Monthly Review | May 2016
2nd June 2016
I thought I would mix things up with the format of this monthly review. I have been using these monthly reviews as places to track my goals for the year, but in May I decided to give up on 2 out of 3 of my goals for the years.
Firstly, I gave up on my 365 Instagram Challenge. I just wasn’t enjoying doing it. In fact, I found it quite stressful. There would be days when nothing interesting happened, and I frequently found myself freaking out at 11pm because I hadn’t taken a photo to share. And then I’d end up sharing a photo I wasn’t happy with.
So yeah, I just stopped.
Secondly, I gave up on my savings goal for the year. I wanted to save £5,000 by the end of the year, but when I made this goal I didn’t expect to have to move house and buy a ton of furniture and a yearly rail pass.
As I result, I’ve spent pretty much everything I’ve saved this year, and only now is it clear that I won’t be able to meeting my savings goal. Of course, I will continue to save but I’ll just be saving what ever I can afford to save, and not trying to hit a target.
What happened in May…
The only goal that I am on track to meet this year is passing my driving test. I passed my theory test in May, which means I can now book my practical test, and with any luck I’ll be driving by August (I’m thinking more like September).
At the beginning of the month I went to Oxford for the day in order to see a doctor for my legal case. I felt absolutely exhausted when I got back, but I did have a lovely few hours exploring the city, and you can see my photos from the day in this post.
I managed to bag myself tickets to see The Who for a 3rd time. I was pretty surprised to find out that they were coming back to Liverpool again considering that their Who Hits 50 tour was suppose to be their last, but I can’t complain. Roll on September!
I spent a week of May working down south and it really wasn’t a good experience. I was actually quite looking forward to it so I was disappointed that I came back feeling drained and like I never want to volunteer for anything ever again. But on the plus side I eat a lot of lovely food that week and tried some local beers, so it wasn’t all terrible.
I’m really excited for June as there are two major things happening.
First is Georgie’s visit! If you follow Georgie then you will know that she’s coming to Europe in June, and she’s paying a visit to Liverpool. So we are going to meet up for dinner one evening and I’m incredibly excited about meeting her in person.
Second is my summer holiday. Yes, I finally booked one. Tyrone and I are going to Lanzarote at the end of the month! Roll of 7 days of all inclusive booze and hardcore geology.
More on that in this weeks Weekend Blog.
How way may for you? Do you have any plan for June?