This past week seems to have been endless and as a result both Paul and I are utterly exhausted. Please therefore excuse my lack of enthusiasm whilst writing this weeks #LittleLoves post but following a busy day at work, a heart wrenching conversation with the vet and a much-appreciated visit from my folks I am feeling a little worse for ware.
I suppose the best way to beat a bad day is to focus on the positives and to think ‘happy thoughts’ so what better than to write my #LittleLoves from the week?
I’ve actually made time for my ‘Inbox’ this week and at one point I had managed to read and reply to almost every email resulting in my first ’empty inbox’ in months! I have also made a conscious effort to get back into the bloggers social circle by reading and replying to fellow bloggers posts.
One particular title struck a chord with me as it arrived in my ‘Inbox’ and I found myself clicking to read further. Unsurprisingly, I found that I completely related to Laura’s post ‘Is It Time To Accept That This Is Me?‘ as I too have found self acceptance a difficult feat throughout the years.
I guess that once you strip a girl of her career, her confidence, her self-worth and her self belief that they may start to wonder who they once were and whether they accept their present self. I’ve certainly learnt a lot about myself over the past two years thanks to the issues which I have faced. I’m not sure whether I prefer the person that I am now but I at least accept myself which is a good starting point.
I am well aware that I have a potty mouth as I swear like a sailor and that I tend to say things without thinking at times. I guess I mean what I say and I say what I mean often without meaning to say anything at all. I lack a filter, I was once so polite and professional but over time something snapped . I am no longer afraid to speak to my mind which in some ways is great and in others is catastrophic.
Earlier this week I travelled down to ‘Old Trafford’ in Manchester for the ‘Blog On Xmas 2017 Conference‘ where I watched numerous bloggers and vloggers carry out sessions guiding myself and many others upon a range of blogging based topics.
Whilst I enjoyed each and every session that I attended I cannot help but think back to the hilarious Welcome Key Note speech hosted by James from A Life Just Ordinary. I have never laughed quite so much at the concept of social media until listening to James, I only wish I could get a copy of his powerpoint presentation as it was comedy genius!
Whilst sourcing Music for mixing I came across a classic track ‘Where Have All The Cowboys Gone’ by Paula Cole which has since been remixed and sounds flipping fantastic! This is a total ‘choon’ and although the original was pretty damn good I have to say that I personally think this version is even better!
Having spent quite some time during the past week practicing on my recently purchased ‘Traktor Decks’ I eventually recorded a few mixes that I’d put together. Whilst neither my first nor second attempt were that impressive my third mix was a whole lot better and I’ve since enjoyed listening to said mix whilst out and about in the motor.
Having joined SoundCloud a few months ago I decided to upload my mixes as a record of my progress over time. If you fancy having a listen then be sure to let me know your thoughts!
I’ve found myself sporting numerous layers due to the Autumn ‘neither hot nor cold’ kinda weather and although this seems to be working for now I’m becoming slightly tired of misjudging the weather and either sweating like a pig or freezing my assets off.
I really need to look into getting myself a new jacket and once I’ve finished paying off my debts I’ll do precisely this but until then I’ll continue to wrap myself like an onion ever ready for the bi-polar weather system we seem to have here in the UK.
E has officially finished her first ‘full time’ week at Primary School and despite having the odd wobble here or there seems to be settling really well. I thought I ought to share her rather brilliant biscuit decoration efforts as not only was she super proud of herself but I too was also very proud of our little ladies efforts.
There was something so incredibly heart warming about seeing E’s little face all lit up as she brought out said biscuit with a proud smile. Sadly the biscuit crumbled moments later resulting in snot and tears. Thankfully though I had photographed the biscuit prior to the ‘diva on a digestive disaster’ saving the day with a snap!
Thanks again for reading my blog and I hope that you enjoyed this weeks #LittleLoves. If you fancy sharing some of your own #LittleLoves then why not join in either through your own blog post or by leaving a comment below, I would love to hear what your #LittleLoves might be.