Happy Saturday

Waheyy, it’s the weekend! I know I keep on saying the same thing, and I know I’ve only been doing it for about a month, but I genuinely love being part of the working world. I am SO done with studying. Now I can actually relax at the weekend. Having said that, as my Mum and I drove to the swimming pool this morning, we wondered whose bright idea it was to go swimming at 8am on a Saturday morning after we’d both had a late night. By ‘late night’ I mean we went to bed after 11pm, lol.

But it was worth it, because last night was SO MUCH FUN. My housemate from uni took me to honestly the coolest rooftop bar I have ever been to. Okay, it was probably the only rooftop bar I’ve ever been to, but it was still seriously cool. The look on my face when the woman at the cloakroom asked us if we’d like some perfume was probably priceless. And then again when we were told the price of one Aperol Spritz. But who cares, I have a job (in case I haven’t mentioned that) and that means I have (some) money.

A sad thing happened the other day: I received the first of many letters telling me that it’s time to start paying back my student loan. Cry. Not that I’m going to be actually paying it back any time soon, but it’s still no fun being reminded about how much debt I find myself in at the age of 23. I saw something on Twitter this week about the expectations we put on ourselves in our twenties. It was something along the lines of ‘What is it about being in your twenties that means you’re supposed to be holding down a full-time job, studying for an MA, going to the gym, cooking healthy meals, having a social life, maintaining a long-term relationship, buying a dog etc etc’. I feel ya, Twitter friend. I think I’m doing approximately one of those things. But oh well, this morning I dramatically wrote in my diary, “I am happy with my life”, so I think that’s probably enough for now. Obviously things are no where near perfect, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t happy moments in each day.

Here are a couple of little things that have made me happy this week:

1 – My Dad and I went for a coffee after my internship on Thursday in a café in Harpenden. Turns out the café closes at 4pm everyday, except for Thursday when it closes at 5pm. This little little piece of luck made me smile.
2 – I have discovered Radio 4. Thanks to the friend I saw last night talking about how great it is, I put it on this morning and I’ve already been converted.
3 – Last night I had a drink at a rooftop bar, looking out across the City of London. It was fab.
4 – Although I’m sad that I’ve finished my internship, I’m happy that I did it and that I had the opportunity to work in a publishing house for a month. I think a highlight would have to be writing a blurb for a book I hadn’t read and finding out that the author actually liked it. Whaat.
5 – I used my collapsible cup at the train station on the way to work one day this week. With my coffee in hand and my headphones in, I felt as though I was winning at life. Never mind that I then tried to get through the barrier with my receipt.
6 – I bought a Christmas dress. Yes, it’s only October, and yes, my Mum chose it and it was from M&S, but it’s velvety and pretty and I like it. Good choice, mother.
7 – I’m going to Suffolk on Monday for five days of sun (potentially), sea (definitely), and relaxation (I’ll try).

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend!




  1. October 27, 2018 / 12:34 pm

    Love it! X

  2. October 28, 2018 / 8:51 am

    I love this post – it’s so important to look for the good things in life! I’m also having similar letters from SFE – fun times!!

  3. October 28, 2018 / 10:05 am

    This is such a cosy, happy post to read, I love it 🙂
    I feel like recently I’ve really started to appreciate the simple things in life so this post really speaks to me. Enjoy your trip to Suffolk! I live on the other side of the county (no sea, unfortunately) and I might be biased, but I think you’ll have a lovely time 🙂

    • harrietella
      October 28, 2018 / 10:34 am

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate you taking the time to read and comment ☺️ x

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