I’m going to post once a week instead of everyday, saying what happened during that week. I realised last week that if I posted a blog everyday then the words would become repetitive, uninteresting, and tedious. There would be way too many posts on my page as well, over-crowding it. So starting Monday 12th I’ll have a post of the previous week’s endeavours. Aah a thesaurus, how useful you are.
I’ve been trying to eat slightly healthier so I can well live longer I guess, be healthier and have good skin. So I bought lots of nice veg from the veg shop and roasted them in the oven with herbs which was a tasty meal. I have lacked behind on the exercise but I’m going to do my skipping in the morning as I’m not in work until the afternoon. I started reading the 5th harry potter book again even though I’m mid-way through reading the hobbit. Poor Gandalf. The best part in the fourth film where madam Maxine says “Professor Dumblydore.” Also Fred and George are always funny.
It was a quiet day today at work so I had lots of time to wonder off to dream land. I’ve decided that if I ever save up enough money then instead of using it on a mortgage, I’m going to use it to travel and see the world. Basically I don’t like being tied down to a place if I may someday want to move to a different place therefore there would be no point in buying a house. I like options. Living on an island is pretty hard for someone like me. I literally cannot move off it due to no savings. Anywho also if you are on minimum wage then there is no way you can save up to buy a house in your life time. So one day I’m going to go on holiday with my friends/family/future family or live abroad for a year and create memories so I can look back and remember all the amazing things I’ve seen and done in my life.
These past few days I’ve been relaxing after work, watching ‘Friends’, reading harry potter and playing the game as these things always remind me of simpler, happy times and cheer me up. I’ve been getting back into my own happy space, Things have been sorted out with my friend so I’m back to normal, being content. I don’t need to rely on hanging out with my friends as I’m fine being in the house or out and about on my own seeing as it’s been over 2 years that I’ve lived alone. I have plenty of activities to entertain myself without being with friends such as art stuff, listening to music and singing along, watching my tv shows online, reading, going outside and of course going to work. If in doubt with what to do when feeling sad…watch ‘Friends’. Best thing ever.
I first learned to read when I was 3 or 4. Well I’m guessing my mum taught me, so I’m thankful because she gave me a head start before starting school as I went to school at age 4. By primary 2 I had read all of the ‘Biff, Chip and Kipper’ books which taught you to read. So I had to find new books to read, something more my level. After that I loved reading books all the time. For instance books like ‘Harry Potter’, ‘The fairytales of Grimm’, ‘The magic faraway tree’, etc. Some really great books to take you into a whole other world that inspired you and amazed you as a child.
Now I’m older I still like those same books but I also like authors such as Freya North, Lindsey Kelk and Sophie Kinsella, etc. There are still so many books I need to read by other authors, books I’ve not yet heard of. I’ve noticed that since the internet has taken over my life I read a lot less which is ridiculous. I try to read in bed but end up looking at the book and thinking it’s not happening then falling asleep. When I was in college I got a couple new books and read them at night, in the morning on the ferry/train, break time, lunchtime, back home again. Some books just have you hooked.
Kindles are something I don’t quite understand because I find holding an actual book more satisfying than reading from a tablet. The pro’s to the Kindle are; it’s good for travel so you don’t have to carry loads of books, you take up less space and some let you browse online. The cons are; it can run out of battery so you only have a set amount of reading time when travelling. So in my eyes, that is pointless. Also books are better, so case closed. I do however think it would be useful to get a tablet if it was necessary for my art and jewellery work as you can take it around with you in a handbag as it is more light weight than a laptop. So you can take it out when you need to do work or research. But it’s not something I need right now as they are pretty expensive.
Back to topic, what do you think about the debate between Kindles and books? Are you pro or against? I can see good factors in each but I don’t think kindles are necessary unless you do a lot of travelling.