every light is like a promise
(The title lyric is courtesy of Crossing a Bridge, a song from Anastasia on Broadway, which is really sweet and wintery and you should definitely listen to it. The above photo is courtesy of my Pinterest board because I have this feeling that you can learn at least something about a person from their Pinterest.)
I've started going for a walk in the mornings again. Of course it helps that I don't have to be at work before nine these days and that there's a lovely park at the corner of my street, but besides that. Besides that, on some mornings I still have to push myself to actually go and on some mornings the weather is beautiful and breezy and every morning I come home, a little sweaty and with sore feet, happy that I went. It's a good habit I've felt for clearing your mind a bit of clutter, even if you're listening to musicals as you walk, and just for looking around, appreciating nature and world we live in. But don't be hard on yourself if you miss a day, and probably don't dance to your show tunes if you don't want to be stared at. *insert winky face emoji*
In just over two weeks I'm starting university, and let me tell you, that's come on way faster than I thought. All my textbooks have arrived and I've filled out applications for a Student ID and found out when my semester breaks will be. If you're curious, I'm going to be studying a Bachelor of Arts in History and English Literature with a minor in Creative Writing, which is a mouthful so normally I say I'll be an Arts student, and I'll be studying online while living at home, which is super convenient. I'm possibly more excited than a normal person should be for university and so far I've learned that covering books with contact film is harder than the diagram would have you believe, but you know, it's all part of adulting. Perhaps, if anyone's interested, I'll do a couple of uni life posts as the year goes on. (Let's be honest, I might do them even if no ones interested.) Anyway, we'll see how excited I am this time next month when I have three papers due and half of Wuthering Heights still to read, haha.
If you feel like having a good cry and seeing some of the most beautiful scenery, go watch The Light Between Oceans. It's set in the 1920s on a lighthouse and it's about a lighthouse keeper and his wife and what happens when they find an abandoned baby on the shore of their island. It's emotional, but the acting is A+.
Currently, I'm reading I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith; I'm loving the writing style and the charming vintage feel, but I'm also annoyed at how Cassandra's father treats his family and how they never really do anything to help themselves. Oh well hopefully it turns out okay in the end. Writing wise, I've started a first draft which is equal parts freeing and making me want to pull my hair out. I much prefer editing to drafting, I think; I love my characters so much though.
So, friends, what's been happening in your world? What are you reading, writing or creating at the moment?