Little Victories | February 2018

28th February 2018

I was really surprised when I looked at my calendar this week and realised that it was the end of February. This month has has flown by, and I really don’t feel like I’ve achieved much. Still, there’s always next month.

For me, February was all about the Winter Olympics for me. I’ve always enjoyed watching winter sports, particularly curling and skeleton. So I definitely made the most of the flexibility that comes with working from home and spent a lot of time on the sofa with my laptop, watching the Olympics. Well, it’s only on every 4 years!

And we’re currently in our own little winter wonderland right now on the Wirral. Yesterday we woke up to a really thick cover of snow which looked so magically, but I’m ready for it to melt now.

Here’s a few of my little victories in February…

  • I started having counselling. I have a lovely therapist and I think it’s going to make a huge difference.
  • I got my garage door fixed after it broke.
  • I finally got my steroid injection! I didn’t find it too painful, but I can tell that it’s worked.
  • I launched my new website: I’m going to write a whole blog post about this very soon.
  • I arranged for someone to clear out the gutters; something I’d been meaning to do for months.
  • Tyrone had the week off last week so we took a little drive out to Llandudno. We ate hot doughnuts on the pier, played in the arcade and took a walk along the promanade. And I felt the warmth of the sun on my face for the first time this year.
  • I went to the doctors to get some advice about my knee. It’s been making a crunching noise for the last couple of months, but I didn’t think anything of it because it’s not painful. Anyway, I’ve got to go and have a x-ray. And I’m classing this as a victory because I’m prioritising my health. Go me!
  • I managed to get tickets to see The Rolling Stones!!! Yesterday was so incredibly stressful. My pre-sale email didn’t come through and then my brother way trying to help me get into the pre-sale because he managed to get two tickets. I’d pratically given up, then an hour and a half after the pre-sale started I got my email and bought 4 tickets (for me, Tyrone and my parents). I can’t wait!

How was February for you? Did you have any victories, big or small?

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  1. Congratulations on your new website! I watched the Olympics too. Curling was a big disappointing for me. I can’t imagine why they played like they did (both teams). Skeleton was great though.

  2. Sounds like February was full of victories for you Holly! I wish I could say the same … work has been so busy, I feel like I’ve had little time for anything else. I must address that for March. Take care 🙂

  3. Kayla

    I love the idea of listing victories every month! Puts such a positive spin on life, I love it.

    So glad to hear you’re prioritising both your mental and physical health. Awesome!

  4. Cat

    I got really into the Olympics last month too! For me, I really liked watching snowboarding, skiing, and figure skating.

    This is a great list of victories! I’m really glad you like your therapist and were able to get your steroid injection. I also hope there’s nothing serious about your knee. Having it make a crunching noise is kind of weird.

    That trip you took to Llandudno sounds so nice and relaxing. Yay for getting some house stuff done, and congrats on the Rolling Stones tickets! I remember the stress of getting tickets for popular shows. I think the most stressful one for me was Metallica because a bunch of tickets were already sold to their fan club, which I wasn’t a part of. Your new site looks great too!

    • Holly

      Thank you, Cat. You’ve just reminded me I need to chase my doctor about the x-ray results!

      I tried to get tickets for Metallica last year as they were in Manchester for Tyrone’s birthday but I couldn’t get any! I managed to get on the pre-sale list for The Rolling Stones, but in the end the tickets didn’t sell out! 🙈

  5. Yaaassss I’m so excited that you get to see the Rolling Stones!! Should be a massive blast 😄

    I don’t often watch the Olympics but when Nick and I went to visit Nick’s parents, we got hooked on the skiing on television. We don’t have free-to-air television at home, and I usually can’t even be bothered trying to stream it (lol… logic?), so it was the first I’d really seen any of the Olympics. I normally don’t like watching sport, actually! 😆

    I hope everything is OK with your knee or that you can at least treat it. Fingers crossed 🙂 I actually need to see a doctor or physio about this click I have in my back :/ It doesn’t hurt or anything either, but it clicks when I do certain abdominal exercises 🤔 Probably should get it checked out, haha!

    • Holly

      Thanks, Georgie!

      I’m so excited for The Rolling Stones! Almost all of my family are going to be there so it should be a lot of fun!

      We’ve always had free TV up until we moved into this house (we only have it so Tyrone can watch the F1!) but I was so glad we had it for the Olympics.