The March Roundup.

01/04/2018

It’s already April which means time for another monthly roundup. I feel like around this time of the year, time flies by and the first quarter of the year is already gone! I really don’t mind as it’s April which means it’s basically Spring now. I was really quiet on the blog the past few couple weeks as I was very busy with uni work (no surprise) and I think I lost the inspiration to snap pics and write, so I gave myself some time off and focused on life and eventually brainstormed ideas and plans for future blog posts. I wasn’t able to do one of these in February as my whole month was just full of uni work and I got ill and had to recover from that, but all if fine now!

March was a pretty calm month university wise as I didn’t have many deadlines, only 3 and two of them were formative so I wasn’t graded on them. After a busy hectic February with being so stressed I set myself goals for March to be ahead of my uni assignments and to be organised and it actually worked. I set myself little tasks to do everyday at the beginning of each week which then lead to the assignments being done slowly but steadily, so I wasn’t having a breakdown because I was stressed or won’t get them done on time. I would definitely recommend to any uni students to break down the tasks they have to do for each assignment and go through it slowly and it all gets done on time.

For example, if it’s an essay that I had to write, I would give myself a month before the deadline to start planning and finding resources for it. Firstly I would note down the question and brainstorm ideas as to what I think I want to include in my essay, then make a vague essay plan split it into paragraphs etc. Next, I’d go to the library at uni with my friends and we would find books and readings for the essay and photocopy them. I’d do a couple readings and then write a detailed essay plan and then show my tutor and ask if everything is fine with it etc. Then I’d do all the readings I have over a week or two. Lastly, I’d start writing the essay and give myself at least a week to write it as some days I’m super productive and get 1000 words done and dusted and some I have writers block and can’t even get 100 down. Giving yourself enough time to write the essay will mean that your not stressed and panicking whilst writing it and you still have time to show your tutor for proof read before the deadline.

March is actually my birthday month, so there’s that. I turned 19 on the 10th of March!! I had a lovely day with my family, I went to the cinema with my cousin during the day to watch The Greatest Showman and omg I am obsessed with that movie (!!) In the evening we went out on a family meal and the whole restaurant actually ended up singing happy birthday to me which was SO awkward.

We actually got a heck load of snow in London during the first couple days of March and it was very beautiful and looked like something out of a winter wonderland, however it was SO cold and icy which meant I couldn’t go uni for a couple days as well, those days were deffo spent in at home with a hot chocolate and a movie on!

Time to set some April Goals;

These are my goals for April and the monthly roundup of March, hope you enjoyed reading this post and comment down below what are some of your goals for April, I’d love to know.

Ayse Merve!

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67 responses to “The March Roundup.”

  1. Lee says:

    I was just thinking about how the 1st quarter of the year is gone already, that’s crazy but then again not so surprising because that usually always happens lol. Happy super belated birthday!! Mine was March 8th, I turned 24. Good luck with all your goals for April.

  2. I’m a uni student too and I totally agree with the advice you’ve given, we’ve got so much work ahead of us but if we do little bits everyday we can get it done!! Good luck your April goals 😊

  3. Ahhhh such lovely photography x

  4. very optimistic goals for april; i wish you all the best with your goals n hitting your uni goals especially ! x

  5. Hels says:

    Happy Belated Birthday! I hope you had a great day! Sounds like you had a good month, glad there weren’t too many university deadlines. Sounds like you’ve set yourself some good goals for April – here’s hoping spring really is here and there’s no more snow !
    Hels xx
    http://www.thehelsproject.com

  6. Phoebe Rose says:

    Happy belated birthday, I hope you had a lovely day!! That’s such great advice for completing your goals and assignments my!

    Phoebe x

    https://itsphoeberose.wordpress.com

  7. Hope you had a lovely birthday! I’m going to try and journal more too, I’m so bad at telling myself I’ll β€˜do it tomorrow’!

  8. Annie says:

    I’m obsessed with your photos! So pretty! Happy belated birthday! It sounds like you had a lovely day! Thanks for the Uni tip! I’m in my first year and I’m still getting used to how assignments work! Good luck with all your goals for this month! πŸ™‚

  9. Aww glad you had a brill birthday! Me and my boyfriend absolutely LOVED The Greatest Showman, such a bloody brilliant film! I enjoyed the snow we got but I am more than ready for Spring/Summer and a bit of warmth now. Good luck with all your April goals and university work!
    Alice Xx
    http://www.blacktulipbeauty.co.uk

  10. Becc4 Blog says:

    Aaaaaa I love your photography!
    Good luck hitting your instagram goal, I’m sure you’ll hit it soon, your pics are gorgeous!! xx

  11. perrinevautour says:

    These are great goals to have πŸ™‚ I hope you can tick all the boxes at the end of the month, especially the uni and blog goals πŸ™‚

    Perrine
    http://www.ola-banana.com

  12. Rosie says:

    I still haven’t seen the greatest showman! I’m gonna watch it when I have some girl time!! Gorgeous photos lovely!

