Wow, how are we nearly half-way through the year and into my last month of maternity leave. How did this happen? Where did the time go? One piece of advice is make the most of your maternity leave, it goes so fast!
Here’s a look back at what I achieved from my May Bucket List
Read one book – I have completed half of my “Read one book” task, I had set out to finish the book I was reading and to read another. Well, I have finished the book I was reading. Hopefully with a holiday coming up next week, I can make some headway into a new book.
Investigate self-hosting – This I have over-achieved by going self-hosted, we are no longer on a WordPress URL but on my own domain; www.thepramshed.co.uk. It was so much easier and quicker than I thought it would be. I used TSO Host to complete the migration, and to host my site. Once the migration was complete, there was a little tinkering that I needed to do to the layout, but that was it. All very easy!
Fish – Still not done. The fish is still in the freezer. It could possibly have been in there too long now.
Enjoy London – With the end of maternity leave approaching I had set out to do more things in London, venturing further than the area we live. I really haven’t done this, I’ve been so busy with life and the blog. Also with my little one sleeping better in her cot for daytime naps, it is making it harder to get out. Must try harder….
And here’s my June Bucket List:
Pick a new blog theme – Currently I’m using the free Penscratch theme that I chose when my blog went live in January. I’m a little bored of it now, it needs to be smarter, cleaner and more premium. So this month I will be on the look-out for a new theme, and updating my site.
Blog – Over the past month I have made some major changes to the blog by going self-hosted, setting up a Linky, and posting my blog posts on StumbleUpon, all of which have helped to increase traffic. So my hopes for this month are to grow my Twitter followers to 3,000, maintain a steady average views of 100 per day (this may seem a little, but only a few weeks a go I was only getting about 3 views day), and lastly setting up a schedule for posting for the next 2 months. Setting up a schedule is important for me, especially with an impending return to work looming.
Fish – Make the fish pie I have been meaning to make for 2 months.
London – I also must do better with exploring London more. I’m going to set myself to do 2 London things as June is already pretty busy already, plus we are on holiday for over a week.
Sorting out my daughter’s clothes – Not an amazing bucket list item, but I have so many of her clothes still in her drawers which she has grown out needing to be put away. As well as sorting out a lot of clothes we were given from my Sister-in-Law at the weekend.
Have a fab time in Spain – Obviously we will! This will be our first holiday abroad with our little one, and we must make the most of it, by doing lots of activities, and relaxing at the same time. I will make it a priority to take lots of pictures too.
Hopefully I will tick off all these items on my Bucket List, find out how I get on at the end of the month.
Have a fab June!