Monday, 5 October 2015

I'M BACK + Life Lately

And boy does it feel good to be back! The lovely comments on my Blogging Break post really made me feel all warm and fuzzy, and I'm so thankful for how understanding and supportive you lovelies have been. The blogging community is truly special! I missed blogging, and even though I probably should've probably taken a serious, full-out break, I found myself reading blogs, commenting, replying to comments and preparing future blog posts during my break... It did feel good to not feel pressured to produce anything interesting though, since my life recently really has just been about getting settled into new routines and getting about a gazillion things organised. 

Our flat has definitely started feeling like home. We live in the lovely Finnieston area, in the West End of Glasgow, just opposite the Kelvingrove Art Gallery. So far I love the area - it's close to the University, close to the Kelvingrove Park, and there are tons of restaurants and caf├ęs nearby that I'm itching to try out!

After two weeks without Wifi, we finally had it installed last Thursday, which was such a relief! I felt so lost and helpless without Wifi at home, especially as a University student, and I had to spend an awful lot of time at the library and at Starbucks. We were originally going for TalkTalk but had lots of problems with them (I could ramble on, but I won't, because that'd be very boring), and after several phone calls which didn't actually help, we cancelled the order and decided to go for Virgin instead. The last tenants had Virgin, so installing the broadband was super quick and easy, and we got it the very same day that I phoned and made the order! 

I've also been adjusting to being at university - going to lectures, taking notes, reading, learning. I'm doing English Literature, Scottish Literature and English Language this year, and the courses all seem really interesting. English Literature this semester seems perhaps a bit too philosophical for my taste, but hopefully I'll be able to get my head around it. In Scottish Literature we're doing Medieval literature, which is very different but very interesting! English Language is a mix of grammar, phonetics and Old English, and being the language nerd I am, I really enjoy it so far. We had a language on runes the other day and I loved it. 

I'm also feeling much more settled with my new job. There is still a lot to learn, but I'm feeling more confident every day and I really enjoy it! At the moment I'm working more hours than I'd like (this week was particularly crazy), so I am feeling a wee bit stressed, but I'll be working less hours soon, which will be good.

Other than that? I'm loving Autumn. I can never decide what my favourite season is, but whenever Autumn arrives I feel certain it's my favourite. I love the light, the crisp air, the orange leaves, the snuggly scarves, the soft jumpers and the hot drinks. It's all so cosy

Anyway, how are you? How have you been?

Love, Mimmi.