A Month, Just for Me

This month I will turn 28 and I have been thinking a lot about life, the universe, getting older, being happy and getting healthy. As June approached, I started thinking about dedicating the month to myself. As a gift. Happy Birthday; here’s a month.

It was a bare bones idea, which I fleshed out slowly as I went about my daily life.

What exactly does giving myself a month mean? 

It means focusing on my CREATIVITY; joining in with the 30 Day Photography Challenge (thanks Chantelle of Fat Mum Slim for posting about this) – you can follow along with my daily photo on Instagram (username is byBecky) or my Instagrid. It means getting more involved with the craft the girls do. It means stopping the car to photograph the things I always see which I always want to stop for but never do.


It means remembering that each day is new and fresh, forgiving anything I considered to be a ‘failure’ the day before and moving on.  It means giving myself permission to take time out when things are too much.

It means taking the time to breathe

It means INDULGENCE. Without guilt.


It means taking the time to get organised and set up in the areas which I want to PURSUE, as well as general life. Concentrating on getting things off the ground and running smoothly.


It means concentrating on my health. Getting serious about becoming FIT. Making the time to exercise. Planning life in a way that means creating more balanced, healthy meals is easy and do-able. It means working on my MENTAL health, just as much as my physical. Focusing on positivity, what makes me happy and content while banishing the negative from my life.

It involves making NEW HABITS and breaking old ones.


Put simply, June is going to be a month for me to get things together, to look after me and make the right decisions for myself which can only mean good things for my family. It’s about finding myself. It’s about giving me what I need in order to give more of myself to those I love.

I think it’s going to be the start of a beautiful friendship.




  1. Love this Becky. It's so easy to get swept up in the day to day of parenting and lose track of the things that make your heart sing.

    Hope you enjoy every moment.

  2. Perfect Becky! as mommies it is easy to forget what is important to us… hope you find everything to balance your life even MORE Perfectly. I look forward to following your journey.

  3. Can't wait to see what you do with YOUR month.

    Thanks for Rewinding at the Fibro.

  4. Sounds fun! Thinking about all the random moments we have each day.
    I think I might do something similar 🙂


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