Looking Back: July 2015

Everything about July is already going fuzzy around the edges. The days are blurring together and I can’t quite remember what happened one month ago. It’s funny how time does that to a memory. I keep wondering what I’ll remember of these moments in five years time, in ten years time. Will I remember or will it just be a blur?

The days are speeding up and details are starting to slip through my fingers like grains of sand. Maybe I’m just starting to lose my mind, but I’m finding it hard to distinguish one day from the next. Am I the only one feeling like this?

I thought I would try to do a recap of July before the rest of the memories slip away! Let’s crack on.

Looking Back, July @ Little Misadventures

The start of July was a flurry of travel, decision-making and dessert-tasting.

My car was having a few issues (Murphy’s Law), so I decided to take her to my parents’ house to get fixed. Who wouldn’t want to sit on a beach while they wait for a mechanic to fix your problems? I definitely wasn’t complaining. Several hundred dollars later, and my car was “fixed”. I use that term loosely because I feel like there’s still something wrong with her…but I can’t quite put my finger on what it is. Let’s just say that I’m actively ignoring the problem. How adult of me 😉

While I was at the beach, I decided to change my major to journalism. It was such a simple change that I didn’t think it would make me feel this good…but it has. Sometimes a small side-step in your degree is all you need to do to be happy. Take it from me. I’m a pro at being indecisive 😉 I’m still taking all the core papers for a communication degree, but I’m filled with a new purpose and I’m actually happy. It’s a good feeling.

After my car was fixed and I thought I could survive the trek back to Auckland, I went to dinner with some blog friends. Angela, Chelsea and I had dinner at Mexico (#friedchickenlife) and Milse for dessert. I hadn’t heard of Milse before, but I am a total convert. I would happily visit a dessert restaurant instead of a “proper” restaurant. Any day of the week. Twice a week…or even twice a day. It was a great night and definitely worth the trek back to the city! I’m just waiting for round two now 😉 Hint, hint.

College (university) started in the middle of July, and it has been a flurry of studying ever since then. The month flew by. I managed to make my timetable work for me exceptionally well. I have three hours of class on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. I have Wednesday and Friday off every week. Can you believe it? I’m in my third year of college. I have definitely learned a trick or two along the way 😉 Taking a paper online doesn’t hurt either. Those days off give me a chance to catch up on notes, readings and assignments. They also give me a chance to press the ‘reset’ button, so I’m ready to handle whatever else could be thrown my way. Thank goodness for being a full-time student. Never thought I would be saying that. Ha!

I met some great people in July. I caught up with friends of old…and new. I ate a lot of sushi. I drank way too much coffee. I learned that I actually like media law and that I should have taken the ‘media skills’ paper before I enrolled in a public relations one. I learned that my bedroom has two states: extremely clean or extremely messy. I have learned that I need to put myself and my health first. Always.

I have learned that things can always change for the better. Always.

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