Monthly Review | August 2016
1st September 2016
It’s monthly review time again. It feels like as soon as I’ve published one it’s time to start writing the next. This year is just flying by.
What happened in August…
The most significant thing that happened in August actually happened on the very first day of the month – I won my legal case.
After 4 long years of fighting the defendant admitted liability and it was the most incredibly satisfying moment of my life.
I headed home to Shropshire that weekend to celebrate with my parents. Needless to say a lot of wine was involved!
I started really pushing myself with my work out routine. I’ve never had any interest in exercise or fitness but I’m now at a stage in my life where if I don’t work out my hips then I’m going to be in a terrible, terrible state. My muscles around my hip are so weak that they need to be built up and made as strong as possible.
Anyway, I’d been doing some exercises that I found online which were working to some extent, but I knew I needed to be doing more to get those muscles stronger. So I bought some ankle weights and a thigh toner which have seriously upped my work outs.
And do you know what? I’m actually enjoying it!
August ended with a trip to Norway which you can read all about here if you haven’t already done so. Basically it was an absolutely incredible experience and I really did have to pinch myself because I felt so so lucky to have been given the opportunity to go.
Every year in September since I was 4 I’ve started something new, whether that be a new school, college or university year, or a new job, which was the case last year.
But this September is different because life is just carrying on as normal. It’s a bit strange really.
I should have been going to see The Who this month but now I’m not, and you can read about what happened with that in this post.
So, I’d been seriously looking forward to September until I had to erase that from my calendar.
I’ve got my driving test this month. I’m really not looking forward to it (ha, who does?) but I’m feeling determined. I need to be driving by the end of the year as my usual train route to work is going to be disrupted for 6 weeks at the beginning of 2017, and I need to get both Tyrone and myself across the river (there’s a tunnel, I’ve not got an amphibious car) every day.
So yeah, if I pass my test then I’ll be buying a car this month which is a very exciting yet daunting prospect. And then I will have to stop spending because before we know it Christmas will be hear and I’ll be poor again.
How was August for you? What are your plans for September?