Friday, 5 September 2014

Autumnal Air

I feel as though I have hit the ground running this week, and that reality has set back in immediately. It feels like I returned from Thailand 5 months ago rather than 5 days!

Ever since Sunday, I have been rapidly sorting through documents for the new academic year. I move into my new house at the end of the month, and I'm now faced with the dreaded Oh my gosh, I'm now a third year and have to do a dissertation, so have been swamped by emails, phone calls and preparation for my final year at Uni! I have also managed to sort out my job at home and at Uni, revamp my CV, get a hair cut, book an appointment for my final vaccination, and catch up with some of my friends and family! Yes, reality really has kicked straight back in but receiving a phone call from Uni with news that I've been awarded a scholarship for my mental health volunteering and work in Thailand, really does make it all worth it.

However, the change in season is something I am totally embracing. I'm aware that the UK hasn't really experienced much heat this summer, but I certainly have so the cooler autumnal air is actually quite welcomed. I am beginning to think that Autumn is my favourite season - I love the chunky knits, hot chocolates, colours produced by nature and cosy fires. Not forgetting my love for candles! Those who know me well will know that September means that it's now acceptable for me to start burning my favourite Yankee Candles, usually something resembling a cake or sweet treat. Yesterday I met a good friend for a wander around town and purchased 'Fireside treats', which smells absolutely divine. It's definitely put me in seasonal mood, because I type this now whilst thinking of bonfire night, hot soup and sparklers! 

I did manage to take time off from my harsh reality last night though, with a good catch up and dinner at Pizza Express. It was an absolutely wonderful evening, full of great food, stories and laughter. It was the perfect way to celebrate everything we have both achieved this year.


Josie said...

You've been busy, busy, busy! Massive congrats on the scholarship, that's fab and so well deserved. I hope your start to 3rd year goes super smoothly! I agree, Autumn is my favourite season definitely x

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Gems - Fashion Well Done said...

Welcome back from Thailand and you totally deserve that scholarship. I know the third year of uni is quite stressful, but make sure you enjoy it too, because uni is a really great time. I miss it for sure - the real world is not nearly as fun :)
I'm glad youre back!

Gems x
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