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19 January 2008 @ 11:37 am
I don't really set myself resolutions because I'll always break perfect new habits. I have mini aims that I mentally tick off as the year goes along. I love ticking off lists.

001 Pass my PGCE in one piece. I am currently training to be a French teacher and I mostly love it, but sometimes I think it may be the death of me. All I want to do is get to the end, dance around in another graduation robe and then I'll decide if I want to do this for real, or if I want to run away to join the circus.

002 Go abroad more. And go on a proper summer holiday. The last few years of my life have suffered from a severe lack of holidays as being a student, I just worked through them all. I want to get all freckly in warm sunshine, eat foreign foods and discover new places. I'm going to Paris today which is hardly sunny but I get to escape London for a week!

003 Actually get around to reading Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment. Lately, my reading habit has slowly disappeared and I miss having a book to keep me up late at night. Can anyone please please recommend some good books?

004 On New Year's Eve, I kissed my secret crush and now we're seeing each other. It's definitely an aim of 2008 to have as much fun as possible with him.

005 As much as I can, each night write five things I am grateful for in a little notebook. I suppose this is a resolution but so far I have managed to do this and it's nice to look back and see what tiny seemingly inconsequential aspects of my day made me smile two days ago.
 
 
12 January 2008 @ 12:37 pm
My 2008 resolutions:

1) I will make it to America.
England's just too small for me. Time for somewhere bigger! If all goes to plan, I'll be living in Chesapeke, Virginia from 1st July to the 30th with my penpal. I can't wait wait wait. It's going to be such an adventure.

2) I will get my tattoo.
This on my feet:

I just have to get the guts to tell my mama.

3) I will continue to read more books.
I was always a good reader as a kid, and for some reason I stopped reading new books after I got into the Harry Potter series. I would just re-read my old favourite books. But I got into reading again in 2007 - follow my progress here, if you're interested: http://www.goodreads.com/profile/neonkommando

4) I will learn how to alter/make my own clothes.
Modern fashions fail my body shape, plus I'd rather be creating something original. But I have no idea how to get started. Can anybody recommend good communities for starter-sewers? :)
 
 
Current Music: The Epoxies - No Interest
 
 
26 November 2007 @ 07:03 pm
Hi everyone, this is the first time I have ever taken part in a theme, I always mean to and then forget! My name is Claire, and I am from Belfast, Ireland. I'm not entirely sure if this is appropriate as I am still technically a teenager at 19 but I think you pass that awkward teenager stage at about 18 anyway. I hate to start like this but it seems like, similar to a lot of you, my teenage years were not great. I classify my teenage years in two parts.

 
 
24 November 2007 @ 11:17 am

Me, Amanda, Esai, Emmanuel, and Michael.
How it always was.


Teenagers are schizophrenics. They are children. They are adults. In any case, they are a fucked up mess of emotions and hormones. They are tears of happiness and smiles of pain. They are the pimples with retainers and bundles of frizz on their heads.

At thirteen they are lost and lonely and completely unaware of their bodies and thoughts. They think they are God with the given right to say that they've been somewhere or they've seen something. Any older person can tell they are lying with certainty because they said it too. They'll laugh at this being and carry on.

Pointed fingers and laughter cause blades, pills, ropes, and trains to become an obsession. A shadow is cast upon the glitter and pink of elementary. Converse, ripped jeans and t-shirts with skulls become the everyday wardrobe. Friends say goodbye to those they love. Emily's funeral is on Sunday. Johnny's follows on Tuesday. She never knew how much he loved her.

A teenager's life is like a movie. Every detail is laid out in front of you and everything moves a little slow. You want to scream, "MY GOD GET TO THE GOOD PART." But the reel starts clicking faster and faster and it's over. You're twenty and you missed it. A whole new set of problems are set upon your feet. Only after you've watched this movie over and over you will see.
 
 
Current Mood: coldcold
Current Music: Hefner - Hold Me Closer
 
 
07 November 2007 @ 03:10 pm
hello, i am helen. i am a second year english literature student at the uni of liverpool who likes baking far too much.

a few favourite thingsCollapse )
 
 
 
04 November 2007 @ 08:43 pm
Breakfast
breakfast and seasonsCollapse )
 
 
04 November 2007 @ 01:30 pm
One more autumn pic before the next theme....



The view from my window at work
 
 
29 October 2007 @ 05:08 am
 

Hi, I'm Marisha, and I'm insanely obsessed with eating food and then taking thousands of pictures of it.
 
 
29 October 2007 @ 07:19 pm
EATS  

red&green
This is me, I like food very much, eating it and cooking itCollapse )