  13. The first trimester of the year has gone by so fast! Loving your photography! Hope you reach all your goals in April, but i am sure you will xx corinne

  14. Nancy says:

    I can’t believe we’re already 1/4 into 2018! Good to hear that March was a calm month! Hope it’s smooth sailing going forward! Happy belated birthday, by the way! Glad you enjoyed your celebration! Have a good April :).

    exquisitely.me

  15. Rachel says:

    I’ll be on a field trip for a lot of April, but with my deadlines in early May, my top priority is staying on top of university work! My birthday is at the end of the month, so I hope I can come out of my permanent state of stress to enjoy it.

    Rachel || anotherstationanothermile.com

  16. Good luck with your goals!! I always have the hardest time keeping up with reading just for fun. I have so much other stuff to do that it often kinda falls on the wayside, but I am determined to get back into it! I’m sure you are too haha πŸ™‚

  17. Kate Jones says:

    The flatlays on your blog are gorgeous! πŸ˜€

  18. happy belated birthday. april is my birthday month and I couldn’t be happier.
    ❀︎

    http://www.elenaisabelle.com

  19. Your blog photos are simply STUNNING! Wow so uniquely done. Over from littleowlblogs.wordpress I’m a masters uni student too so definately feeling the pressure and away from my blog longer than I’d want to be πŸ˜“ x

  20. addierawr says:

    Good luck on all your goals for April. I’m a Pisces also, March 3rd!!! YAY! Happy belated Birthday!! 2 blogs a week is alot to me lol but I’m sure you can do it!

  21. glowsteady says:

    You’re right! This year has gone so fast so far, especially March. Good luck with your April goals. Your photography is stunning here! And happy belated birthday πŸ’–

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

  22. Em says:

    Love your photography here! Good luck with all your goals gal – this years flying by! xx

    Em // http://Emilybecca.com

  23. I already follow you on Instagram, but I just checked to make sure I do and you’ve hit 1,750 which is absolutely incredible! I hope all your other goals have gone just as well as that one has, and hopefully, we won’t see any more snow in April.. πŸ™„πŸ˜‚

  24. Antonia says:

    I really don’t know how is it possible that time flies so fast. Hope that you’ll manage to achieve all of the goals for this month. Good luck! x

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  25. mummytoosh says:

    Hasn’t this year flown already!
    Love your photography. Good luck with your April goals! πŸ€

  26. Loved this post and this year is going so fast
    My goals for April are to
    start my blog (first post went up today)
    And Keep up with uni deadlines

  27. Happy birthday for the 10th March! I am yet to see The Greatest Showman but everyone keeps saying how amazing it is!

    Tori | JustTheBeginning-x.com
    Latest blog post: Primark Disney Haul!

  28. Florence says:

    A very late happy birthday! Also, I love your photography style πŸ™‚

    https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/beyond-imagination-4883453

  29. Pinkiebag says:

    Good luck with those goals, I wish I could hit that figure on IG. Look forward to reading you twice weekly posts.

  30. Kylie says:

    Those are some great goals, and agree that it’s also good to break bigger tasks or assignments down into smaller steps/actions, which from experience makes them more manageable. My goals for April are simple:
    1. Focus on what I can and ways that are worth spending my energy on rather than what’s not worth worrying about or outside my control
    2. Become more independent by getting familiar with the bus routes
    3. Continue to build on the blog and create a good blogging schedule.

  31. Such a lovely post and I also love your photographs!
    This post has made me want to go over my list and add a few more bits! X

  32. Stephanie Jay says:

    Happy belated birthday! I’m obsessed with the greatest showman too, such a good film! I’m trying to be better at keeping my journal up to date in April too x

    https://iamstephaniejay.co.uk

  33. Juliet Ly says:

    I struggle with blogging consistently too. I wish you the best on all your goals!

    By the way, I love all your flatlays. They’re so pretty!

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