Yesterday, I think Bobby may have experienced the happiest day of his life so far. At 14 months old, he is absolutely obsessed with planes, pointing up to the sky, waving and shouting 'Pa..!' every time he sees or even hears a plane. He has even started to do this in the house if we have a window open and he hears one fly over. As we live near a small airport this tends to happen quite a lot. We can't even utter the 'p-word' anymore for fear of repercussions if it is not possible to take him outside to see. As I wasn't feeling well with my thyroid today, Mike took the day off to help look after Bobby and as we had been meaning to do it for a while, we thought we would take him to the Manchester Airport Observation Centre, giving me a chance to have a sit in the fresh air while Bobby shouted and pointed at planes. He was not disappointed.
So I graduated on Tuesday. This day has been a long day coming - I originally did a HND in Media Production several years ago and started a top-up year to turn it into a degree, but had to come off it due to depression. In September and with a five month old baby in tow, I returned to university to finally complete the top up year and my degree.
In the constant flow of rain that is British summer time, it was nice to finally see some sun yesterday. I haven't been feeling too great with my Thyroid lately, so Mike took the day off to help look after Bobby and we thought that a little walk around Heaton Park would do us all good. As usual the park was beautiful and it was the perfect day for a little park adventure.
It is almost a month since I turned 31 and although it didn't freak me out as much as turning 30 did, entering a new decade and era of my life has made me think about some of the things that I would like to do. I've been using the Day Zero Project as a way to help me organise and plan my goals - the idea is that you plan a list of 101 goals to try and achieve in 1001 days (which works out as just over three years.) Armed with my goal list and some serious motivation I'm going to be re-starting some old hobbies that I have missed. I think it is important to have goals as they keep us fresh and motivated, and it is great to have a sense of achievement of our lives, regardless if how big or small our goals are. In light of this, below is my quick guide to successful goal setting.
It is no secret that Glastonbury is my favourite place in the world and it meant a lot to me to be able to share this wonderful place with my little boy for his first holiday. We spent the weekend in Glastonbury for my birthday and although the weather wasn't great at times, we all had a lovely time.
I really ought to begin by apologising for the lack of posts recently. I am in the last couple of weeks of my degree and the work has all but taken over. I thought I would make up for it by updating you on what we have been up to lately, especially over the bank holiday.