Happy Friday beautiful readers, and welcome to this new segment of my blog called SEVEN THINGS.
What was that? Could I not pick anything less inventive? I know, but I spent a whole week trying to come up with a more original title (like Seven Sins, Seven Dwarves, Seven Minutes in Heaven), however I wasn’t gonna write about eternal damnation, midgets, or people making out in a closet. So I thought I’d just go with the most straightforward version.
Seven Things is a weekly segment (posted on a Friday) that involves me listing seven things that got me through the previous week.
The two reasons behind this are:
- I’ve been slaking too much recently and I’m struggling to find out ideas to write about, or rather I do have ideas but some of them are taking a long time to develop so I need something to fill the gaps in between and keep me motivated to post regularly;
- I love lists.
So without further ado, here are the first Seven Things that helped me survive the past seven days.
- Get tired
I signed up for a half marathon in June and training has officially commenced. I’m up to 8.5km so far and back to the good old post-running feeling. To be completely honest I don’t really like running itself, but I love how tired my legs feel afterwards, and the fact that I can bake three dozen cookies and eat them all in one sitting without feeling one bit guilty.
I’ve never been a fan of poetry, but I’ve been reading a lot of Sylvia Plath, Margaret Atwood, Allen Ginsberg and Kurt Vonnegut thanks to my shiny library card. I’m not sure I really get it, but it’s been good to alternate rhymes and fiction.
(I have the feeling that this will be a recurring point, since I’ve been camping in the library every single day and checking out dozens of books at a time.)
I’ve added two songs to my five-song repertoire on the ukulele (they’ll probably be up next week). I’m making an effort to find new tunes I can cover which is great for singing too!
- Make yourself useful
I spent my Saturday volunteering for a couple of causes I’m strongly passionate about: waste minimisation and animal rights. It wasn’t fun to stand for six hours in the freezing cold, but I met heaps of cool people and got to go to the Gay Pride festival, so.
- Get rid of stuff
I never seem to be satisfied with the amount of stuff I have nor with the amount of stuff I donate, especially regarding my clothes. It’s going to be a while before I manage to build The Perfect Wardrobe, but in the meantime I shall see you soon, local charity shop.
Thank you Kate for inspiring me to get out of bed at 5.30am and get stuff done. I’ve been reading, writing, running, translating, and felt creative and productive in general, plus I’m surprised by how not tired I am during the day in spite of getting less sleep than usual.
- Find a purpose in life
Currently that means finding a job, personally. I’ve been sending CVs like there’s no tomorrow, and I’ve got a trial at a café on Sunday. Well, it’s only 10 hours a week over the weekend, but I could use some pocket money (I sound like a 13 year old).
There you have it. Talk soon, peeps.