January was an odd month. I always think it's a bit of a funny one, the Christmas and New Years Celebrations are over and you've got to find a way to get back into routine. Luckily I had an extra week or so at home before I headed back, and got to spend some time with my mum. I miss her the most at university - having two older brothers, we always get along as best friends.
I lost my dear Grandma to cancer around a week into the New Year. She'd been ill for a very long time and I know she's much more comfortable now. Saying goodbye was very emotional but we have a second service open to the public next month, with a lot more talks which I think will present her as the wonderful woman she was.
Going back to university the weekend after helped deal with it all. Last semester was tough for me - I enjoyed the first 2 weeks and then cried constantly, wishing I was back home. This semester I've entered with a whole new mindset. I've been socialising, letting lose and worrying less and have really started to enjoy myself and settled in more. I've still had a couple of wobbles, but the most important thing is that I'm getting there.
I've recently become addicted to Grey's Anatomy, which is available on the US netflix. I can tell it's going to be very damaging for my degree, seeing as I'm already on season 4 having only started a couple of weeks back. I blame my flatmates!
In terms of February - I'm excited for valentines. Jamie and I have booked a little hotel room for the night and are planning on a nice meal out - nothing too special, but very us. We love to have little adventures. I have a piece of uni work I'm petrified for - a presentation in front of my seminar group. I'm dead nervous but excited to push myself out of my comfort zone. I'd really like to grow in confidence this year and I think pushing myself more is the only way I'm going to do that. Hopefully, with a our uni netball matches starting again I'll find a bit more motivation to do some workouts too!