March Reflections – My Birthday, Facing Rejection and Losing Self-Confidence

Like every other blogger out there, I am starting this reflections post with the obligatory ‘I can’t believe it’s already April!’. But seriously, how did that happen? March, although seeming to fly by, was quite the struggle for me to get through at times. It wasn’t all bad though…

The first half of the month ran pretty smoothly, dare I say uneventfully. I was on top of my Open University work, went to a Sigrid concert, and even managed to start feeling more comfortable in my working environment. Then it was my birthday: half of which was was an extremely stressful morning at work, the other half of which was amazing. Either way, I made it to twenty, so I guess that’s an achievement!

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My First Three Months Bullet Journalling: 9 Tips To Get Started

It’s been (nearly) three months since I stepped into the world of bullet journalling. When I got into it at the start of the year, I didn’t really have a clue where to begin: how was I supposed to translate all the inspirational spreads I’d seen online into my own designs in my own notebook? It felt impossible. I wanted a way to organise myself that felt conducive with my lifestyle (and let’s be honest, in a way that would look nice too) but staring at a blank page wasn’t getting me anywhere.

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I’m sure there are plenty of you out there who have yet to delve into the bujo community – but have a strong urge to do so. Perhaps you’ve already been convinced to jump into the alluring depths of bullet journalling, and now you’re just on the look out for the diving board to get you there; in other words, you know this is what you want, you just don’t know how to get started. If you’re now thinking ‘ohh yes, that’s totally me’ then sit back and relax: this list will act as your metaphorical diving board, from which I’m hoping you’ll feel more able to leap off into your first ever monthly spread.

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February Reflections – How My New Job Is Going, Spontaneous Adventures and Life Update

In my first ‘reflections’ post of the year, I described January as a whirlwind. If January was a whirlwind, with everything up in the air and swirling around me a little chaotically, February was most certainly a cheetah: definitely continuing the fast-paced rush of the previous month, but with more direction than a tornado. Allow me to explain.

This was the month of settling into my new job as a healthcare assistant. In January, I was completely out of my depth: I had no previous experience in a role like this and every hour was filled with foreign experiences. At the end of each twelve and a half hour shift I’d be totally wiped out, and sometimes tearful. This month, I’ve felt a little more in control, I know what to do and how to do it most of the time; I’m also starting to understand the dynamics of the team I’m working in. Each shift feels like I’m heading for a clear goal now, rather than nervously running around in circles wondering what’s next. I also did my first ever night shift a couple of weeks ago. That came with a whole bucketful of lessons in itself.

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