It’s almost been a year since I started my blog (1st January will mark its first birthday to be precise) and I don’t think I ever anticipated how much I’d enjoy doing it. Juggling a full time job and a blog is definitely a difficult and stressful task – one that I often fall short of, but I love it nonetheless.
A few weeks ago my friends and I were having one of our usual chats at work when somehow the topic of gratefullness came up. It’s a conversation that has stuck with me for some reason and it has put a lot of things into perspective for me ever since, so much so that I thought I’d share it on here.
I’ve got to admit, I was never one of those people who invested in classic pieces. I’ve been a student for the majority of my life so far so it’s only been in the last year or so that I’ve been able to do so. To be clear, I by no means have the money to spend hundreds of pounds on a piece of clothing, but with a bit of budgeting I can occasionally fork out that little bit more on pieces that I know will stand the test of time.
There’s no doubt about it – these trousers are manrepelling. In fact, to quote my boyfriend, they’re “horrible”. I’ll admit, a few months ago wearing cords would have been completely out of the question – but here I am, sporting a pink pair nonetheless. When you hear the word ‘cords’ the chances are your mind automatically goes to your Grandad – at least mine tends to. It’s typically the clothing of choice for ‘older’ generation, but thanks to the 70s trend cords are pretty much everywhere at the moment. Here I am, jumping on the bandwagon!
Music has played a huge role in my life for as long as I can remember. From reciting every nursery rhyme I knew to belting Travis’s ‘Why Does It Always Rain On Me?’ relentlessly around the pool on holiday when I was five, I was pretty much hooked (I still cringe when I think that I was probably THAT annoying kid everyone wants to shut up).
September has come around again (how???) and that means thousands of 18 year olds are travelling to unfamiliar cities across the country to start their next chapter. Liverpool is no exception and as students are starting to arrive I’m becoming painfully aware that this is the second year that I’m not one of them. When did I get so old? I swear I just finished my A-Levels five minutes ago. Don’t get me wrong, I’m SO thankful that I’m past the days of staying in the library until the early hours of the morning before a deadline (5:30am on one occasion – F U dissertation), but there are some things that make me envious of students.
I did one of these posts a few months ago and I really enjoyed writing about some things I’ve been loving recently. It’s also nice to condense what I’ve actually been enjoying and seeing it all written down – it’s oddly calming for some reason. So, without further ado, here comes a random stream of thoughts containing the things I’ve been loving this month.