Little Victories | November 2016

6th December 2016

Little Victories | November 2016

Little Victories | November 2016

During my blogging break I spent some time thinking of new series I could start on the blog; in particular a series that would be all about positivity and celebrating the little things in life.

And so the idea of Little Victories was born. It’s going to be a monthly series where at the beginning of each new month I share with you and celebrate the victories from the previous month. I will try to focus on the small victories that we often over look but that make life just that little bit better.

This series will replace my Monthly Review series. It’s going to be very similar in that I will summarise what happen in the previous month, but Little Victories will be more positive and upbeat.

So, without further ado, let’s kick of this month’s list of victories…

  • I finally went to the doctors to discuss my mental health. Actually, that’s kind of a big victory, isn’t it?
  • Got a massive refund from my old electricity supplier who were taking out wayyy too much money each month.
  • Discovered that then tunnel toll with a tunnel tag is £1.20 each way, not £1.50 as I had initially thought and budgeted for. Which means I’m saving about £20 a month!
  • I finally got a referral back to my old hospital and my appointment is with my favourite surgeon. It’s all thanks to my previous GP. I’m so sad I had to leave the surgery because I moved out of the catchment area, but so grateful for everything that doctor did for me.
  • I bought a laptop after many years of just having a desktop, and honesty it’s life changing. I love being able to write blog posts while sitting on the sofa with my feet up and watching TV.
  • I got offered over time at work for the first time. That will be a nice bit of extra cash for the mortgage/holiday/Ray Ban fund.
  • I got even more good news about my legal case. It’s looking very likely that it will all be wrapped up in early 2017.
  • Our landlord put new windows in the house. The old ones were the originals and we’re very good insulators. We’re hoping to see a massive decrease in our heating bills from now on.
  • She also put in new blinds so we feel dead fancy now!
  • I drove in the snow (well, more like a thick layer of hail stones) for the first time. It was a little bit scary but I’m glad I gave it a go because now I know it’s not that bad.
  • I started my Christmas shopping and I’ve made great progress already.

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

P.S. The print is from That Lame Company and I received it in their September Box of Lame.

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  1. Welcome back from your blogging break! I am loving your new blogging series. It focuses on the positive things in life that need some recognition ;).

    It sounds like November was a great month for your physical and mental health :). That feeling of having a new laptop is awesome! Now you can be cozy and type up some legit blog posts. It’s cool how you got to drive in the snow! It never snows out here and my car has the snow traction option @___@.

    November was a great month with little victories :). All of the little things add up!

    • Holly

      Thank you! I’m glad you like it.

      I can’t believe I survived for so many years without a laptop. It’s life changing stuff, haha!

  2. Elisa

    The column name “Little Victories” is adorable, in my opinion. It also sounds a lot more special than “Monthly Reviews” 😀

    Whoa, i’m actually surprised that you’ve been living off desktop pc and no laptop! I….am quite surprised to say the least. I mean, i love spending time using my desktop more because its specs are a lot better and stronger than my macbook pro (which i hate and want to desperately replaced because i love windows more than mac especially for gaming lol) but sometimes when there is no electricity, it sucks how the desktop doesn’t work ya know. But congrats for getting a laptop!

    November sounds like it was on your side 🙂
    Glad to know there were some positivity during that month. I can’t say it’s quite the same for me. The biggest highlight in November for me was probably my graduation day.

    • Holly

      Thank you!

      Getting a laptop has been life changing haha! I really don’t know how I coped without one. It used to be such a pain when I went to stay with my parents and I couldn’t blog!

      Congratulations again on graduating!

  3. Little victories sounds perfect. £1.20 for the tunnel fee is quite good considering it’s £1.70 without the fast tag. I’m not sure if I mentioned this or if you saw it on my blog, you can visit the tunnel and it’s something I would recommend. It’s a guided tour and it’s so interesting. It involves a little bit of walking and a lot of stairs though.
    It’s fab you have new windows, it should be better, especially now in Winter. x

  4. Cat

    Welcome back to blogging! I think that’s a great idea to celebrate the little things, and it’s nice to start each month on a positive note.

    I’m glad you discussed your mental health with your doctor! I agree that it’s a big victory! That’s good to hear about your legal case, and nice job on driving in the snow 🙂 I’ve been driving for years and haven’t really experienced driving in the snow yet. That’s nice about the new windows and blinds too. I love replacing things in our house. It’s such a nice feeling afterwards!

    It’s kind of funny because I went the opposite direction when it comes to computers. I used to mainly use laptops, but now I’m on desktop. I still have a laptop for work though!

    I’ve also started my Christmas shopping, though I’m stuck on a few people. Some people are really hard to shop for =/ I think my victories in November are hobby related, like finishing a sewing project and finally making a video game cake after a 4 year hiatus!

    • Holly

      Thank you. 🙂

      I’m expecting to get lots more experience of driving in the snow this winter because it feels like it’s going to be a very cold one.

      Haha I seem to alternate between laptops and desktops, but fortunately my desktop is still running well coming up to it’s 3rd birthday so I still use that for Photoshop and gaming.

      I know what you mean! We are doing Secret Santa at work which is also really challenging.

  5. Elena

    This is so upbeat! Exactly what I needed to read, haha, as I am currently studying for my exams. I only have a couple of days left and am struggeling to stay positive. You just motivated me to try a little harder!

    It seems you saved a lot of money this month, that is nice! 🙂 And glad you talked to your doctors, mental health is important!
    Also congratulations on getting your licens if I haven’t said that already.

    Hope Desember brings you more victories! 🙂