So I saw this thread on The Fashion Spot where they'd read 50 books in a year and posted their progress, lists & reviews as they progressed. Working in a book shop I always feel like I should read more & generally I like the idea of being a "well read" person. I set out to do it because I thought it would make me read more interesting & unusual books. It was tough & I admit there were a few poetry books in there at the end but the other day I finished number 50! Unfortunately it did the opposite of what I wanted, I read safe things more because I just wanted to "get through them" as it were. I wouldn't recommend it. Although the freedom I have now means I want to read weirder things so maybe it worked...
A pretty major thing. Especially when half my friends went off to uni & I'm only 19. I'll never say never on the degree front. If I found something I wanted to set my life on I would shell out, move out & do the degree. But to be honest, universities make me homicidal & the students in Bristol are more than enough to put anyone off going to university. We'll see I guess.
So here's me wearing all the things I actually did buy. Two Antipodium dresses, one in the sale, one as a birthday present that I paid half of. Two jumpers, both on sale, one via someone else. One skirt from the Monsoon sale. Plus I was wearing my zara orange trousers, officially the only garment of clothing I paid full price for this whole year. That is pretty fucking awesome. I am still vowed never to set foot in a Topshop ever again but I am looking forward to shopping again. I will however be getting rid of some clothes to do so, trying harder to only buy natural fibres and not going mental buying things I don't actually need. I would recommend everyone trying this!
There's nothing I'm actually saving for. The future I guess. Me & the boy were considering going to Mexico & I guess one day, eventually, in the future I'm going to have to move out. But now I'm working more & earning more I think I need to do something other than fritter it away to make it a worthwhile thing to be spending all my time doing, if that makes sense. Maybe 1/4 - 1/2 of my pay check a month. That seems pretty resonable.
So this one was in my New Year's Resolutions of 2 years ago... & there was a brief spell where I thought everything was sweet & I knew what I wanted to do & I had a thing & something to work towards & a hell of a lot of work to do to get there. I would still love to do this thing but being that my passion has wavered slightly I think I miss the feeling of actually knowing what I want to do more than working towards it. I have a list of jobs now but to be honest none of them are really *IT*. I just wish people would stop saying that I'll "fall into something" because that is how you end up working in retail for 30 years without ever being made a manager.
I still reserve the right to a tirade against the Conservative government ripping our country to shreds once in a while. But maybe just to not talk about shooting people in the head when I see then writing down the details of a book at work to look up & buy online later. Or not be so angry towards every single cyclist in Bristol. I'm sorry but there are too many of you that are shit for me not to generalise. Anyway yes so you see the problem. I have strong opinions... but I think I need to express them less uhr, violently!
What are your
resolutions for 2012?