Monthly Review | July 2016
2nd Aug 2016
Somehow we’ve made it to August, and considering how rubbish 2016 has been so far I think that’s a pretty good achievement. It’s almost worth celebrating.
As a child I used to love August because August meant the summer holidays, but now I have to sit in an office everyday rather than going on adventures and enjoying the sun. At least the office has air conditioning.
Anyway, let’s crack on.
*Grabs One Line A Day journal to help jog memory*
What happened in June…
I had my first driving lesson in over a month, and surprisingly I hadn’t forgotten everything. Both myself and my instructor had been on holiday in June, hence the long break. I’m starting to feel much more confident on the roads but I definitely need to practice my manoeuvres to death before my test in September.
I got into baking again. I finally used my Portal cutters that Tyrone bought me for Christmas and attempted to ice the biscuits I baked. Honestly, for my first go I think I did pretty well. I also make cookies and muffins, and bookmarked a load of pages in my recipe book for inspiration.
I started a new project at work; my first big solo project. Honestly, I’ve found it more difficult that I expected but I have learned so much along the way. There have been days where I have wanted to throw my computer out of the window, but there have also been days when I have made real progress and have gone home with a smile on my face.
On the topic of work, I went go-karting for the first time on a staff night out and I had so much fun even though I was crap at it. It’s something I would love to try again though, and maybe, just maybe, I won’t come last!
On the not-so-positive side of things, I have a horrific dentist appointment that left me in tears. I have since been looking for another dentist and I’m hopefully going to be going back to a private one. Also, I received some rubbish news about The Who tour I had booked tickets for and so I chose to get a refund on my tickets. Needless to say I’m still gutted.
I’m off to Norway for a few days at the end of the month which I am incredibly excited about. I’m sure that will be the highlight of my month and I can’t wait to share a little about the trip on the blog.
I’m definitely going to go back to Shropshire this month. I said I would in July but it just didn’t happen. That’s life.
I’ve got a doctors appointment booked for the middle of the month, and the main purpose of this trip is to get a referral to see a consultant back at my old hospital in Shropshire. For some it might seem mad to travel all that way just to see a consultant, but that hospital is a specialist orthopaedic hospital and they might have some better ideas in terms of the treatment of my hip dysplasia.
I keep getting told that my hip hurts because the muscles are weak and I need to build them. Well, I’ve been working out like crazy recently and I’m still in pain, so yeah, I need more answers.
I can sense August will be a month for getting s**t done!
How was July for you? What are your plans for August?