Monthly Review | September 2016
4th October 2016
Summer has gone and autumn is here. The air is crisp, the leaves are turning brown, and shops are stocking up with Christmas stuff before Halloween is even out of the way.
All in all September was a good month for me…
What happened in September…
The highlight of September had to be passing my driving test! I’m still surprised I passed, and on my first attempt well!
I wrote a whole post about why it took me so long to drive and why I only have an automatic license which you can read right here.
And just to add to the excitement, last weekend I bought a car!
Okay, so technically I bought on it Saturday which was technically October, but my dad put the deposit down for me on Friday (September 30th) so hey, I’m putting it in my September monthly review.
My dad found the car for me, but as it was in Stoke-on-Trent, he and my brother went to look at it for me on Friday as I don’t live anywhere near there. They approved of it and put a deposit down so that I could go and pick it up the next day.
So on the Saturday morning I caught the train home, took the car for a test drive and bought it. Then on the Sunday I drove it back to Liverpool. Yes, on the motorway and everything. I feel so proud of myself!
The car is a Suzuki Splash. The previous owner was an old guy who didn’t drive it very much and took really good care of it. So although it’s 6 years old it’s like new.
In other news, September marked one year since I started my job. I have no idea where the time has gone, but I feel like I’ve learned so much in the last 12 months; not just about web development but also about myself.
Here’s to the next 12 months of employment!
It is mine and Tyrone’s 7 year anniversary this month (7 years!!!) as well as Tyrone’s birthday. I’m sure we will make time to celebrate these two very important dates.
I absolutely hate the autumn and winter months as the cold really affects my physical health, which therefore had a knock on affect on my mental health, but this year I’m going to try and embrace the cold.
Honestly, after reading The Little Book of Hygge I feel so inspired to find pleasure in the cooler months. I’m going to buy lots of candles and throws, and make sure I take a hot water bottle to bed every night. Also this month we will (hopefully) be getting new windows and doors fitted in the house which will instantly make our home warmer and cosier.
How was September for you? Do you have any plans for October?