I recently had a little look through each one of my reflection posts from the start of this year, and if we ignore the glaringly obvious fact that in each one I state ‘next month I will get a new job!’ and it hasn’t happened yet – they’re actually pretty fun to read. I’m so glad I decided to do this, it’s more for myself so I can see how my life is progressing month by month. I would recommend to anyone to join in, it’s worth it so that at the end of the year you can look back and read through how all your months went. Hope they’re not all as crap as the past few have been!
At the very start of May, which actually feels like several years ago, I went down to London for a week with my boyfriend and my family. I have extended family in London so accommodation costs us nothing, it’s just transport we’re to pay for. I had the best time down there and wrote several posts on my trip (which I will link below) with some pretty sweet photos of some monkeys. From the zoo, not just…on the streets.
I also had a LOT of interview in May. All within a few days of each other, which was massively stressful and I made myself a little ill from freaking out about it all. I turned one down, was rejected from another and progressed to the next interview stage in the third. Things seem to be happening a bit more quickly on the job front, but I’m currently having doubts about what I actually want to do with my life so it’s difficult for me to picture myself doing anything. Do I want to make a career move, do I want to do a menial job for lots of money so I can travel, or do I want to study something? I do not have the answers to these questions.
I started exercising in April but I’m so proud to say that I am still maintaining it and, even more shockingly, I am enjoying it. I know. I almost didn’t believe it too. I go at least 5 times a week and I’m currently looking into doing a few classes just to improve my stamina and strength even further. I’m noticing a difference in my body already, in terms of the amount I can lift and the general appearance of myself. I’m now a little bit addicted and absolutely love being at the gym and working out. Who have I become?
Next month is extremely exciting and I don’t really want it to happen because I don’t want it to be over. It’s my mums birthday and she’s booking an escape room for us to try, so good luck to us! Then – I am going to Budapest for 10 days! I cannot wait to get stuck in with my camera and immerse myself in the culture. It’s just over one week until we go and I could probably just explode right now because that’s how excited I am about this.
I have a few more interviews in June that are quite big, scary ones that I don’t want to go into too much detail about should I be unsuccessful – but I will need lots of luck and love for them because they’re both perfect and would possible change my life if I got them. I honestly cannot wait until I can be done with interviews, they are so physically and mentally draining, but I know it will be worth it when I finally succeed.
I’m also going to keep exercising throughout June and beyond because I love it so much. Starting is so difficult but once you do, it will completely transform your mood and your image of yourself. My self esteem (which was already pretty high) has grown phenomenally and I pretty much strut everywhere in my gym clothes to show off #datass. If you got it, flaunt it.
So I’d say May was a pretty alright month. Roll on June!
How was your May?