Been catching lots of spectacular views in the past couple of days, so I'd say things are going great. But from what I've learned two nights ago, no matter how much you believe that.. it never really is (great).
I can't even begin to list down the number of times I've felt this (well, last) year was magical. From tiny little things like a pair of white shoes, to bigger things like Japan, the photo above (a.k.a my NYE dream come true) and how I miraculously found the motivation to do well in college, lol - this year had something good amazing awaiting me at every single turn. To say I'm contented would be an understatement... I'm more of dumbfounded. Being my skeptical self, throughout the year, every time something even remotely good happened, I sensed something bad would follow - but 2015 is officially over now and I can safely say that throughout the course of the entire year, there were so many good things that happened, and barely any bad ones to balance it out; which I find is pretty freakin' spectacular. I'm so damn grateful for the year I've had.
Trying to get a good shot of the water colour sky from inside a moving car today really got me feeling like my 15-year-old self again. The past month has been almost as blurry as my car shots - not too sure if that's a good or bad thing, but I guess you could say that it beats being a slob at home everyday, since I've been there, done that for about 17 years now. I have to admit though, right now, feeling like a slob for just a few days doesn't sound all that bad... not bad at all, actually.
Recycling old photos from this blog because I've not touched my camera in forever :(
In the past seven days, I managed to have tons of fun with (almost) all my favourite people, ate Nando's thrice (!!!), scored myself something I've been wanting for a really long time (and at a really good price), and finally got the thumbs up from my dad to do something I've always wanted to do. To sum it all up, things have been going great except for the teeny tiny part where I've been kinda, maybe, possibly slacking loads even though WACE is only three days away. It's freaking November already and it's crazy - but I'm glad I can say that, just like back in May, I still believe this is the best year yet. Oh, it's gonna be pretty difficult to top 2015, alright.
"For inherently, mankind is compelled to record their greatest moments in history and you were mine."
Speaking of Lang Leav, her book Memories is definitely on my wishlist, among other things like HONY: Stories and Zen Pencils Vol 2 which were both released today in the States and are (hopefully) currently on their way to my doorstep, thanks to my super mum. Here's the rest of my wishlist anyway, because I just love making lists and I'm obviously, as always, trying to put off studying:
Linnmon/Adils Ikea table in white (200x60cm)//Pull & Bear White Studio Plimsolls//Denim jacket//Black Chuck Taylor All Star II
Black Vans Authentic Platforms//Scratch-off world map//iPhone 5S
Currently staring at the compose page with my favourite tunes playing in the background, thinking of how to put my feelings down in words.. but I just can't seem to. I guess the best I can do is say that I'm in a good place right now. Feeling pretty good about everything, and though I've been through this enough times to know it won't last, I'm enjoying every moment of it while I can.
I've learned to let the little things pass - definitely focusing on the good stuff, now.
I feel like Ron Swanson is the universe, and I am me. Every time i think the universe is treating me well and things are getting better, the universe just decides I've gotten too chummy with it and hits me with some kind of shit to let me know it doesn't really care about me.
Am I making any sense? Don't mind me, it's 1am and I'm surviving off four hours of sleep - wish I could proudly declare that I spent my past 17 waking hours studying my butt off for mocks, but that's very, very far from the truth. I guess the fact that it took me over a minute to mentally calculate the number of hours I've been awake today is a sign that I should get to bed right about now.
p/s: hey universe, or Ron, or my idiotic past self who decided to spend the entire weekend on YouTube - cut me some slack, please.