Life update and October plans

Hello October! Can you believe that we’re now into the last 3 months of 2016? Like, where on earth has this year gone? I probably haven’t achieved almost half as much as I wanted to this year, oops. So, it’s time to make the last 3 months really count. Let’s take a sneak peek at what the month of October holds so far…

Okay, you may (or may not) be aware that one of my biggest goals for 2016 has been learning to drive. Nothing frustrates me more than not being able to drive. My migraines are finally under some kind of control which means I’ve been able to get behind the wheel. I’m kind of slow with my lessons buuuut I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I’ll be driving before the year is up. This month brings my theory test and hopefully that means bringing me one step closer to getting that pink license.

I am also going on my first ever ~real~ solo-trip this month. I’ve been on a few solo-trips around the UK. But this is my first international solo-trip. I’m ridiculously excited for it and also pretty damn nervous. I can’t wait to spend 4 days exploring a foreign city on my own. Sometimes life just gets all too overwhelming for me. I feel trapped and panicky and stupidly, as though I don’t belong or have anyone to turn to. Lately those feelings have been pretty strong. It’s hard to put into words so let’s just say I’m excited to escape this small town and explore some place new for four days. I’ll be heading to Brussels and I’ve got the sweetest little apartment for whilst I’m there. If you have any recommendations, please tell all. Also, let me know whether I should visit Bruges or Ghent for a day too!

It’s been a while since I last got a tattoo. 3 years, to be precise. All of my existing tattoos are pretty small, simple black ink designs. This one, however, is something bolder. I’m going colourful for the first time ever and it’ll be in a place that’s rarely ever hidden. Oh and not to forget, it’ll be adorable. I’m not going to say all my tattoos hold a meaning. They don’t. But they all hold memories of certain times in life and that’s pretty cool. This month, I’ll be adding a pretty watercolour tattoo to my collection, much to my mother’s dismay.

Okay, this is a bit of a boring one, I know. But I’m at that stage in life where I kind of want nothing more than to have my own house and just have my own space and freedom. So, this month (along with the next few months) will be months of being savvy with my pennies and saving as much as humanly possible. I have a minimum amount that I want to save before I start house-hunting and this month I passed the half-way mark. I 100% did a little excited dance when I looked at my savings balance. Now I really need to knuckle down and keep saving. Whilst also still enjoying myself and treating myself to little goodies every now and again.

Isn’t October just one of the best months, ever? Crisp air, crunchy fallen leaves, cozy nights in. I absolutely adore it. Throw in the fact that October also equals Halloween and I’m the happiest girl ever. My Halloween plans aren’t set in stone yet but I’m still excited. Though if I decide to go to the party, I best get planning an outfit! In the meantime, I’m all about keeping snug and watching as many horror films as possible this month.

There’s so much more that I hope the month of October brings. I want to have a month full of adventures.



  1. 4th October 2016 / 6:09 am

    Ooh good luck with everything! I know you'll do great 😀 and oh my gosh I can't wait for Halloween! I have already put up some of my decorations haha.

    Lizzie Bee //

    • Tasmin
      30th October 2016 / 9:38 am

      Thank you sooo much! I’m so glad you popped up your decorations early! I’ve had the pumpkin tea light out since day one of October. I’m definitely not ready to part with the halloween decorations or pumpkin phone background just yet!

  2. 5th October 2016 / 10:10 am

    Best of luck with your theory. I loved learning to drive – it gives you so much independence and there's nothing better than a good drive with music to ease stress haha! Also how amazing does your trip to Brussels sound?! Please take ALL THE PHOTOS for me to see. xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

    • Tasmin
      30th October 2016 / 9:40 am

      Thanks Jessie, I passed with flying colours (woohoo) so the next step is just to crack on working towards the practical. You’ve definitely summed up my reasons for wanting to drive – independence + being able to jump in the car and go! I can’t wait to share my photos from my Belgian trip with you. Also, aren’t you totally killing it right now career-wise? You’ll go far lovely xxx

    • Tasmin
      30th October 2016 / 9:40 am

      Aw Hol, thanks so much for the suggestion! I totally took it on board and went to Bruges for a day trip. It was beautiful! Thanks and hopefully see you soon lovely

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