August has been a busy month.
Exams, birthdays, work. I didn't have enough time to blog, or even go online most days. For the past month, I was a hermit hidden in my bedroom with horrible thoughts of papers due and examinations to review. In layman's terms, I was studying.
Thankfully, exams are over for now. Another two months before my real determines-my-future exams begin. So, let's catch up!
Here's what I've been doing in August!
Watching | Pixar's Inside Out! It just came out in theatres and I have been in love ever since. Pixar outdid itself, with its adult themes and portrayal of depression. The layers peeled back to create further allegories and metaphors. Oh, I loved it!
Listening | For the past the few days, Crave You by Flight Facilities has been playing on repeat. It's such a gorgeous song, released half a decade ago. This is one of the songs I found during a 'shooting star' session I call it. It's a rare that a song makes me stop and just listen.
Loving | I think I'm in love with Rachel from Willow Tea. She is the sweetest beauty in the world! I like to pretend we're best blogger friends even though she's halfway across the world. Lately, the work on her blog is amazing. Her photography, her writing! I love her!
Making | I've been revamping my Blogging Binder, which I've been neglecting for months. I made it in February and it has since been collecting dust. Quite literally. I enjoy making binders like a real Leslie Knope, but I never seem to fill it out like the real Leslie Knope. She is disappointed in me.
Planning | As I said before, A Levels are just around the corner and I'll be graduating soon. Hence five year plans and university goals pinned on a vision board. Planning out the future is exhausting. It's overwhelming but I find it inspiring.
Reading | Notes to be honest. I've been reading and rereading my notes and books on Shakespeare, Pinter, the Cold War. Exams took a bulk of my reading time. Mounds of papers to go through! Besides, I didn't read anything satisfying this month. I hope September will be different.
(Since a lot of people asked in my last OOTD, Sweet Nessarose. I mixed in NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania and Amsterdam to get a nice burgundy lip to match the shawl!)
August has been exhausting, and very strange.
Most days involve some sort of self-exploration or realisation. The second half of the year, when you're approaching a milestone, is stressful at least in my opinion. I see it around it school often. The clear sense of anxiety and fear for the future. To be aware of this tense atmosphere is a whole other story.
I wasn't blogging or involved as much as I would like to be. But I have a few posts planned out, and I will try posting three times a week again! Every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday you should see a new blog post which should vary in content. I hope. If you'd like to see them, please follow me on Bloglovin'!
But that was my August! How was yours?