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My March in a nutshell (2020)

So, we are pretty much halfway through April and here I am only now talking about March. The reason this post is later than usual going up is because I wasn’t sure whether to write it or not. Part of me felt weird talking about things in the usual way with everything that is going on in the world at the moment, and yet my obsession with continuity meant I really didn’t want to skip a month. Anyway, as I thought more about it I realised that even with March panning out differently to how I would have expected, all my moments could still slot into being a high, low or a standout moment so why not just go ahead and write it. So, here it is…

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My daughter cut two more teeth, her two front teeth to be exact. She did really well; barely made any fuss at all! They look huge in her little mouth though so I’m both surprised and super grateful that they didn’t cause her much discomfort. She also got herself up into the crawl position and started rocking back and forth which was so cute to see! She is really coming on leaps and bounds now, it’s hard to believe that this time last year she hadn’t even arrived!

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I made a conscious effort to exercise every day and be much more mindful of my eating habits, (most specifically my unhealthy snacking) and it made such a difference to how I felt overall. I wasn’t groggy getting up in the morning (not even on the days where I had spent a big portion of the night retrieving a dummy from under my daughter’s cot). I felt far more energised throughout the day and more positive mentally, because I feel good when I know that I am taking care of myself.

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Returning to work. A high because I actually enjoyed being back in a work environment and I remembered how to do everything. Oh, and I didn’t cry leaving my daughter which I had been adamant would happen. I mean, I nearly did but I just managed to hold it together which I took as a major win! It’s a low though for two reasons, the first being that it meant a big portion of the day was spent away from my little one, and the second reason is because I only worked two shifts before being furloughed. I have a full post on my return to work and current status coming soon so I won’t say more right now, but yes, definitely a mixed bag this one.

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Reading. I hit a major slump and what took the biggest battering? My books I plan on reading this year (2020) list of course. I feel like a broken record lamenting my progress with this list so I’m definitely going to use this lockdown period to tick a good few books off…if only so I don’t have to admit to being rubbish with it in my next ‘in a nutshell’ post as well!

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My youngest nephew turned 1! It was bittersweet because we had planned to all celebrate as a family with a party for him, but with everything going on it had to be cancelled of course. We will definitely make up for it when this is all over! He still got to enjoy cake, and I got to coo over the photo of him covered in it so that was a definite highlight to round off the month. At least he was oblivious to missing out on the traditional birthday celebrations.

And that was my month, not a bad one overall considering everything that is going on in the world at the moment. How was yours? Any highs, lows, or standout moments that you would like to share?

I’ll take this opportunity to send my best wishes to you and your loved ones. I hope you are all keeping safe and well and are able to find some positives in these troubling times!

Thanks for reading, I hope that you enjoyed!

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Until the next time…Jess x

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20 thoughts on “My March in a nutshell (2020)

  1. One of my close friends had just returned to work when her baby turned one – another was due back next month.. Strange mixed blessings – and perhaps, more time to enjoy
    your lovely daughter ?
    I was notified last week that the place where I work sometimes – now closed, will be reinvented post-covid, ( health service related) Not knowing is part of the new normal,
    BC, we thought we knew how life would be…

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    1. Strange mixed blessings is the perfect description, I’m definitely grateful for the extra time with my baby as I’m sure your friends are too. Not knowing is definitely becoming the new normal, I hope there aren’t too many changes for you, we will all be readjusting together it seems. Thanks for commenting 😊


  2. I’m not so much a broken record when it comes to my “haven’t read yet list”, as the shards of something that was once a record, but nobody can really identify as such with any sort of confidence…

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  3. Yay! Glad to hear your return to work wasn’t as bad as you first thought and you remembered everything πŸ™‚ Of course, it’s going to be unsettling for a little while. None of us know what’s going to happen.

    Stay safe and well – all of you. Caz x


  4. Hope you and your loved ones are safe and well too Jess – these are definitely very strange times. I think it’s normal to have a bit of a reading slump with everything else that’s going on at the moment, but hopefully we’ll get back into the swing of things soon. And your little one sounds adorable!!! πŸ₯° X

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      1. I’m doing okay thank you – how about you? My uni teaching has gone online and I’m glad for it to give a bit of structure to my day. Looking forward to freedom again though! X


      2. Glad to hear you are OK 😊 structure is everything nowadays isn’t it so I’m glad you have some 😊 I studied for my degree online with The Open Uni so I know online studying well, it’s not so bad once you get into the swing of it 😊 ah yes, I can’t wait for freedom too! X

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