Friday, 4 November 2016

Monthly Memories: September & October


As I didn't do a post dedicated to my monthly memories of September, I decided that I'd combine them with the ones that I made during October too, so that you have a mixture of both pictures, and words, like usual.

September was a pretty crazy month, as I'm sure you can imagine. I started school after the Summer holidays, and since then, it's pretty much been work, work, work, work, work (yes, I intentionally wrote that many repetitions of the word!).

Before I get into that though, I would just like to point out that the Autumnal issue of Love from.. came out, which I received on the 3rd, and it was the first copy that had my article in it - how exciting! Speaking of the magazine, the Spring/Summer issue for next year is now available for pre-order. It costs a measly £2, so please go, and have a look at it if you would like to support the team, and have a copy of your own.

September was also the month that I reached 600 followers on my blog. I still can't quite believe that I've come so far in such a short amount of time! You will all be pleased to know that I have been saving up for a few months now for the giveaway that I have been promising since I reached 500 followers back in August, so it's certainly been a long time coming, but hopefully you'll think that it was worth the wait! Let me know in the comments below what sort of things you would like me to include, or if you would rather I just have a few small things put together for 4, or 5 different winners. I already have a couple of ideas, but it's a giveaway for my readers, so I want you to have your say too!

Although I didn't take any pictures worth posting during September, I hope you enjoyed reading about a few of my highlights none the less. It was a busy month, but a productive one that I tried to embrace as best as I could, despite the fact that it felt as though I was drowning in work on some occasions!

Now, moving onto October..

One of the main things that happened at the beginning of the month was in relation to school, and the Controlled Assessment that I had done previously for Geography. It was an incredibly big deal, not just for myself, but for quite a few people in my class, and honestly, I couldn't have been happier with the results. I initially found out that I got an A overall, which was 50 out of 60 marks, but then a couple of days later, I found out that after moderation, I'd managed to bag an A*! I'm still not entirely sure how I did it, but believe me when I say that I put in so much hard work, and effort. I'm incredibly proud of myself, but I can honestly say that I feel as though I deserve that grade.

Similarly to September, October was yet another hectic month. I feel like this is going to be a running theme, but can you really expect any less from Year 11? It's all in preparation for my GCSE exams in the Summer, after all!

At the very beginning, I met one of my best friends Maisie. I'd never met up with her outside of school before, and so I was feeling quite apprehensive at first, in case there were uncomfortable moments, or awkward silences, but I can honestly say that there wasn't at all. We have been 'PE Pals' since the Summer, but we have recently begun texting more, and now we hope to meet up much more often, which is so nice.
When school work, and studying all becomes a bit too overwhelming, it's always an idea to take a few hours off, and go to see a girlfriend. Trust me, you will notice the difference!

The final thing that has been a major highlight for me recently is the fact that my sister's graduation from University was on the 31st of October. What with me being in Year 11 now, I'm sceptical about missing school, and I haven't actually had any days absent prior to this event, but I knew I had to make an exception this time around. The whole day was insanely amazing from start to finish. Even though all of us had to wake up ridiculously early (we're talking 6AM..), it was 110% worth it. I could have honestly cried with pride at my sister, and her achievements, because she really has done us all so proud over the last 3 years. It was a really special day, and I'm so glad that I was able to attend the ceremony, and join in with the celebrations.

I think that's it for today's post! Hopefully you all enjoyed it, and you're happy to have me back on my blog. I definitely never fell out of love with blogging, but I'm just trying to find any spare time that I have to write up a post, or take some photos whenever I can. I may not stick to my Wednesday, and Sunday schedule all of the time, but I'm trying my best, and that's all that I can do at the moment!

If you want to keep up to date with me, and my life, you're more than welcome to follow me on any of my social media links. I'll always be happy to hear from you!

How has life been lately? Do you have anything nice happening in November?
Lots of love always,
Jade xo

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