It’s September, which means summer is over and autumn is knocking on the door! I know I haven’t updated my blog practically all summer, so I thought I’d do a summer recap, to explain why I wasn’t in the mood to write and what has been going on with me behind the scenes (that is, if you don’t follow me on twitter, where I often went on rants about this).
I’m not sure exactly how much sense this entry is going to make, given that it’s my first time trying to articulate the feelings I’ve had all summer in a proper blog post (it was really hard to do this at the time they were happening, and in a way, they still are happening). But nevertheless, here I am, writing this and hoping to get back in my blogging routine and using this post to “unstuck” myself.
Continue reading “The End of Summer”
Depending on whether you’ve been following my blog since its conception or not, you might be familiar with this “little” challenge I set for myself back in June 2018 called 28 By 28. The concept was simple: I made a list of 28 things I wanted to do or accomplish before I turned 28.
Looking back on this challenge, I can say with hindsight that this was probably a bit too ambitious: 28 things is a lot when you include a move to another city, the start of a full-time degree and all the projects that came with it. Not to mention that I made this list back in the summer, and sometime between the end of autumn/beginning of the new year, I realised that I wanted to focus less on quantity and more on quality — basically, I stopped paying attention to my 28 By 28 list as I decided to focus on fewer, more important aspects of my life, so as to not stretch myself too thin. I kept the list up, but I stopped trying to actively cross things off it about halfway through the year.
So, with that in mind, I thought it could still be fun to review my 28 By 28 list, see what I did manage to cross off (even without trying to) and maybe this will help me think of a better page to put in its place. So let’s begin!
Continue reading “28 By 28: Results”
It’s been a while since I posted in my blog — and what better way to get back into blogging by writing my traditional yearly entry about my birthday, accompanied by a reflection on how I feel about getting one year older?
Continue reading “Twenty-eight.”
Today’s Tea Reflection is, I feel, a heavier topic than usual. My reflections are usually positive, and a lot of my blog posts are also about the positive things I experience in my life (and there’s been a lot of positivity since I my last real life update in March). However, a couple of things have happened recently that brought my attention to this feeling I have — that kinda has always been at the back of my head ever since I moved, started my degree and became visibly much, much happier — but that I haven’t talked about before, partially because I couldn’t quite put my finger on what I was feeling and why.
But today, we are tackling this feeling — and what this feeling is, is guilt. Specifically guilt for being happy.
Continue reading “Tea Reflection: The guilt of being happy”
I’ve posted a lot of Tea Reflections lately, and I realised that I haven’t actually written an old-fashioned “this is what’s happening in my life” post yet! The last one was back in December, and a lot has happened since then, so… here’s a list of things that have been going on!
Continue reading “Real Life: Keeping on top of things”
I had a couple of other ideas for a Tea Reflection, but I feel like this topic should be my priority at the moment. This week has been full of important changes for me — nothing crazy happened, I didn’t do anything or go anywhere special, I just sort of had an internal epiphany, all the while having a fairly normal week at uni (which, fittingly, reminds me of what I wrote in this post about being able to experience things during completely ordinary days).
And it’s been such a major and important epiphany for me that it warrants its own post in my blog.
Continue reading “Tea Reflection: Coming out of my cocoon”
It’s Sunday and I’m currently having a cup of tea. We all know what this means: time for a Tea Reflection! Today, I want to talk about a very odd feeling I’m having at the moment: not experiencing burnout… but feeling like I should.
Continue reading “Tea Reflection: Not-Burnout”
I’ve had a very important revelation recently, and I think it’s very worthwhile to write it down somewhere — to make a note of it for me, but also to inspire anyone else who might be reading. Plus, it’s a rainy Sunday night here — the perfect time to cosy up with a cup of tea and write a blog post. As the title of this tea reflection says, it’s about me and my relationship between my art and fear. Continue reading “Tea Reflection: Fear, Me & My Art”
Happy belated Samhain! 🎃
I know, you’re wondering where exactly I’ve been the past couple of months. I haven’t posted my usual monthly recaps, but there’s a good reason for it: university has been keeping me insanely busy! However, as I missed my two recap posts, I’ve had the chance to think about the direction I want to take for this blog and the changes I want to make to it, which I feel it needs. So let’s make use of this Sunday to talk about that! Continue reading “Changes”
It’s my birthday! Wow, this takes me back. Writing about my birthday on my blog. I used to write a “birthday entry” every year back when I had a LiveJournal and I did that rigorously for at least 10 years (even more if you count the years prior to that where I had an Italian blog). It was a real tradition for me. Every time, I would get swamped with “happy birthday” comments and it made me really happy to receive those.
As the years went by, I started using these “birthday entries” to reflect on myself, to write about how it felt to be older (if it did) and how I felt in general. So this is the kind of entry that this post is going to be. 😛 Continue reading “27th Birthday”