In a month’s time, I’m starting a Master’s in “creative writing”. I’m going to be studying while working and I honestly can’t wait to get started. Life throws all kinds of stuff at you and the last few months have not been easy for me, but you gotta keep going because that stuff always settles eventually.
I stopped smoking almost 3 weeks ago and although the weight is piling on and my face is getting rounder by the day – my cheekbones are disappearing and I am vain & pathetic enough to care – I am so pleased I managed to kick the filthy habit that went on for far too many years.
If you told me a year ago, or even a few months back, that I’d be a smoke-free student right now, I probably wouldn’t have believed it…but that’s the wonderful thing about life, isn’t it? You fight your way through some terrible lows and at some point, find yourself on even ground again…and if you keep going, you’re bound to reach a couple of highs. I don’t want to spout new age pseudo-deep rubbish. I actually can’t stand those motivational quotes that have all the depth of a Kardashian hair strand — it is an actual fact that 90% of the #MondayMotivation stuff out there is hackneyed crap that has me laughing out loud at its sheer obviousness and ‘pretend’ profundity. But, you know, what I meant was, it is all worth it: the pain, the stress, the love, your friends…life, it’s worth it.
I’m functioning on about 2 hours’ sleep, so this is not my most coherent post…but I’m feeling contented today, hence the candid photo of my frizzy, not straightened hair and the make-up free face. It is not a polished photo, it is a happy photo – it’s just me, right now #Happy
❤ to you all