Monthly Review | February 2016

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Monthly Review | February 2016

February was a crazy month; one I will no doubt remember for a long time to come. I’ve been really busy and productive meaning that the already short month has flown by for me and I’m finding it hard to believe March is here already.

Life changes

In my January monthly review I talked about how Tyrone and I had decided to move out of our flat, out of the city centre, and into a house. A month ago it was just an idea. Now, it’s a reality.

At the beginning of the month we found a house, made an application on it and got accepted. Last weekend we moved in. It’s been a complete whirlwind but I am so glad we are here and I’m already feeling so much happier.

Take it from me, if you are unhappy with something in your life and you have the opportunity to change it, then do it, even if it seems terrifying. Life is too short and it’s not worth being unhappy when there is something you can do about it.

On the blog

I have definitely been less active on the blog and on social media recently, and it’s all to do with the move. In February I spent my evenings packing and organising the move rather than blogging. However, this means I have loads of ideas for blog posts which I hope to write and share with you throughout the month of March.

365 Instagram Challenge

I wasn’t enjoying the 365 Instagram challenge back in January. I was finding it a chore and I felt like my life wasn’t interesting enough to be sharing on Instagram.

I feel like things started to pick up in February, and when I look back at the photos I took I realise that February was quite a productive month for me.

Savings

I’ve had to pay out a lot of money this month thanks to the move, but I was determined to keep up with my savings in order to reach my £5,000 goal. So again, I saved £396 bringing the total to £792.

In March

I’m excited for March. We can start to build a home out of this house and make it a really special place to live. I’m looking forward to getting out in the garden, and maybe we will have some sunshine to enjoy. I’m planning on booking some driving lessons this month too because having a drive way is a massive incentive for me to pass my test.

It’s Liverpool Comic Con this month too. I’ve decided not to cosplay because 1) I haven’t had time to sort out an outfit with moving and 2) I just want to go and enjoy my first comic con without stressing about what I look like. I’m too much of a perfectionist!

How was February for you? What are your plans for March?

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  1. Again congratulations on the house. I’m so happy for you! Must be so exciting moving in and I am certain the driveway will be a good motivator for you to drive.

    I am sure you will have fun going to the Comic Con, you don’t have to dress up! I have been to loads of events and parties without dressing up… I still had a good time. 🙂

    • Holly

      Thank you. It’s been a very exciting week!

      I’ll probably stick a comic related tshirt on but I’m just looking forward to going and sucking up the atmosphere. 🙂

  2. I can’t wait to see how it was Comic Con. It seems you did a lot in February. xx

  3. I’m so happy for you and Tyrone in your new house! It’s so much fun to be able to decorate and make everything look how you want it to. A driveway does seem like good motivation to pass your test. I think one of the reasons I am so excited to move out of an apartment is to be able to have a garden and grow some of my own things! I hope March is much less busy and a bit more relaxing for you so you can enjoy your new home!

    • Holly

      Thank you. 🙂

      I can’t wait for the weather to improve so I can get out and do some gardening. I’m already loving the fact I can hang my washing out to dry!

  4. Liz

    Congrats on the house! I’ve considered a 365-day photo challenge, but…blah. I get busy, or some days I just don’t do anything worth taking a picture over. They’re hard, and they definitely start to feel like a chore. So I choose to not. :p

    I didn’t know not dressing up was an option for Comic Con! 😮

    • Holly

      Thank you!

      Sometimes I get into bed at the end of the day and then realise I haven’t taken a photo, which can be quite frustrating. It’s challenging but in a good way.

      Haha I’m hoping I won’t be the only one not dressed up. I will probably wear a comic themed tshirt so I kind of fit in with the crowd!

  5. Congratulations on your new house! Moving always seems so bittersweet to me. I bet it was exciting though!

    Dressing up for a con seems fun, but I guess, just attending and not worrying about it your outfit every now and then has its perks too!

    • Holly

      Thank you! It’s funny because I didn’t feel even slightly sad about leaving my old flat. It had such bad memories attached to it that I was glad to see the back of it.

  6. Cat

    Definitely agree on acting on things you’re unhappy about! The past couple of years, I did that and felt so much better afterwards. I regretted not taking those actions earlier to change things in my life. I hope the move went well, and I’m glad you’re feeling so much happier!

    March sounds like it’ll be a great month for you 🙂 I don’t cosplay to every con or expo I go to. It’s super fun, but it can also be a hassle. Sometimes it is nice to not worry about a costume!

    • Holly

      I also regret not taking action sooner, and I wish I’d listened to people when they told me to move out of the flat to get away from the bad situation. But that’s all in the past and now I can finally look forward to the future.