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.
I feel like it’s been a while since I had a Sunday of pure relax. For the past 3-4 weekends, I’ve always had coursework to do, so there wasn’t much “weekend” to enjoy fully. I submitted all of my big assessments this week, and I’ve therefore decided to take this weekend ‘off’ from studying and just purely dedicate it to myself and practice some personal self-care. And I thought I’d write what I’ve been up to as well.
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!
It’s the end of summer! September has started, which means autumn is coming! I absolutely love autumn, it’s my favourite season, so I can’t wait! 🍂
This time of year is usually “New Years” for me — that is, that period where you can truly start over and really feels like a fresh new start, or a new year. That’s the thing with me: January doesn’t feel like a new year at all, because how could it? Usually, I’m just doing the same thing I was doing in December, so how can it be a fresh start? It really doesn’t feel like one. But when summer ends and autumn comes knocking on the door, that’s when I feel like life is changing enough to feel like a fresh start. So, in a way, September is more of a January to me than January is.
Anyway! This is the last post of the summer, and hopefully, it’s going to be the start of me blogging a bit more often. This is probably going to be the most positive post ever, as so many good things happened towards the end of August! So, without further ado, let’s get right into it.
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. 😛