Saturday, 1 September 2012

The End...Or Just The Beginning?

A note from Joelle...
I can't believe that it's September already! I am sure you all know by now that I am flying the next (sort of) and moving to university in the far, far north! I am really excited and kind of scared at the same time. I am moving countries after all and I am really going to miss everyone down here.

I feel as if I am officially coming to the end of the immature side of my childhood, as I am now really independent and am moving away to another county for five years. I feel that I can no longer just jump in the car/bus/train/walk to see my friends - I now have to get on a plane, two trains + a taxi to do all that. 
I am fortunate that I lived at my university for three months ahead of time, so I already know where things are and the local bus times. I also already know loads of people that are starting at my uni this year, so I'm not going to be a total loner the first couple of weeks! Wooo!
Before you stop reading this incredibly depressing post, I have remembered that it's just the beginning of my actually adult life. We all have so many years to come and the nerves, anxiousness, worries that we havd now are normal and they will all be gone very soon. I for one cannot wait for Fresher's Week - signing up to crazy societies and making loads of new friends in halls.
I am also going to be closing down my FebGirl Boutique and am setting up a better eBay blog store instead! This will be great pieces of jewellery, clothes and accessories that I think need another home. Some still have tags and some have only been worn once (I have a lot of these!)
I will put the link up once items go live some time this week. I think it's great to have a clear out before university because it will be good to come home to a fresh house with no clutter and also extra money to buy new things!
This September I am starting again. It's going to be like New Years resolutions but in a shorter time. From this day until 1st January, I am giving myself 4 months to get my life in order.

1. I am going to find a good job near my university so that I will never have to beg my parents for more money.
2. I will stop buying on impulse - that means being wiser with money and thinking about the long-term
3. I will take my studies seriously - I know I have the potential to go very far if I get good results in my first year of uni.
4. I will join a sports team/gym at uni - I used to be so sporty, but after I badly hurt my ankle a few years back, I just gave up. I will definitely start again and get more healthy!
5. Get more organised - This means make more lists, keep my files neat and actually read the smallprint of everything that I sign up to.
6. Step out of my comfort zone - you may not know this, but I have anxiety issues. They are under more control than in previous years, but I feel that it is still holding me back from reaching my true potential in life. I am going to take part in more things and saying 'yes' for a change to things that I wouldn't normally do.
7. I will not get caught up in any more stupid dramas - even though I am quite a quiet person, I always seem to get caught up in other people's dramas unintentionally. I never take sides and am neutral when it's between friends, but I think I'll just be more mature in general.

If I can achieve all of this by 1st January, I am going to be sooooooooooooooooo happy! Having goals is a good thing! Are you making any mid-year resolutions? Let me know below!
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