Since I’ve been AWOL for the past couple of months, I thought that I’d write a nice, short little life-updates blog post. Honestly, not much has happened – my absence has mainly been due to anxiety and mental illness and not because I’ve been busy – but I still have a couple of fun things to share!
Pretty obvious from my Pokémon GO book tag post, but I’m also joining in with the craze. I’ve waited years to be a Pokémon trainer and now my time has finally arrived! I’ve really enjoyed going out on walks so often whereas before now I rarely went out unless I had a destination in mind – just wandering around, discovering new places and visiting some places I’ve always loved (like the Albert Dock) has been fab. Plus, the walking has inspired me to get back on the work-out train, because if I’m going to get fit I might as well go all in!
I’ve changed my hair pretty frequently the past few months. I dyed it red, I shaved in an undercut, I dyed the long part of my hair silver and blonde, and now? I just went all in and shaved it all off. My hair has been giving me some confidence issues for a while, which is why I’ve been playing around with it so much. I decided that maybe I should just start over, and after numerous friends assured me they thought I would suit a shaved head, I went for it.
I’ve honestly never felt more confident, and I’ve been feeling a lot better about posting selfies!
I recently found myself in a cosplay rut. There was nothing I was interested in, projects I’d been excited about now made me feel nervous, and my confidence was at absolute zero. Then I watched Voltron: Legendary Defender and I was suddenly excited all over again.
Some upcoming plans that I hope to make a good start on as soon as I have some extra cash are:
Roman Torchwick (RWBY)
Kunizuka and/or Kagari (Psycho Pass)
Leon Kuwata (Danganronpa)
Plus one or two things that should be happening soon but I’m trying my best to keep quiet…
I’ve got a handful of new releases that I’m waiting to begin, but at the moment I’ve begun re-reading A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. This was my favourite series growing up, and reading it now as an adult has reminded me just how fantastic, funny and unfortunate this world really is. These books may not have had the cultural impact of some other MG/YA books, but they’re a series I’d recommend to every reader – not only because they are a fabulous way to help young readers develop their vocabulary.
With the promise of an upcoming Netflix series, now is as good a time as any to delve into the tragic lives of the Baudelaire Orphans if you’ve never before experienced them.
Since I said I was going to keep this short, I’ll leave it at that. Let me know in the comments what’s been going on with you, or if you have any opinions on anything I’ve mentioned!