I was apprehensive when the month of November began, all because I had no idea what to expect, well, aside from cold, rainy days and tons of deadlines and catching up to do, I wasn’t entirely excited about any of it really.
Due to me having immemorable Novembers for 20 years of my life, I wasn’t expecting anything new, exciting or extraordinary to happen, I just wanted to brace myself for the inevitable winter that was going to set in any time soon and just try and survive until the new year, at least that was the original plan.
To my surprise I ended up having an incredible month, I took a lot of risks, I allowed myself to have the space and time to breathe whilst hanging out with friends and treating myself for my hard work with delicious foods and drinks on the odd occasion. I did so many things I thought I was incapable of doing, I read a bunch of fantastic, moving books, I saw my family more and celebrated a few weddings, I had more lunches with friends and became more social, I tried new foods and loved every minute of it.
That all sounds like a dream come true, but there moments where I wanted to give up, where the work was piling up and I felt like I was stuck, trapped and doomed to fail. Yet, I survived, I caught up and kept track of work, I started and finished my research groups on time and began advertising for more part-time roles within the university and overcame huge obstacles with my final year project (practical dissertation), it’s gotten to the point where I’m excited for the new year, even though I know I’ll have exams and a bigger workload.
November Journal // 2019
And as always, here’s my visual diary for the month, a great many pictures that I’ve come to love because of the precious memories they hold.
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