June 10, 2018

A few Summer plans

A few Summer Plans // LUCY-COLE

June has rolled around somehow we’re already in Summer and halfway through the year. With that in mind, I thought it was time I shared another nattering post about a few Summer plans I have in mind. After a tough but exciting month of May, I’ve finally finished with Uni and have moved back home, I *think* I’ve landed myself a job and there’s a lot of new things to look forward to.

June and the following months will definitely be a bit different, being back in my family home as opposed to university, settling into full-time work and starting adult life, but I’m excited.

A few Summer Plans // LUCY-COLE A few Summer Plans // LUCY-COLE

Now I’m, back at home there are so many things sitting on my personal ‘to do list’. First on that list is joining the gym again. When I was at uni I had netball 3-4 times a week so I was getting in plenty of exercise in my week and found myself in a comfortable routine. Now I’ve finished I’m eager to keep my fitness up and get back into the gym. I really found a love for the gym over my break last Summer so I’m hoping I can find that again, and getting back into a routine will help too. I’m definitely looking to start up Netball again and join a team at home, but it’s mostly a winter-season sport and I’d like to find my feet here first.

A few Summer Plans // LUCY-COLE A few Summer Plans // LUCY-COLE

There are so many adult things I can’t wait to do in these coming months. I’m hopefully finally going to get my hands on my first very own car. For the past 4 years I’ve been sharing my mums Peugeot to drive around, and as much I love that little car, I can’t wait to have my own.

I’ll also be looking to really start cracking down on some saving over Summer. It will be so exciting seeing money come into my bank frequently now I’ll be working full time, but I know I need to be sensible. Not only do I have New York City in September to save for, I’m really keen to get saving for a house with my boyfriend Jamie. Jamie’s been working full time since he left school so I definitely have some catching up to do!

A few Summer Plans // LUCY-COLE A few Summer Plans // LUCY-COLE

Other than joining the gym and boring but actually really exciting adult-stuff, the one thing I really want to focus on this Summer is me. I’ve already experienced the wobbles and worrying thoughts of being a graduate, but I want to make sure I don’t let this get to me. I think people can underestimate how scary leaving uni can be, for the last 3 years I’ve been in this bubble, in some extent, separated from the real world, and leaving it is frightening. I want to make sure I take my time, focus on my self-care and mental health and enjoy this next chapter for me.

A few Summer Plans // LUCY-COLEA few Summer Plans // LUCY-COLE

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What are your plans for Summer?
Lucy x