Monday, 30 June 2014

Monthly Memorandum: June

I keep meaning to get back into blogging but naturally I'm being a perfectionist about it and want everything in place before I draw anyone's attention back to this place. I'm going to work on the things I want to add in the next few days, but in the meantime I thought I'd write up the first of what I'm hoping will be several 'monthly memorandum's. A round-up of June and how it went.

Above is a photograph of my clipboard, the record of my achievements which at the end of every month I take down and add to a scrap book of sorts (not a literal book). It may not look like much, but it's been a busy month. 

In June I...
Attended a new bookgroup for the first time.
Watched X-Men: Days of Future Past with Giles.
Went to a pub with Rebecca with the express intention of writing our future-bestselling novels. Twice!
Attended Popchoir's annual big rehearsal.
Had lunch with my parents.
Performed with Popchoir at West Hampstead Fire Station and the East Finchley Community Festival.
Helped out as the Newstraid Charity Quiz.
Celebrated Anne’s birthday with her. 
Talked on the phone with a prospective date. 

I earned a record-breaking 78 stickers for good behaviour / healthy habits. These didn't encourage me quite as much as they did the first few months, and the last two weeks in particular I wasn't being as healthy as I would like, but I think I've gotten to the bottom of some of the reasons for that and am hoping next month will be a return to form. Regardless, I exceeded my target and will be buying myself Anne of Avonlea tomorrow afternoon. 

I finished reading The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford. I particularly enjoyed the above quotation, which I've typed out clearer below:

Their conversation was quite evidently both daring and witty, one could see it ran like a river, splashing, dashing, and glittering in the sun.

All in all, it's been a pretty good month. The first two weeks were a revelation. I was happier than I've been in years, motivated to go out, to socialise, to be creative. The second two weeks were more of a struggle, but I still had good moments. I've got a lot to look forward to in July, so I'm hoping it will be enjoyable. 

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