February flew for me. I feel like I blinked and it’s been and gone. February has been a weird one for me, I’d love to say it was a dream and the best month ever but it’s been quite the rollercoaster. Instead of just doing a monthly favourites post I decided to do this post reflecting on the month that I’ve had but also mentioning a few things I’ve been loving at the end. I hope you like this format, I may go back to a post solely dedicated to my faves next month we’ll see!
The main thing that happened this month is that I left university. I was over half way through my first year when I made the decision to leave, the process was really straightforward but it has been a very eye opening experience. If you want to read my full post on dropping out of uni you can read it here. My mental health has taken quite a knock, my anxiety has been through the roof and I’ve been having moments of feeling really down. However, I believe I’ve been handling any mental health hiccups well, I haven’t let it become me or make me feel disheartened, I’m very proud of myself for this, I’ve become a stronger person this month which is something that on the 1st of February I didn’t think I would.
As soon as I left university and the whole process was done I then threw myself into job hunting. I’ve had a very positive experience job hunting, thankfully. I know so many people who have struggled with it and had a really negative experience but mine was really good. I had my eye on a job that I applied for, it was the one that I wanted, my gut instinct was telling me that the job was made for me. I always get these feelings and I trust them wholeheartedly so I had such a positive feeling about this job.
I had an interview for said job which I wrote about in the post. It went amazing. My anxiety was trying all morning to get the better of me but I made it clear to myself that I was not letting it ruin my chances of getting a job that I wanted with every ounce of me. Thankfully the interview went amazing, I went out of it feeling so positive with the biggest smile on my face.
I then went and celebrated Valentine’s Day with Jacob in Liverpool with was lovely, I was also half hoping we were celebrating my hopefully successful interview. I was told at the interview that I’d hear back the next day whether I’d been successful or not. This meant that the next day I was a nervous mess ALL DAY. My poor boyfriend had to deal with my overactive brain going through every single possible situation about the job, I was an anxious mess.
As soon as I got home from Liverpool I refreshed my emails and had one to say I GOT THE JOB. I’ve kept this in for weeks waiting for this post, I don’t know how I haven’t mentioned this on my social medias or in a post, it’s such a relief to finally be able to say it, I want to shout it from the roof tops ahh! I’m so happy, the job is exactly what I want and it gave me such a confidence boost.
I start my training next week, I’ve just realised I haven’t actually said what the job is. The official title is ‘Child Support Worker’. I don’t want to say too much about it yet but I’m in training all next week so if I’m not too active on my blog or social medias that will be why. I then start! I’ll be trying to keep you all updated on how it’s going, the best place to find me will be Twitter, the link to my account is at the bottom of this post.
This month my car broke down. I have a little Fiat 500 Sport who is very problematic. This is the second time this year she’s broken down so I’m at the end of my tether with her but she’s all fixed now and back on the road. Once I start my job I will be treating myself to a new car, which I cannot wait for.
On Saturday I got my hair cut, quite short. I suffer from hair loss (I’m going to write about this soon) and my hair, like my car, is very problematic. I felt like my hair was telling me it needed a cut so I booked in for Saturday as I was going out on the night and thought it’d be the perfect time. I decided whilst in the hair dresser’s chair to go even shorter so it sits just above my collar bones and I love it! I am 100% going to keep it this length.
February has been a very quick month, it’s been an eventful one to say the least. My mental health has been all over the place but I’ve handled it really well which has helped me to grow so much. Before I get into the faves I just want to say if you’re struggling with mental health my DMS/Messages/anything are always open. You need to surround yourself with people who understand and support you and your mental health. My boyfriend has been a godsend this month, he’s understood all of my problems and never questioned how I feel, he’s supported everything I’ve wanted to do and been beside me throughout everything. This week he came on a long car journey with me to sit in the car whilst I had an appointment I was nervous about, he also came to a hospital appointment with me to sit in the waiting room for hours whilst I was in and out of appointments. He’s a star, surround yourself with people like this.
I started watching Black Mirror this month and I absolutely loved it. There was a few episodes that I wasn’t too keen on but overall I really enjoyed this series and would recommend you give it a watch, it’s very eye opening.
I’ve been desperate to watch this for so long so when me and Jacob decided to put it on I was so excited. It was amazing, I was completely hooked by the story, I was literally on the edge of my seat for the whole film. I’ve watched it again since with my Mum and Dad who also loved it.
Going Self Hosted
I can’t believe that this happened this month I completely forgot! This month I finally became www.molliewesthead.com I love being self hosted. I feel like my stats have gone through the roof since it, I seem to be getting a lot more viewers coming from search engines, if you get me? I’ve got a lot more opportunities to work with brands also since having my own domain which has been amazing and kept me very busy this month.
Aloe Vera Toner
I use a toner in my everyday skincare routine but I’m not brand loyal. I’ve tried quite a few but one has never stuck with me until I tried this one. This was £1 from Tesco and is the best toner I’ve ever used. It has aloe vera in it which smells amazing and makes it even more refreshing. I will definitely be rebuying this!
Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water
I wrote a full post reviewing this which you can read here. I am obsessed with this and use it every morning as it is perfect for prepping my skin for makeup, it makes my foundation sit so much better on my skin because it’s a lot less textured.
Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara
I have tried more mascaras than I could possibly try and count. I have the worst eyelashes in the world so I really struggle to find one that is perfect for me. I recently tried the new Benefit Bad Gal Bang one but that’s not the mascara that’s made it into my faves… it was the Max Factor 2000 Calorie. I’ve only heard of this in the past from Emily Canham but never tried it but it was in a sale in Wilkinson’s for £2 which is insane so I picked one up. This is my favourite mascara ever, it makes my lashes look incredible, I can’t recommend it enough. I wished I’d discovered this before I forked out £21.50 for the Benefit one!
L’oreal True Match Foundation
This is another product that I’d heard amazing things about but never thought to try until I was putting an order in on Feelunique and saw it was on offer. I have worn this every day since it got delivered, it is incredible, I adore the coverage and the shade is perfect for my skin. I couldn’t imagine using another foundation now.
You Said It Cards
It’s Mother’s Day next week, which is one of my favourite days to celebrate because my Mumma is my absolute Queen and deserves to be treated like one. I am one of five so my Mumma gets five lots of cards and presents but I like to make mine stand out and this card is perfect for that. I adore this card, it sums up being a sibling, I am the secret favourite after all! This card was from You Said It, there cards are incredible! I have a discount code to get 15% off which is ‘bloggerm18’, make sure you have a look at their cards for Mummas!
Cutting Down On Fizzy Drinks
I drink an awful lot of fizzy drinks. Coke Zero is my absolute weakness, I try and justify how much I drink of it because it’s sugar free but that definitely does not make it healthy or okay to consume far too much of. This month I’ve cut down a lot and it’s done my skin and teeth the world of good. My main tips to anyone trying to do the same is to buy some bottles of sugar free cordial and have cordial when you’re craving fizzy drinks. Also, when I get the need to have a can of pop I have a big mug of green tea, which is amazing for you!
Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed this post. Thank you for all of the support this month, it’s been a difficult one and I don’t think I’d have felt so positive if it wasn’t for all of the lovely comments that I’ve received, especially on the post I dedicated to explaining that I’d left uni. So thank you, you’re all incredible.
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