I think I might live in the only part of England which isn't scorching right now. All over the news is talks of the hottest September on record, and yet I'm sat in my duvet, dog on lap, coffee in hand, and good lord is it cold.
The nippy weather is yet to dampen my spirits however, and despite the sun's best attempts, I definitely think it's safe to say Autumn is stumbling into view. I thought I'd write a quick lil' blog post about what I've got planned for my Autumn and what I want to do in some aspects of my life.
First and foremost I need to knuckle the f**k down at university. The first couple of weeks is always so rosy, you feel inspired, your notebooks are crisp and your mind is sharp and you're all 'YES GIRL I GOT THIS'. And then you blink and it's November and you don't remember the last lecture you paid real attention to and oh shit are those 481908 deadlines due in tomorrow???? I'm sure most of us can relate. Well this year, I don't want there to be any of the latter half to my life. Lectures will not be missed (no matter how many tequilas are consumed), notes will always be taken over doing an ASOS order, and when it comes to work/life balance, and I will actually complete assignments with more than 24 hours until the deadline left.
Buy a decent blogging/vlogging camera. This is it boys and gals, the time has come for me to take blogging more seriously. Like, really seriously. No more iPhone photos. Post-university I've been looking at and thinking about working for myself via my blog and youtube channel, and if I want to work up to that, I know I need to up my blogging game x1000. You are all an absolute dream to write for and I am very very lucky with being sent things etcetc, but to make a living is a different ball game and something I'm going to give myself a short amount of time to try and achieve. And I think it's fair to say, buying a decent camera is a good place to start.
Get back to gymming. Broken foot life left me unfit and absolutely not living the dream. But season life meant I was on my feet all day, running around after kids, carting around gas bottles the size of small children and dancing the night away. Which has left me in a pretty good position to get back into gymming properly. I'm a morning exerciser (literally only because then it's out of the way...) and being so close to the gym at uni leaves me with absolutely no excuse. I realise I'm saying this whilst eating a chocolate caramel shortbread... I haven't start uni quite yet...
Go to see a West End show. The entire time I've been living just outside of central London, I've only been to see one show. Over the next couple of months I would love to cross off The Lion King or Les Miserables. Yes yes tickets are expensive, but this year I'm working 2 jobs on top of university-ing to survive, so really, if I skim and save in other areas *cough Caffe Nero cough*, making this happen is not actually too big an achievement.
Stop scrolling, start reading. I'm pretty sure this was also one of my New Year Resolutions, and over the summer I've completely and utterly indulged myself. I read book after book after book, but I'm fully aware of the different ball game that is university reading versus reading for pleasure. The fact is, it's very hard to read a book (even Harry Potter), when you're reading academic articles in your free time. But in the evening, when I'm lying in bed scrolling through memes on Facebook, I definitely have time to pick up a book. And I love reading, so I don't know why it's so hard to put down my phone, but it is, and I want that to change.
So, those are my Autumn life goals. I can't believe it's September already, but there we go, best foot forward from here on out.
NB: My blog posts are going to be scheduled for Monday, Wednesday, Friday once again. *starts singing guess who's back*
Ciao for Now!