Does it seem to you that the older we get, the faster time seems to go? I think it’s because at the age of 12, one month is about 0.69% of our lifetime. Plus, if you consider the majority of us can’t remember life before the age of 6, one month is 1.39% of our memory.By the age of 21 years and 5 months, that one month only makes up 0.54% of your memories.
I don’t think I explained that properly. Sorry. Basically, as we get older, that one month makes up such a small amount of your life that it seems like it’s passed a lot quicker.
But now that January is over, it’s struck me that I have exams in 2 months. And if this month was able to pass that quickly, then I sure as hell need to start focusing on exams again!
The year started with me waking up in a friend’s house, in a small Scottish town I had never been to before – I was already achieving one goal of seeing more of the UK! Sherlock was on to welcome in the new year (I still need to see the last episode…), and I was happy. I spent a week back home in Northern Ireland with my family, before travelling back to Glasgow to officially start the new university year – this was going to be my year. That first day back in Glasgow was a decent day, but the night was hard. I lost a few good friends through an argument that came from nowhere, but it taught me who I could actually trust. However, that night also was the start of something new and exciting – I was going to join Jordanne in building up Blogger’s Tribe and we were going to work together to create a community for everyone!
That week was jam-packed with things. I had a friend over for dinner one night, went out for dinner the next, started two new courses in university, Another friend came round for coffee, and we went for a night out that weekend – one which resulted in me putting my foot down on a plastic cup and falling on my bum in front of a room full of strangers. Do you know the best part? I was laughing too much to get back up again! I was home and things were going well.
The following week was a quieter one, but still fun all the same. I went to classes, stayed on top of things, and spent some time around the flat. We went to the cinema to see LaLa Land, I went to the gym for the first time in ages, and finished my Friday rather drunk on a mini pub crawl around the west end of Glasgow. Sometimes you just need to cut loose and remember to have fun though, right? And Blogger’s Tribe reached 1000 followers on Twitter!
Finally, the weekend came and we had a birthday party. Drinks, dancing, and lots of fun was had. Well, except for the part where 12 out of 16 of us didn’t get into the local LGBTQ+ club simply for being straight but that’s an argument for another time. Saturday was an incredible day with the ever amazing Jordanne, and her little guy, just in and out of shops around Glasgow. Sunday was then a day of cleaning and organising, before back to the grind stone on Monday and Tuesday.
All the while, I spent the month working on the goals I set for myself. Remember those?
- Go to all my classes.
I actually only missed 4 of my 51 classes this month! I’m happy with that. The first was because I physically couldn’t get to class on time, second because I was at the gym, and then unfortunately the last two were yesterday because I got myself worked up over life and didn’t sleep until it was time to get up for lectures. So, that’s not too bad.
- Keep on top of work.
I did this! I’m so proud of myself! I’ve been writing notes and keeping up with everything and I’m feeling good about this month.
- Read one book.
Check! I read a book! The review for it will be live over the next couple of days, but it’s all written up and I can proudly say I got it read!
- Live in a clean and tidy bedroom.
Well, apart from last night’s clothes lying in a pile beside my bed (don’t judge me, it was too cold to move from bed for long), and a rubbish bag that I’ll be carrying to the bin today, this goal was a success!
- Make some new friends.
Don’t judge me. This is hard to do and I’m disappointed in me for not being able to do it.
- Organise my blog.
Yay! I did this! I never asked, what do you think of the theme/colours? I’m still not 100% sure on it but is anything ever perfect?
- Make a weight loss plan and stick to it.
Well the plan was made, and I made an attempt to stick to it. And I lost a pound! But it definitely could’ve been better.
So it’s a mixed bunch for January. What do you think? I didn’t do too badly. February is a shorter month. There’s going to be a lot to do, and a lot of work to do too. I’m going to Dundee for a weekend, Mary’s sister is coming up (actually most excited about this!), Mary’s in a dance show that we’ll all go to, I’m possibly going to go home for a surprise visit, and we’ve a 21st birthday at the end of the month, but I don’t know if we’ve anything planned for it. The Six Nations start this weekend too, so there’s always that to take up a few weekends! However, my goals for the month have to be set!
- Lose 3 pounds in weight. Don’t care how I do it, but it’s going to happen if I want to be along the right lines of my overall target.
- Read 2 books. I loved reading my first ever self help book, and can’t wait to read another!
- Keep up with work at uni.
- Socialise once a week. Whether it’s drinks, coffee, the cinema, or what, I just want to have at least one thing to look forward to each week!
So there we have it. What are your goals for February?