How Am I Getting On?

I am on a quest to rediscover and renivent myself.  How is it all going?

1.  March is proving to be quite exciting.  Not that long ago, I felt so housebound and unmotivated to get out of the house.  Now it is looking like every week, I will have an event that someone actually wants me to be at.  I was in London with Britmums last week.  By the end of March, I will have had 2 meetings in my new Trustee role with a local charity.  Yesterday, just as I was getting a bit bored, in popped an email inviting me to another event in London.  When I was on a bus in London last week, I felt so empowered and realised that just because things have being so stuck for a while does not mean they have to stay that way.

2. As I feel better about myself, I am investing in myself a bit more.  At the weekend, I saw a beautiful Fifties style dress displayed in a local gift shop.  It has a card on it with a blog address for a dressmaker.  I contacted her asking how much it would be to have a dress designed for my college reunion in September.  She quoted a really reasonable price.  Him Indoors says he will sort one (or did I just tell him?) and then my Dad said if I wanted one to wear at Britmums Live he would pay for that.  I have a very lovely father. 

3. I am still trying to lose weight but in a healthy frame of mind where if i have a blip I do not go on a complete emotional downer.

4. I have booked a smear test which is today.  I hate smear tests and my last one was in 2003.  Yes, I know that is terrible but I do have a policy of telling the truth however awful.  The last time I had a smear it was horrendous and the nurse said that it was because my cervix was in a strange place.  It put me right off.  I also want to get a lump checked out.  Time to grow up and face the music.

5. I am being proactive and reaching out to charities as part of my newish role with Britmums.  Huge thanks to Susanna and her team for taking a chance on me.

6. I am even encouraging mum bloggers to get together to do a fundraising charity calendar of the burlesque variety.  Who knew when I started this journey back in September that it would take such twists and turns.

Action Points Before My Next Report

1. Take a walk every day.

2. Book that first driving lesson.


Over and out!

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  1. says

    Re: the smear. I asked to see the person they would book me with if I was 20 years younger and doing it for the first time. As soon as I walked in I burst into tears. She was lovely and it was over in a flash with no discomfort. So I cried again. You can be prescribed valium for these things (this lovely nurse told me). Just one dose for the duration. Just having this knowledge made me feel completely different. Brililant about everything else! Who knew that such a turnaround would happen so quickly! I always feel empowered in London, amazing place. Px

  2. The Rambling Pages says

    I agree with Polly London is an empowering place, I think its the hustle and bustle and feeling part of it. March seems to be going really well for you, so much happening and 2 new dresses! By the way is there a linky for groovy mum’s this week, I’ve actualy written a blog post and now cant find the link!!

  3. says

    Goodluck today hope everything goes well with the test, as im under 25 i havent had the pleasure yet but im hoping things change there if im honest!
    You seem to be heading in a very positive direction it’s great. I love the calender idea think it’s brilliant! x

  4. says

    Wow, it sounds as though you are doing fabulously! Do you have a picture of the dress – I love fifties style things, so I’d love to have a look!

    Hoping the smear test wasn’t too horrid! xx

  5. Claire@Mummy Plum says

    What an invigorating, positive post. So glad that you are feeling empowered and happy. Great stuff. :0)

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