SMALL VICTORIES – FEBRUARY

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It’s ten days into the month and I have only just realised that I haven’t laid out any of my goals for February. I guess thats what happens when life moves at 100mph and you find Valentine’s Day on your doorstep before you’ve even had time to digest your Christmas turkey.

But less of me sounding old and talking about time flying and down to the nitty gritty. What would I like to achieve over the next few weeks?

Here goes:

1. Read

I have a pile of books that I’ve acquired of late – from gifted reads to downloaded suggestions – that I am yet to even open. It’s my aim to find the time to enjoy just one of them (probably ‘Big Magic’) before the month is out.

2. Meditate

I’ve been reading all about ‘Mindfulness’ recently and OH HOT DAMN I had no idea that it was a) so complicated and b) required so much of my time and attention. Mindfulness isn’t just about feeling calm, it’s a way of life that allows you to manipulate your consciousness to live more in the moment. I think you’ll agree that we could all do with practising this a little more. I’ll let you know how I get on.

3. Sort

I will be moving out soon and my wardrobes are overflowing (yes, I am addicted to buying boots and coats, so sue me), but there is no point in lugging the tat along with me into my new chapter. I think I’ll use the time I have off work next week to sort through clothes and work out which items to chuck, keep or give to charity. Hopefully, that way, I can actually see what I have to wear and avoid that pre-night out floordrobe from developing…

4. Bang

No, not that kind of bang. I’ve been thinking of cutting in some bangs (aka, a fringe) again for a while now. The truth is, I much prefer my face-piece when my forehead is covered, but it’s just so difficult to maintain- particularly in rainy old England. Although it might not seem like a huge decision to many of you, those who have suffered from #fringepains in the past – from needing regular trims to hiding hat hair – will know why this is a big enough decision to be in my small victories post.

And that’s it. The theme of this month’s aims seems to be both practical and calming. And I’m cool with that.

So what are you going to try and achieve this month?

Whatever you set your sights on, go get it, tiger.

The Boobs

My obsession with boobs began at a young age when I shoved a couple of mum’s granny smiths up my blouse and decided that life would be better with boobs. 

But despite my ever-increasing adoration of women’s wobbly bits, it wasn’t until I grew older that I learnt that as beautiful as they are, breasts can also turn out to be life threatening. But although the figures are scary (which is why I shan’t be quoting them here), it’s reassuring to know that with an early diagnosis and the correct treatment, most breast cancer patients are cured and are able to put the disease firmly behind them.

So don’t panic. Just lend a hand. Today marks the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and you know what that means… It’s time to ditch your Starbucks fix for one morning only and instead, pay a small amount for a little pink ribbon to show men and women all over the country who have suffered with breast cancer that you care.

So as well as looking after our boobs or moobs, let’s celebrate them too!

Happy Boob Month everyone!