Life, Writing

Unexpected New Car

I was gonna be getting a new car this year. That changed when I fell in love with the house we’re buying. My mum was going to buy me one but to be able to have the house I had a choice; a new car or the money that would have paid for the car to be used to fix up the house.

My car is still usable, it gets me to where I need to be. It will last a few more years until I can buy my dream car. The house and the wedding are to be paid for first.

There has been talk of my mum getting a new car, on and off now for a few years. My mym brought it up again this morning, asking if I’d want hers or keep mind. Have hers was my answer.

What I wasn’t expecting was a phone call asking what I was doing tomorrow. Now I’m taking in my car to be part exchanged for her new one. Car sorting day tomorrow is now on my agenda.

Life, Writing

Monthly Review: July 2018

My birthday month has come to an end. Another year older, I don’t know if I’m any wiser but I am better all around; mainly with my mental health.

We’re still waiting for the keys to the new house. The vendor solicitors are shockingly bad. Even our own solicitors are angry with them. I very much wish and know I’ll have the keys by the end of August. That will be my WOOP moment in my August monthly review.

This means that we haven’t been able to get started on my quarterly goal of making our home our own.

My second quarterly goal, on the other hand, I have been able to do something towards. I have done a few more BSL blog updates. I now have BSL video posts scheduled till December; I am doing them once a month.

In general, I think I have been lazier in July on doing most things. Even in everyday life tasks. I have been slumping in front of the telly mainly and watching films and the odd TV show.

I have decided that I am going to cut ties with the CBT course I signed myself up for in November of last year. Not an official course or anything. I have no desire to do anything else towards it.

I have decided that I am going to focus on my UCP course in my own time seeing as I’m on no deadline. Even though this isn’t an official course either, it has been good for my mental health.

I do have a WOOP moment for this month; I’ve been given my mums car. It wasn’t good that I had to pay for 4 new tyres within the first week but they are needed. Next month is MOT month so least it spreads the cost.

Blackboard Tasks

Looking back at the blackboard tasks I set at the last month; the first two I have already spoken about above. I haven’t really done much towards being mindful about loving my body. I have been able to go back to cooking proper meals and I have been walking. I have had my hair done which feels great, I just want it to look amazing all the time but it doesn’t work. Have a home is explained above.

The day trips one, I haven’t done any. Like I said I’ve been lazy this month. Day trips need to be kept on for sure.

August Blackboard Tasks:

  • Day Trips
  • Loving my Body
  • Have a Home
  • MOT
  • Girls Night
  • UCP Course
  • Research Photographers for the Wedding
  • Finish reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Illustrated Edition