Thursday, 7 February 2013

Progress report

the snow didn't stop shoppers at the Bullring
At the start of this year, I blogged about the challenges I've set myself for this year.  So am I making any progress?

Water - to be honest, I have been totally 'pants' at achieving a healthy limit of water each day, although I am drinking green/herbal teas instead of a lovely mug of Yorkshire tea.  Its hard missing my two 'full-fat' cups of tea in the morning that make me feel at least semi-human but I'm going to stick to it, or that's what I keep telling myself.  Unfortunately, in a counteractive measure, I have developed a sweet tooth and am obsessed with trying out pre-Easter treats and the Cadbury's Chocolate with toffee popcorn.  It's more than likely that this is cancelling out any good work the green tea is doing.

Baking - not achieved anything, in fact I haven't eaten a cupcake since mid December, I might be suffering a mid-life cupcake crisis! Does anyone know if there is a helpline to call?

Ebay - am finally sorting out some clothes and shoes to sell in Ebay, so I am currently establishing operation De-clutter in my house.

New Experiences - So I want to do six new things this year so I have started with learning. A couple of weeks ago, I made the trip to snowy Birmingham to enrol in a part-time course - CIPR Advanced Certificate in PR.  It's been over five years since I have undertaken any further education so its a daunting prospect to consider the whole year I need to be dedicated to this.

On a completely irrelevant note, what does a mature student were to uni? I have eight days from Winter until summer where I will need to plan outfits.  For my first trip to Birmingham, comfort, style and snow dictated my outfit choice. I bought a pair of biker boots in the sales [post to follow] so my current uni-uniform is skinny jeans, boots and lots of layers.

I also managed my first visit to the Bullring, despite the snow and in the working week, it was packed with shoppers.  Now that's what I call dedication to retail therapy.







3 comments:

Style At Every Age said...

Good luck with your course and well done you for doing it! I think Jeans and boots are fine, you want to fit in and not feel overdressed x

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear! well done on your acheivements especially signing upto the new course- it sounds amazing and good luck with it too. xx

Pennyblossoms said...

Doesn't matter what day or what time, the Bullring is always busy!
What do these people do? If they work are they on a day off and if they don't work how can they afford to shop there?
Guess the Trafford Centre is the same, but at least that is fabulous to look at!
I hope you went and rubbed 'Bully' on his nose???!
Z xx
PS Maybe we could meet up one day when you're there?