September has been the month where I’ve properly adjusted to no longer being a student and, instead, being someone who works a handful of jobs and can do so without complaining unnecessarily. It took me a while but I think I’m there. However, because of how much I’m working, when I socialise and get up to fun things I’m no longer selfie-obsessed and actually just enjoy a good catch up without feeling like I need to Instagram it to let everybody know. Wow, I really am a grown up now. I began these “monthly scrapbook” posts after feeling inspired by Anna’s “Five Highlights From The Month Of…” posts (for example: August). As I don’t have any photos to share that I haven’t already on the blog, I’m going to Anna up this post and talk about five highlights from September.
A trip to the theatre – Going to see Flashdance at the beginning of the month was a well-needed night off with my mum. Merely spending time with my mum in the way we spend time best (eating food and going to the theatre) was fantastic. As a graduate, though, it was nice to be able to do this. I’ve been so used to feeling tense about money in the last few years but I felt pretty proud that all of the hard work at uni and hard work with my handful of jobs is paying off. Being able to buy my mum tickets to one of her favourite stories was definitely a highlight of September. As was the prosecco we drunk.
A staycation-esque day off – Aaron and I had a mutual day off at the beginning of month where I decided to plan a day off full of fun. I wrote up little rhymes that sat in envelopes that told him what we were doing: from badminton to baking to cooking dinner together, I released my inner Keats and created a silly but lovely day with the help of some
terrible brilliant poetry. I bought him a disposable camera and told him to document the whole day. It sounds unnecessary but, with all of the working, it was a really fun day that we can now really remember with the help of these photos.
London – Although I’ve spoken about it a fair bit already on the blog (three times to be precise: HERE, HERE and HERE!), London has to feature as a highlight of this month. From drinking gin to eating the same steak as the Queen to spending a few hours with one of my best friends who has recently moved to London, my weekend in London with Aaron last weekend was far too notable to not fangirl about again. It was fabulous.
1 Second Everyday – 1SE is an app that helps you document your whole year just like a diary would. Instead, though, you video a second of each of your days and by the end of the year you’ll have a compilation of your year. I totally recommend this app. Not only do I love taking a funky video from my time off, but it hands me a slice of humble pie. Even on days where I’m working a split shift or until midnight, 1SE will show me I’ve had time to stroke Aaron’s dog, go for a walk or see a friend in the morning (there have been a couple of foodie dates with Honor that have made my day of work more fun!).
Blog every day in September – This final highlight and paragraph of BEDIS marks the end of my silly idea to blog every day this month. Although I sometimes wanted to shut past Kat’s mouth when I expressed I would blog every day in September, I was surprised at how organised I was. *Gives self pat on the back.* While I did write up a blog post at just before midnight on the night I returned from London, I enjoyed updating Binging on Beetroot every day this month. I do love my little slice of the internet.
*Sighs happily with a hint of nostalgia as the final post of BEDIS is completed.*
~ Kat ~