I've tried various monthly features in the past that I've not managed to keep on top of, so I thought I'd start a new one that keeps things simple. Rather than rounding up all my instagram posts that many of you will have seen and (hopefully) liked on Instagram already, I thought I'd share the most important parts of my past month.
So October marked my fifth month of living in Nottingham and my fourth month at work.
At work I passed my probation - which I was well on track to pass from week one (not to toot my own horn or anything, but I've settled in pretty well). Whilst where I currently work isn't what I expected to be doing straight out of university, the money is rolling in and my experience of the working world is gathering up nicely.
I also had a couple of chances to revisit university this month too. Initially we'd all planned a meet up in Freshers' week to toast to the memories but of course, our new adult lives got in the way. Instead I chose to use a weekday off to return to Keele for a K2 Monday. We also decided to spend Halloween revisiting our university years and I do wish we hadn't in some ways.
I think revisiting university has made me feel pleased that I left when I did. Things change so rapidly there and as a graduate you're viewed differently. The bars are filled with unfamiliar faces and if you lose the few you do know, people seem to sense you are no longer one of them. And there's also a sense of superiority that you cannot help but have when you walk in the Student's Union. You know you've been there and done it all so you recognise how immature people are and whilst I've certainly had my fair share of messy nights I'm now happy they are behind me.
Lastly, one of our pet fish died - see how thrilling graduate life is? We don't know what caused his/her death but it sent another of the fish into a deep depression and it was a bit touch and go of whether the other was going to pull through. Thankfully all the surviving fish are thriving and happy in their home now, but RIP to our little fishy.
Otherwise, October was a simple month of saving the pennies and working 9-5 as usual!
How was your October?
How was your October?