I say it every year, but Summer absolutely flew by.
As much as I love the warmth, the light nights, the summer evenings and the time off University, I cannot wait until Autumn gets into full swing. It’s most definitely my favourite time of year.
It’s going to be a busy season this year. Both me and Matt are starting huge chapters of our lives. I’ll be going into a year long placement at Seed Software, and Matt will be starting his final year of University! On top of this commitment though, there is so much more I want to accomplish and so much to look forward to.
I’ve never taken care of myself much. My mum was always really selfless, and I think putting others before myself is something she passed on to me.
This season I hope to put much more time and effort into keeping my skin and hair a lot healthier. I’m also still quite set on dying my hair blonde for the durations of Autumn/Winter, so we’ll see!
Hopefully, I’ll get into a proper skincare routine and stop being so simple with my hair and make-up. I currently have 2 ways to style my hair: straight or curly. I have 2 make-up routines: mascara and winged line with no facial make up or no make-up at all.
Even though I’ll have a lot less spare time, I should hopefully be a lot less stressed this year. We’ve debated back on forth on the subject of moving house, into somewhere with an extra bedroom. Our lease ends in November, so possibly!
As above, this is something both me and Matt are hoping to kick into gear as soon as we can. A death in the family is always a shock to the system. For us, when we found out the cause was as simple as heart disease, it made us think a lot about how we could prevent such things happening to us later in life. We always used to talk about exercising together as a hobby, but this month it’s going to happen. How, what or when is still debatable.
We’re also in the transitional phase of becoming vegetarian. Doing so, has worryingly limited the options we have. I have about 10 awesome vegetarian meals that we could quite happily live with, but besides that, when we’re lazy we’ll scoff chips or eggs on toast. We need to brainstorm some more lovely meals, so we don’t get ourselves stuck in an unhealthy rut.
Of course, I’m going to make the absolute most of Autumn weather. Jumpers and long boots and woolly hats. It’ll be socially acceptable to refuse plans simply because it’s cold or rainy. Coming home straight from work, into pyjamas and putting the kettle is no longer a bit sad. The leaves start to change, and the conkers start to show! Autumn is really the most aesthetically pleasing to the eye of all the seasons!
I think I’m most excited about a beautiful vintage coat I’ve had stored since early Summer. I found and bought it at a vintage fair despite the hot weather, I knew I’d regret it if I didn’t snap it up. It’s very similar to the Collectif Pearl coat, if any of you are vintage fashion lovers! It’s been far too hot to wear recently, but the time has come!
Exciting! September is when the saving and planning is hugely accelerated. We have mentally planned almost every aspect, meaning we know exactly what we want. We now have to start actually thinking about how all of the wonderful bits and bobs will come together!
Well I am now quite possibly the most excitable little lady in England. So many plans, so little time!
Let’s get cracking! 🙂