My last blog post explained why I wouldn’t be blogging this summer, that I would be spending almost 3 months in West Virginia working on a summer camp and as a result, would be giving up my blog for the summer as it just wouldn’t be feasible.
Well surprise, I’m back. I could give you a hundred reasons why I’m not spending my summer on that camp but it all boils down to the fact I’m simply wasn’t all that happy. Yes I could have stuck it out longer. Yes I could have tried harder. Yes it was expensive and I should have thought things through a lot more.
I have recently been reading Sarah Knight’s Get Your Sh*t Together and well, it is inspiring. I love her no nonsense approach to well, everything, and the anti-guru approach to telling you to get your shit together.
Since coming back to university about three and a half weeks ago, I’ve been getting my shit together. Slowly but surely. I’ve been unravelling for about two years and I really wanted 2018 to be different, to get a handle on things and have my shit together. This is where the concept of a sort-your-life-out-Saturday came into play.
If you’ve ever lived in a student flat/most rentals, you’ll know how un-appealing they are. Why do landlords think there is nothing sexier than a brown carpet? Our current flat is in a lovely location and has a lot of potential but thanks to the aforementioned brown carpet, darkness thanks to the single window facing north, an abundance of Ikea furniture and a very fetching purple and black curtain, it’s not so cute.
I wish to god I could rip up the carpet and see the floorboards underneath, get rid of the ugly blind and replace a couple of bits of furniture. But mucking around with interiors is one of my favourite things to do in my spare time so despite the dire beginnings, I’ve worked my little space into something I’m kind of proud of.
I’m a sucker for a book that completely removes you from your life. One that you can be enamoured with, totally lose yourself in and completely escape with. I’ve been an avid reader for as long as I can remember so I’ve read my fair share and one genre I keep returning to, not matter what age I am, is books that flirt with the supernatural/fantasy/history and the deepest of mysteries.
Sounds like your cup of tea? All of the books on this list I’ve read at least twice and I will read anything these authors throw in my direction. Finding a book that you can have a genuine connection with and find that others love too can be quite tricky but I think these books will allow you to totally escape whilst make excellent discussion points.
Hiya, this post is the first to come to you from 20 year old Kirsty. Officially in my twenties now ladies and gents. It doesn’t feel any different to being 19 and whilst I am slightly mourning being a teenager no more, I am excited to have finally joined the twenty-something club – if barely.
Aside from obsessing over my age, I’ve had a bit of a bad week. You know days where you just cannot be bothered with anything? Luckily it was reading week so I could avoid going outside but I spent more than I would care to admit of my time slobbed out in bed with some sort of food stain on pyjamas, having a bit of a wail about life.