(Inspired by Daydreamlily)
Cordelia Lace Dress by Dressabelle, and my classic go-to, Fly-me-away necklace by ASOS
Reading… A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway. It’s the famous autobiography I grabbed from the Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris; a bookstore which, only much later I realized, was on the cover of the book the whole time. I’m having difficulty reading this one, I find I have to focus reallyyy hard to stay in the rhythm of the book. A slight distraction and I’m lost! It’s also my first autobiography, perhaps I’m more used to the fast-paced storyline of fiction books.
Speaking of fiction, I just finished Mockingjay (last book of The Hunger Games trilogy) and I am livid. I damn-near threw the book at a wall by the end of it. It was HORRIBLE! I swear, somewhere towards the end I thought of Abed and his 7 alternate timelines theory (Community reference, please say you get it!), and somehow I was caught in the evil-timeline, reading the story where everything was going extremely, ridiculously, and UNBELIEVABLY wrong. And how could I escape and return to the normal-timeline version?! I’m not proud of it, but yes, THAT was my actual train of thought. I could go on in so much detail on what was wrong, I’ll probably need a separate blog post for that. But then I saw so many other blogs that’ve done that already. My own fault for attaching myself so deeply to the trilogy, I guess. :(
Listening… to Of Monsters And Men album “My Head Is An Animal” on repeat. It’s been a while since any album has made me feel so incredibly… happy! They’re all happy yet sad songs with chockfull of la-la-la’s and HEY!’s that make my soul do a little jig. ;)
Drinking… hot ginger tea. I’m obsessed with this sweet & tangy hot tea!! The perfect companion this cold rainy season.
Wanting… a new wardrobe. I’m suddenly so over all my clothes! And a watch I’ve been eyeing since December 2011.
Thinking… about how 2012 has been for me. The new year is fast approaching, and it’s time to reflect! 2012 is a year of BIG changes, and learning for me. It sounds a bit cliché, but I’ve really learnt a lot more about myself, and the person I want to be. In all matters like my career, my family, relationships; even just shaking off some bad habits.
Overcoming my fear and lifelong dream to travel Europe was a big highlight of my 2012 :) and ever since I’ve returned, I’ve preferred a slightly slower pace in life. My party-every-weekend phase is pretty much over, I much prefer having drinks & conversations with friends, or even just snuggle up at home with my hot tea and a good book/movie.
Taking a quick break from my travel posts! And I initially thought of doing the entire Euro Trip posts in chronological order, but I think for my next one I might jump straight to Tomorrowland 2012. Hopefully no one would mind, I’m pretty sure that’s the one everyone’s waiting for. We’ll see!
Currently listening to: Of Monsters And Men – King and Lionheart ♫
(♫ genre: indie, folk)