My people, I’m back! It’s been so so long since I last sat down, got my laptop and started writing. July was a crazy month for me and, as I’ve been doing for two years, I took August off of blogging so I could rest for a bit and also travel with my family.
I feel like chatting to you so this is what we’re doing in here this week. I'd love to tell you all the amazing things I did in July but I just can’t do it. Basically because I spent 20 days organizing my life (which is something that past Gara wouldn’t do) and another 11 days moving out of my childhood home. Yes, you heard it first: I’ve moved out. Now I’m an independent woman who has her life in order, does her laundry and arrives to University on time. Not really.
A few days ago I tweeted: “You don’t realize how much shit you own until you move house”. That’s basically July for me summed up in a tweet. There’s nothing more to tell. Later, on the 21st of July, I packed two suitcases and began my annual monthly travel with part of my family. In fact, as soon as I arrived home I started composing my Summer 2017 post, a very popular one I have to say!
Then, I went back to Tenerife and spent a week with my parents, packed another two suitcases and moved out for good. Now here I am, pouring my heart out to you. How romantic. Anyways, in the meantime and whilst all these travels have happened I also had a few things going on as well in my email inbox. For example, the amazing opportunity of writing for Step Up Magazine. This medium is a digital publication created by the amazing Seri Roth, an inspiring student who had the idea of making a magazine that could uplift teenagers and students. I’ve been talking to Seri for a few good weeks now and collaborating with Step Up Magazine for a couple of weeks. This is one of the best opportunities I’ve ever managed to get. I’m currently writing for different sections such as College, Lifestyle, Current Events and Politics. If you want to check out my stuff (my articles are usually posted on Mondays and Fridays) and other contributor’s go check it out!
In other news, I got my hair cut. For those of you who haven’t noticed, I used to have short hair but last year I had to let it grow as I was staring in a play that required me to have long hair. But let’s be honest, by the end of the school year my hair was a complete mess and I had to have it cut. The sad thing is that my plan was to get a lil’ trim but my hairdresser told me it was better to get a good cut so my hair could grow stronger. And that’s what I did (even if it’s been strange because I was used to having long hair and now I have to wait for it to grow back).
A week ago I went back to uni. I was planning on including a few resolutions for this new year but let’s be honest, I’m not a very organized person. Let's keep it simple and say: try to revise every week and make it on time for lectures. This past week has been quite a messy one! I've been trying out a few of my new courses and getting used to a new city. I'd love to promise you a weekly post but this year it may be difficult. At least until I feel I have everything back in order. My timetable is as long as a napkin and that makes me hella nervous. But I'm good, everything looks great.
Have you started school/uni yet? Have you got any resolutions this year? Are you an organized person? Leave your comments and tell all of us how you feel about the summer holidays coming to an end and the school year starting soon.