Waving Goodbye To Autumn

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Although it isn't officially winter until December 21st, It's absolutely freezing and it couldn't feel more like a winter's day today. My Christmas decorations are well and truly out too so I'm in full Christmas mode. Is it just me who thought October and November whizzed past in the blink of an eye? The months felt so busy that I couldn't take a moment to sit back and fully embrace Autumn like I usually do. I put that down to college. It's mega busy at the moment and I have absolutely no free time trying to juggle homework and revision and driving lessons and working on the weekends. My blog has unfortunately been positioned at the back of the queue. However, the months of Autumn have been filled with a few exciting things I wanted to make a note of on here.

Getting through the first half-term of college
Who would've thought it? Not me. I didn't think I'd survive the first week never mind the first few months. It's been a bit bumpy at times and I've often experienced the especially emotional days where I've said "enough's enough, I'm dropping out I can't do it". Overall I've managed to cope with the panic attacks and anxiety a lot better than I expected to. Of course there have been slight blips but I've dealt with them. At the moment, the fact I'm actually going to college is an achievement because a year ago I wouldn't have attempted it. I'm trying not to put pressure on myself and think about the future too much, I'm just taking each week as it comes and seeing how it goes. Fingers crossed it all works out.

Buying a car
This is probably the most exciting part of the last few months for me. I've bought myself a cute little blue vauxhall corsa and I absolutely love it. Thankfully, my auntie was buying a new car and was selling it so I jumped at the chance. It couldn't have been more perfectly timed. My theory is all booked and I'm carrying on with my weekly driving lessons so hopefully I'll be passing soon. I can't wait to be able to have that extra bit of independence and freedom, not to mention not having to ever get the bus. I bloody hate getting the bus.

Conquering London
This is something I'm hugely proud of actually. For years I've been saying I'll never be able to go to London because of how bad my panic attacks have been. It's always been somewhere I've really feared. Last month we went to visit family who live 20 minutes on the train outside of the city. It was such a lush weekend and I loved spending time with the family. I overcame so much in such a short weekend. First off I had a 4 hour bus journey which may not sound like a big deal but this time last year I wouldn't have even got on a bus. As well as this we had to get a taxi from central London (which is literally the busiest place I've ever seen) to Victoria Train Station. A TRAIN STATION. ME, ON A TRAIN. I can't quite believe I did it all without one single panic attack. I felt uneasy, uncomfortable and slightly teary in the train station and on the train but it quickly calmed down. I usually hate being away from home too but I felt so different being where I was. I actually loved it and would 100% do it again. GO ME.

Bonfire Night
I absolutely love bonfire night. The smell of a bonfire, sight of a sparkler and warmth of a hat, scarf and gloves is unbeatable for me. I just love the whole occasion. Usually we don't do anything major and kind of just stay very local but we went to the St.Helens display this year. Last time I went was when Shane Ward had just won the XFactor and he was there and that was over 10 years ago. It's huge and feels more like you're at a concert than a fireworks display. There are just masses of people everywhere and there's a huge rush which would usually put me off any event. It was amazing though. Honestly the best fireworks display I've ever seen. I'm so glad we decided to go, my canon was fully put to the test and produced some pretty good photos and video footage. God knows what I'll do with them, who needs multiple videos of fireworks on their laptop?

Transforming my bedroom
After over 10 years of living in our current house, we've finally re-decorated my bedroom. I've been so excited to find interior inspo on pinterest and I've decided on a grey, blush pink and copper theme. Basic, I know but it's so cute. No longer will I have to stare at those garish pink and purple walls!! Whilst it's being plastered, painted and re-done I've had to sleep on a mattress in the living room. Everything is in boxes, including my clothes, so it's impossible to find anything. I can't wait to be back in my cosy bedroom with my fairy lights and the comfort of my shelf full of books. 

So that's a roundup of a few things I did during September, October and November. What did you get up to?

Liv x


  1. Bonfire night is one of my favourites too - I love the smell of the burning fire and the excitement that surrounds the fireworks going off.
    Amber | www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

    1. It's so underrated in my opinion!! Makes me feel so cosy and wintery xx

  2. Wow! Lots of exciting stuff happening for you. Congrats on buying a car! And please share pics of your new bedroom when it's done. It sounds like it is going to be super cute!



    1. It's been a mad few months!! I think I will, maybe a post about it or something xx


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