January has been interesting so far. Not much has happened exactly, but there’s been a lot of talking.
For instance in Sociology we were doing some Feminism and I casually said that I don’t think I want to get married and that seemed to be shocking. Part of me thinks marriage is just a piece of paper and the other thinks it’s more commitment than I’d ever be ready for. The average cost of a wedding is just over £20,000 but I’d definitely have a low-key one if I was going to have one. My friend reminded me that I could wear a suit if I wanted (I feel horrible in dresses and skirts).
I’ve had some ups and downs in my one of my friendships but we’re close again thankfully. I haven’t known him that long but he offered to take me out for my 18th birthday which I’m looking forward to.
I got invited to go to celebrate Chinese New Year (28th January) with some friends but I don’t think I’ll go because I’m socially awkward.
L’s birthday was two weeks ago and I didn’t have time to get a present so I got her a bath bomb from Lush last week. And I bet £5 that I won’t get any A* grades for my A-levels. Hopefully I’m wrong but it’s not long until my exams.
I treated myself to Firewatch – it was on Steam for £9 that day and it looked beautiful in the trailer so I thought why not?
Ollie had his first experience of snow.
All my friends seem to have replied to their uni offers, so I’ve made my firm and insurance choices now too. I did better than I thought I would in my mocks considering I hadn’t really revised – approximately one A and two B’s. I can now just focus on studying hard…
I say as I spent last weekend drawing instead of making revision notes:
Clue: “When I close my eyes it’s like a dark paradise”
Clue: “You were red and you liked me ’cause I was blue. You touched me and suddenly I was a lilac sky. And you decided purple just wasn’t for you.”
I did an experimental watercolour background then outlined in 4B pencil before finishing in biro.
Q: Can you recognise who these portraits are of? 🙂
Sadly I haven’t improved my skills much since I dropped the subject after secondary school.
I brought Cards Against Humanity into college earlier this week and 11 people in total ended up playing so it took a while! It was fun though, I think I came 2nd with 4 black cards and M came 1st with 7 black cards. Now you can tell who I really am :’)
I traded belated Christmas presents with M and unlike him I didn’t scoff the lot in the first 12 hours but I can confirm the Twirl Bites are gone now.
Notes: featured image mine, above photos taken on my phone camera
(A: Lana Del Rey and Halsey)
I’m excited for 2017 except the part about Brexit and Trump/Pence. That’s scary.
It’s quite worrying that since Trump has been sworn in, pages such as civil rights, climate change, healthcare, immigration and LGBT rights have disappeared from the White House website ( https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/20/white-house-website-trump-policy-agenda).
On the bright side, it was amazing to see how many took part in the Women’s marches. We have to fight back. These are some photos I saw on Twitter/Snapchat which seemed quite fitting:
It’s not fair that a bunch of old white men get to decide what women can and can’t do. No uterus, no opinion.
I’m still struggling to be inspired for poems at the moment and my college workload is increasing so I might not post next week.
Any words of motivation to get work done would be really appreciated. 🙂
Song: Angels Will Rise by Twisted Jukebox (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zAspzNfHCs)