Well, hello October! I can’t quite believe we’re here already, and what a wonderful time of year it is too. I just freaking love this time of year, when the nights start drawing in and the paths are littered with the fiery shades of fallen leaves. It’s like a second spring and for me this time of year is always seen as a fresh start. So, with that being said, what goals have I set myself for the coming weeks and beyond?
* NB: I’m not pregnant – I just found this top I bought in New Look online and it comes under maternity wear haha!
1. Go on a city break
I have two weekend trips to Bristol planned in the next few weeks, one for a friend’s 30th and the other to watch Gorgon City, which is super exciting. But I would love to go on a cute little city break ,like the one Dan and I had in Edinburgh at the start of the year. I’ve been so lucky to be able to travel the width and breadth of the UK with work over the last few months, and have visited some wonderful places like York and, soon to be, Belfast. But work often takes over, so I’d love to have time to properly explore a city. Whether it’s a day trip to Bath or a trip abroad to Prague, I’m desperate to get away.
2. Keep working on my health and fitness
I’ve been working really hard to tone up lately, and the effects are finally noticeable. I just want to continue this and to start focusing really hard on healthy eating, as by the time December usually comes around I resemble a Christmas pud. I just feel so much more energetic and enthusiastic when I’m properly taking care of my body. I went on a super health kick a few years ago and have never felt so confident. I’m getting there, but I just want to get completely back into that lifestyle.
3. Embrace all of the festivities in the lead up to 2018
Bonfire Night, Hallowe’en, the Christmas markets, mulled wine. I want to embrace it all. Last year I spent my lead up to Christmas living out of a hostel whilst interning, which was incredibly shit at times. I was so sad seeing everyone’s Christmassy snapchats of their living rooms decked in twinkling fairy lights, while I was living out of a suitcase in a horrendously bland and stinky room, which contained nothing apart from a squeaky bed and a noisy fridge. I did get to enjoy all of the London festivities which was an absolute dream, but I’m desperate to embrace all of the fun that the autumn/winter brings this year with friends and family close by. First up, I want to be that basic bitch taking pictures in a pumpkin patch.
4. Get into a good blogging routine
I’m currently on annual leave and have been really enjoying getting my blog back on track. I’ve been taking a huge stream of flatlays and blog photos in order to accompany the huge list of post ideas I’ve written in my diary, and it’s just so fantastic to get back into the swing of things. Blogging has always been a wonderful way for me to unwind and is an escapism almost from the stress and goings on of every day life. I feel like it’s fallen by the wayside a little over the past few months, and this makes me sad. I have given so much love and energy to my corner of the web, and even though the blogosphere has changed, my passion for writing and sharing my thoughts is still as strong as ever. I want to get back to posting at least weekly for the rest of the year and beyond.
5. Find that little piece of me that’s missing
I’ve been having a bit of a tough time lately, dealing with goings on in my personal life. I don’t want to share them here, as this has always been a positive outlet for me, but dealing with certain things has left me feeling like I’ve lost a little bit of me in the process. The things I love doing – blogging, having cosy nights in, long walks on the beach, photography, reading, writing – they’ve taken a step back as I’ve been opting to go out and socialise in an attempt to forget some of the things that have been going on. I want to get that part of me back and need to remind myself that it’s okay sometimes to be alone.
What would you like to achieve over the next few weeks?
Lots of love. xoxo