Hello September

September already! Dare I say the summer is almost over and it’s time to find the cosy knitwear, and embrace the Autumn leaves and darker evenings sat around the fire?
The summer months have been an odd mixture of work, reflection and maybe a little too much isolation! But progress has been made, that I am definitely sure of.
I often think September 1st isn’t just the 1st of a month but almost the start of a year – the academic one? Maybe that’s just my justification for starting another fresh! And that’s what I aim to do.
I am returning to Uni at the end of the month for year two, which I actually can’t wait to begin now. I don’t think I’m ashamed to admit that I thrive off learning. As much as I hate essay writing and researching, I also love the purpose behind it. I am doing it to give myself better opportunities in life and to achieve my dream career. And on the topic of work, yesterday I managed to secure my old job back in my store near Uni, which I am immensely pleased about.
I am also, as previously mentioned, moving into my new house in 3 weeks! I can’t wait. I don’t actually know 4 out of the 5 girls that I’m living with but I kind of like that. I am someone who enjoys alone time and as they are all studying the same subject, I’m quite sure our timetables will allow for some time in the house alone. However, I do want to become more sociable this year. I find it too easy to say ‘no’ to events and miss out on many occasions, and I want that to change. I want the word ‘yes’ to become a regular word in my everyday vocabulary.
‘Life is what happens when you step outside of your comfort zone’
This saying couldn’t be more true and in light of this, I am going to Manchester twice this week to meet two lovely people. Tomorrow afternoon, I actually aim to be sipping cocktails in (what my best friend from uni has described as) a ‘posh bar’. There’s no time like the present eh!?
So yes, Hello September. Please be good!