Five Happy Things: February 2017

February seems so far away now, I can’t believe it’s the middle of March. Please excuse my tardiness with this post, but things have been quite hectic recently. As I write this this my stepdad is back in hospital, he’s very sick at the moment, so it’s been hard to find time and mind space to write anything. The reason I founded this blog was to use it as a space to reflect, give gratitude and talk about things I’ve done, I guess it gives me a sense of ‘time out‘.

February was busy although the social side of things took a battering alongside work but hey sometimes somethings have to give! Anyhow, here’s my 5 happy things from last month:

  • I went to my first gig in ages. My friends new band Dutch Rudder were playing a free gig, so we popped along to say hi and have a listen. Now I don’t say this often but they rocked! I took my camera along and took a few photos of them, I’m so out of practice with my music photography that I could kick myself – this is one thing I’ll be working on this year!
  • I had a week off to catch up with things, write an essay and just take things easy. Gary managed to book a day off so we had a little wander, went to a couple of pubs that we hadn’t been to in ages, caught up with friends as well as each other, it was a fab day.
  • It’s lovely to see the sunshine, after months of dark days it’s great to feel the warmth and vibrancy of spring. Buds growing back on the trees, the snowdrops followed by crocuses and daffodils it’s something that makes me smile!
  • I’m obsessed with acrylic necklaces, so I treated myself to a new one, by Rock Cakes. It was actually a second, that I got for a bargain price but you couldn’t see anything wrong with it, in fact the lovely Sarah who runs it had said the glue had leaked slightly but I honestly couldn’t see anything on it when I got it! Perfect for Valentines day or simply adding a splash of colour to my usual black outfit this heart shaped necklaces is so cute I could wear it everyday!

My beautiful heart necklace by the talented Rock Cakes

  • It’s always nice to get a thank you for something. Whether it be opening a door, buying something from a shop, whatever, but when you receive a thank you at work from a patient it means so much. To make a difference in someones life, whether it’s just for an hour or a few days/weeks etc is something you cannot explain, it’s very humbling. I got a thank you the other week, a now ex-patient came to the ward and gave me a card and a wonderful bunch of flowers. To say I was lost for words is an understatement! It’s always nice to be appreciated, especially when it’s with flowers 😉

Aside from work February was a lovely month, March is a bit rocky at the moment but my 5 favourite things make me remember the good times outweigh the bad.

What do you do when things just seem to get on top of you? Any ideas, hints, tips etc will be gratefully received!

 

 

 

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