The Weekend Blog | First in 2017!
19th March 2017
Believe it or not, this is the first Weekend Blog post I have published in 2017, and considering I posted them on a weekly basis for like 2 years, I think that’s pretty bad!
As they say, better late than never!
2017 has been an interesting year for me so far. It’s brought lots of challenges that I wasn’t prepared for, and I’ve felt quite anxious and stressed. As a result, I’ve found it hard to sit down and write personal posts, such as the Weekend Blog, for my blog.
But I’ve really missed writing these personal posts and I feel determined to get back into it. The longer I leave it the worse it will get.
Cryptic, deep sh*t over. Here’s what I’ve been up to this week.
On Monday I had a day off work to go to the orthodontist. In my “In twenty seventeen” post I mentioned I wanted to get new retainer braces made because I’ve had mine since I had my fixed braces off like 6 or 7 years ago, and they’ve become chipped, broken and just generally quite disgusting.
I found somewhere local that would make some replacements for me for £140 (I was originally quoted £300!) and I was over the moon with the service I received. All the staff were lovely which meant it was a rather pleasant experience. Even having impressions taken wasn’t as bad as I remembered. I popped back and picked them up on Thursday, and they’re just what I wanted. They’re a little tight at the moment which means my teeth hurt every morning when I take them out but I’m sure they’ll get looser with time.
It was back to work on Tuesday after a long weekend and I went swimming in the evening. I’m so glad I found the courage to start going swimming again because I absolutely love it. In fact, I crave it. It’s like therapy to me. I know it’s helping build the muscles around my hip, but more than anything it’s helping with my mental health. It’s a good job I’m not going swimming to lose weight though because I came home and ate two salted caramel hot cross buns (they’re my new food obsession!).
On Thursday I had my first ever appraisal at work. It was good to get some feedback on my work, and to know that my hard work is paying off and being recognised. It was all very positive. I’ve also been encouraged to look for courses that I can go on to improve my skills, so if you know of any good web development course is the North West do let me know! I’d love to improve my jQuery knowledge.
Yesterday, we did something kind of crazy/fun/exciting/nerve-racking. We went to view a house. I’m sort of keeping this on the low-down because we are just looking at the moment, and as we are first time buyers it’s a whole new experience for us, so we’re taking it very slowly. After all, we’re in no rush. Afterwards we went out for lunch in New Brighton.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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