Everyone’s already said it, but I’m joining in too. January went on forever. I was glad of it, to be honest! I don’t really want 2018 to fly by, so a slow start to the year was just my cup of tea. February hasn’t been so kind, though, and is rushing by at the speed of light. If February wants to slow down, that would be fine by me.
January saw me wave goodbye to the Christmas show, saw me pop to London and get engaged and then generally saw me not work and mope about because Matt has gone back on tour. While moping, I played a huge amount of Civ V – but that’s been on so many favourites’ lists, so here’s five other things instead! Continue reading
Considering I pay for Spotify, and have access to so many artists, my Spotify is actually pretty limited. Rather than explore new music, I listen to one song that I like repeatedly. If I want to listen to new music, I stick Radio 6 on. This means I usually have a good idea which songs and artists will be on my annual top songs playlist from Spotify. However, seeing as I have hardly any memories from 2017, my playlist this year was quite the surprise – and also quite helpful in triggering a few memories for me!
Although the list features my top 40 songs, I thought that would make a bit of an epic post, so I narrowed it down to my top 10. For the sake of mobile users, I’ve made the title of each section a link, rather than embedding YouTube videos. I’d have no idea how to get them to resize with the window so I thought keeping them off the page altogether was the best thing to do!
As a young child, up until my second year of university, I stayed away from trends. I saw trends as things people followed to be cool, rather than because they liked it. Then when a trend came along that I did like, I denied that I liked it because I didn’t want to be a hypocrite. I had some skewed logic when I was young, and it’s fustrating now to think of all the things I liked but avoided, just because everyone else was also doing them.
Now, as I’m older and wiser, I’m happy to jump onboard with the latest trend if I like it – and 2017 was full of things I liked. 2017 indulged me in white things with gold spots, glitter, marble, plants and greenery indoors, and copper, or possibly rose gold. Sometimes I’m not sure which is which….
However, trends, by their nature, change, and I’m not ready for shops to stop selling me white mugs with gold spots, glittery things, and fake succulents! I scoured the net for the top trend predictions for 2018, hoping my plants were safe, and here’s what I found! Continue reading
August flew by. Being back at work really made the days go faster, it was almost surreal. From having all the time in the world while I was unemployed, it suddenly felt like there weren’t enough hours in the day to even breathe. My work life and my personal life have been quite rushed, and I feel like I haven’t managed my time in the best way at all. Alongside this, I’ve still been suffering from migraines – and now I’ve a few other symptoms such as numbness in my left foot, bruising easily and constant hunger. This has left me feeling very tired and irritable. I also had to pay the last chunk of my tax bill at the end of July after three months of no work – so I’ve spent August firmly in my overdraft, which is never good.
Still, with all that said, I had a lovely time in August! I celebrated my 26th birthday, I got to see Matt a lot, it was nice to earn money again and I’ve cemented some friendships. The show I’m doing is so physically demanding I’ve lost a good five pounds just running around backstage. There is always a silver lining! Continue reading