A Look Back At Summer 2018

Although Autumn is well and truly here, I’m still trying to grip onto the last of summer. I absolutely hate the cooler months, there’s nothing appealing about colder and darker days, no thank you. Summer 2018 was probably one of my best ones yet, I had some fab experiences and met some lovely people along the way, so I though with the season slowly slipping away I’d compile my best memories from summer 2018, because I think it was one to remember.

I’ll start with Truck Festival, the only festival I attended this year – note to self, attend more next year! I had an absolute blast at Truck – I got early bird tickets this year, which meant that come the Monday I’ve never needed a shower more, and my hair was extremely gross, but it was the best time. I spent the 4 days with a group of my friends, then of course like you do at most festivals we made pals with the surrounding camps ending up with a huge group of us day drinking and singing at the top of our lungs! The weather was on our side and I also got to see a load of my favourite bands. Not to mention the endless amounts of glitter and highlight I got to use, I was in my absolute element.

The last 2 weeks of ‘summer holidays’ I spent in Devon with my family, our first family holiday in about 3 years. With Devon being one of my favourite places ever, I didn’t want to leave come the end of August, even despite the crappy weather! I did keep up to date with blog posts while I was there chatting about what I was up to, so if you’re interested, you can find them here!

Typical 19 year old thing to enjoy, but this summer I finally started going on a lot more nights out. When I turned 18 I kind of missed out on the whole clubbing thing, mainly because of my anxiety and I had also recently got into a relationship. But come summer, I was overcoming my anxiety day by day (something I’m immensely proud of) and also I was out of that relationship…soooo summer 2018 consisted of many nights out in which I proper enjoyed myself. I never thought I’d be one for going out a lot and being mega social, but this year after overcoming a lot of my mental health struggles, I pretty much feel like a new person when it comes to going out!

When I came back from university in March, I also got myself a new job, working as a waitress in a restaurant and I bet it’s not often you hear people say this about their part time work, but I bloody loved it. I met some of the best people, made friends for life, and actually enjoyed myself whilst doing it! Granted I did smash a few things, drop a few drinks and I’m pretty sure I’ve dropped a whole plate of food as well, but that’s no shock to anyone!

This is a bit of a cringe one, but this summer I’ve finally felt happier again. Over the past year I really struggled with my mental health with there being some days that I literally saw no light, but long and behold a few months down the line I’ve never been happier. I can honestly say, hand on my heart that as it stands at the moment, I’m happier than I’ve been in a very long time. So if anything thats my highlight of this summer!

Lastly, moving back to Leicester. If you have been following my blog for a while now, you will know that I attend university in Leicester, but at the beginning of the year I had decided I wasn’t going back (it’s a long story, you can read a post on in here) but long and behold, I came back. I’m so proud of myself for doing so as well, I knew deep down I was destined to be at university studying what I love, I just needed to realise that!

Anyway that concludes summer 2018, I’ve had the best time and I’ve really noticed a difference in myself and how much I’ve changed over the past few months. I have high hopes for the rest of 2018 and 2019 of course!

What have been your best highlights of summer??

All my love,

Han xx

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