October has been a month of waiting and celebrating. It’s brought good news and small reminders of autumns gone by. I’m adjusting to the cold, slowly. As I anticipate upcoming changes, I’m getting lost in birthday books and looking further ahead. Here are some things I’ve recently enjoyed.
July has passed quickly. I’ve been working on new projects, finishing my MA dissertation and roasting on commuter trains. At the same time, I’m trying to savour pockets of rest, space to make decisions and the light, long days while they’re here. Read on for this month’s recommendations.
April has been another month full of plans and changes, so personal writing projects remain on the back burner. Still, I wanted to share the usual round-up of things I’ve enjoyed recently. Here you go:
I’ve spent the past couple of weeks studying, seeing family and friends, watching festive TV, reading and resting. Imagine me covered in highlighter marks and mince pie crumbs if you like.
Here’s what I’ve been creating and enjoying this month. In January I’ll be starting a new monthly series featuring a selection of my favourite things in more depth.
Last September I shared 23 things I’ve learned by 23. Now approaching my 24th birthday, I’ve put together another list. I’m all for lifelong learning.
Here we go:
1. You can’t and don’t need to do everything. Prioritise your commitments.
3. Social contact can help you live longer. Make sure to ‘build your village’.
“Things are both fine and not. Beginnings and endings are happening side by side. Life is messy and important and joyous and heartbreaking.”
These words from Meg Fee sum up August for me. This month, grey days stretched into sunny evenings with people I love. I worked, rested, then became ill and played less than I would have liked to. I visited the Peak District with work friends, appreciating slow, shared meals and a break from screens.