Hey there! It's been awfully quiet on here, hasn't it? Blame it on my enormous scheduling talent - ahem -, a rather busy time and my inability to pick a subject to start with. But, hey, what better way to start again than with a post full of simple, basic banter and personal updates? Here's what's been keeping me occupied and where I've been out and about!
THE STRUGGLE SO CONTINUOUS IT'S GETTING OLD
One of those reasons for being quiet I just gave you, the last one actually, has been bothering me for a while now. I've been getting rather panicky when it comes to writing blog posts, giving too much thought to whether a certain idea is good enough to write about, even though it's probably my favourite thing in the world at that point. The thought of it not being liked or read prevailed a bit too much, which obviously resulted in a writer's block. It's a bit ridiculous, really, because I think the whole point of a fun blog is that you get to share who you are with others. Now, I'm not telling you I know who I am - I'm still pretty all over the place, haha! -, but I've realised that it's a lot more important to stay you than it is to score readers. I've realised that no matter how much I admire another blogger's posts or style, it doesn't mean I need to do or write about the same things. Comparison really is a nasty bug, and well, I'm letting it go. I'm vowing to think less about writing topics and just trust what's at the top of my thoughts. Which probably means I should include an 'you are hereby warned' somewhere in here, ha!
Now, on to the more fun things that have been keeping me occupied; the out and about part! Chance has provided me with one thing after the other, starting with a Bruno Mars concert last Wednesday. It was so much fun to see, really, but who can resist a whole bunch of catchy tunes, synchronised old school dance moves, colourful lights and the occasional fireworks, right? Definitely a guilty pleasure worth seeing, and I can't stop listening to his latest album now. You can bet it's going to be part of the soundtrack when I start spring cleaning tomorrow!
Next up was a long-awaited viewing of the musical Cats in Antwerp on Saturday. I wanted to see this ever since I was twelve, so you can imagine the level of anticipation. It was definitely worth the wait, wonderful and very impressive to see and terribly funny at the same time. My Mum started the tradition of buying a magnet as a souvenir whenever she can, so I kind of plan on stealing her idea from now on. I love hanging all sorts of things on my fridge, really, but the funny thing is; mine is actually supposed to be built-in but the cabinet broke and now I secretly don't want my landlord to fix it...
PS: I re-read T.S. Eliot's original poems on which the musical was based as a reading challenge for February, and since I'm a little bit behind on that I promise you'll read something about the February and March books soon!
FACTS, THE SPRING EDITION
Lastly, my country's biggest geeky convention and one I visit every chance I get took place only just yesterday. Add the facts (ooh, a pun!) that I got to hang out with a friend I don't see quite often enough for a whole day, saw Nathan Fillion preeeetty up close, bought a couple of neat things to add to the collection and had a lovely dinner with my family afterwards, and I can tell you with a 100% certainty that it was probably my favourite day in a long while. The loot? An addition to the favourite Disney characters shelf, another (yes, another) Funko Pop to go with The Beauty and the Beast quote I printed after seeing the new film version (I love it so much, you have no idea), a Guardians of the Galaxy t-shirt and key ring, a couple of beautiful minimalistic posters of some of my favourite films (of which I'll only show one, the rest will appear in home decor posts soon enough ;-)) and tiny Hogwarts mugs for those much-needed, every-day coffee shots. Oh, wallet, what have I done to you?
Now here's to more of these fun days, less worrying and a fresh start. Again. Until we get it right.
One for the bloggers:
Q: do you struggle with writer's block? And if so, what do you think is the main reason for this?