Journaling, new specs & a book recommendation

Saturday, June 15, 2019
It's been a loooooong time since my last 'everyday life' post. 

Sometimes I find it difficult to write about things I've been up to or what's been happening in my personal life because it feels redundant, but then other times I'm happy to waffle. Today I felt like writing about the last week or two because for once it was fairly interesting.

I recently completed my interior design diploma! I had a blast doing that course, I learnt so, so much and it made me even more passionate about interior design. I remember at uni thinking that doing a creative writing course would do the same thing, but I left with absolutely no desire to write ever again and I was worried that was going to happen to me this time round but I'm relieved it didn't. I'm still absolutely obsessed with interiors, I just don't know where to go from here...

I also got some new specs. I had every intention last Wednesday of going into Specsavers to get my new lenses put into my old glasses, but that would've worked out more expensive than getting new ones, so that's what I ended up doing. I got some new sunnies for free, too. Love the new style of my glasses, they have more of a rounded shape and they're a kind of grey-black tortoiseshell rather than brown. I love the rounded look, they feel very 70s inspired.

Something I'm weirdly proud of is that I've nearly finished a book. Yes, that's correct, nearly finished a BOOK. Shocking coming from me, the serial book abandoner. This book grabbed me from the first page and it has been a wild ride. I've been reading Still Standing: The Life and Career of Elton John. I picked it up in The Works for £4 and I haven't put it down for a week straight. I've been reading it at home, on the loo, at work... I can't stop. It's fantastic. I haven't loved a book this much in years.

Anyone who enjoys biographies or Elton John in particular, this book is a must. I have actually just added it to Goodreads myself because it wasn't on there before. I think it's a newly released edition of a 2007 book about EJ, but I couldn't figure out which one.

My journal is filling up nicely - I bought some cool vintage book pages and music sheets from Etsy to add to my spreads and I may have an addiction to buying stickers off AliExpress. I haven't enjoyed working on a journal this much since I was a kid. I post quite a few snippets of my journal on Instagram if you're interested in seeing what else I've done. The clippings stickers above are by Tim Holtz and are from Hobbycraft.

Hope you all have a great weekend.

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