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I can’t believe the first month of 2017 is almost over. It has simultaneously felt like the longest yet shortest month ever. I’ve crammed a lot in and lot’s of things have happened so I thought it would be nice to just recap everything that went on over the past 4 weeks.

  • My dog was put down.

 Starting it off on a bit of a downer – just to get it out the way. On the 22nd of this month my beloved doggy Kimmi was sadly put down. It was completely unexpected and rocked my whole family; we’re still struggling to deal with her not being around. She was getting on a bit, I can’t really remember a time without her because I was only 6 or so when we got her. No matter how old she was, she always acted like a puppy though. And although she hated being cuddled, she would tolerate it if she saw I was upset. She was definitely me in dog form – grumpy, stubborn and ate everything.

Miss you puppy x

  • I had a job interview (then turned it down).

This was super exciting because I am desperate to get out of my current place of work. If you know me at all you will know how fed up I am of my job. So in December last year I applied for a couple of apprenticeships and the apprenticeship company contacted me and said they’d like to help me find an apprenticeship – brilliant! I was over the moon and by mid-January I had my first interview. It was a strange experience, I don’t want to go into it too much but basically they offered me a job in Glasgow and I had to turn it down. Glasgow is a good 2 hours from where I live which is a lot of travel money. So I’m still on the hunt and hopefully next months reflection will have some good news!

  • My boyfriend finally turned 18.

 I feel like I have been waiting for this moment my whole life – or since I turned 18…I was so excited to finally be able to actually go out to bars and stuff with him and not have to buy his drink or rated 18 games. We had a very nice, very long drinking weekend which completely destroyed me; I just can’t drink 3 days in a row. Can’t do it. Unfortunately at the end of this mad weekend was when my dog died, so it was a little bittersweet.

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I think that’s all the main events that happened in January; I’m probably forgetting something crucial and important. Ah well. I hope February is a little more positive and things start happening on the job front!

How was your January?



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