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Month 4

Okay yet another month has passed too quickly. Will 2017 ever slow down?

 

March was busy as heck, especially considering I didn’t start the month in Glasgow. I woke up on the 1st of March really early to travel to Aberdeen with my family for Rachel’s university interview. I the spent the next day with Jordanne, and then the weekend was spent socialising between drinks in the flat, a friend’s 21st birthday party, and then I hosted a murder mystery night on the Sunday! Now that was a fun night, with an awful lot of cooking. The following week saw me have lunch with Jordanne and the little guy, more drinks in the flat with friends (and a very drunk emotional night), a trip to the union to watch rugby, and a day of blogging. After all that, we had a friend come visit from the states so we had a group reunion on the Tuesday night for steaks and a bit of fun, followed by Rachel arriving over on the Wednesday. She had another interview on the Thursday so we travelled to Paisley, before flying home that night. The next day we were off to Lanzarote! You can read all about that here. Before long, we were headed back to the UK – Rachel to Belfast, and me to Glasgow. I then had a test on the 21st, dinner with Jordanne on the 23rd, and then on the 29th I travelled down to Southampton for Mary’s 21st birthday.

 

So now that we’re into April, I’m off for a few weeks of the month for Easter! Well, I say off. I have exams to study for, and a lot of family time. Not a great combination to be honest. But we’re going to work through it. Exams start officially on the 24th April so I’ll be travelling to Glasgow again on the 19th. Also need to start viewing flats and organising me moving out of this flat. So much to do!

 

Last month, I set the goals below. How do you think I got on?

  1. Read one book.
    Well actually I read 3! The brilliance of a weekend away in the sun means that you can spend a while reading. I read The Twelfth Day Of July, Where She Went and Melancholy Mind.
  2. Save some money.
    Well I didn’t exactly do too well here. There was the murder mystery night, meals out, my mini-break… However, I didn’t waste money on coffee, I didn’t do any online shopping, and I saved a heck of a lot of money simply by taking part in our Lent challenge within the flat!
  3. Post at least once a week on here.
    This one went really well. I actually managed to stick to my original planned schedule of Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday! Four posts a week isn’t too bad considering I’m at uni 5 days a week.

 

So can we count that as 2 and a half out of three? This month I’ve got a few more goals lined up so let’s take a look at them:

 

  1. Revise for at least 2 hours a day.
  2. Read one book
  3. Post once a week here.
  4. Put more effort into my Instagram.

 

So there we have the goals for this month. What are your goals for April?

 

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Month 3

Right, this year needs to slow it down just a little please. Like, how are we into March already?

 

I know I kind of bombarded you all with Friday Favourites posts over the last week. Sorry about that! I was just very aware I owed you 4 posts for the past month! February was a busy busy time. Alongside uni work needing done, I actually was out and about quite a bit!

 

The first weekend saw me spend Friday night having casual drinks with friends and just talking – something I’ve greatly missed over the last while. The next day saw the start of the Six Nations Rugby and so we trekked to the pub to watch the opening match over a pint. Sunday was then spent recovering and giving my liver a bit of a rest. After that, I had a quieter week before having a job interview (which I unfortunately didn’t get) and heading to Dundee to spend time with family. Arriving back home, I then had a week of getting more work done – it seemed to be never ending! However, at the end of the week, I got to relax and went to Jordanne’s for the weekend – SO MUCH FUN!!! We did a bit of shopping, watched multiple movies, planned lots of exciting things for Bloggers Tribe, played and played and played with Leon, and just genuinely couldn’t have had a better weekend. I had a couple of quieter days, focusing on my blog and Bloggers Tribe, before flying home for a surprise visit to the parents – any excuse to see the animals to be honest. When I was home, I visited family, went for walks, had a lovely meal out, played with Maisie and Baron, and -best of all- had a bath! You’ve no idea how much I miss baths when I’m in Glasgow. I finally travelled back to Glasgow on Monday, and then yesterday travelled up to Dundee again!

 

Today, Rachel has an interview at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, so we’re having a family outing for the day. So as you read this, I’m probably actually having breakfast in some little cafe… but yes, on with the post!

 

Now, I only set 4 goals for February. How do you think they went? Place all bets now!

 

  1. Lose 3 pounds in weight.
    Okay so while I lost…………………. , I same to realise during the month that I’m actually (for the first time in a long time) beginning to feel happy in my own body! So yes, while I want to lose some weight for health reasons, I think I’m going to stop looking at numbers and sizes and focus on looking and feeling good. Is that cheating?
  2. Read 2 books.
    Yeah, this was a fail… but I did read one! You can check out my review of it HERE. Still on track for reading 12 books this year!
  3. Keep up with work at uni.
    This was a success! I achieved everything I wanted to and wasn’t short for time on any of my deadlines.
  4. Socialise once a week.
    Well, let’s take a look back shall we? Week 1 saw me go to a friend’s house for drinks, then I went to the pub the next day to watch the rugby, so Week One was a success! Weeks 2? I went up to Dundee for the weekend, but went for dinner with Mary, her sister, and her sister’s friend the night I got back so yup, week 2 was a success! Week 3 saw me spend the entire weekend with Jordanne so I suppose you could say I was socialising? And week 4 I went out to the QMU on the Wednesday to watch a shadow cast performance of The Rocky Horror Picture Show! Wow, I actually managed this one too!

 

So, I suppose you could say I achieved 2 and a half goals this month, so that’s not too bad either!  Now to think of my goals for March…

 

  1. Read one book.
  2. Save some money.
  3. Post at least once a week on here.

 

What are your March goals? Are you ready for the third month of the year?

 

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September Starts!

Yes!  The best month of the year! Everyone goes back to school/university, the air begins to turn crisp, my birthday, and everything else that happens in this glorious month!
August semi flew by! And did you notice how well I kept to my schedule?? Quite proud of me! How about the goals?

Well I finished Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! Just need to write a review on it… I’m getting bad at writing reviews…

Am I happier in myself? I’m certainly happier and that’s a start! 

Healthier lifestyle? Well it’s healthier… Again I can’t quite say I fully achieved this one… But it’s a start!
With this month comes a bit of a change. I didn’t get the grades to get back into uni but I’m now in the job hunt position. I’ve a teacher training course I can start and all I need is a job. So that brings me to this month’s goals!

  • Find a job in Glasgow. This is essential.
  • Continue with my 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge – check out my first post here!
  • Read one book.

What are your aims for September? Any plans for the month?
Ktkinnes xx