Quarterly update on my 52 in 52 list

Holy cow, how is it May already?! This year is flying past! I’ve been a little preoccupied writing about the pregnancy all year, I know. Surprisingly, I’ve still had a great start on my 52s! Let’s check out what I’ve achieved.


Buy a pair of coloured shoes

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All of the shoes that I own are either beige, black or white. I’m so boring. I decided to challenge myself this year to get some coloured shoes to push the boundaries. Originally this was “heels” but after I fell pregnant I revised it to shoes so that I would get the most wear out of them, especially as I would need something flat and easy to put on.

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52 in 52: Declutter a closet (aka get rid of the *shit*)

I’m not going to lie, declutter and cleaning out our cupboard was probably my most favourite one on my entire 52 in 52 list. My hubby is notorious for hanging onto things “in case”. I have those moments too, I’ll admit. But once it gets to a certain point I go insane, and I do a throw out.

That point has been approaching for the past 12 months.

Of course I would choose the hottest day in probably the last 12 months, but it needed to be done. I had timing on my side. We’re going to moving into our new house in about a month, which meant we were going to have to deal with this eventually. I pointed out that it would be good to just do the charity bin/rubbish tip runs now, instead of when we’re overwhelmed by the rest of the house move. Finally, he agreed.

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And then she sees the world…(52 in 52: get my eyes retested)

In the last few months I’d noticed my eyes starting to feel pretty fatigued by the end of he day. I was already wearing glasses at work, but it got to the point where even using my phone at the couch at night started to hurt.

The thing is, I’m great at procrastination. Hence I thought “this sounds like a great 52 list item”, added a retest to the list, and carried on in my eye-fatiguing way. Then the new year ticked over, and the headaches began. I had run out of excuses.

I went and got checked out last week, and sure enough my eyes had gotten worse. The optometrist agreed that my eyes were fatigued, and that I should look at wearing glasses for most of the day. We ordered a new pair (complete with cool UV lens stuff) and away I went. Thankfully the wait wasn’t too long, and they arrived today.

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