I’ve been cagey about how I was feeling about coming back to university and planned to talk a bit about why in Wednesday’s post, but it was such an awful day I couldn’t bring myself to write the scheduled goals and plans post – mostly because, I realised, my only goal at the moment is to make it to the end of term in one piece. Over the Easter holiday I became more and more anxious about returning to York this term, to the point of suffering panic attacks when I thought about it too much. But the holidays ended, and all of a sudden I had no choice but to pack up all my things and come back last Sunday, where I sat on my bed for a full hour wishing I’d never got in the car that morning. I’m not going to lie: it’s been a hard week.
I’ve a huge box inside my wardrobe back home overflowing with notebooks. From hardcover to softcover to ringbound to leather, in all colours and sizes and patterns, over the years I’ve collated an impressive collection. They’ve each got their own use, too, from story drafts to schoolwork to future plans. But whilst many of those are cringeworthy or pointless to look back on, the ones I always love rereading are my old diaries.
It’s about two weeks since I launched my #PrettyHealthyProject, and I have to admit that from the perspective of eating better and exercising more, it hasn’t gone particularly well. However, for me that really is only half the battle – at most. The biggest thing I have to work on is my mindset towards food, exercise and my body, and ultimately that’s where this project has to begin.
I’m now back at university, which means that my blogging routine can really take off – it got totally side-tracked in the last couple of weeks whilst I was back home! On the other hand, it’s meant that I’ve plenty to blog about, so here’s a quick run-down not just of the last week, but of my Easter holiday highlights!
From cupcakes to house viewings, this term was perhaps even busier than my first. Even though I’m getting used to the university lifestyle now, there’s always something going on and I’m learning all the time. Here are the top ten things I’ve taken away from my second semester studying Literature at York.
Happy April Fool’s Day – but this post is not a practical joke! After much thought, consideration and planning, and now that I’ve got a little more time on my hands, things are going to be changing around here…
It’s so long since I’ve put up a disposable post – here are some throwaways from the last six months.