Life Lately

Welcome back to the blog that you can’t rely on for regular content. How have you been? How’s the new year treating you? (and where have the first month and a half gone already?!) Time flies like crazy – and I’m sure it starts to speed up the older you get – which is not okay.

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Life has been crazy lately, as it has the tendency to be. Ups and downs and roundabouts, and somewhere in between all that commotion, I seemed to have lost my creativity again. I’ve looked over my previous posts and found that 4 of the posts I’d written over the last 4 years had something to do with feeling a lack of creativity – so I guess you’re all used to posts like that by now! You could even go as far as to say that I’m being consistent… Well, maybe not that far!

So let’s do a quick catch up before getting back to semi-regular content!

Here’s what’s new:

1. I bought a flat

That’s right – jumpin’ straight in with the big one. I went and bought a flat. And not just any flat, oh no – that would be far too easy. What I did was buy a flat that needed the full DIY do-over. So here I am 3 and a half months later still working on redoing my little home. But I’ve never been happier!

On a side note, does that make me an adult now?

 

2. I became a pescatarian

Let me begin by saying that literally no one saw that one coming, least of all me. It came out of the darkest shades of blue and it’s something I’m still trying to figure out and adjust to. But once I’ve got a handle on this, I promise to discuss it in greater detail.

For now I’ll just say that I feel like an absolute burden at dinner parties. Sorry?!

 

3. I got a helix piercing (and an upper earlobe, too)

This might sound like a pretty insignificant update to you, but to me, this is a symbol of finally becoming my own person; it’s the beginning of working on my own happiness and ignoring the unnecessary and insignificant opinions of others (on matters that don’t affect them in the slightest, I should add).

Getting this piercing has been a small dream of mine since I was about 13 years old, but it’s one of the dreams I didn’t dwell on too much because I knew that my parents wouldn’t approve. I am now 23 years old and have only just now begun to live life for me – the way I want to live it – ignoring the opinions and expectations of other people. It’s a difficult transition, but it’s finally underway!

 

4. I started driving

I live in the centre of town and have little to no use for a car, so driving has never been a top-of-the-list priority for me. Couple that with the fear of driving, and I was sure that there wasn’t enough money in the world that could make me sit in front of a steering wheel.

Fast forward to last year, I decided to learn how to drive and passed my driving test in June. And still didn’t have a car. Or any use for a car. But for fear of forgetting how to drive, I started to get behind the wheel for short trips around town. Still find myself oddly terrified of driving – right up until the second I actually start driving… I should really up my game and master parking though! Practice, practice, practice, I guess!

 

5. I came off the pill

Wow, shocker. Another girl came off the pill within the last year. Grab a reporter, we’ve got groundbreaking news to cover.

But seriously, mental health has been something I’ve been trying to get under control for a while now, and I decided that this might be an important step towards achieving this. I’m hopeful and terrified all at once, but ultimately, I’m sure it had to be done.

 

And that’s my last few months in a nutshell! I’m going to work on the next post right now, so talk to you all shortly!