|It’s actually snowing as I write this, but we had the most beautiful blue sky at the weekend. Wales doesn’t need any filters, thank you very much 😉|
|There were tonnes of things at the vintage fair, but my eye went straight to the tutu (of course it did!)|
Well, this post is a day late, oops. The days all just run into each other now I don’t have the structure of university, and if I’m honest I’m not sure I like it. Things were mad at the start of April — I was in the library every day until the 13th, which is when I submitted my last-ever assignment. I was proud of myself for finishing, don’t get me wrong, but there was also an overwhelming feeling of ‘What on earth do I do now?!’
I decided to give myself a little bit of a break — I’ve been indoor climbing and I went to the cutest vintage fair with my friend Wade — but recently I’ve been back in the library again, this time searching for internships and/or jobs. There’s something kind of melancholy about sitting in the library with everyone who’s still a student (according to Google, I am now a graduand) and, in a weird way, I almost envy them. They have actual concrete plans, and being there with them makes me feel like I have concrete plans too. Don’t worry, I’m not just sitting there like a lemon, I have things to do for my remote internship and blog post writing to keep me busy (as well as the job search) but I wish I knew where I was going. I guess I’ll just figure it out as I go along.
I watched… Gossip Girl. It’d been a couple of years since I’d seen it so I dug out the box set and got lost in the insane world of the Upper East Side. I’d forgotten how much the sixth season pisses me off, especially the reveal. Serena, my love, Dan has called you every name under the sun, under the guise of an anonymous blogger, and you decide that his Gossip Girl antics are a love letter? Really? You can do better. Thank God for Blair Waldorf is all I’m saying.
I read… The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan, and Girls Will Be Girls by Emer O’Toole. The Opposite of Loneliness is a collection of short stories and essays, all of which I enjoyed, but it’s Marina’s tragic early death that got to me most. Girls Will Be Girls also got to me, albeit in a different way, because it’s about gender stereotypes and how damaging they can be. I haven’t written about books on here in ages but there are a lot of things I want to say about both of these, so I might sit at the laptop and see where my thoughts take me. I’ve also been loving Anne’s blog — her post about weight loss really struck a chord with me, and she is so lovely!
I bought… Some Rosie For Autograph make-up that I’ll be reviewing very soon! Spoiler: it’s as dreamy as it looks.
Product of the Month: GOSH Rebel Eyes Mascara. By far the best non-waterproof mascara I’ve found in terms of staying power and it really does beef up your lashes. I’m also a fan of the curved brush — it makes application so much easier. GOSH don’t get enough love, although over the last year or so I’ve seen more bloggers writing about them, which makes me happy.
How has April been for you? Let me know in the comments!
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Beth, 26, South East England.
Lover of books, dogs, yoga, travelling, and gin.
I write about ethical & eco-friendly living, minimalism, and mental health, as I muddle through one step at a time. Enjoy!