Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Five Things I Did In January


I've decided that this year I want to write monthly round up posts. Originally, I was going to call them monthly achievements, but I realised as I started writing this that I also just wanted to share some good times from January and things that I've done so they're just going to be a mixture of little things I've achieved alongside things I've loved. So without further ado, here are my five things from January. 

I went vegan for the month | Definitely my greatest achievement this month was taking part in veganuary  (unless I do something radical and stuff my face with cheese today) - I'm sure you've heard of it, but if you haven't it's basically a campaign that encourages people to eat vegan for the month. I actually decided quite last minute (just before Christmas) that it was something I wanted to do so I didn't have all that much time to prepare myself or research before I was doing it. My reasons for taking part were mainly environmental, but I feel like I've learnt so much over the month about the meat and dairy industry that I'm going to try to incorporate more vegan meals into my diet permanently. For health reasons that I won't bore you with I knew it would never be something I could do full time, but my vague plan going forward is to only eat meat once a week and pretty much cut out dairy altogether. 

I spoke at my grandad's funeral | I don't have much to say about this apart from that I didn't think I'd ever speak at anyone's funeral, but I read something out together with my dad and I'm very glad that I did.

I went to another blog event | At the beginning of January I attended #BlogAtTheBeach in Leeds. I've been to one of Ice Lolly's events before and they're my favourites because I always learn so much. The speakers were amazing this year and I left feeling so motivated blog-wise after what felt like a good few months of feeling a little disheartened.  I got to see some of my favourite blogger babes, met some new ones and spent some time in Leeds being ultimate blogger cliches with Ashton and Kirsty

I started directing at work | If you didn't know, I work in TV and this month I started my director training. It's very exciting, slightly nerve-wracking and completely out of my comfort zone, but I'm loving it so far. Most regions (I work in regional news) have separate directors and vision mixers, but ours just has one person doing both jobs so it's nice and busy. 

I saw my uni girls in London | At the weekend I went to London to meet up with my friends from uni. We went to the theatre then went for a massive catch up over dinner and drinks, the kind of catch up that only happens when you're all a little bit tiddly (i.e. the best kind). It was the first time in a while that I've thought I'd quite like to live in London again someday. I doubt that will ever happen, but nothing beats the London vibe.

What did you achieve or enjoy this month?

Amy x
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  1. It sounds like you had a very accomplished month. I hope that you have a good February!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. Thank you lovely, hope you have a great month ahead! xx

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  2. Director training sounds so professional and girl-bossy! I hope it goes well for you lovely xx

    www.natalieleanne.com

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    1. Haha I'm glad it sounds that way, it might not be in reality! Thank you xx

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  3. Director training sounds so exciting - I hope you're enjoying it and I'm sure you'll be great! Well done for speaking at your grandad's funeral too, that's a tough one so you should be proud ❤ In January I made my own gin which was definitely lots of fun, started managing two people at work and got back to the gym. Hope you have a fab February gal xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

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    1. It is v exciting! Thank you lovely one. That sounds awesome, hope Feb is just as good for you! xx

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  4. Congrats on completing a Vegan month and I'm so sorry to hear about your grandad

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Thanks so much Gemma, hope you're well xx

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  5. I've considered trying to go vegan for a month like you did, but I am allergic to so many things I'm not sure if it would go very well haha. Maybe one of these days I'll ease into it by trying out being a vegetarian or pescetarian and go from there.

    Shann Eileen | www.shanneileen.com

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    1. Aw yeah, you've got to do what's best for you! xx

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  6. Amazing that you did veganuary! Being a vegan myself I love seeing so many people participating! And that's so cool that you're directing! I'm studying 'television sciences' right now so later I hope to maybe work in tv too! :)

    Sarah
    sarahaurorax.com

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    1. Oooh exciting, I hope you get to work in TV it's so fun :) xx

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  7. Happy to hear this has been a good month for you Amy! You're so strong to have spoken at your grandad's funeral and congrats on starting directing at work - I hope you've made time to celebrate in some way?! ;) Have a fabulous weekend!

    aglassofice.com x

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    1. Thank you so much lovely, I counted my weekend in London as a lil celebration :) xx

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