2022 – Q4 in review

Hi everyone, how are you? I hope you are well and warm. Today’s blog post is about 2022 Q4 in review. Not much has happened in the last 3 months, but some things have happened.

My eczema 

My eczema has finally settled, thankfully. It’s been a rough couple of years with my most recent eczema stint, but delightedly. My skin has smoothed out. I’ve still got heat spots on my back but the rest of the body is cleared out.

My #rockulele/ukulele playing

Most recently, I participated in the Earls of Uke Christmas get-together. Normally, the group would open the room up and fill it with audience members, but because of Covid, that did not happen. Hence no video recordings from myself.

With my weekly #rockulele videos, I’ve upped my production values with them. Last year, one of my uncles, gave me a semi-professional soundboard and microphone. I was recently approached by a friend, Rudy Fischmann to take part in his rock opera about cancer. And I wanted to give him the best quality. So I was determined to use it for his recording. I worked out how to use it and I’ve started using it for my weekly recordings. Here’s the link to view our song.

For Christmas this year, I was given a keyboard. Before my illness, as a child, my grandfather taught me to play the piano. While in university, for my dissertation, I did a musical piece based on the 5 stages of grief. That was the last time that I played the keyboard/piano. The plan is to sign up for something like Simply Piano, re-learn the keyboard, and slowly introduce it into my weekly recordings.

My exercises 

A couple of months ago, I added extra weights to my dumbbells. I found that lifting my old weights was not difficult enough. This month, I start doing the first part of the six-pack revolution. Which, I’m hoping gets me to my body goals. After trying by myself for the last few years, I have not achieved a six pack.

My weight

My weight is currently 69kg. I’ve stopped re-drinking cucumber juice and decided to be a bit more active, so that’s why I’ve chosen to go back on the treadmill and restarted my couch to 5K course. But started it at a much slower pace. Before the lockdown, me and my mum used to go on daily walks. Now, because of the lockdown and the current weather, that hasn’t happened for a while. Before my illness, I used to weigh 70kg, with a 36-38 waist, wearing large t-shirts.

Now, I’m at a 30 inch waist, wearing medium t-shirts

My working,

Unfortunately, I’m still not working. With help from Joe, I’ve started taking charge of me learning javascript into hyperdrive.

My blog

I have decided to cut my blogging back a little bit. Because my health has been stable for a while and not much has changed over the last few years, I have chosen to blog once every 2 months. I know that the charities that I’m supporting through my blog would be disappointed but considering that my blog hasn’t raised any money, so far, I’m sure that they won’t mind.

That’s it for now. Once again, I just want to thank a few people. Firstly, I would like to thank my mum, dad, sister, and my Naughty Mamaji, for being by my side, throughout everything. I would like to thank everyone from BTS for sharing this with the community. I would like to thank Kanika, Shirley, and everyone at Carers Trust for giving me the confidence to share my story and I would like to thank Joe for motivating me to get back on the horse. And I would like to thank everyone at the hospital, my family and friends, and everyone I’ve met on this journey.

Next time, I’m going to talk about 2022 in review.  Please feel free to leave a comment and as always, if you buy something from Amazon, through the blog, or click on an advert, 100% of the money that I get goes to charity.

Thanks and take care