This morning I woke up feeling rather different; there was that familiar flicker of light I haven’t seen in a while. Drowning in the confines of my larger than life duvet and pillow-laden kingsize, I felt strangely small against the possibilities life has suddenly dropped on my feet. Life has been surreptitiously peachy in the past seven days, and though I often think we get given more than we deserve from time to time, I am absolutely grateful for such blessed feeling.
Which comes to this. I’ve decided to join The Sunday Currently collective. This blog has been mostly reviews – of food eaten, songs played, places visited, products tried and tested, etc. That’s probably not going to change but I’m taking some time to review life as well, in an attempt to be a bit more wholesome and reflective. I started blogging ages ago for that very reason (read: the era of Livejournal and adolescent issues) and in a way, doing it helped recalibrate my focus as well as cleanse my soul.
End of the day, we’re all trying to look for ways towards betterment. Here’s my first step.
Paula Hakwins – The Girl on the Train. I’ve only read the first chapter but the character’s perspective reminds me of how often I make up stories of people I watch on the daily commute as well. Do you people watch, too?
A few blog posts on delicious food (but of course) I’ve been blessed to have last week.
I sleep with this new girl I’m still getting used to
My friends all approve and say “She’s gonna be good for you”
They throw me high fives
She says the Bible is all that she reads and prefers that I not use profanity
Your mouth was so dirty
Life of the party and she swears that she’s artsy
But you could distinguish Miles from Coltrane
Our love was comfortable and so broken in.
…about how much unnecessary stress that Life in the UK test was and how breezy it turned out to be.
…about various permutations of friendship, and how incredibly funny life is.
…about proximity and whether we are really always where we need to be.
…about Nasim, the super helpful chap from EE who helped me sort out my SIM card and offered to sponge off his personal HotSpot so I can restore my back-up files. It’s wonderful how good service can really make your life heaps easier.
Diptyque’s Ambre scented candle lit by my bedside table.
for sleep to be a bit easier. I’ve had the longest bout with insomnia my whole life but this week has been rather excruciating.
to never lose my phone ever again. I lost my phone Friday and it was such a hassle. Moreso, the feeling of losing something married with the feeling of irresponsibility is never good. Anyway, I got myself an iPhone 6 and I’m not sure I love it. It is too big for my small hands, but it does have a better camera.
A plaid fleece jacket and bright blue underwear. Under the duvet, of course. #notflashinganyonetonight
…how social media has made the world so connected. I’ve been lucky to have met cool and ridiculously insightful characters through blogging, Twitter and Instagram IRL. They’re quite inspiring.
…my absolutely comfortable bed.
Another plate of bacon, s’il vous plait.
To sort my settlement status and prep for our Company Day.
Grateful to have met ridiculously awesome people in my life.