My Hopes for September

Thursday, 1 September 2016

The other day I bagged myself one of the 30 hour candles out of Primark, and it smells so good. I've used these candles before, and my favourite scents so far are Pineapple & Ginger as well as Pink Grapefruit. They come in really cute glasses, and are so vibrant and colourful. On top of that, they're only £2. 

My hope for September is that my month will be vibrant and colourful -much like these luscious candles. And I'm sure that it will be... This month I will be starting a new chapter in my life, as I head off to university. Most of my hopes for September are somewhat related to this huge step forward, so I really hope you enjoy reading this post!
I hope to pamper myself
As a young girl, I always loved getting my Mum to paint my nails (I still do) and looked forward to having a relaxing bath on Sunday nights before school- and over the holidays I've re-discovered the importance of looking after myself. I've decided to keep a little stash of bath bombs and oils, and I'm going to set aside 2-3 hours every week to treat myself to a DIY spa evening.

I hope to meet lots of new people
That's what uni is for, right? I know for some people the thought of meeting a huge number of new people can be daunting, but for me it's usually exciting. Although I am a little nervous about plunging into something completely new (as I'm sure everyone in my position is) I hope I will be someone that people see as friendly and happy.

I hope to juggle everything effectively
A lot of people I know only have one 'main' commitment. I have one friend whose one commitment is university, as she begins her first year studying Maths. I have another friend whose one commitment is her job. And I know of many bloggers who are fully committed to (and supported by) their blogs. I however, am going to have to learn how to quickly adapt to balancing work, university and blogging... while also finding time to socialise and pamper myself. 

I hope to work hard... and play hard
That brings me on to my next hope. I have worked so hard to get to where I am now. I studied endlessly when I was sitting my SQA higher exams so that I would have a place in university, so I am not prepared to let that all go to waste. However, I also believe that my happiness -and well-being- is important, so I hope that I will also remember to let my hair down more than just every once in a while.

I hope to stay in contact with my closest friends
I've heard a lot of people say that they didn't keep in touch with their friends from high school, and I really hope that isn't going to be the case with my friends and I. Each and every one of them hold a special place in my heart, and I hope that things remain that way as we all go off and start to make our way in the world. Obviously we won't always be free to see each-other as regularly as we do now, but I still hope we stay as tight as we are now, regardless.

I hope to be grateful
I have got so much. So, so much. And no matter how much I have, someone else is always going to have more. That's just life. But if I choose to focus on all the things I don't have, I'll turn into a bitter old hag who hates her life. What? It's true! This month I hope to really appreciate everything -and everyone- that I have in my life. I don't want to take anything for granted, because it can all be taken away so easily. I want to live life with a smile on my face because of what I have, rather than a frown because of what I don't.

What are your hopes for September? 


  1. You have some really great goals for this month. You will do great. I like to write the goals on a paper next to my bed or on my hand sometimes to remember them

    1. Thank you so much Vanessa. Thats a really great idea! I keep a to do list by my desk, but not really many long term goals!


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