How was your February?

What I wanted to complete February 2016

  • Get a blog post up 3 days in the week. IN PROGRESS. It's been a slow month along with a busy month, along with an unmotivated month. My blogging inspiration has flown out the window and reining it back it has been slow work. Only now have I started to get my blogs written and ready to post for the three days within the week. I guess I just have to find my rhythm before getting into the swing of things. 
  • Cut down on food expenses. IN PROGRESS. Lucky for me, I spent 4 weeks out of London and in Essex. Usually that would mean expenses galore but I've managed to not go overboard. Work experience meant that I can't go crazy and when I did have to go out and buy what I needed it was the essentials (milk, butter, veg, etc.). 
  • Drink more water. INCOMPLETE. I've got loads of water bottles hanging around the house! I've been filling them up and sipping it here and there. It's not led me to continuously drink though. 
  • Complete the 30 day workout challenge. INCOMPLETE. I was about three weeks in and then work experience took over. My time was spent and by the end of the day I'm shattered, can't be asked to do anything but just lay down. Once work experience stops I'm wanting to get back into the swing of things. 
  • Enjoy being me. IN PROGRESS. There have been nights were I can just curl up in bed and enjoy watching anime or reading. I've reverted to reading fanfiction, listening to disney music, watching cartoons and it's not a bad thing. That's the person that I've always been. Each day I'm letting myself be me. It's not as bad as I thought it would be. 
I don't think that February hasn't been my best month as there was a lot happening with college. With the months getting closer to finishing my first year I'm starting to think that my goals should be limited and focus more on college. Was your February eventful? 

Can't live without my camera

Memories are those that you keep stored within a special place in your heart and in a folder within your mind to re-watch when you need. Whilst I believe that I also believe that memories and moments should be captured through a camera lense. 

I'm not talking about those selfies and food photos. I'm talking about those random shots and those carefully planned shots. Times when you're out on a walk or just seated at home. A moment occurs and you can't just let it slip by. Those are those are the ones that I want stored forever. 

There are people in my life that I might see today and not tomorrow. Events that pass only once in a lifetime. I know that I have a lot of memories to rewind upon but there's the feeling of having them on paper to look back upon that makes me so happy. I find myself feeling lost without my camera at hand and left with a bitterness when a moment occurs and I'm unable to capture it. Guess it can be, I'm helpless without a camera in my hands. 

The Mad Orange, featured blog of the month

It's got a wide cover from food to university life and was brought to life in 2013. Jennifer has got a topic to suit everyones need and enjoys sharing her interests and the going ons in her life. Having read a couple of her posts myself, I can see a connection for readers who hold an interest on subjects such as animals, books and food.

So Jennifer, mind answering a few questions?

You mentioned in your post Borrow My Doggy that you would love to have your own little furry friend. If you could have any pet which would you go for?
I would definitely go for a dog! Probably a long haired miniature daschund. Never had a puppy so would definitely be my first choice! 

Do you find being a blogger along with a university student stressful?
It is fairly stressful and sometimes puts me off blogging because if I have a big deadline due I will concentrate on that. I try to have posts ready in advance but it's definitely hard! 

If you were only allowed to eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I would have to eat... Any type of Greek food as long as you don't get fat! 

What's some advice you would give to someone who wanted to start their own blog?
I would say really research SEO and social media as they can bring a lot of traffic but mainly do it because you love it... 

You're only allowed to use one word to describe yourself. Which word would that be and why? 
I would describe myself as strange.. If you get to know me I become really weird

Be sure to give The Mad Orange a look and while you're at it, why not have a look at her other social accounts :)

What will I be accomplishing this month...

The start of 2016 saw my placing monthly goals. Whilst some of them were accomplished and other's not, I don't see that as a means to not start all over and create some new ones.

Get a blog post up 3 days in the week. College runs my life and then there are the little bits inbetween that also get in the way of plans. I was at one point able to get a blog up everyday but now it's a bit more of a challenge. February I would like to have a blog post up 3 days in the week. That means taking the time to plan, get photos and sitting down to write up a good quality post.

Cut down on food expenses. I always choose the easy way out. Stopping in Sainsbury's to get a ready cooked meal for lunch and then later on the week I'm there again picking something else up. My fridge is small which means that it can't hold a lot. That's no excuse for me going straight to the chip shop or buying a ready made sandwich. This month I won't go and buy unnecessary food. I'll be sure to have only the essentials and my food shop will be cut down to once every other week.

Drink more water. There's no point in being fit and not replenishing my lost fluids. To fix this dilemma I'll be carrying a bottle of water everywhere I go while resisting to drown myself in cups of tea.

Complete the 30 day workout challenge. This is a challenge that I've taking up countless times and failed countless times. To this day I haven't completed it but that's to change this month! I'm already at day 8 and by the end of this week will have completed day 10. Close to the end of the month I will have finished my 30 days and I will be sure to reach it. The biggest challenge that I face is joining work experience with the workouts.

Enjoy being me. I've never really allowed myself to enjoy being who I am. To be proud of the fact that I love what I love and that there's no shame in that. I love being tucked in bed with a good book, watching fantasy movies and living in my own little world from time to time. I want to be in agreement with myself that I don't have to be my boisterous self every day of every waking hour because being my alternative side is just as amazing.

So that's me all set up and ready to go. What have you got planned for this month?