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The year to date

Hello gentle viewers, how are we all doing?

So 2018 is just flying so thought I would catch you up on where I am. So I took a break from the old blog as I just didn’t feel like I had anything worth talking about, I’d lost my inspiration and well basically life just got in the way.

But starting to feel like I’m ready to be back so here we go, quick recap on the year so far

January

New year, new me…….. nah i started with 10000937463 resolutions as always and right now I can’t remember a single one. Had a birthday, the big 37 came and went with the minimal of fuss, and by that I mean no one remembered, my own fault for taking it of my Facebook but come on guys.

February

Returned the old bouffant to its more natural colour, brunette. So far it not the worst so I can live with that. Found out I had a place on the great north run so quite chuffed about that so pretty excited to start training. Started a new work placement in London, which has been fun if a little ( a lot) expensive.

Oh yeah and then subsequently handed my notice in

March (so far)

Cut my hair super short, loved it for 0.00064 seconds. Pierced my nose again! Bought all the books,way to many for any sensible person to reasonably want but hey.

I’m also setting some new goals/resolutions because who says they just for Jan 1st.

1) hardest but most interesting. Not cutting my hair till I’m 40. That’s right 34 months to see what can be done, I must caveat this by saying there may be the odd trim and shaping into style while it’s growing otherwise it’s just going to be a little to cray for work etc

2) read at least 1 book a month. Should be easy but as life gets so busy sometimes it’s the little things that slide. If you have any recommendations let me know.

3) train for the GNR, its a half marathon but as someone who can’t currently run 5k this is going to be super hard. Send me all your positive thoughts please.

4) get these expenses and debts sorted, curb the spending and start the saving.

I’ll be tracking the old hold hair progression as I go. Here we are at present

Speak soon lovelies

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Bags for life

So my not to secret guilty secret are bags. I love them, I can’t stop buying them and I’m running out of excuses to keep buying them.

But before that happens I’m going to share my latest treats. 

Now as you may or may not know my parents live in France and whenever I visit I’m always mesmerising by the fashion. Now I know they gave many of the same shops as we have here but they obviously have different stock.

Now bags are a different matter. I love the designs in Desigual, they are just different, quirky and I can never just choose one…….. so this time I chose 2

This cute tan and tapestry Boho one, smaller then my usual style but I couldn’t resist


And this super denim one (oh yes and the purse ooooooops)


Every so often I gift my bags to friends who’ve always said they liked them or charity shops but it’s the hardest item of all to give up

Wish me luck 

Honeymoon in the city

So after my runaway wedding I had a dream honeymoon. Touristing in the ultimate tourist city destination. 

Can you guess where I am?

   
    
    
    
    
 
Further blog post on all the places and hints and tips on getting round 

I also had a birthday this week

So now I’m 35 and married it’s time to be a gown up and start adulting  right?
Nah

Busy as a B

I’m a relatively busy person. Not in a work way like I imagine most people but in my own time. 

I like to think I’m a good planner and organiser but maybe not. How can this be I have all the lists?!

So I work Monday-Friday in one of those regular type jobs blah blah. But most evenings and weekends I’m busy busy. My week pans out pretty much like

Monday -gym/bingo

Tuesday – puppy training

Wednesday- netball training/ game

Thursday – college

Weekends – well where do I start, visiting friends, going to gigs, walking the dog, shopping, cleaning, organising, getting my hair done, all manner of errands.

So yeah I like to be busy,  but then I realised i never make time to relax, to do some of the things I love, to take pictures, to read (unless I’m on holiday) etc so by the time Monday comes round I haven’t stopped
Maybe I need to make me time, time to enjoy life, time to find out who I am, ok that’s a little American but maybe it’s true!

So time to make a change!

Hopefully you’ll come along to and see what happens

When will I be a grown up?

I sometimes wonder if I’ll ever grow up. I mean I have a mortgage, a grown up job and a steady relationship etc but I don’t feel like a grown up.
I am always comparing myself to others and what they have done or doing or have. I know I shouldn’t but sometimes I can’t help it. I see people who have started families,  are fit and healthy, love their job and seem to have it all.

But I just don’t feel that way. I mean I change my hair all the time, I still havent found the ‘one’,  that elusive look that makes you think yes, this is me, this is what I look like.
I wonder sometimes if it’s more to do with the fact that I’m still trying to get to who I think ‘I am’

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I still have my idea of a dream job, and this may shock you…. It isn’t working in an office for someone else.
I’d love to work in radio, own a bookshop, be a writer.
Maybe one maybe all 3, but no I work in a office in a bid to be a grown up.

I’m also at that awkward age, that mid 30’s bit where no clothing shop is aiming it’s clothes/ looks at you. To young for some stores, to old for others. Yes I know there is online shopping but I like to try thing on before paying for everything then sending it all back.

Does anyone else feel ignored by the high street?! No ok then

So here I sit at 34, 6:50 on a Thursday morning in my pyjamas,  a snoring pug on my knee working out if I can get away with just straightening my hair or if it needs washing. The whole time I’m sure the rest if the world is up, showered, cleansed,  toned, moisturised, make up on, dressed in their amazingly stylish work clothes, reading some amazingly sophisticated work of literature heading to their dream job.

Are you?

You know you’re a grown up when you admit you’re wrong

So last week I had to make a grown up decision. Nothing super major like a mortgage or getting married,  I’ve already done 1 1/2 of these things.
No it was another kind if grown up decision, to admit I was wrong.
So I’d finally managed to persuade my other half to get a puppy, don’t ask me how I’m still not sure!
And on a Friday vending a few weeks ago I went to see a gorgeous litter of Pug puppies, and fell in love with a little wrinkled bundle, paid my deposit and was looking forward to bringing him home.

Then the next day the breeder told me that all the pups were gone apart from 1, well for some reason my brain skipped ahead and said we’ll take him!

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Jump ahead a few weeks and it was pup day, we collected them both and brought them home. First few days were manic as I’m sure you can imagine.
As the next 2 weeks passed it didn’t get easier and I had a flashof a future with 2 larger dogs constantly fighting and training issues etc.  At that point I knew what I had to do.
I had to admit I was wrong, that I couldn’t handle a situation, that I had made a mistake.
So I did, I told my OH that I was having second thoughts and I didn’t think keeping 2 was the best. 
Luckily we had a chance to return one, they were going back to breeders for their second injections.  I  told her that when I collected on Friday I was only going to ge returning with 1. Luckily she was very understanding.
So friday I collected my one puppy and brought him home.
It’s still hard work but at least we can concentrate on loving and training one with everything we have.

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Stay tuned for future puppy and non puppy related news

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