Falling Forward: A Girl & Her Lists

Friday Thanks

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Dear chocolate covered raisins,

Thanks for being delicious, no matter what brand I buy. A little certainty every now and again is always appreciated.

Love

Sarah

See other Friday Thanks here.

31 for 31: Get My Eyes Lasered

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glasses

Goodbye, old friends. I no longer need your help because I had laser eye surgery on the 11th of August (after booking in a mere three weeks before!) :D

I think actually that was kind of helpful because it gave me less time to be scared after reading the terms and conditions (otherwise known as the “If you die it’s not our fault” document).

I ummed and ahhed about adding this to my 31 for 31 list, but eventually decided to include it because #yolo. It’s been on my Life List for years but I’ve always put it off, so I figured giving myself a deadline would be the final push I needed to get it done. Yes, it was expensive (I paid £2400 in the end, I had a £500 off voucher) but also totally, totally worth it. There were, however, a couple of surprises that I wish I had known about before hand…

Things they do not tell you when you get your eyes lasered:

  1. You have to sleep in googles. For a week.
  2. These googles won’t fit over the bridge of your nose and it’ll drive you so crazy that you give up by the fourth night and just sleep unguarded #renegade
  3. “Mild discomfort” can sometimes translate to “holy hell I think my eyes are burning out of my face”
  4. Your eyes might look a bit zombified for a few weeks, because there’ll be a line of blood around the laser cut site
  5. You can taste the eyedrops they give you.
  6. Nothing you eat will mask that taste, in the slightest. It is disgusting.
  7. You can’t wear eye make up for a week, either. My pale little redhead eyelashes were not pleased about this.

 

You do, however, get to buy My Little Pony sunglasses, so it sort of evens out. I’m not going to lie, the actual procedure was pretty freaky, and the first 6 hours or so were hell, but they’re healing well and I can see, you guys. No more double pairs of glasses to watch 3D films, no more squinting in the swimming pool, no more keeping my glasses clean. I am so, so happy!

If you’re thinking about getting it done and want to ask any questions then fire away, I’m happy to disclose all the gory* details ;)

*Just kidding! It wasn’t that bad, I promise! Wait, where are you going..?

Grace in Small Things

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  • Bank holiday weekends
  • The date jar
  • Bullet journalling
  • Nice new clients
  • Baking something new

See the whole list here

Friday Thanks

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Dear laser eye surgery,

Thank you for changing my life. This is amazing.

Love

Sarah

PS. Sunglasses are awesome, who knew?

See other Friday Thanks here.

Monthly Goals: July & August

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5 Goals for July [4.5/5]

  1. Go for a bike ride at least once
  2. Sort through and organise my clothes
  3. Complete “How to make a website” and “JavaScript Foundations” on Treehouse
  4. No new clothes/books etc for the month
  5. Complete five ‘house to-do’ items [13/5]

July wasn’t too difficult – I did cheat a little on the ‘no books / no clothes’ rule but I’m giving myself a pass on that one. I bought some leggings for the gym since none of mine fit me (hence why I need to go to the gym ;) ) and I bought an ebook at a reduced price that was going back up to full price before the end of July, so, y’know, technically I saved money? That’s what I’m telling myself, anyway ;)

I didn’t manage to get the Treehouse stuff finished – I think I just underestimated how draining it is to learn new stuff like that, and I found that I couldn’t absorb it as quickly as I would have liked. I did, however, organise my clothes and have managed to keep them organised all month – hurray! We also smashed the house to do list, managing 13 items when all I was aiming for was 5. So much pretty!

 

 

 

5 Goals for August [0/5]

  1. Cook 5 new recipes [0/5]
  2. Read 5 library books [0/5]
  3. Watch 5 of my 31 for 31 films [0/5]
  4. Finish the top secret project for Arthur’s birthday
  5. Complete the first draft of Télégramme

Onto August! Four of these are 31 for 31 related – I really want to try and knock off some of the easy ones early, to give myself a bit of breathing room at the end of the year! :)

Friday Thanks

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Dear men who grunt at the gym,

Thanks for making me laugh so early in the morning.

Love

Sarah

See other Friday Thanks here.

Grace in Small Things

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  • Hydrangeas
  • Feeling motivated
  • Washi tape
  • Chucking out old receipts
  • Emails from your favourite person

See the full list here

 

Grace in Small Things

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  • Shade
  • Sunday morning lie-ins
  • Pretty jewellery
  • Nostalgia
  • Good neighbours

See the full list here.

Grace in Small Things

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  • Treacle toffees
  • Yawning
  • SD cards
  • Fluffy towels
  • Opening a brand new jar of something

See the full list here 

Friday Thanks

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Dear Freelancing,

Thank you for being the job I never thought I could do, for proving me wrong on that score and for giving me a reason to work from my pyjamas 80% of the time. You’re the best career move I ever made.

Love

Sarah

See other Friday Thanks here or visit the original inspiration for the project here.