Honestly, my October Favourite’s blog post took me an HOUR AND A HALF just to publish the other day and that’s not to mention the hour I spent trying the day before. What a joke, I’m 100% getting a new phone when I go shopping on Monday which should make my life so much easier, hallelujah. These reasons combined are also why I haven’t been commenting on everyone’s blog posts as much as I would like to. I’m trying to read everyone’s posts and comment when I can but its so tricky, however bare with me because the wifi is back on the 20th which means I’ll be commenting on everyone’s blog posts 24/7. Yay yay yay. Anyway, ramble over, time for my October reflections…
October was an interesting month for me. A month with highs and lows, lots of shake ups and plenty of learning curves, understanding more that whatever life throws at me I can’t let negativity win. I must choose positivity! There’s always going to be bumps in the road of life, but it’s how I choose to deal with those bumps that is what’s important. I realised from now onwards I need to handle any hiccups with positivity and a good mental attitude.
The month started with a couple of nights out with my work squad and my girlies. One night I went for a Melis and Missoula night for Vikki’s leaving do and the night after I went out with Emily, Daisy, Holly and Katie for a Pinks sesh. Both nights were brilliantly fun and a positive start to the month.
The negativity came the following week. As mentioned above, I had to move house again. In the past 5 years alone this is the seventh time I’ve had to move and in all honesty, I’m fed up of it. All I want is somewhere I can actually call my home and mean it. Somewhere I can settle in at least for the next few years until I’m ready to fly the nest and buy a house for myself. I don’t want to have to think ‘what’s the point in getting settled and making my room all nice when I’m going to be leaving in 6 months anyway’, you know? Although now I’m a little more positive about the situation and taking it for what it is, for a good couple of weeks I was so grumpy about everything. Every morning I’d wake up raging and miserable because of the little problems moving has caused. For example the house we were in before was fully furnished but this one isn’t, so we have to buy all new sofas and beds. None of which we have yet. So I’m currently sleeping on an air bed which I’m not gonna lie is actually quite comfy but still. Anyway like I said I’m over the misery now, but it did make last month pretty grim in terms of my happiness. The good thing about this situation however is how it’s motivated me to save as much money as possible so one day I’m able to buy a place of my own and have that security of a forever home.
My living situation was pretty much the only negative impact on my life last month but it was one that played a big role in my mood. However once I had finally got my act together and stopped dwelling on the negativity things definitely started looking up. I found what really helped me was restarting my gratitude journal and also writing up little diary entries each evening all about my day. I found that gave me something to focus on and helped me to remain positive as knowing I had a journal to write got me thinking, I need to make my life story a good one!
My positive attitude really came back around the last week of October and my Halloween week was definitely the highlight of my month. I celebrated the spooky season with all of my favourite people from my family to my besties to my work squad. I had a fabulous evening carving pumpkins with my parents and sister and again, just like the month started it ended with another two nights out. The first one with the work Huns and the second with my gals. Once again both nights were brilliant with lots of funny memories made and I feel like my relationships with my friends really grew stronger that weekend. I also spent a really cute chill day going out for breakfast and shopping with Emily and Chantal at the end of the month which was lovely. We hadn’t been for breakfast in months so it was so sweet to do something different! Who doesn’t love going out for brekkie?
Overall I think October was a well needed month of personal growth and learning new life lessons. I feel I’ve become stronger, more put together and more focused on achieving and leading a positive lifestyle. Hurray!!
So far November has been amazing and I’m so excited to see what this month brings! I have a feeling these last two months of 2017 are going to be pretty fantastic.
What was the highlight of your October? Let me know in the comments below!
Thank you all for reading,