Greetings, dear friends. Time for an update! I’ve been away for quite a while and that’s because I’ve been a tad bit busy ever since I eased back into (online) uni the 1st of March. Mostly, I really just missed interacting with everyone on here but seeing several comments on my queue when I came to check my dashboard really warmed my heart. I realized right then and there how this blog has been my safe space for the past two years, and knowing that I’ve got an online place I can go to when things sometimes get overwhelming is honestly beyond comforting.
There’s heaps of research and essays I’ve still got to work on right now, but since I’m on my break as we speak (or as I type), I decided I would sit down for a little while and share with you what I’m currently…
Drinking: Tea, obviously! I usually take mine black or green, though lately I’ve been drinking more chamomile. Always slightly sweetened with honey. Also, water. I don’t know how to stress this enough—but desperate times do call for adequate hydration. Here’s a gentle reminder to keep yourselves hydrated no matter how busy you get.
Reading: Aha. Right now there are 4 books on my list—Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides, Know My Name by Chanel Miller, The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, and The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie. If I’m being honest sometimes I wish I’m the type of reader who can only read one book at a time. But much like Rory Gilmore, it’s always a good idea to reserve and categorize books for certain moods and times of day. At least that’s what works for me.
Listening: to Mayim Bialik’s Breakdown. Like I possibly couldn’t love her any more. Mayim’s podcast is my current favorite. As for music, here’s one of the few new playlists I’ve created on Spotify, enjoy!
Watching: The Bold Type. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, I would do anything to have Jane Sloan’s job.
Learning: Spanish. Oh goodness, I’m finally doing it. It’s for class actually, nevertheless it’s the language I’ve always wanted to pick up and start learning, but never had the chance to push through with. I guess this is academia finally intervening to give me the opportunity to just do it, no excuses.
Loving: The idea of journaling. I admit to always having kept a journal each year ever since I was younger, and as the years passed by I watched myself grow through every single one I’ve owned—it’s quite nice, honestly. And to simply see that even my casual writing has improved is in itself a comforting thing. Now, I view journaling as a mindful activity that puts me right at ease at the end of each day.
This wraps up today’s post and I know it isn’t much, but I’m just glad that I got to write to you guys again after a month. I just finished an exam for Spanish class a few minutes ago and I’ve got several other classes later today, so I’ll be occupied until before the evening. But thank you for spending a bit of your time with me, I’ll catch up with you later!