And the sixth month of the year is almost done and dusted! We’re officially halfway through 2018. That kinda makes me uneasy, so I think enough talking about that kinda craic!
June has been as busy a month as any other. In work, we pulled back a little from events to give ourselves some breathing space, and to mentally prepare ourselves for Limerick Pride which is starting Monday!
It’ll be bittersweet, as it’ll be our last major event with I Love Limerick, as we are finishing our placement on July 13. Then I have my Summer!
I haven’t any major plans for Summer yet! I would love to go to a festival, but that’s looking very unlikely, I hate to say, so I guess I’ll just have to focus on some festival themed posts to keep my jealousy at bay! Tear, tear!
I pretty much need a job, and I bagged myself an interview Monday for a job in Cork City, so hopefully that goes well, and I can start the month off on a high! This month I’ve dropped so many CVs, and applied to even more jobs online, so I hope it begins to pay off. I had deliberated with a job in Limerick and considered staying in Limerick for the Summer, but unfortunately, it actually doesn’t seem to be a good idea, and finding one at home, or at least Cork City would be the best option!
I’ve also finally started using the Theory Test DVD that I bought ages ago, so hopefully I can get more time in on that in July! That’s definitely a massive Summer goal.
We had a surprise homecoming for my little sister, Katie at the start of the month! After she had come home with a European Bronze medal for the Irish Boxing Squad she only deserved it, and she was so surprised! We marched her down the main street in town, and at the end was all her family and friends, and she was so shocked at the people, it was fab to see! I’m so proud of her, and she finished her last day of primary school too, so she’s really growing up!
I feel like I have really picked up my blog game this month, and I’m so happy that I’m seeing results for the effort I have made. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again- there’s definitely room for improvement! However, I had so much free time in January, and since I’ve been on placement I’ve been up and down, but I really think I’m on the right track again! I exceeded 200 followers on my blog, so I’m absolutely ecstatic, as I didn’t think I’d see that figure for another while! In July, I really want to improve my blog in terms of Pinterest! I really want to learn how to make the pinnable links for my posts.
Instagram is getting there, slowly but surely! I really want to up my game this month on my Instagram, in terms of increasing my interaction! I’m living for Twitter at the moment, I’ve found it so easy to get my interaction up, and I’m loving meeting fellow bloggers. The support is amazing! I’ve gotten involved in a few comment and follow threads this month, and I’m definitely going to go for it again in July!
This month I’ve also opened my mind to new music! I’m so bad for listening to new music, I just hate the process of having to listen to a song, and choosing whether it’s good or not, haha! But I’ve been great this month- I’ve really made use of my Spotify, and I’ve listened to a few albums, which is very different for me!
My favourites are definitely Lykke Li’s new album, and Kanyé’s! I’ve also spent the last few Fridays dedicating my music to the New Music Friday album as well as my own Release Radar which has introduced me to the best new tracks, chosen specifically for what I have been listening to! I also found a new band Kawala, and I’m loving them- be sure to check them out, and let me know what you think of them!
The weather in Ireland has been frickin’ amazing the last week or two! I’m not complaining one bit, I swear. I’m absolutely melting away, but we have the worst luck with the weather, so we really do deserve it!
The last week or two I’ve been doing a lot of running and walking! I have yet to renew my membership in the UL gym, and I probably won’t at this stage! When the weather is so fab, how bad is a nice walk or jog around UL? I mean, the views are amazing, and who doesn’t love the pontoon?
It’s meant to stay fabulous for another few weeks (apparently! Then again, it’s Ireland so who even knows?!), so I’m really hoping for some fabulous Summery photos!
How has your month gone? What are your July goals? Happy Summer!!