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Sunday, 3 June 2018

The May Review


And so the fifth month of 2018 has been and gone. May is always a busy month at work yet things seem to have accelerated twice as fast this time round. 

I made it through three deadlines, had fun at a food festival and of course had the bunting out for the Royal Wedding. Congrats, Harry and Meghan! The main thing I've taken away from the month is the need to reset. As we embark on the halfway point of the year, I realise I've fallen back into a few (ahem, a lot of) bad habits. But something about the promise of summer in the air makes me feel hopeful that I can just say sod it! And reset.


Spending

I work near London's Borough Market which is food porn on a plate. Market lunches aren't the cheapest but buying lunch daily from the likes of Pret and Leon aren't purse friendly either. I dread to think how much I actually spend on lunches - especially when I usually pick up a coffee and afternoon treat at the same time. Going cold turkey never works so my plan is to bring in a packed lunch 3 days a week, still allowing for a daily coffee shop coffee because I'm just not that disciplined - as long as I have a reusable cup, that is!

Single and happy not to mingle

After five months on and off the dating apps I think I'm ready for a break. I've stopped using them and to be honest, I don't feel like I'm missing out. It just seems to hard to find a spark from an app, either they're interested and I'm not, or the other way round. And after one too many ghostings and time wasters, I think I'm ready to switch off. I'm sure I'll go back to them in a few months' time, but for now I'm happy letting things be and can say out loud that I'm perfectly OK on my own!

Been there, done that

I downloaded a new app: Been, which lets you check off the countries and US states you have travelled to and gives you a percentage of the world you've visited. In my case, my 17 countries equals 6% of the world. On the other hand, I've visited 12% of the US. It's funny how I never really had a strong desire to visit the US yet have found myself there over the last few years.

I have a huge list of countries in my bucket list - covering Europe, South East Asia and South America so am sure I will see more over our amazing planet of the years.


With work calming down for a month or so, I'm looking forward to enjoying London in the Summer. And then planning my next travelling adventure. I have some fun plans in mind, so stay tuned!

Tell me, how was your May and what was the highlight of the month?

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