Because I spent most of June planning for my holiday and being on holiday, it’s gone by really fast. It was a month of birthdays, celebrations, buying lots of presents and spending lots of money. I visited Handmade Burger Company for the first time ever and had the best falafel burger in the world, went to Wetherspoons once for my mum’s birthday and again for my sister’s birthday, and had pizza for Father’s Day (while my Dad built a fence outside haha). I spent the best week in Scotland with some amazing friends, almost watched my friend get engaged, and made memories that will last a lifetime. It’s been a such a fun-filled month that I don’t even mind that my diet has been ignored again. It’s been brilliant!
In terms of my yearly goals, I didn’t make much progress. I did hardly any exercise, ate whatever I wanted and didn’t even attempt to organise this blog. I did somehow manage to meet my savings target for the month, though, despite all the holiday and birthday spending!
Anyway, here’s the usual monthly breakdown of favourites, goals and other such things. Enjoy!
Korn feat. Skrillex – Get Up!
The Killers – Bones
Vengaboys – Boom Boom Boom Boom
Jason Webley – Icarus
What I Watched in June
Most of the things on this list I’d already seen before, but it’s always good to re-watch old favourites!
- Waterloo Road
- Howl’s Moving Castle
- Kiki’s Delivery Service
- The Full Monty
- 500 Days of Summer
What I Learned in June
- That you shouldn’t let fear stop you from doing something you want. Unless you want to bungee jump off a cliff while strapped to a dinosaur. Because that would be silly.
- That you can miss your friend getting proposed to you one metre away if you’re trying to take a decent selfie.
- Strangers can actually be really nice and not at all scary.
- Log cabins are actually made of logs.
Reviewing My June Goals
Because I thought it would help me actually complete something, I only made one goal for June, which was to organise Mamyology. I planned to set aside a weekend to do this, but unfortunately (or fortunately) ended up making plans on every single one. Oh well!
Goals For July
I’m making three big goals for July. It’ll be a major challenge, but hopefully I can manage it.
1. Organise Mamyology
This is the same goal I set myself last month, but hopefully this month I’ll have a free weekend!
2. Write 50,000 words for Camp NaNoWriMo
Having missed April’s Camp NaNoWriMo, due to not being prepared enough, I’m definitely taking part in July’s challenge. If you don’t know, NaNoWriMo is an event which challenges writers to complete 50,000 words of a writing project in one month. Last year I managed to reach 44,000, which was so close! Hopefully I’ll smash 50K this year!
3. Blog twice a week
Because I’ve rarely had time to blog these past few months, I decided to set myself this challenge to push me to make more time for blogging. I’ve already made a content plan for the entire month, so maybe I’ll succeed at this!
June In Figures
Weight lost: Let’s not.
Books read: 1
Exercise done: I now walk half the way home sometimes. 45 minute walks FTW!
Blogs posted: 3
Money saved: £304
I already have lots of plans for July, including seeing Spider-Man: Homecoming, going to London for Hyper Japan festival and going out for my friend’s birthday, so no doubt it will fly by!
How was your month?
P.S. I’m planning to do a Q&A soon, so it would be really lovely if you could ask me a few questions in the comments below. Please and thank you!