February kinda sucked so I’m curious to see if I actually hit any of my goals. Karne went into the hospital for his stem cell transplant so I’ve been pretty bummed out. Hopefully, this is the final uphill struggle and we can start to see a bright cancer-free future. Keep everything crossed people!
Anyway, March is the month that I was brought into the world it must be a good one right?
So again, not a bad turn out. I didn’t set the bar too high because I knew I’d be preoccupied and busy with other things. A little disappointed I wasn’t able to save some money but I think that’s going to be a recurring thing because money is literally all I think about. I’m ticking over on how to save it, how I can cut back in places, how we’re going to pay for this, how I’m going to pay for that. It’s just a constant concern so if I can make sure I give myself a little buffer it should help to ease that and quiet my brain a little.
I’m not shooting for the stars this month either – everything that’s going on kinda rolls into March as well so again they’re just simple things that I’ve been intending to do and haven’t got around to yet.
SELL ON EBAY
Every. Penny. Counts. Things are going be tight with our diminished income and whatnot so I’m going to put some stuff I have been holding onto and sell them on eBay for some extra pocket money. Things like bags, clothes, shoes I haven’t worn in forever. Usually, I would donate them without hesitation but it really will help us out.
Most of the stuff I have in mind is some of the expensive bags or shoes that I don’t use/wear anymore because they’re leather but kept because of how much they were. It just seems a waste, so they got to go!
LEARN TO CROCHET
This could be tricky.. because crochet instructions are like reading another language. But I want to learn to do something creative and some stuff you can do with one of those needles and some yarn is pretty impressive. I want something where I can sit down and get stuck into it. Plus it’ll be nice to have something to show for it at the end!
I’m positive I’ve said something like this before.. but finding a hobby or a skill you really enjoy seems to be one of those things that can take a while to find.
BRING KARNE HOME
I don’t have any control over this as we’re at the mercy of his biology and how he recovers. But I miss him horrendously and the best Birthday present I could ask for is for him to come home.
I’ve been seeing a video on Facebook where the guy neglects his wife because he works all the time. She wants to go to brunch the next day and he’s like “yeah whatever” and goes off to work. She dies that day in a horrible car accident and he comes home to see a card telling him she’s pregnant and can’t wait for their brunch date. He’s crying because he realised how much he loved her and now he’ll never see her again.
I didn’t have the same reaction as everyone else seemed to because I already know what that’s like. In a way. Our separation isn’t permanent but we’re in a situation that has caused very painful and real conversations about life and death. And we’ve really had to consider what life would be like without the other.
As a result, we make sure every day the other know just how important they are and even the smallest gestures don’t go unnoticed in this house. What I’m trying to say is, don’t wait for something horrible to happen before you realise how lucky you are. Remember it every day because I can’t wait for my other half to come home just so I can ask him how his damn day was and what he wants for dinner. Haha.
REACH OUT TO BRANDS
Scary but worth a try. I feel my blog is too small or my following isn’t big enough for me to reach out to brands. I’m part of a few Facebook groups where these questions get asked a lot and they’re always told to go for it. “Don’t ask, don’t get” as they say. So I’m going to compile myself a letter/email and send it out to a few I’d love to work with. Hopefully, I’ll get a positive response and who knows.. it could be the best thing I do! Fingers crossed.
INCREASE TWITTER FOLLOWING
I don’t really spend a huge amount of time on Twitter. I don’t really have anything interesting to say or talk about that I can update people with very few hours. Honestly, where do people find the time? But social media is really important if you have a blog and I’m learning as I go along. There is a huge amount of support for bloggers on Twitter (old and new). The community really seems to come together there. I’d like to try and be more active and increase my 931 followers to 1000 by the end of March. I hit the 2k goal on Instagram so I don’t think I’m aiming too high!
So that’s about all I have planned for March. Did you hit your goals? How was your month? Did you do anything interesting.. maybe you have a Valentine’s day story to share? Let me know in the comment below!
Until next time ♡
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