[dropcap]S[/dropcap]eptember went really quickly. I know we always say that, and I know I’m writing this on September 21st, but it did. September went really bloody quickly. I turned 22, Bakeoff went tits up, and my little sister went to university to start her first year. So many big and exciting things.
This month’s ‘goals’ post is going to actually be more of a to-do/goals hybrid. Some things to work towards, somethingsI was to just get done, and some things to think about doing and then forget.
1. START RUNNING AGAIN.
I mentioned yesterday that I’ve signed up for a 10k in Febraury, and with me moving back to Durham next week, now is as good a time as any to get back into running. I love running in Durham. The crisp cold air and the fun hills make running such a treat. I’m excited.
2. CANDLES. CANDLES EVERYWHERE.
I bought so many candles last month that I’m going to be just basking in Hygge energy. I swear I have about 8 all lined up ready to be burnt. I’m so excited for Autumn evenings with a big mug of tea and an essay to get written.
3. GET BACK INTO THE SWING OF THINGS FOR UNI.
I move back into college on the 6th, and term starts on the 10th. I’m a little nervous about the whole going back to uni after a year out thing, but I’m sure once I’m settled back in it’ll be okay. It’s my final year so my plan is to really push myself, right from the beginning. I feel like the last year has really helped me focus in on what’s important, and my degree is my number one priority right now. I’ve had a fun year off, and now I’m back with added vigour.
4. BETTER LOOK AFTER MY SKIN.
My skin has taken a hit this last month. It’s not that I’ve been rubbish with it, and I’ve done all the right things, but I haven’t looked after it properly. I haven’t made it feel special. I haven’t exfoliated in well over a month. I just haven’t felt up to it. With winter coming, it’s time to up my game and start taking care of my favourite part of me: my face.
5. TRY A PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE AND PROBABLY DISLIKE IT.
I hate coffee. I hate coffee and coffee sweets and coffee shops and yeah, coffee. It tastes vile. I even tried a vanilla latte once, having been told it didn’t taste of coffee, and almost threw up in a bin outside the Students’ Union in Durham. Still, the PSL is apparently the ultimate Autumn drink and I’m the ultimate white gal blogger so yolo. You have to try everything once. I’ll just pass it to someone else when it reveals itself to be completely vile.
6. TREAT OLLIE FOR HIS BIRTHDAY.
Ollie is always amazing at birthdays and I’m rubbish. My ideal birthday would be literally doing nothing all day and then getting Vietnamese food. He’s the best and always plans that, AND something else that he knows I’ll enjoy. He’s also really damn good at presents. This year I want to be half as good as he is. I’m going to get him some nice things and take him somewhere nice and have a fun old time. I promise.
7. FOCUS ON SELF CARE.
I think I’ve mentioned before that I want to get more into looking after myself, in ways that I really seem to have neglected before. I don’t mean eating well and exercising and all that jazz, because that stuff goes without saying, but I mean things like making sure I’m always happy with my nails, or that I’ve washed my hair lately. I’m lazy. If I don’t have to wash my hair, I won’t. But what I’ve noticed lately is that I actually feel a lot better about myself when my hair is clean, when my face looks fresh, and when my nails aren’t all chipped and manky. People often forget that these things count as self care just as much as going for runs or eating vegetables. I feel better about myself when I like how I look, and surely that’s motivation enough?