Now that it’s September and I’m heading back to University, I am definitely feeling that start of the year vibe. Like a lot of young adults, September feels more like the beginning of a new year to me than January thanks to all of those years being indoctrinated in grade school. 😉 I didn’t think about doing a post about my back to school resolutions until Jenn posted hers. That got me thinking about what my goals were for September onwards and because I’m so bad at keeping myself accountable, I thought posting it here was a very good idea.
Ohhhhh boy. My budget has been all over the place since starting work back in November, but now that I’m not working I’ve had a really tough time cutting my spending back. Especially with excuses like but it’s for the blog and it makes me happy running through my brain. It’s time to get that idea out of my head, so I’m going to start keeping all of my receipts and tracking every bit of money that comes into and goes out of my life. (I’m kind of terrified…)
I want to actually be involved at University this year instead of spending all of my time either studying or sitting at home. Talk about anti-social! My anxiety hasn’t helped in that regard, but having a plan is the best way to push through the anxiety so that’s what I gotta do. Even if it means planning out every hour of my day between blogging, school work, down time and extra curricular/social time.
Dylan and I are the worst for just buying a pizza when we’re stuck for ideas on what to make dinner and oh boy have I been feeling it! I want to go beyond just eating more fruit and veg (though that’s definitely on the to-do list) and start to a) cook at home and b) cut out some of the junk. I love junk food and I will admit that I’m an emotional eater so I reaaaally gotta watch that.
For the longest time I identified myself as a designer but it’s been so long that I’ve actually designed anything now that I don’t really feel like that anymore. So I want to getting back into the design world through reading (blogs, books) and actually creating – even if it’s just through colouring.
This apartment is slowly starting to feel like a home, but it’s got a way to go yet. We don’t have any sort of budget for home decor but we’ve been finding some amazing things on the curb lately (I love all the students moving in/out right now!!) and I really want to get some of our decorations up. Specifically some photos and prints we have. I also have a duvet cover that I’ve been working on for a year that I haven’t actually finished…and some other wall decor/DIY projects in my mind that haven’t been completed.