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January feels like it’s been the longest month ever; it’s only had one extra day than some other months but blimey it goes on forever. It’s also been the month of ‘let’s smash your goals’ as the first month of the year always is, I’m pretty damn happy with some little achievements I’ve already had. Here’s a run-down on the highlights and lowlights of my month:


  • I finally reached 3,000 on Instagram which is a crazy number, I feel a little overwhelmed with support.
  • I don’t worry about my stats too much like I’ve said before they aren’t the be all or end all however when I get a good day it still fills me with happiness. This January, by the 14th I had reached the same amount of views I’d had in the whole of December; I did take a week off in December due to the busy festivities however it still makes me feel like my blog is being appreciated and I love that.
  • I finally booked my driving theory test for Friday 26th January, I’ve been doing lots of revision to the point where I’m now passing every mock I’m doing. Fingers crossed!
  • I finished my first book of the year which was ‘Secrets Of The Mad’ by Dodie Clark. If you’ve watched Dodie’s videos, read her Instagram captions or followed her on social media, I would defiantly recommend this as it gives you a deeper insight into her thoughts and life. I also found it helped me understand the meaning behind her songs and they suddenly became a whole lot more powerful when I listened to them.
  • I got Invited to my FIRST BLOG EVENT! I thought I was about 5 years, if ever, from this happening, I couldn’t believe it. However, it just so happened it’s on an extremely busy week of work so I’m not able to attend, which is such a shame. I’m still so grateful for the invite and overwhelmed that a company has liked my little blog enough to invite me to an event.
  • I ONLY WENT AND PASSED MY THEORY TEST, I’m so over the moon about this; somehow I managed to get 47/50 on the multiple choice questions and 64/75 on the hazard perception videos.
  • I did an ace parallel park, another driver that was watching was clearly thinking ‘what a fab learner, not a single mistake’.


  • One of my days at work included me painting the underneath of a big wooden sailing boat in a runny waterproof blue paint and I didn’t think far enough ahead to tie my hair back. I bet you’ve guessed where this is going…yes, I did get the disgusting blue paint on the ends of my hair. I scrubbed it and scrubbed it and washed it and it was there for the long haul, the only way to get it out was to chop it. I cut the little bit of blue out myself, yes it did look all wonky so I booked myself a hairdressers appointment for the next morning to get it sorted out. The only positive about this was that my hair was in desperate need to a trim anyway so only the split ends were taken off and I’m a lot happier now as my hair is a whole heap healthier.
  • I’ve been getting stressed more than usual, there’s nothing, in particular, causing it, expect work a little bit but hey ho I can work on that. Due to this the book ‘Get Your S**T Together’ by Sarah Knight has been added to my to-read list.

What’ve been your highlights from this month, has anything really exciting happened for you?

Bryony xx




30 comments so far.

30 responses to “JANUARY IN REVIEW”

  1. Eden says:

    Aw so happy for you congrats! This month has been okay hoping for a fab February! Your photos are so gorgeous! Xx

  2. Lucie says:

    It seems like over all you’ve had a really good month. So glad for yu! And congratulations to IG goal, invitation and passing your theory test! 🙂

  3. Mollie says:

    Love this post such a lovely idea, it’s so great to see all of the positives from the month! X

  4. Rheannon says:

    I like that you included positive moments and mishaps! Life isn’t prefect and I appreciate you sharing it all! Congrats on your success with blogging. I am just getting started with my blog and adventures so it’s motivating to see you are doing so well! 🖤🍷

  5. Jade says:

    Congratulations on passing your theory test hun! 😁

  6. At least you have more good points than bad! My January was so-so! Hopefully February will be better for me aha x

  7. Olivia says:

    This is such a lovely post to read through! Massive congratulations on passing your theory test and I hope that next month brings you just as many great things! <3
    -Olivia Xx


  8. Alys says:

    Sounds like you’ve had a great month! I hope Feb is good for you too☺️

  9. Soffy says:

    Congratulations on passing your test! January for me has been great was my first month of blogging and o stuck to my posting regularly goal surprisingly!

    Soffy // themumaffairs.blogspot.com

  10. Sophie says:

    Sounds like you’ve had an amazing month. Huge congrats about the views and instagram! Sorry to hear you’ve been stressed though! Hope you feel better soon x


  11. Looks like you have more good points than bad points so it is great! Congrats for instagram! xx corinne

  12. Bexa says:

    Wow! Such an exciting month Bryony! Congrats on passing your theory test and well done on all the Instagram followers! That’s amazing you got invited to a blogging event too! Hope you have an awesome February ☺️💖🎉 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

  13. Rosie says:

    I’m so happy you’ve had a pretty fab month! I’m sorry you’ve been feeling stressed a lot more, I struggle with that too so I feel you but I hope february is great for you!

  14. Jessica says:

    Sounds like you’ve had a very successful start to 2018, congrats girl!
    Well done on passing your theory, that’s something I’ve been wanting to do for so long now but I never seem to get round to it. I’ve heard roundabouts are a right pickle too!
    Here’s hoping February brings just as good things for you 🙂

    Jessica xo | jessinwonderlandx.blogspot.co.uk

  15. Evie says:

    Congrats on your theory test! It sounds like it’s been an exciting month for you despite the mishaps, I hope the stressed feeling disappears soon x

  16. Lena Dee says:

    Sounds like you’ve had quite the lovely month! Congrats on rechjng 3K you deserve it! You’re such a sweetheart and you have lovely photos. Well done on passing your test ☺️ Sorry you got paint in your hair but I’m glad it brought a positive. Try to take it way and calm yourself down and relax, stress us such a pain.

    xx Lena | https://lenadeexo.com

  17. Congrats on the Instagram followers and the blog views… they’re both great achievements. Good luck for your theory test as well, just keep revising and practicing the Hazard Perception part and we’re sure you’ll ace it!

    We hope your stress disappears soon too. It could be due to your upcoming theory test (even if you don’t think you’re that worried about it), so hopefully once you’ve done it, that will help with your stress levels a bit.

  18. Cam says:

    i really like the format of this. It adds a positive light to the end of a long month haha!! congrats on all of your accomplishments!!

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