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Thursday, 29 September 2016

On My Happy List #08

So I'm a week into lectures and slowly getting back into the swing of things (things being having responsibilities and assignments once again) and so I thought, while I'm in a rare state of feeling like I'm vaguely on top of everything, I'd spread a bit of positivity and let you know what's been making me happy as of late! Let's get straight to it...

1 // Making my new room feel like home - Being a student who lives away from home inevitably means that you end up moving around quite a lot in a short space of time so it can be a bit hard to feel settled in one house. Because of that, there's really nothing like adding homely touches to your student room and, having put up some fairy lights, photos and having made other changes which make my new room feel familiar has really made a world of difference! The photo above is the wall above my desk and one of my favourite parts of the room although I've still got a few more photos I want to put up there. I might share some more photos at some point once I'm completely happy with it if you'd be interested in seeing that!

2 // Trying new things and having them pay off - I mentioned in my currently post a couple of weeks ago that I was a bit unsure whether to try some new things this year at uni but, since I said then that I would because I realised I had nothing to lose, I decided to give them a go. I'm now trying out Korfball for the first time and have volunteered for a few societies that I never got around to doing last year. And do you know what? I'm really glad that I did! I've only had two Korfball sessions but I'm starting to enjoy it a lot and have met some really nice people through it already. It just goes to show that stepping outside of your comfort zone isn't always the worst thing in the world and I should probably go ahead and do it more often!

3 // Enjoying the reading for my modules - I know, tragic right? But I have to say, apart from a couple of pieces of reading I had to do on Monday night that I couldn't for the life of me get to grips with, I've been finding the reading so far this term genuinely interesting. Module reading will always be a bit of a tedious task but it makes it so much nicer if you find it engaging so it's actually one for the happy list at the moment!

4 // Making the most of the weekend - This last weekend was pretty great. I had the best night out I've had in a long time with my friend Ellie on the Friday, a lie in on the Saturday followed by a cinema trip to see Bridget Jones' Baby (which I loved!), dinner out with my housemates and bowling and then a very lazy Sunday that involved a lot of module reading but also catching up on tv and relaxing. It's so easy for the weekend to go by without you even realising it so getting out and actually doing stuff at least for part of it makes me super happy.

5 // Looking back at photos from the Summer - When I was deciding what photos to put up in my room (a very difficult job when you have a ridiculous number of photos from the past few years!) I ended up taking a flick through all of my new ones from this Summer that I had printed just before coming back to uni. It was so nice to spend a bit of time looking through them all and realising what an incredible Summer it was. Good memories are the best and being able to go through them all made me feel very happy indeed!

What's been making you happy as of late?

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