An Update Now That I’ve Finished University

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So I have finally finished my first year at University. As some of you may know over the past eight or nine weeks I have really struggled mentally and emotionally which I would rather not talk about. Today I want to inject a bit of positivity in my life because I really enjoy blogging. So what am I going to do with nearly 5 months away from University? Well here is some of the things I have planned…

Blogging – My content lately has been rubbish crap! All I can do is apologise but like I said I have been lacking in motivation and haven’t really wanted to do anything other than binge watch Pretty Little Liars and Once Upon A Time on Netflix. Since going back after Easter I have really tried to catch up and finish my essays so I have had zero spare time to even take photos let alone write a blog post. This summer I really want to step my blogging game up so I am setting myself Wednesday and Sunday as my blog publishing day goals. If another post appears in your Bloglovin’ feed during the week then so be it!

Adventures and Holidays – Firstly, I am off to London for a week at the end of June so I will be able to head to the new Lush Oxford Street store on my birthday! How exciting is that?! I can’t wait to go and see what London has to offer. It would have been six months since I have last been down but I miss it so much when I am there. Someone asked me why I love it so much and I think it is because even when your in the busiest city in the country you can still find quite spots like Hyde Park to just sit and relaxing. I can’t wait to go to Whole Foods and attend a cruelty free bloggers event while I am there. Of course the main agenda for this holiday though is to totally relax and destress which is exactly what I am going to do. I will also be attending NevFest this year which will be my first vegan festival. No word off a lie but I am slightly nervous about the whole prospect but I would love to meet a couple more vegans or vegetarians in the North East.

Reading – I have never really been a massive reader of books especially since finding out that I am dyslexic but I have seemed to have collected rather a lot including all of the books by John Green and Rainbow Rowell. I’ve decided that I am going to try and read more over the summer. I have set myself a goal to finish two books and take the time out to relax. I am going to start with #GIRLBOSS as I have heard a lot of good things about it. I can just imagine sitting on the beach with a good book and a smoothie, perfect!

Exercise – Last but not least is exercise. I really want to be a smaller size come September. I have never really loved exercising apart from swimming and ice skating but I have recently brought Charlotte Crosby’s 3 Minute Belly Blitz in the hope to lose a few pounds. Since being a vegan, I eat so much fruit and drink so much water (we are talking like 4 litres a day) so I think I need to even this out with exercise. I am not confident enough to go to the gym or run outside yet because I just think people will judge me so if you have any good routines to do indoors then please let me know.

Anyway that’s enough of me! I hope you are having an amazing week so far and please let me know whether you have any plans for over the Summer. Spread the positivity and the happiness cause I am needing that right now!

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  • Hi Yasmina,

    I loved reading through your list – congratulations on making it through your first year of uni! I’m doing my final year exams over the next two weeks, and boy does time go fast. Sounds like you’re going to have a really great summer – let me know how you find #GIRLBOSS, I’ve been tempted to read it for some time!

    As for getting fit – I hope the DVD will work, that’s how I first got into fitness! Doing stuff inside, at home also means there’s no excuse not to do it ;)

    Besma (Curiously Conscious)

    • Good luck for your final exams! I am sure you will do brilliantly! I will definitely let you know about #GIRLBOSS, haven’t started yet but it sounds really exciting. I have started the DVD, did the first session last night and nearly killed me but hopefully I will get used to it :) xx

  • Liberty L

    Great post! Congratulations on finishing Uni for the summer! I know how stressful it is, I am soo excited about your you tube channel, I love youtube, so will defo be checking out your channel! I really wanna start my own eventually so nervous though!
    Sounds like you’ve really set yourself lots of goals for the summer that’s amazing!

    I wouldn’t worry about feeling self conscious at the gym or running, but i would definitely reccommend you check out (FitnessBlender ) on youtube they have tons of free workouts for different fitness levels they are amazing I do them everyday!
    Hope you have a lovely summer and trip to London! xx

    I just started my own blog would love if you checked it out, If you have time, I know how busy you are x
    http://www.libertylifeandselfhelp.com/

    • Thank you, I am still nervous when I sit and film but I think its like the more you practice the more it will get easier! I will certainly check out Fitness Blender, sounds as though they are really good! I will check out your blog when I have time :) xx

  • Congrats on finishing uni, I’ve literally just finished as well it’s the strangest feeling! And yay for starting up a YouTube channel, I just subscribed!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

    • Thank you Alice, I hope you enjoy my future videos! :) xx

  • Congrats for finishing, you’ve made me excited/nervous for finishing! x

    • Thank you Jess, I am sure you will have a lot of exciting things ahead of you though! :) xx

  • Congrats! It sounds like you have got a lot of fun things planned over the next 5 months :)

    Carissa xx | Vanilla Crush