My research is going well. Right now my focus is sociopathy and I’m currently reading Confessions of a Sociopath by M.E. Thomas, which may or may not be a clever work of fiction. It’s not a book I wanted to bring to work with me, might raise a few eyebrows! But I feel embarrassed, you know? I feel like I can’t really answer truthfully what I’m doing when I’m taking notes or reading books that seem a little out of the norm. If I say ‘I’m researching a book’, I imagine people would look at me like I’ve told them I’m hoping to break Hollywood!
Well, I made it! I know sometimes it seemed that I was clutching at straws trying to find new things to do, and it’s true. I’m happy with what I’ve accomplished. I realised the other night that I’m in a much better place turning thirty than I was when I turned twenty.
When I was turning twenty I was a broke college student, I’d just lost my job, I had a car I couldn’t afford to insure and therefore couldn’t drive, I was single and text-flirting with a guy who would later turn out to be an asshole. At thirty I have a full-time job, I’m engaged, I have a car that’s fully insured and I’m licensed to drive, and I just got mortgage approval. I guess you could say life begins today!
I actually did do something new today, I started researching for a story I’m hoping to write. I love writing notes and I wrote four and a half pages, my poor hand is killing me! But mostly I relaxed because I booked the day off work (which I’m getting paid for), so I’m off to a good start.
Thank you for your support these past thirty days and I hope you’ll stick with me in this new decade of my life. Roll on the thirties!
I’m currently reading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert and her no nonsense approach to embracing creativity has led me to finally sit down and research an idea that’s found me and won’t go away. I may find it wasn’t a great idea but I have to try coz it might be! So I forked our €7 for this project book so I can keep my notes divided into sections coz I’m a nerd!
So technically I didn’t seek out this new experience but it’s new nonetheless. My fiancé and I have been approved for our mortgage! I don’t think it’s quite sunk in yet but it’s such a relief. Now the hard part of finding a house!
I can’t imagine being without podcasts. I discovered them about three years ago when my brother recommended a couple to me, and the rest is history! I especially love scary podcasts – true or untrue. This was recommended on the NoSleep podcast and I can’t wait to get started!
My sister got some toffee waffles as a treat in work and gave my parents and I a tin. I decided to try one but they were a bit sweet for my liking!
I could never get into Ed Sheeran, maybe it was all the hype or I’m just out of touch with today’s music. But I agreed to go see his show with my sister this summer so it was finally time to try one of his songs. Shape of You was an obvious choice because I keep hearing snippets of it. And guess what? I love it! Might listen to his other songs too.