Monday’s blog post came unexpectedly – I had the urge to start writing and get back in to the blogging world as quickly as possible. However, with a few days breathing room, I thought it might be worth outlining some of my more concrete goals for the year ahead. I absolutely love reading these kind of posts on other people’s blogs – I find them really inspiring, and they often lead me to think about whether I can incorporate other people’s resolutions in to my own life. Either that, or I’m a nosy old so-and-so.
Oh hi WordPress, it’s been a little while. A long while, in fact. But it’s 2017 now, and along with droves of other bloggers, I’m returning to my favourite corner of the internet to try and breathe a little life back in to my much loved blog.
I’m a little bit late this month, because life tends to get in the way of blogging; however, I wrote this a little while back! These posts are timed a little weird as they tend to work mid month – mid month, rather than from the beginning to end of a month. That means this post should be more accurately titled ‘Loving this month: Late August – Mid September’ but that’s just not so snappy, right?
Remember how outraged everyone was when they finally cottoned on to the fact that those cardboard Costa and Starbucks cups weren’t recyclable? Yeah, me too. Even though somewhere in the back of my mind I’d like to think I always knew those little cardboard vessels weren’t as good as they’re made to look, I’d like to thank Hugh Fearnley -Whittingstall for bringing it firmly to my attention.
As I try and breathe a bit of new life in to Tomorrow Living, I want to introduce a few features which will crop up on a monthly basis. I know a lot of bloggers do a similar post to this, but I’m a nosy old thing and they’re some of my favourite posts to read. I also like to chat a lot about things which I think are fab so these sorts of posts may stop me from winding up my friends and family who don’t want to hear about what’s just happened in the book I’m currently reading for the 85th time. So, without further ado, here’s what I’ve been enjoying this month.
Regardless of what year you do it in, finishing university is a bit of an odd experience. This year, however, felt like a particularly weird one. Not that I’ve had the pleasure of graduating before, but the combination of Brexit, a new PM, a terrifying wave of violence across Europe and the Middle East, and the general feeling of despondency which permeated London during much of June and July made finishing University quite daunting. University was a pleasant bubble, and the real world wasted no time in popping it.
I’m pretty sure if you take a look at my last post, it says something along the lines of ‘I’m back guys, and ready to do more blogging than ever!’. But fast forward two months and it’s pretty clear that’s not exactly what happened. I’m not sure quite what I expected to happen once I finished uni, but things got a little hectic. Since I last blogged I’ve moved home permanently, spent a good few weeks in the ‘omg-I’ve-finished-uni-but-I-don’t-have-a-job-why-will-no-one-employ-me’ stage, subsequently gone and secured a pretty nifty internship which I am loving, graduated, and spent one mega chill weekend soaking up everything that’s good about life at Barn on the Farm festival in Gloucester. It’s been a busy few weeks, but its been good.
Well hello! It has been a long time since I last blogged – nearly two months in fact! I’m pleased to say I’m back now, and I can’t wait to get into the swing of things and to make Tomorrow Living bigger and better than ever.
Ah, the humble banana. Perhaps not the most inspiring picture you’ve seen all day – or is it? It’s Fairtrade Fortnight right up until the 13th of March, a period of two weeks where Fairtrade, and all the people their work protects and treats with respect, ask you to make your breakfast count by making sure it’s fair trade. As a student, my breakfast is often little more than a piece of fruit and a cuppa – but hey, at least I can make sure that both of these bear that instantly recogniseable fair trade label.
You might remember that a few months back, I posted about how I plan on being a slightly greener student. It’s now come to the end of my first term back at uni, so I thought I’d give you guys an honest look back at how the last few months went with this in mind. Heads up – it didn’t go too well. However, part of the reason why I have a blog is to keep myself on track and accountable – so if you’re interested in how badly I failed my first attempt at green student living, read on!