Monthly Review | January 2016
2nd February 2016
This year I have decided to write a monthly review at the end of each month to summarise what I’ve been up to and also to track my goals for the year, including the 365 Instagram challenge and reaching my savings goal.
January was full of ups and downs; basically a normal month in my life. However, I am now on the pursuit of happiness and good health, and so in January I started to make decisions that will make my life somewhat better, hopefully. February may bring ever more changes and I am really looking forward to stepping out of my comfort zone.
As you are probably already aware, Tyrone and I have decided to move from our little one bedroom flat in the city centre to a house, probably on the other side of the Mersey. In fact, today we are going to view the house we really liked, but couldn’t go inside of when we tried to visit last week. So maybe, just maybe, as you are reading this I might be signing on the dotted line.
It’s an exciting and scary journey for us both, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction.
Yoga Camp failure
When I heard that Yoga with Adriene was doing another 30 days of yoga challenge, called Yoga Camp, I was determined to join in. I loved 30 Days of Yoga, so I thought I would enjoy Yoga Camp, but sadly I gave up after about 5 days.
It’s damn hard doing yoga routines that are over half an hour long (the videos were much longer for Yoga Camp than 30 Days of Yoga) every single day, especially when my steroid injection had worn off. Now that I’ve had a steroid top up I’d like to give Yoga Camp another go but do it at my own pace, rather than doing a video every day.
Becoming an organ donor
I decided to add myself to the organ donor register this month, and I wrote about my decision to do so in this post.
Although it only took 2 minutes to fill in all my details, it felt like a really significant decision. I’m so glad that I’ve finally done it.
365 Instagram Challenge
The 365 Instagram challenge involves taking a photo everyday for a year. I’ve actually found it really challenging, and there have been days in which I have almost completely forgot to post anything.
Some days I feel like I’ve done nothing exciting and that I have nothing worth sharing, so I think that a lot of my Instagram posts have been crap this month. However, I’d really like to up my game and be more creative with this challenge. If you’d like to follow along, you can find me on Instagram right here.
As I mentioned in my 2016 goals post, I am trying to save £5,000 this year. This month I have saved £396.
My main goal for February is to find the perfect house for Tyrone and myself, and I plan on focusing most of my time and effort on that. I would also like to get back into doing yoga more regularly, and to make more time for baking, but I guess we will just have to wait and see what happens with the impending move.
How was January for you? Any plans for February?