Even as a small child, I have always wanted to go to New York. It’s where things happened. Where the cool kids lived. From the cast of Friends, to characters in my YA angsty books (Princess Diaries, Nick and Norah Judy Blume books etc), New York was always The Dream. So when I got the chance to go in Summer 2013, as part of an epic cross country trip, I couldn’t believe it. Actual, real-life New York.
The first thing you need to know, is that I love my cat. In my opinion, he is the best furry being that has every existed, and even when he’s sat on my keyboard, knocking over plants, or attacking my hand, I still think he’s perfect.
So of course I was going to have a party to celebrate his first birthday.
As it’s National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, I wanted to write a blog post about how my life is affected by this poop stain of a condition.
If you know me at all, you’ll know that I am hella competitive. Whether it’s Laser Tag, Monopoly or just a good old fashioned argument, I like to win. So when Steven and myself got FitBits, the game was on. And with two friends joining the ranks, and the addition of a weekly step challenge, my life has become a whole lot walk-ier. (Is that a word? Who even knows. Or cares).
I’m one of those people that loves to do little personality quizzes in order to find out about myself. Whether they’re the silly Buzzfeed ‘ How Compatible with Jim from The Office are you?’ (91% thank you very much) or the renowned Meyers Briggs type test (I was an INFJ but recently scored as an ENFP – who even knows?!), I just like to know.
The one that has actually been useful to my life, is the Five Love Languages. A short and simple ‘Would you rather’ type test which tells you your ‘love languages’ at the end – basically, how you like to be shown love.
Okay, so maybe I’m being a little generous calling this an IKEA “hack” seeing as it doesn’t require any sawing, or really any extra tools at all, but bare with me because I felt like a damn genius when I did this.
The friendly beans over at HomeSense sent me a voucher a few weeks ago to spend in their store on wedding items. That’s like all of my favourite things!
On Twitter, a rather lovely follower asked me for any tips I had about working freelance. Weirdly, I hadn’t even thought of myself as someone qualified (is that the right word?!) to give advice, however I thought it would be fun to put together a post of the things I would say are my top tips, after the past few months being my own boss. More than anything, these are tips for working from home – maybe when I get the hang of this freelance lark I’ll do another post on the real stuff!
As a big fan of magician Dynamo, I was more than a little excited when we were given tickets for Christmas to see the man in action on stage in Liverpool. That said, it was a little difficult to imagine how an ‘up-close’ magician’s act was going to translate to a huge arena crowd – especially for those of us who are pretty short sighted!
When I decided that I was going to go freelance, it’s safe to say that I had high expectations of how my life was going to change. A few months on and it seems the reality is not quite the same.