Life & Nonsense Etc. #1Sunday, 20 April 2014
Wahh, so many blogging woes lately! You know, the usual. No sunlight, the paying job ruining my blogging visions etc. What a downer, eh. But, I am back with a few posts up my sleeve, including a new and semi regular (hopefully) post where I thought I would share with you all what's been happening in my riveting life (let's be honest, it's mostly based from the couch, and sometimes my bed).
I actually really enjoy these posts from fellow bloggers - as much as I love reading about hair and beauty and fashion (obsessively, my Bloglovin feed is insane lately, and I'm still not satisfied), sometimes it's so nice to actually learn about the person behind the blog, like their non-beauty interests and life outside the blogging realm. My favourite's to read are of course, the lovely Tenneil and her 'Life Lately' posts, where she always talks about all the amazing movies and TV shows she's watched lately. Also, her insanely good taste in music in on point (plus girlfriend includes a playlist at the end of every post - win!). I also love reading Lily's 'Wear Life Eats' posts, Suzi's 'Sunday Post's, Brittany's 'Sunday Edit's, and From Roses has just started her own 'Life Lately' series which I already know I'm going to enjoy.
Thing's have been a bit up and down the past year (or more like five), and I really need for this year to be different, so I've adapted this new outlook on life, I guess, where I've come to terms with the fact that nothing I choose to do is going to be easy. I wish I could have stuck to my Business degree and gotten myself a big girl job three years ago, but that didn't happen, and now I'm stuck with a Fine Arts degree and still no idea what I want to do with my life. I've gone through lists of possible outlets, all creative and none specifically listed on any job websites - y u so hard, creative industry!
Lately, I've had a few people suggest to me that I should get into the Makeup Industry. I initially laughed because the idea was absurd to me, but the more I think about it, the more it appeals to me. Sometimes when I think of hopping off to 'Beauty School', I think of those girls in high school, and the general stereotypes that are attached to that side of the industry. It's so silly, but I can't help it. I know it's not like that, but I can't shake it off. There's also the part of me that would dread telling everyone I know that 'Hey, I've decided to be a makeup artist!', only because I am the Queen of career changes. The looks of disbelief I would receive are already making me cringe.
But at the end of the day, I shouldn't care what people think. I've not felt this strongly about a potential 'career' before, and every day I get more and more excited about the idea of potentially being able to do something that I love and am so curious about. So I'm going to sit on it for a little while, see if it still appeals to me in a few months before I start to take some serious steps towards it.
But for now, I remain in my awful retail job, devoid of sunlight, intelligent people, and phone reception (don't ask).
I'd been in a bit of a music slump for a while, so I decided to just go for it, and download a bunch of new albums that have just recently been released. Two have been on high rotation lately: the first, and my absolute favourite is the new Band of Skulls titled 'Himalayan'. This album is so damn good. Personal favourites are Himalayan (everytime I get into my car, this is the first song I play), Asleep At The Wheel, and Hoochie Coochie. I'm not even sure how to describe it, but I guess if you're into the likes of The Black Keys or Black Rebel Motorcycle Club then you might enjoy this!
I've also been loving the Pixies first album in almost ten years, 'Indie Cindy'. I love, love the Pixies and this album does not dissapoint. It's technically not out yet (April 28th officially, and starting today selected record shops will be stocking it for Record Store Day) but if you can get your paws on it, I'd highly recommend! Bagboy is so good!
As far as TV goes, like 90% of the world I have been utterly ripped apart by the most recent Game Of Thrones episode. No spoilers, but so many feelings. So many. This TV show completely ruins my life.
In between getting my heart ripped apart by Game Of Thrones, I've started re-watching all of the Skins series - backwards for some reason. I thought maybe I was a bit too old for this show now, but apparently not, because I am hooked all over again! The music, the drama, the life I almost wish I had as a teenager!
My final point for today's post is mostly just to mention that I've recently been re-discovering the fun you can have in Photoshop, and just with photography and video in general. Three years of being a Photomedia major and burning out had put me off Photoshop for a while, but I've slowly gotten myself reacquainted and I'm beginning to remember it all over again! Not only has it inspired me to get creative with my photography again, but I've had a bit of an urge to translate this into my videos as well. Lately, I've been obsessing over Lily's videos and her editing, and I think that I'd love to start experimenting more with my filming techniques and post processing. Obviously, I need to learn how to get the basics down first (God, I'm still learning, so slowly) but it's good motivation to keep practising!
Well, that's it from me! Sorry this got quite long and rambly, I got a bit carried away with my 'life' venting, had to get it off my chest I guess! I'd love to know your thoughts on whether you like these kind of personal posts from bloggers, and if you guys ever have any music recommendations...you can throw them this way ;)
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