Achievement Unlocked: May 2016

Achievement Unlocked: May 2016

Just before writing this, I was:

Reading an article about the fear of failure and how it affects our decision-making, and replying to an email from Holly. I’m going to meet her next week in Liverpool and I am so excited!

This past month, I achieved:

I did a presentation for the A11y Bytes event. I struggled to find the time to work on it and it was hard to motivate myself to practice, but it was all worth it in the end.

I got rid of a lot of items of clothing. I donated old t-shirts to charity, having cut down the amount of t-shirts I own, and got rid of some clothes in a ‘swishing’ day we had at work where all the ladies brought in their old clothes and we did a bit of a clothes swap.

Our team at work did an escape room challenge, which was called the Da Vinci Code, and our teamwork got us out… albeit a couple of minutes overtime…! We did well, though. We enjoyed it and had some really good burgers for dinner afterwards.

This past month, I was grateful for:

My friends and family and their birthday wishes and gifts. I don’t expect anything these days but they still made me feel loved. I was also sick, but my coworkers made sure I was alright and made sure I prioritised my health above all.

This past month, I learned:

That sometimes things have dependencies. And when things have dependencies, it sometimes means you can’t move forward until that dependency is dealt with. And I am not just talking about code and programming. This applies to all aspects of life.

This past month, I got bored of:

Getting sick! It was horrid. I also got bored of pizza. So much Italian food this month, and next month we are going to Italy, so you can imagine how much I am trying to not eat pizza because I’m sure I will have quite a bit of it in the next five weeks.

But that’s OK, because I enjoyed:

Sleeping. A lot. It’s hard for me to enjoy sleeping especially since I am a person with a really active mind, but being sick was, in essence, a good ‘excuse’ to let myself rest up as much as I thoroughly and possibly needed.

Today, something that made me happy was:

Seeing Nick, even if it was just for dinner time. ❤️

Today, something I could have done better was:

Control my eating. I ate some chocolate and I also ate a lot of food, but I haven’t exercised for some time as the weather has been miserable and we don’t have access to the gym at the moment. (I will have to properly join one soon because I have just been using free passes…)

Tomorrow, I’m going to:

Call the AEC. They said they would get back to me within two business days regarding a form I submitted to be excused from the electoral voting, since I’ll be overseas. It’s been weeks, seriously. I also want to take my camera home since it’s been locked in my drawer at work and I do want to have it ready for our trip.

Next month, I’m looking forward to:

Travelling around Europe, meeting Holly, having so much fun in other countries. Something is just really tickling my fancy about Lake Como. I am very excited about it. Heck, I am excited about it all.

Next month, I’m going to make the positive change of:

Trying to walk 10,000 steps every day. It may be easy since we will be travelling, but it’s something I want to keep up when we return from our Europe trip.

One thing on my to-do list is:

Vacuum my room. I haven’t done it in about two weeks. Yikes.

One happy photo from this month is:

I am very fond of this one from the last Fashion Friday:

Me sitting on the grass and leaning back
Rugged up in my last Fashion Friday post

If I had to write a book or record a film about this past month, I would call it:

Meals on Wheels, purely because of all the dinners and lunches I’ve had at various restaurants over the month.

After I post this, I’m going to:

Go to bed. I am tired.

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Comments on this post

Sounds like quite a month! But seems like a mosty happy one, other then getting sick. x_x Seems like you’re doing better at least.

You’re trip sounds awesome. Hope you have fun!

Congratulations on your achievements this past month! Clearing out your closing is a big deal, especially when you have old clothes cluttering up your closet. I need to do that some day! The Da Vinci Code challenge sounds interesting! I haven’t really been in a room-maze before.

At some point, gifts and such doesn’t matter compared to having friends and family around :). I figure, we’re at a point where we can buy our own material things. However, friendship and relationships can’t be bought out!

Just a few more days til Europe!

I can’t think of teamwork challenges without thinking of the episode of Brooklyn Nine Nine when they had to solve one, haha.

Congratulations on your presentation! I’m really impressed with how many you’ve done in the last few months. And I’m glad you’re feeling better – being sick is physically and emotionally draining.

Literally cannot believe you will be on the same continent as me soon. Whoaaaaa. When will you be in London?

Thank you! :) Yeah I have done so many and I have another idea in my head. Who knows what will happen after that.

I will email you right this second about London!

Woo! I’m so excited for next week! I’m currently replying to your email. :) I think we will avoid any pizza places when you come to Liverpool haha! You need to save yourself for Italy.

My work went to one of those escape room challenge places for a night out just before I started at the company, and I’m gutted I missed it because that sort of thing is right up my street.

I’ve had to apply for a postal vote because I’m going to be out of the country when we have to vote in the EU referendum and it’s such a pain. I hope they don’t take too long or else it will be too late.