So now I have a lot more time on my hands, I've had the chance to reflect on a lot of things and sort out my life a bit. I've been single for over a month now, and I'm getting very used to the idea of living alone- for however long. Unfortunately things at home aren't great, so I'm very thin on the ground in terms of people for support. I am very grateful for the friends I do have, especially those that have been there for me recently! Some of them probably don't realise how much it means to me. But as I say, new beginnings, and I'm learning to live the single life once more (I hadn't really been single for four years, which is very scary and unlikely if you know me!).
I'm getting back to writing, which is great. I'm hopefully going to get back into reading too, though I'm not quite sure where to start. I've been watching a lot of films and TV shows lately, which is a bit less taxing than novel reading. I've also been trying to listen to a lot of new music; it's funny, sometimes you don't realise how much you miss out on until you try to catch up. I've pretty much missed out on the last 20 years of almost every type of music, so I've got a lot to cover. It's the same with movies, though I've been trying to rectify that for a year now; I recently tallied up the movies I've seen since this time last year, and the total went past 80. Not bad!
I've been looking for jobs too- again, surprising if you knew me (though I realise so few people actually do know me!). I've applied for a couple and am waiting to hear back on them- one at a new local boutique cinema, one at a suit hire place. The longer the wait, the less confident I am, but we shall see! I have secured one job, selling some food for an Umpiring colleague at the Hobsonville Markets on Sundays. I'm starting this Sunday, so I'm quite looking forward to it! Speaking of umpiring, I haven't gone anywhere near a cricket pitch this season. I put it off during exams, and now I just can't quite get into it- perhaps I'll take a break until I'm keen to get back into it. I'll also have to wait and see how the jobs pan out!
I've bought a lot of new things too lately; I've got quite a few new shirts, several of them from the US. I'm a real sucker for a funny shirt, so I had to get a couple of ones from the Topatoco people, who sell merchandise for webcomics like SMBC and Questionable Content. I also bought some funny shirts on sale at Farmers (I really don't buy things unless I get some discount!) and some nice summer clothes from Jeanswest (40% off!!!). Then I bought a new duvet set for bed (half price haha) which I am SO happy about. It's just so perfect, everything I could want in a bed. It's actually the first time I've got a new duvet since I got my bed (before the turn of the millennium!). It is making me so happy, it's like having a whole new bed! Here it is:
|I Love Black And White, But The Blue Is Just Perfect!!|
So it's been quite an interesting time in my life! Coupled with getting a new computer to replace my old one, our Choir's recent 10th anniversary celebrations, and a whole lot of other things, it's been hectic! I'm glad I've survived a very busy couple of months and come out the other side. Summer easily makes things seem better so my spirits are lifting. The sun's out, my tan is well and truly owning everyone else's and life is generally looking good! Here's to new beginnings!!