Hi everyone! How are you today? ❤ Before I get into this post I just want to say a massive thank you for all of the lovely comments on my last post about how to cope with online hate and also for your help with my nerves about the Taylor Swift concert on Saturday, it was brilliant!! It was crazy busy but the separate entrances/exits for each part of the stadium made a huge difference and it was surprisingly easy to both get a parking space where we’d planned around the corner (so I didn’t get tired from walking before it’d even started) and to get out afterwards. Despite the fact that I never know what to do with myself at concerts and that I stayed self conscious I still had a lovely time.
I knew not to look behind me though as we were right at the bottom of the stands at the very front so there were loads of people behind us. I know if I were to have looked I would have lost it so I focused on the stage in front of me. I’m left feeling like I will be able to conquer the crowds of Marley Park next month for Queen (I’m unsure if it’s anything like Croke park so I’ll have to do my research), for that my mum and I have arranged passes to sit in a disabled area as there are no seats elsewhere so it’s all set and my nerves have been showed that I can do it!
Charli XCX and Camila Cabello were incredible and Taylor Swift made everyone feel like a part of the experience. I have shared videos to Instagram linked at the end of this post! To remember it all I have a piece of confetti that landed in my lap gracefully after I’d tried not so gracefully to catch one and a flashing bracelet that I had to stuff in a drawer as it’s still going red like a beating heart (I look like I’m harbouring an alien in my wardrobe…here come the sleepless nights! 👽😂).
I’ve realized now that at concerts I enjoy the memory of it more than the actual thing and like back when I saw Hudson Taylor I was so excited in the car home we might as well have turned the clock back and gone in again. I am well and truly knackered and achy but excited to plan out my Summer bucket list to keep the goals going and have more great experiences like that so here we go!
Decorate the garden! 🌲
We have quite a big garden with empty space (and dead flowers planted by my sister before her allergies got worse) and I want to make it my goal to restore it to what it once was…well close anyway! I don’t think I’ll go near our greenhouse as it might collapse (it’s been a while 😂) but I want to put stuff out for wildlife, specifically the birds but we tend to get hedgehogs on the side of our house at night. I don’t know what I could do for them as if I put a shelter out foxes might take a fancy to it so I need to put my thinking cap on 👒😂 There are two large plant pots at the front of our house that I put some flowers in back in March after the storms hit that I would like to replace with something much more colourful so I would be happy doing that alongside a bird feeder.
Get into colouring! 🖍
I’m hoping to get my hands on one of those detailed adult coloring books so that I can both relax back with it and then display the finished product in my room 🖼 I’m on the lookout for a sea life one as I feel like a lot colours and work would go into that to make it something to be proud of 🐙 fingers be crossed that I find one 😎 (I told you I’m tired 🙈😂).
Finish my assignments! 📄
I started my bookkeeping and accounts course at the end of last August so I have to finish it before this August comes around 😌 I’m worried I’ll not get it done in time but whenever I’m able to set about doing it at my desk I make visible progress so I just need to keep that in mind and push out stuff that’s upsetting me like a hospital appointment next month. The appointment will go by so fast as the doctor just wants to get it over with but I know I’ll be on the spot and spoken down to and I don’t want to cry like last time (even though those tears were good as they showed how much it all affects me). I know I’ll be annoyed with myself if I don’t use this time before that appointment productively so I need to get things in order before the deadline.
PS. Speaking about courses my sister started a new course today!!! I’m so proud of her. We just video called each other and her day went really well 🤗❤Xx
Get out and enjoy myself whenever possible! ✨
This is that unsaid goal that is always secretly here but it never gets written down or revisited so I don’t get to hold onto the special moments that happen before they’re zapped out of my brain. Whenever I’m having a good day I want to have fun and make it so that at least one thing to be proud of happens each week. Even if that one thing means getting out to fulfill my first goal of decorating the garden, its all fresh air and a welcomed difference to my usual surroundings.
Buy merch! 🛍
I really want to get some of Bastilles new merch!! Their sweaters are in pastel shades and it would be a shame to let the chance pass me by 😍 I also have my eye on some Twin Peaks merchandise! I don’t buy stuff offline as I’m a bit iffy about connecting stuff to my account and I also know that if I did I’d be broke in an exceedingly small matter minutes so if I do see something my sister has told me I can put the money into her account. I would like to treat myself before the season ends and they sell out of my size! The stuff I want can be worn in Autumn/Winter too so it’s worth the splurge!
And that’s that! I’ve tried to keep my list short so that I have a bigger chance of achieving the stuff that I really want (especially my studies) so I hope it works out well! Thank you for reading! 😉 Have you got any Summer goals? Let me know and I wish you the best of luck with them! Have a beautiful day! ❤