So today is Sunday which means Uni looms in the morning. My loan just came in today and this year I'm actually going to try and budget as this summer thoroughly washed out my savings, so I don't have that to fall back on. I've been sitting in bed planning out my weekly budget - how much to spend on bills and how much to put away to replenish my savings so I can actually buy supplies for my course, a few nights out and a few clothes! I'll be using Evernote to keep track of all my receipts and a budgeting app to work out how much I've taken out of the ban each week.
I think I've said it before, but honestly I'm really excited to go back. I think I'm lucky to be doing a creative course because 9 times out of 10 it doesn't feel like a chore to get up and go to uni, because you're doing work that sets you up for real life. What you're doing seems important beyond 'I should really do this in order to pass' - it's all things that you can put on your website, and it's all a part of learning how to work in the 'real world'. I'm mostly ready for uni - I probably dont need any more pens for a while but the other day I nipped out to get a drinks container as I'm trying to 'detox' and drink more water. I'm the sort of person who won't drink unless it is actually there in my hand, or I feel thirsty. After I'd bought mine, Martin decided he needed one just like it, so we nipped into town to get him one too. I was staying at his and I was just glad to get out of the house - when you're loathe to spend money sometimes it seems like there's not much else to do. When I stay at his I generally don't go too high-maintenance as curlers and lots of make up have to be lugged around to his house, so I just went with plaits and an old classic blouse, with one of my Primark bodycon pencil skirts that I waxed lyrical about last winter. It was warm enough to go without tights - although I have had to wear some once already - but it's definitely autumn looking at the orangey yellow leaves on the trees in the Arboretum. It's not long before they'll all be on the ground and crunchy underfoot.