Last month, I did my first plans and goals post. After spending so long wanting to start, I finally went ahead. Last month was a really busy month, as you can check out here, with uni deadlines, work and a whole bunch of other stuff. My goals were centred around this busy month, so keep reading to find out how successfully these went and check out my May plans and goals.
- Try and get my assignments, especially dissertation, completed as soon as possible – this really didn’t go to plan… the week before I went away ended up being a very hectic one so I didn’t get to spend as much time doing my assignments as I would have liked. Instead, I ended up uploading them to the university website either the night before, or the morning of, my deadline.
- Pace myself when I’m away, so I don’t overdo it and miss spending valuable time with my family – I managed this really well. Being away with all my nieces and nephews, I didn’t miss the chance to run and play around with them but ensured that I had a few hours rest before any evening plans.
- Write up the month’s planned posts to schedule, so you don’t miss out while I’m away – as you will all know, I definitely didn’t manage to do this: aforementioned hectic week before going away. SORRY EVERYONE.
- Ensure that I get some great photos while I’m away, especially family photos – I loved the photos I got while I was away, but I didn’t get as much as I would have liked… especially of all the family!
- Participate in stress-relieving and mindfulness activities to keep stress levels down around deadline time – this is another goal that went down the drain. So much time was spent at my computer typing my assignments, that there was very little time to do anything else.
Overall, my previous goals did not go well, but hopefully we can do a lot better this month!
As you can see, May is another busy month for me. It started out with another uni deadline and exam buuuut my exam signalled the last day of university ever. Despite what I’ve been through in the past 3 years, I finally made it to the end. So many times, I was super close to giving it all up, but I can honestly say that if it hadn’t been for the most amazing friends ever, guiding me through, I never would have got to this point and be graduating in November.
Having so much university work last month, it meant that I ended up having to take time off work to get it all completed – it does help when your boss is also your mam who wanted to see the back of my assignments even more than I did. That means I’ve got a lot of shifts penciled in for this month to make up for the time that I missed. I’m happy that I’m able to do this though because, while many people graduating are wandering around wondering what to do with themselves, I actually have something to keep me from feeling like this.
As you can see, it was my birthday yesterday – a quiet day working, sleeping and eating before heading off to a young farmer’s do tonight. Why? Conserving my energy for tonight! Next week, my two best friends are coming up to celebrate my birthday too, so it’s not like I haven’t done anything for my birthday! It’s just another number, after all.
- The first, and most important, goal for me is to get back into my blogging properly and start posting on a regular basis again. I’ve missed my blogging so much!
- I would love to get back to my cross-stitch. Besides getting quite a lot done during my “rest periods” at Haggerston Castle in April, I haven’t done an awful lot since December. I have two projects on the go, both almost finished and I have a further two in line for when I’m finished these.
- Continue with my photography. The weather has been exceptional recently, so hopefully it continues and I can make the most of it.
- Catch-up with the many friends that I haven’t seen, or even talked to, in a while!
Well there’s my plans and goals for this month, what do you think of them? Do you have any special plans you want to share?
Be back soon.