Why Autumn/Winter 2017 Is Going To Be The Best!

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Bonjour!

So there are many reasons why I’m super excited for this autumn/winter to get in full-swing. Here are just a few…

Moneyyyyy! For the first time in my life (apart from my gap year) I am working a full-time job with no money commitments; last time I was saving every penny for uni and travelling. Of course, I am trying to save to move out, but that’s just a ‘if I have the pennies, I’ll put them away’ kinda save. Anyway, this means that I am, for the first time, able to spend as much money as I possibly can on Christmas! I’ve always dreamed of a Christmas where I can spend loads on my family’s presents, buy myself a tree and decs and all the crappy nutcracker ornaments I can fit in my basket!

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Job prospects. So I work as a teaching assistant in a secondary school, but my absolute dream job is to work in literacy intervention for kids who needs extra English lessons. I love the school I work in at the moment and never want to leave, but I was beginning to worry that I might have to, as I can’t stay as a TA forever… I have done an English degree and taken a Higher Level Teaching Assistant course to prepare me for my dream job role- now it’s all about applying!

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Autumn/winter vibes in general… So who doesn’t love cosy autumn nights? Or trips to the nearest field hosting a firework display? Trick or treating (or in my case, getting no trick or treaters and eating a hundred packets of sweets in one evening). Cosy jumpers, dark evenings, stinging rain, frozen lips and icy windscreens. Can it get any better? Not to even mention Christmas!!

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Graduation!!! So I graduate in just over a week’s time… How scary is that? I’m thinking of doing a post all about my uni experiences and struggles. When I look back, I can’t believe I am where I am today. I never thought I would ever be graduating from university with a 2:1 in English Literature and Creative Writing. Little ol’ me.

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Plans with friends. I’m so excited about doing autumny/wintery things with people this year and have made so many plans to get me super excited. Christmas market visiting, pumpkin picking, concerts in Sheffield (well, just the one, but woo!), road trips and Christmas parties…

Let me know what your autumn/winter plans are and why you’re excited for the changing season.

Emily

xoxo

 

 

 

 

Blogtember Day #12- My Bullet Journal!

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So I’ve wanted to do a blog pist about my Bullet Journal for a while now, so I thought why not kick off (my) blogtember with my journal post?! 

A friend of mine inspired me to take up Bullet Jounraling when she would carry hers around with her at uni. It looked absolutely beautiful and so much fun, so I decided to let her talk me into it. I didn’t know much about ‘Bu-Jo’ing so I joined the Facebook group, which still gives me so much inspo now. 

So what is a Bullet Journal? Well it can be whatever you want it to be! There are no rules. You can use your journal as a tracker, a diary or a doodle book. I generally use mine for life admin, like writing in dates I need to remember and trying to originate myself better (which I need a lot of help with!) 

I’m not saying this is how you MUST do your journals should you ever wish to take it up, I’m just going to share mine with you and I hope you like it! 🙂

My journal has dotted pages, which is very use and I think it looks a lot tidier than lines or squares. I use all sorts of stationary, including fine-nibbed felt tips, washi tape, stickers, stamps, postcards- anything!! 


Honestly, my washi tape collection is obscene so I won’t show you everything. (Maybe I should dedicate a whole post to showing you every roll of washi tape, and hope you don’t fall asleep) (you would). 


So I generally like to do a monthly view to write down important events like birthdays and big occasions….


However, I also do weekly spreads for the nitty gritty events like the dentist and over-time I may have worked. In the weekly spreads I also do weekly trackers with sleep patterns, and anxiety levels throughout the week. I also record my habits and goals, which is a really useful thing for me to do when I have panic attacks or get ill or anything, I can look back at my habits and see what may have changed. 


Some of my favourite pages are just random ones where I’ve stuck in some pictures or saved a cinema ticket after seeing a film I’ve enjoyed. I went a bit crazy in this one… I wanted to save the cinema ticket but loved the film so much I decided to dedicate a whole spread to it. I’m also planning on doing this for some of my other fave films! 



Generally, my Bu-Jo is a life tracker of what I’ve achieved, what I’ve learnt and goals and frackers. Here is an example; this is my reading tracker bookshelf…


I have really found that my journal helps with organising myself, and even my anxiety. It’s such a relaxing and fulfilling hobby and it really allows you to be as creative as you like! 

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post about my journal, and I hope it inspires you to maybe take up bullet journaling too! If you’re interested in it, have a look at the Facebook group, I guarantee you’ll be inspired! https://m.facebook.com/groups/815967298418820

Love!

Emily 

Xoxo