It is officially my favourite month of the year – and not just because I am a narcissist who takes pleasure in all the attention a birthday brings. I love September because I love Autumn and, despite August’s dodgy weather, in my eyes September = the start of Autumn. So, what am I looking forward to this month?
My friends move back to London!
The only problem with living in your uni city all year around is that your friends all move back home in May – and while the majority of them came to visit during the summer, I miss them when they’re gone. But now it’s September which means they all have to come back to London, and thus they have to come back to me. It will be so nice to see them more often again.
Uni starts again!
This time last year I was sick to my stomach with nerves about starting uni but this year I’m extremely excited to get back to it. I’m especially excited as now I’m in second year and I got to pick 3/4 of my modules, which means I will mostly only be learning about things that really interest me. As weird as it sounds, I’ve missed going to lectures and the feeling of overwhelming guilt that I should be doing work while I’m relaxing. Like last year, I plan to keep on top of all my assignments and try even harder to get firsts, as I really want to finish this year with one!
Two words: Student Loan!
I get my maintenance loan, which means I can stop working full-time! On the 18th of this month, that money will drop into my account and this year I vow to budget it better, as I really want to try and keep out of my overdraft as much as I possibly can. I’m planning to use some of the money to get some amazing stationary to inspire me to work hard at uni this year so expect a haul soon. Paperchase and HomeSense – watch out!
Spending my birthday at DisneyLand Paris!
I mentioned this in my ‘Things I’m looking forward to in August’ post but this month, Johnny and I are off to Paris so that I can spend my 20th birthday in DisneyLand – which is somewhere I’ve wanted to revisit for as long as I can remember, especially with Johnny! We leave bright and early on Friday the 29th so we can spend the 30th (AKA, my birthday!) in Disney (AKA, the happiest place on earth!). The best part is that we managed to do it on a real budget while still staying in a really nice hotel. I’m really excited – can you tell?
These are the things that I’m looking forward to this month. What are you looking forward to this month?