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Sunday, 1 June 2014

Dear June...

Where the heck did you come from?! Time really does fly! I keeping my fingers tightly crossed that you bring some long stretches of sunshine with you. I'm not one for hot weather, but after weeks and weeks of endless rain I'm certainly willing to cope with some humid nights in return for some blue skies and sunny days. I'm envisioning warm afternoons outside in the garden, reading a good book with a glass of cold lemonade in hand. The reality of that will probably mean an attack of bees too but I'll ignore that!

My first few weeks of being 25 have actually been incredibly salubrious. This is definitely the beginning of a new chapter in my life. I've been starting to have a good sift through a lot of my belongings and parting with some things that don't reflect me as well as they used to has been eminently cathartic. On my list for this month is my wardrobe, mostly my excessive belt collection and ten million floral dresses. I don't think I've worn a floral dress or a belt in well over a year so it seems odd to keep hold of so many. They remind me of my late teens, which is why I think I've been so unwilling to part with them until now. But I think it's time.

There are currently a ridiculous amount of books heading my way that I'm going to make my way through before next term starts. One of my favourite things about University is the ridiculously long reading lists they give me. It means I can buy books without any of the guilt. The ultimate excuse for book buying is education. Thankfully I'm also looking forward to reading all of them. The feeling of having to read something you're just not that interested in isn't a good one and I've definitely had my fair share of those before, but I think I've finally mastered the art of successful module choosing.

Lets go, June! I sure hope you're a good one!

- Jennie xo

40 comments:

  1. I cannot believe June has come around so quickly!
    For me, it means the end of first year at uni which is soooo sad :(
    alicekatex ♥

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  2. A lovely post Jennie - I hope you have a wonderful June, and well done on your decluttering mission - that is still firmly on my to do list!

    Beccy ~ Bluebell & Bumpkin

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  3. I can't believe it's June either! I'm going to have a clear out soon, it really feel therapeutic. Enjoy your reading! x

    Josie’s Journal

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  4. Best of luck sorting through your wardrobe - that's one of my least favourite chores as I always look at something and think 'Oh well I might wear this' and then I end up getting rid of nothing! xo

    Sarah @ PolkaDotLemon

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    1. Hehe I totally do that too, but I'm not letting myself this time! xo

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  5. There's nothing like a good clear out :) I've just finished my first year of uni so I'll be doing the same thing I think. Enjoy reading all your books! xx

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  6. Do I have today's post to thank for this beautiful sunshine? ;) I definitely need to sort my wardrobe out : I'm running out of space!

    Tara xo

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  7. Lovely post Jennie. Have a funtastic June! ;D

    www.ellenwarnerxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Great post! My wardrobe is also on my to-do list this month, I find it soooo tough to part with things though!

    What Rachael Wrote

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    1. I agree, you have to be ruthless! xo

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  9. Where has this year gone?! Bloody hell. Yeah I'm looking forward to some good weather too. Happy reading! :)

    Yazmin xx
    www.yazzyscorner.co.uk

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  10. Glad to hear things are going well for you Jennie! Nothing beats the feeling of new books - enjoy <3

    Jess xo

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  11. Same here with the big reading list :) Although I'm done with my bachelor thesis already, I still need to study for four exams this Summer ... eeek! So excited to be done with this and proceed to the next new chapter of University, maybe in the UK? Or as a good friend would correct me: "Perhaps!" :D
    Can't wait 'til I am 25. Why? Because I like answering "I'm 25" to people who mistake me for being 19 or something ;) They seem so shocked! (good genes, or young looks, some say)

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    1. Good luck for your exams lovely! xo

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  12. I have felt this spring has been a real new beginning, not just me! The wardrobe catharsis is always such a good feeling

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  13. I wish I could feel the same way about books and classes! I can't believe it's June either. It seemed like a it was just the beginning of May a week ago.

    xx becky / star-violet.com

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  14. I live a good old de clutter, have a wonderful June Hun xx Bean's Beauty Blog

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  15. Oh, I couldn't agree more! I used to hate it when there was books I just wasn't keen on, and then having to slog through them was a nightmare. It's always a pleasure discovering real treasures though, books you might not have picked up yourself, and then you end up loving them! xxx

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  16. I feel like May didn't even happen?! happy June!

    annie | www.nouveauchique.com

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    1. I know right! Did we skip it by accident? xx

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  17. This post reminds me of my favourite quote of the moment from Humans of New York: "Here there are no loopholes or biases to favor more powerful vessels. Every ship is equal, and no one is more powerful than the sea."

    It's literally talking about the sea, but I think it applies to your sailboat analogy quite nicely.

    Camilla x

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  18. I hope June is kind to you lovely Jennie, it's only what you deserve! <3

    It's exciting that you feel you're starting a new chapter, how lovely and such a nice way to see in the upcoming summer months too. It is scary, isn't it? Feels like Christmas was only last week! ;-)

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  19. I know, I can't believe it's June either!! My wardrobe is on my mind this month, too, except that I'm going the other way and adding to it! Big scary move for me. Hope you enjoy wading through your reading list this term! xx

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