Little Victories | May 2017
7th June 2017
You may have noticed I didn’t share a Little Victories blog post for March or for April. Well, this was because March and April weren’t particularly great for me. I struggled to think of a single positive thing to write about.
To be honest, May was a pretty awful month as well with the passing of my nan. However, I am determined to keep this series going because I love it, and know reflecting on the little things in life can really help me with my mental health.
And when I sat down and started to think about the positive things that had happened last month, I was surprised at how many good things happened.
- It’s been an entire year since I last had a steroid injection! Technically this happened on the 30th of April but I’m including it in this post because it’s a massive achievement for me.
- In March I went to the hairdressers and unfortunately I didn’t have a very good experience. When I was asked for feedback I was pretty honest, and as a result the manager invited me back to give me a haircut for free. So I arranged to have my haircut with him thankfully he did an amazing job. I’m so happy with my new look. He’s just gained himself a new customer.
- I voted in the local elections. I know a lot of people don’t bother to vote in local elections but I will always use my vote knowing that women died to give me this opportunity. Of course, I’ll be voting tomorrow too.
- Tyrone and I went to see Brian Cox do a talk at the Echo Arena. Before the show Tyrone and I went out for Mexican food at Lucha Libre, and we tried out the Wetherspoons app which allows you to order drinks without going to the bar. Amazing!
- I trained as a first aider for work. I worry for the well-being of my colleagues.
- I got my eyes tested for the first time since I was about 5 years old. To my surprise, considering I spend all day every day in front of a screen, I don’t need glasses.
- I played chauffeur and drove my parents to and from the airport. I felt so proud of myself and it made me realise just how much my driving confidence has improved in such a short space of time. My parents thanked me with perfume and sangria!
- Tyrone and I booked a holiday! We’re off to New York at the end of August for a week and I’m so bloody excited!
- I took my car for it’s first MOT since I bought it, and it passed.
- I spent a lot of time with my family, and that means so much to me.
- And finally, not a victory for me but one for Tyrone: he started his new job and he found out he’d be graduating with the 1st class degree! I am so, so proud of him, and very proud to call ourselves a first class couple!
I’m going to be honest, June hasn’t got off to the best of starts, hence why this post was published almost a week later than I had initially planned. But better late than never, am I right?!
As I’ve mentioned here on my blog before, June is my favourite month of the year, and I’m hoping that things will start to pick up after a rocky beginning. Fingers crossed!
How was May for you? Did you have any victories, big or small?
Little Victories is a monthly (or so!) series, celebrating the things that make life great, no matter how small.