I was tagged by the wonderful Christina @ fairy skeletons for this tag. Although it’s a lovely sunny day as I’m sitting at my computer, the whole…back-to-school stretch of winter feels ever so long. I don’t know. All the new year new you kind of things in the papers get tiring.
I’m happy right now! I mean, I think I am generally more happy than not. But it’s such a weird balance — it’s like I have to tread sp carefully to protect that feeling of feelgood. I have to remember to do this thing and remember to not do that. Or to check all those stupid superstitious things that I know are in the right place. (Do: go outside before lunch. Reply to your emails. Listen to nice music. Don’t: spend the entire day reading that one book. Spend an hour worrying over one paragraph in an email. Listen to music that makes you feel horrible and disconnected.)
We talk about happiness so much. I don’t know. I always just — it’s just feelings; things that do and don’t make my chest ache. I can’t say if it would work for everyone, but it was really lovely to think about some things that make me happy. ❤
songs: Sinners, Lauren Aquilina. Paris, Magic Man, Shake the Sheets, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists. Carry On My Wayward Son, Kansas. One Day More, Les Mis. Non-Stop, Hamilton. Bloom, The Paper Kites.
books: things written by Rainbow Rowell. A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab. Tumbling by Susie Day. Solitaire by Alice Oseman. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater. Legend by Marie Lu.
films: Whisper of the Heart. My Neighbour Totoro. Ten Things I Hate About You.
words:: superfluous. altruistic. endeavour. sojourn. visceral.
scents: tea. hot cross buns. frying bacon. (or frying onions.) the smell of grass after it’s been raining. bookshops. christmas pudding.
miscellany: talking to a friend you can say anything to. finally creating something good. a sunny day. inside jokes. happy coincidences.