As you can tell from the title, I’m looking back at February for today’s post! I’ve had serious writer’s block this week. I didn’t have a clue what to write about for today. I have loads of ideas for future posts, but today – a big fat nothing! And it’s really been stressing me out, as you can imagine.
So, I’ve decided to actually do what my husband keeps telling me to do – a round-up post of my last month. Well, he actually said a weekly round up, but I’m not doing it weekly. I’ve decided that the first post of each month will be my monthly round-up of the month before.
Also, taking inspiration from one of my favourite bloggers – Life With Ktkinnes, I thought that I would share my goals for the next month, both blogging and personal, with you, in the hopes that I actually achieve them! Let’s take a look back at February.
What Did I Get Up To?
I did struggle a little bit. I assumed that recovery would be really quick and that I would be up and about in no time, but in reality, it took a good week for me to start feeling ‘normal’ again.
February is my birthday month! Thankfully, I had recovered from my op and was able to enjoy my birthday. I had some friends over at the weekend. They made delicious food, and we had drinks and just generally had a lovely time. On the Sunday, we went to my mother-in-law’s house, and we had cake and a buffet, and I stuffed my face. All in all, a good birthday!
I am planning on writing a whole post dedicated to my skin. It has been unbelievably sore and has really brought me down. It got to the point where it was so sore that I could barely open my mouth to talk (haha, yes, lovely and quiet for Darren!)
I’ve been to the doctors and had antibiotics, and I have a strong steroid cream, but it just won’t clear up. I’ve been urgently referred to the dermatologist, and honestly, it can’t come soon enough.
My Mental Health
My mental health has been a bit all over the place this month. A mixture of the operation and my skin being so bad has just really affected me. I haven’t suffered from my depression for a while now, but I could feel the black cloud lurking when my skin was at its worst. I know that it’s only skin, but it honestly was so bad.
Little J has really stepped it up a gear with his tantrums. I didn’t think it was even possible. We have screaming, shouting, feet stamping, hitting, scratching, and headbanging. I want to make sure that I’m correctly handling these tantrums, so I called the Health Visitor, and I’m waiting for a call back from the Nursery Nurse. If anyone has any tips in the meantime, I’m all ears…
What Did I Achieve?
Looking back at February, not a great deal, in all honesty!
No, actually, I had my best month for views on my website, which is fantastic! So, thank you very much for reading what I have to say! When I started this blog, I had no idea if anyone would actually want to read what I’m writing, so thank you so much!
My Goals for March
- Understanding Pinterest for blogging! If you follow me on Twitter you’ll see that I’ve been getting seriously stressed out trying to understand it all! I have bought a very helpful eBook from Jade Marie but trying to get my mushy mum brain to work is proving difficult!
- Keep up to date with my blogging schedule! I’m very good at making plans and schedules but I don’t actually ever stick to them! I want to make sure that I’m regularly posting to Facebook (where I’ve just reached over 200 likes, thank you so much!) and Instagram.
- Writing up Focus on You! I am so excited to start the new series of posts – Focus on You. There are amazing, strong people that follow my blog. I love the idea that I am able to help you get your story out there from my little corner of the internet.
I think that’s everything. I honestly wasn’t sure what would happen with today’s post as I only started writing it at 12:30 today 🙈 Ah, the joys of being a procrastinator!
Thanks for looking back at February with me!