Here it is folks – December has landed! Who knew 30 days could come and go in such a short space of time?
November was busy enough in its own way. In the first week, we were very flat-based with two meals, delicious if I do say so myself, of Chicken Jalousie then Chicken, Chorizo and Chickpea casserole. Between the two of them came the Firework display and a lovely night out with the flatmates. The following weekend was taken up with working on my seminar paper and presentation for Fundamentals of Education, and Rachel telling our parents that I am a lesbian. A few beers, a tub of Ben and Jerry’s, and a few Christmas songs later, I finally felt okay and am still to have the discussion with my mum about it all. At least she now knows and I don’t have to worry about how she’ll react when I eventually approach the subject. After an interesting seminar talk and an even more interesting physics class test, I needed a night out in Polo with the GULGBTQ+ society and it was by far the best night out in ages – who can complain about £2 cocktails and £3 for a double vodka and orange? I then had my first night with the Come Dine With Me society which was…. an experience shall we say. From this, I went on to Mata’s to celebrate the end of a court case she was a witness in. The following week, I met Nuala’s second Tinder date as we all went to the pub and got drunk together. He seems nice! Hopefully things work out for them. This last week had both Phillip’s and my Come Dine With Me meals which were slightly more successful compared to the previous meal. Now we just need to submit scores… I had a physics report due this week that I submitted at the last minute but still feel okay about. In the middle of all this, I did some Christmas shopping and learnt 2 and a half dances in Irish Dancing. My legs still hurt!
Did I achieve my goals, I hear you ask? Let’s take a look! If you count ‘Shopping At Tesco’ by Jaq Hazell as a book then yes. It was an interesting read. Revision has semi started, with past papers started but with notes and some notes actually written. Not long until the exams now! I also made it to Irish Dancing every week plus 5 trips to the gym – that’s well beyond what I expected from myself! If this continues next semester then I will be very proud. I did get some nights where I properly slept. Not a lot but I didn’t get ill! An average of 6 hours a night is acceptable if not very good for a university student. The final goal was a bit of an optimistic goal… Considering a lot of the time online was either during breaks or actually for work I feel this wasn’t too bad.
Decembers’ goals? They’re quite simple really:
- Read one book for leisure. With a lot of revision and stressful exams, it is important to take the time to relax and that is what I plan to do this month.
- Continue to gym or dance once a week until the end of the semester. I have no real excuse to not do this as it is a simple hour to complete each planned exercise routine. Maybe when Nuala goes home for Christmas I will let it slide slightly…
- Do well in exams. This won’t be known until after Christmas but we’ll work on it
- Have a Christmas Song and Thought of the Day Advent calendar on here. Please feel free to join me!
December is always a busy month. There are 3 family birthdays and a few uni friends birthdays to celebrate as well. In fact, I am not writing this now. I actually wrote it on Sunday and scheduled it to post as I am currently out for Toby’s birthday so I’m somewhere on Ashton Lane at this point in time (I hope…). Our decorations are going up today too (Tuesday 1st) so I am excited for that.
Anyway, you’ll no doubt hear from me later with an update about the night out!
Hope December treats you all well!