AAAAAAHHHHHH! Okay so today snuck up on me and I’m really sorry for the complete lack of posts. Ironically, I stopped posting after the exams ended… But between packing and cleaning and Leeds (a post about this will be up at some point, it’s half written) and who knows what else I just seemed to always run out of time to sit down and write!
So taking a look back at May, I actually can’t remember what all I’ve been up to. In the time between my final 3 exams, I was doing a lot of flat hunting (unsuccessful until recently), revising, and watching Nashville. I feel okay about the exams, but then I always do feel like they’ve gone okay so I’m not saying anything. At one stage during all this, I did meet up with Jordanne for a day of shopping so that was a nice break! Once exams finished, I got catching up with friends again and having a bit more fun. In fact, the day I finished, we spent the afternoon in the park relaxing, along with a nice walk around the west end of Glasgow. The next day was our big flat clean and it felt so good to finally have some order returned! Although this didn’t last long as I’m sure you can imagine. We had our group meal in Topolabamba (absolutely fantastic food, basically Mexican tapas, and really good cocktails to cut the spice!), and then we went for an after dinner drink. Following that, we had a party at a friend’s flat to celebrate our freedom! The next day, we fought off hangovers when I cooked lunch for a couple of friends. The week then became a mix of packing, sleeping, watching Netflix, and tidying. By Thursday I was dying of boredom in the flat. I headed out with Paul for a treasure hunt around Glasgow City centre and ended up walking over 16km over the course of the day. It was so much fun, and there are so many more trails all around the place – check out the website to see if there’s one near you! It was so much fun, and the weather was almost too summery for it as we roasted to death in the sun, but the only downside was I managed to shred the skin from my feet so I couldn’t walk. So the next morning I got up nice and early for Leeds with Jordanne, Carey and John. I won’t go into detail here because I’m hoping to write about it here, and Jordanne and I are writing a post over on the Bloggers Tribe blog. But we had a great 4 days away in Leeds with Slam Dunk Festival on the Sunday. When we got home on Monday night I just collapsed into bed. Tuesday was manic with packing and tidying, and there were several near breakdowns over how much stuff I have and how many spiders have taken up residence in my bedroom. Alcohol was very much needed on Tuesday night so I went for drinks with Nuala and Cassy before getting up yesterday to put most of my stuff into storage. To end the day, I went to the cinema with Jordanne and Carey to see Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2. It was brilliant! Baby Groot is adorable and I want one. Enough said.
Today I’m on my way back to Northern Ireland for the summer. No idea what the plans for June include, other than I have some work experience sorted in my old school. To be honest, I’m really hoping for a month to relax and focus on blog stuff, but I also need to get a job so I’m not sure how that’ll go. But we’ll just see by the end of the month!
My goals for the last month were quite simple:
- Find a flat for next year – done! I’m moving in with one of Cassy’s friends.
- Read a book – I read Me Before You! So that brings this year’s total to 7 books so far . I’ve almost finished another book so will get that review up as soon as I can.
- Revise for 2 hours a day – This went well during the exam season! Quite proud of me actually.
- Post here once a week – okay so I’m surprised I actually managed to do this. I didn’t expect to!
- Post on Instagram 15 times – I managed to post 20 times! And I got an average of 54 likes per picture, which I know isn’t much for a lot of you but the way the algorithm has been going I am quite proud of that.
Wow… Did I actually achieve every single goal this month??
My goals for June are going to be a bit different, mainly because who knows what I’ll be doing:
- Try to say yes to as many different experiences as possible
- Read 1 book.
- Find a job
- Watch one new film a week
What do you have planned for the upcoming month? Let me know below!