I cannot believe I have already had 1 month of my gap year! I feel like it has gone too quick and I haven’t really done anything impressive (which scares me so much!). I received an email the other day from UCAS saying “Mates gone to Uni? Got itchy feet?” and that sums me up so much. I am glad I have taken a gap year. I have no idea of what I want to do with my life so jumping into a degree costing £9,000 a year would have just been silly but at the same time, I think I am annoying the hell out of my parents because all of my friends are miles away and busy and I’m not. I currently have a job but its only about 4 days a week so for the other 3 I just want to go out and do something fun, which is hard to do when nobody’s free. But, just before I put anyone off a gap year completely, it is incredibly lovely that you have time to breathe and if you want to have a relaxing day you can and if you want to go to a random place you can just go.
My main achievement this month is definitely this blog. I am not gonna lie, I have never been very good with words, but this has been a nice challenge for me. Also, the amount of love I’ve received from other bloggers is so nice and I really appreciate every single person that has read even just a little bit of one of my blog posts as it makes me feel so proud that I have managed to create paragraphs that actually make sense. I think it is the perfect way for me to write about my gap year and make myself determined to do things that are actually worth writing about.
September, for me, has mainly consisted of days out as I have been completing my summer job and have not had time to go away for a bit. As I live in Cheshire, I am quite close to cities like Liverpool and Manchester but not close enough to go all the time so many of my days out are typical country ones (and I am sure if you follow me on Instagram you will have realised that). I am trying to lose my “I am working a lot so I can eat what I want” summer weight so I keep going on long walks with my Dad which has been really cute and has encouraged me to really get into photography more as well. I guess that because I have more time on my hands now and don’t have as much pressure on me, I am exploring interests of mine that I didn’t really have time to do before. If anyone asked me what my hobbies were a month ago I couldn’t give you one but now I could probably think of a few.
In October I would like to do a few more things:
- I used to play the piano all the time and even completed a Music GCSE but I haven’t played in around about a year. In October I would like to learn a new song on the piano.
- I have booked a weekend away half way through October so I would like to explore new places as well as put my new love of photography to use and take even more pictures.
- Finally, I would also like to visit some Universities and figure out what I am doing with my life – or at least the next 3 years of it.
I hope you all have thoroughly enjoyed your September and have a lovely October!