It’s safe to say that July has been a pretty busy month.

Last week, I celebrated my birthday and am now the grand old age of 22! *sings in Taylor Swift’s voice* I didn’t want to do anything in particular on the day so we went to see Dunkirk which I was completely down with as I love a good trip to the cinema and then had family round for belated celebrations on Saturday night. I would highly recommend Dunkirk by the way – if you get the chance to see it on the big screen, do it!

As well as collecting my degree results, I also moved back home for good this month, officially signalling the end of my three years living and studying at university. I know a lot of people complain about missing uni once they’ve moved home but so far, I’m loving it.  I do seem to have acquired a huge amount of stuff over three years however, so trying to find space for all the extra plates, books, cushions and mugs piling up on my bedroom floor will be interesting!

As of yesterday morning, a pivotal personal moment occurred when I finished what is at the minute my (potentially all-time) favourite book series: The Sin Eater’s Daughter trilogy by Melinda Salisbury. I’m not very into writing lengthy books reviews so I won’t go into too much detail but if, like me, you’re a fan of YA fiction, fantasy-world royal court settings and a good ol’ love triangle, this is a series for you. I thought I was okay with reaching the end, finally knowing how each character’s story was left (side note & not a spoiler: Why do my favourite characters always end up dying?!) but as the day went on, I realised yesterday the familiar feelings of post-book/TV series completion, the gradual sadness and finally acceptance that there will be no more.

This month also marked my first ever proper sit-down job interview, as well as my first ever job rejection (not from the same company, might I add!)

July 2017 has been a lot to celebrate, a lot of roller-coaster emotions and, most importantly, a lot of change, most of it marking the transition of one chapter of my life to the next. And for one of the first times in my life, I’m excited more than scared to see what the next few months and the future beyond it hold.

Let’s see what prospects August throws my way!
*hopes it’s more books*