Life, Writing

A Missing Piece to the Puzzle

A nice simple day. Had a lie in without feeling irritation. Had a walk, completed a puzzle. It had been the first time since moving into this house I got my puzzle board out. Unfortunately, one of the pieces was missing. I believe Alfie ate it a while ago. But all the others fit which is the main thing.


We watched films and started to watch the TV series GLOW. To see what it was all about. I’m finding it strange but slightly addictive.

Tomorrow is back to reality. This past week off has been great. All good things come to an end, they say. Well, this week may have ended but there are good times ahead.

This next week would be amazing if things moved forward with the house buying process. Hopefully, we’re also organising our wedding. At least getting things started.

Our independence seems so near but so far away at the same time. I know we’ll get there. That’s whats keeping me mentally upbeat about it.

Generally, we’ve a busy week ahead. We’ve a wedding and a christening and Dave has a stag do as well. I’ve finally booked my hair to be done. I last got it done in January. I didn’t allow myself, having it down as other things were more important. But I was just stopping myself from having some self-care which meant spending money on myself.

I need to care for myself as well as everything else.

Watched: Oceans 12 > 2.5 out of 5
Oceans 13 > 2.5 out of 5

Life, Writing

Early Mornings and Phone Update

Usually when I wake up early, at a reasonable time, before my alarm. I try to make myself go back to sleep. There are times I need to. There are times I do feel worse when my alarm goes off. There are times I lie awake, not having much luck getting back to sleep.

Getting frustrated with myself. In turn, effects my mood for the day. The odd occasion I stay up, do something I need to do. This morning was one of those. I was up an hour and 45 minutes before my alarm.

Putting myself first is something I neglect at times. Something I’m working on. I’m slowly getting better.

This morning I decided to do a bit more of my jigsaw puzzle. In that time I managed to complete it. Finishing a puzzle gives me a sense of achievement. Having this feeling has helped me start the day off right. Even towards the end of the day, work included.

Phone update:

Still waiting for the box to be able to send my phone to be sorted. Work has kindly offered me a temporary phone so I can still use my work app offline when I’m out and about.

But I’m unable to ring out to anybody still. Especially if there was an emergency, Think work might be interesting over the next few days.

I’ve now been able to talk to Dave through the Monster Messenger app. Basically Whatsapp for kids that parents control, to allow their kids to use it safely. It just happens to be the only thing on my tablet that will download, which we both have access to.

The joys of technology, eh!

Goals, Life

Goals are like Jigsaw Puzzles

Goals are like a jigsaw puzzle. The box shows a visual representation of what the end looks like. There to remind us each time we focus on it.

It would be great to open the box, let the pieces fall out and the puzzle be complete. The end goal realised. It’s never that easy.

Reaching the end goal leads to a path of enlightenment, gratitude, sadness, fear and all other emotions in between. No matter the end representation, each connection needs to be put together piece by piece. For the picture; the goal to form.

If goals were easy, we’d be completing them every day. Becoming a habit, to the point they’re not goals anymore.

A goal is a journey. A journey to who and what you wanna be. Don’t take the pieces for granted. It’s within you. Whatever it takes, those pieces allow learning, acceptance, sadness, laughter. Make each one count.

The end goal will arrive. It’s the journey, those small pieces that count.