4 October 2014

September 2014

I usually try to stay away from the whole 'OMG how is it October already' but seriously, I can't believe we're in to the last three months of the year, I'm definitely feeling very autumnal now and with Halloween, Bonfire night and CHRISTMAS all around the corner we all have something to look forward too. P.S. sorry if that nacho cheese makes you feel queasy.

That was a rather happy intro to a post which probably isn't going to be all that happy. Nothing major, I just haven't felt myself throughout September. I want to blame the reason I haven't blogged throughout the month on this whole feeling of having very little motivation, in all honesty I've just felt quite down recently. I hated writing that because 'down' isn't really me, don't get me wrong I'm never the very upbeat crazy woman either but I'm usually pretty content and positive about things. The main event in September was of course the end of summer and going back to uni, however, for me, I wasn't going back to the same uni I had studied at in first year, with the same surroundings and the same people, I was starting elsewhere and this may have been a trigger to my low mood as I was pretty nervous. It took a hell of a lot of self encouragement for me to walk in to that first lecture, I was panicking and was so close to walking away. It's been a bit like being a first year all over again with the added pressure of everyone else knowing each other and being familiar with their surroundings. There is definitely pros and cons to me moving universities, I do feel a lot more comfortable being in my home city, which is strange considering I was only in the neighbouring city for my previous year and still living at home but being there felt like so far away, and the way shorter commute that I have now is so much better. My current campus is SO much bigger than last years though which has been quite overwhelming but I now know the whereabouts of the main venues so no more getting lost, I feel like it's going to be a tricky year but I'm slowly getting back in to routine and I'm sure I'll be settled soon. 


I can't pinpoint exactly what this mood is right now, and I'm not saying I feel it 24/7, I just don't feel as positive and settled as I have done in the past. I have such an urge to just pack my bags and go somewhere, any where that's nice and relaxing but then part of me wants to get out and DO things. I'm not making any sense am I?


I also spent a good few weeks of September feeling ill with some horrible, persistent virus that only now finally seems to have pretty much cleared. However, on a more positive note I celebrated my mam's birthday with a pub lunch and have spent some time with friends, more so towards the start of the month with a cinema trip (went to see Sex Tape, funny but strange sums it up), a takeaway night with friends we don't see too often, another pub meal and a final night in before 
one of my best friends headed back to uni. I made two nights of freshers before falling ill, it was strange but nice to be back in my friends flat with her flatmates. Also this month, me and Lee had an amazing Chinese buffet, it was well over due as we hadn't visited that restaurant, somewhere we used to go often, all year! We had a night at the pub and I had a quiet night out with my work friends. Oh, and this was the month that my cousin jetted off to live in San Diego where he will be marrying his boyfriend in December, it's all very exciting and I'm super happy for him!

I know you probably think it's silly of me to mention all the little things such as a night at the pub, but I like to be reminded of those things. Also, quick music favourite - James Bay, Amazing! Any way, I hope you had a good September and here's to hopefully feeling more like myself again! 


Rachael x
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  1. It's a shame you've had such a mixed September - just keep being positive. Very glad you're more settled at your new Uni.

    Lizzie's Daily Blog

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    1. I shall try, thank you Lizzie! :)

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  2. Look at all that delicious fooooood :)

    Just found your blog & love it babe, new follower :) x

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  3. I have major food envy right now (and, as a hot chocolate obsessive, hot chocolate envy too - while I hate the shorter days, excuses to nip in from the cold for a hot chocolate every time I pass a tea room does soften the arrival of winter).

    I hope you start to feel more settled in your new university soon - you haven't been there long so it's understandable that you're still feeling nervous and a little out of sorts. I'm sure by the spring semester it will feel like you never went anywhere else!

    x

    p.s. I don't think it seems silly at all to mention the little things - I think it's important, especially when you're feeling down, to remember all the small, every day things which make life pretty great.

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    1. Aah I agree, you can't go wrong with a good hot chocolate at this time of year! Thank you so much for your comment Charlene :) x

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  4. My mouth literally watered when I saw all of those pictures of food haha. I'm sorry to hear that you have been feeling down during September, but don't worry, nothing lasts for ever! I'm sure you'll be back to your lovely positive self again soon :) Btw your blog design is so cute :O

    Sinead - Dreaming Again

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    1. Haha that pulled pork baguette was pretty tasty mind! Aw thank you Sinead, hopefully I will be and thanks for following x

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  5. gosh your blog is perfect! I love it. Would you mind checking mine? I am a student from the Czech republic :)

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  6. I hope you feel better soon - I think I know how you feel though - sometimes it feels worse when you can't quite put your finger on exactly what is wrong. It sounds like you're going through a lot right now though, and I do hope you look after yourself! I just found your blog and I can't wait to read more of your posts - you seem so down to earth and lovely. :)

    Owl Girl | A London lifestyle blog

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  7. I hope October is slightly better for you. But everyone has bad months, and I think they happen so we can appreciate the good ones! And I am now craving a chocolate flake haha.

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. Thanks Annabel, yeah I think you're right! :) x

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  8. Pretty little blog :-) I hope you have a better month next month- every year there's one or two months that just SUCK. But the better months will feel SO much better when the bad ones are up! x

    Beauty Soup || UK Beauty Blog

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    1. Thank you, that's true! This month's already starting to feel better :) x

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  9. hope this month is better! your photos have made me suuuuper hungry!

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