This post is kind of about being happy and kind of about this Etsy print I bought. I feel like I’m at a cross-roads in my life right now. I’ve just left school, I’ve sat my final high school exam, I’m about to go on holiday with all my friends and Leavers’ Evening is just around the corner. Come September, I’ll be moving to Glasgow to study History and be living in halls with people I have never met and the only person I know will be Kirsten. Scary stuff but also exciting.
I know, how cliche, a teenager liking Young Adult books. I’m not ashamed to admit it nothing makes me happier than getting stuck into a good bit of fiction. Ever since I read Harry Potter in 2006, I have loved all things fantasy and make believe since. When Twilight came out, I was so invested in Edward and Bella’s relationship, I think I lost contact with the real world for a little while lol. Since then, I’ve grown up a little bit (only a little bit) but I still love a good fantasy novel. John Green novels really opened the doors for non-fantasy books for me, The Fault in Our Stars is my eternal favourite but there are others I enjoy too!
So during a productive study leave (haha) I read this beautiful little book called All the Bright Places. And holy shit it’s amazing. I am a really avid reader and will read anything I can get my hands on, literally, and it is one of the things my parents have actively encouraged me to do as they are both keen readers themselves.
“Amsterdam is the city of freedom” John Green, author
Amsterdam. Even writing that is giving me serious holiday blues. It was by far one of the best holidays of my life. I can’t wait to go back. Put simply, it was a week of bagels, cola light, pretending to be museum goers and laughs. This was my first trip to the city and will not be my last, I’ve never enjoyed being somewhere so much. The food (well most of it) was lovely, the people so friendly and vibe was just amazing!