Sunday, 5 June 2016

Taking Stock: May


May was a month of two halves. Or rather, one third and then two thirds. The first ten days I was still knee-deep in revision, preparing for my final and most important exam. By lunchtime on the 11th however, I was free of revision and officially on summer break! The start of May was, naturally, very different from the last bit of it, so putting together this post proved really quite tricky.

Reading: For the first ten days, lots and lots of revision notes. After that I was able to properly immerse myself in re-reading His Dark Materials. I'm halfway through The Amber Spyglass at the moment, and I had almost forgotten how much I love Lyra and Will. 

Watching: Same as April, really. I finished Vikings yesterday. Series four took me forever to get through, because it really wasn't very good, unfortunately. I've loved the new episodes of Game of Thrones though, and I also went to the cinema to see X-Men, which I really enjoyed!

Buying: A new snazzy Magimix food processor (eek). I had so much trouble with the one I got earlier in the year that I decided to return it and invest in a really high quality one. And I love it. 

Listening: To birds chirping outside when I wake up in the morning. 

Feeling: A lot of stress and anxiety during the first ten days, and then a lot of relief and happiness after that. 

Planning: What to get up to when mum visits, and then when my sis visits. Soon I'll probably start planning for London too! 

Wishing: That the nice weather will stay! 

Enjoying: Dancing. I took a break from it when revision got too much, so it's been a lot of fun to really get into it again. Plus my dancing pals are pretty great.

Eating: Everything pictured here, plus a whole lot more. 

Hoping: That I'll get good enough grades to get into third year... 

Thinking: About how much life can change over a couple of years, and how much happier I am now than I was two years ago. 

Lacking: Motivation to actually do something productive now that revision is out of the way. 

Trying: To save money. I'm really not the best at it. 

Drinking: Lots and lots of water. And a few pints of beer while at the pub.

Wanting: Clearer skin, please and thank you. 

Deciding: What modules to take next year, eek. I've basically made my mind up about my English Language modules, but still trying to figure out what to do for English Literature.

Wearing: Striped t-shirts with jeans skirts or high-waisted jeans, or workout leggings (so comfy!) when at home. And my all-black work uniform in 20 degrees and sunshine, phew. 

Needing: To figure out how to move all my stuff to the new flat in a month.

What was your May like?

Love, Mimmi