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When lockdown was first announced in England, I made a very concious decision to not buy anything but food. In my opinion, nothing but emergancy services should have been open. I’ll admit, my views can sometimes veer to the extreme; but as far as I was concerned, the goverment should have bought out the stock of supermarkets, and distribituted it fairly, so people didn’t even have to go shopping (but then there are other logistics in that…at least it would have stopped panic buying.) I took the pandemic very, very seriously. Continue reading
This time last year, I started a marine biology course, pretty much on a whim. Life wasn’t going very well, I was very downhearted about my career, and I knew I needed something to aim towards. I’d been interested in fish keeping for a while, and I knew I wanted to further my knowledge in marine environments, but I wasn’t sure how to do it, or if I’d be clever enough to. Then one day, while sitting in the waiting room of hospital with my Dad, I booked myself on to the first result that came up when I googled “Marine Biology online courses UK.” It was a snap decision, really. I did no research into the course, or the awarding body, and I had no background knowledge of the subject outside of a fish tank. But if not now, when? Continue reading
Two years ago, I wrote a post on tiny changes I was making to try and live a more eco-friendly life. At the time, I was excited the sustainable journey I saw ahead of me. I was going to save the world! Me and my reusable bottle were ready to change lives.
I did all the usual things; I got myself a reusable bottle (or three. I had a habit of losing them.) I carried a tote bag everywhere; I ditched my makeup wipes in favour of reusable pads. I swapped as many cleaning products in my home to eco-friendly ones. I already recycled, and I don’t drive, so in my head I was the most environmentally conscious I could be. I practically absorbed excess carbon as I walked through town. Continue reading
I knew I’d struggle not having a job. I don’t like being bored. Boredom and sadness go hand in hand for me I’m sure it’s the same for most people. From the first few days of being off, I very quickly lost interest in things that, while I was working, I spent so much time craving. I had little interest in games (compared to normal, anyway. World of Warcraft was the only game that really kept my attention, and I’m even sick of that now.) I didn’t want to leave the house, which made me resent my dog because I had to leave the house to walk him. I didn’t want to do my coursework, I didn’t want to read. I didn’t want to listen to music. I just sat there.
I say didn’t, I still don’t want to do most of these things. I’m listening to music again, but I’d say 90% of my music listening-to is the same My Chemical Romance playlist on repeat. I still hate walking the dog, but that’s because he’s a pain in the arse, and wants to eat everything in sight. Continue reading