Small victories!

Cycle in Richmond Park before night shift completed on Sunday. And then good gym session at work. Arms are now sore!

Spin class done before work today as well as menial tasks. Eating better and less too.

Definitely being more organised with my time and I’ve been in touch with someone to help me fit my bathrooms out.

So, yes. Feeling good. May this positive and productive streak continue! Onwards and upwards!

Organising a trip to see family friends in Ireland again too next month. Will be good to get away for a weekend with some fresh sea air and it was so nice when I went there last time.


1st October: new month and ever more determined to succeed

Right. This has to be it. A new start. Something I need to do. I’ve spent the past few months wallowing in self pity, bad food & alcohol (and lots of both!), working lots of overtime and not really taking control. I’ve not been happy and have put on weight. 

Only 7 months to go until I leave and I want to be prepared for it both mentally and physically, which means being focused on looking ahead and organising myself. I need to have the discipline to do it and I know I’m capable. So no more of the ‘fingers crossed I nope this works this time’ attitude. Staying strong and realising it’s ok to say ‘NO’ is key. 

I’ve been really looking into re doing my bathrooms in my flat. Something I’ve been putting off for a while and I need to get done so I can rent it out whilst I’m away. I will get on my bike tomorrow afternoon and do a few laps of Richmond Park before work which I used to really enjoy doing. The weather looks good. Progress already! 

It’s been a while….but here I come, life!

Sooo…after a long time, I’ve finally got back to organising my  life a little after a difficult few months.

And it’s beginning with going back to the trip. I need a distraction anyway!


I discovered Trello while reading a very informative backpacking blog called Almost Landing. This appears to be a good way of collating useful information together for planning purposes, as well as being easy to use. Only 7 months to go now, and I’m still feeling quite overwhelmed by the whole thing. Hopefully, this will help to sort my brain out and have all the relevant information in their allocated spaces.

Reading blogs has been immensely helpful. A ex-work colleague of mine did a similar thing a couple of years ago so talking to her has given me a positive vibe. Topics range from things such as how to get from place to place, to where to go and eat or which temple to visit – obviously adding all these ideas to my newly formed Trello organiser..!

Also in the process of doing up the flat a little in preparation for renting it out. It all sounds very grown up and I don’t think I exactly know what I’m doing, but it’ll be ok in the end. I know what needs to be done but there’s always something else that crops up. Looking up ideas on what sort of shower screen I can buy to fit over the bath – sounds inspired! Fingers crossed, it won’t be too expensive! Don’t want it to eat too much into the travelling savings!

From now on, I hope to be blogging a lot more. Hoping to be more determined to succeed with it, and celebrate being young and free in the 21st century. As well as being overweight (AGAIN!), adjusting to being alone (but not lonely) and looking forward to whatever the future may bring. Yep, need to get back on the bike……