A round up of January

Monday, 1 February 2016




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!


22 comments :

  1. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I'm glad you've been settling in more though, I think you've got a really great attitude! Your confidence can't grow if you don't push your boundaries, good luck!

    luce | http://luceellen.co.uk/ xx

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  2. sorry to hear about your grandma but i'm glad to hear you're doing better now. it took me pretty much all of january to get back into a good routine but i'm optimistic about the rest of the year. hope you guys have a nice valentines day :)

    danielle | avec danielle

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  3. have a wonderful Feb! I hope it brings everything you wish for.

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

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  4. So sorry to hear about your loss, sounds like you'll have a great February though! I hate having to do presentations at uni, they make me so nervous. Would love if you could check out my recent fashion post? :)

    The Fashion Road

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  5. All the best for a positive February! And I'm really sorry to hear about your loss, best wishes! x

    AimeeSueXO
    Bloglovin

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  6. So sorry to hear about your loss lovely. Sounds like you're going to have a fab February though, me and my boyfriend are both at uni doing the whole long distance thing too, I'm so excited for him to come home for Valentines! Hope you and your boyfriend enjoy yourselves too :) xo

    ohhelloitshannah.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Hannah! I'm lucky me and Jamie are only 40mins away by train so luckily get to see eachother most weekends! Hope you have a great valentines xx

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    2. Oh you're so lucky! Me and Aaron are a 4 and a half hour coach journey apart :( but we try to see each other around every two weeks and it's always lovely! Thank you Lucy I'm sure we will xx

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  7. i'm sorry for your loss, dear. uni can be quite hard. i struggled so much when i started but now i'm so happy with it. i think it all takes time, getting used to the new surroundings.


    loovelle.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Elena. Yeah, I think it's taking a bit more time for me when everyone else around me seems to have settled a lot sooner!

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  8. So sorry to hear about your loss. Hopefully February will be a bit of a happier month for you x

    Tiffany Tales – A British Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  9. Very sorry to hear about your loss, time heals everything x

    http://msznev.blogspot.com.au

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  10. I'm sorry to hear about your Grandma and hope that February is much brighter for you. Best of luck with your presentation. The relief and pride you will feel afterwards will be worth it!

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  11. Sorry to hear about your Grandma, such a shame. Glad you're enjoying university now though, it's hard to get back into it I think. Don't think I've got used to being back yet. hope February is better for you x

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com/

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