Well, Facebook, I’m not in my best of spirits I can tell you that. There have been ups and downs, occasional bursts of fun and escape from reality, and frequent headfirst collisions with the hard reality… no cushions. Sometimes I wish I could go back a few years, when I only had to worry about grades and weekend plans.
You can say that this is a status update of sorts. Or maybe a sort of mini-journal entry. Either way, so as not to bore you with all the details of my mundane life, I’m going to write about a few select highlights. One important such highlight is that this weekend I indulged in my first chocolatey treat in weeks – a chocolate dreamcake doughnut from Krispy Kreme. I had been planning to hold out a bit longer on chocolate, but really, who can resist a KK doughnut? 😉 Plus, I do believe I earned it. I’ve stuck to my diet and exercise throughout this period and lost more than 15 pounds, which is excellent if you take into consideration that I only started three weeks ago!
That doughnut put me in a good mood. I don’t know about you, but without sugar I’m one cranky grouch. And I’ve been even grouchier lately due to all the stress at work and my inability to get past my Writer’s Block. As regards the former, I’m looking for a new job; I’m hoping to work for a publishing house so I can translate and edit novels and manuscripts. However, my Writer’s Block seems pretty much incurable at the moment; I’ve rewritten the same part five or six times already, but to no avail. =[
What have I been doing if not writing? Well, mostly reading. And buying new books. I regret to say that I’ve been failing miserably at my resolution to not buy too many books in 2013. I just cannot resist picking up a book or two when I pass by a bookshop. There’s always some book I’ve been looking for or wanting to read, and I figure the money’s there, so… before I know it I’m happily clutching a carrier bag filled with books.
Anyway, I consider it a form of therapy. There’s always something so soothing about handing over your card and buying new things… or at least in my case, new books and stationery. In the words of Becky Bloomwood, “Oh… the rush you feel when you swipe your card. And it’s approved. And it all belongs to you!” Oh the curse of a consumerist society.
That said, I did buy some lovely stationery this weekend. I have way too many pretty notebooks and pens than what is probably healthy, but I can’t resist! And then I can’t figure out what to do with them. Any ideas? I’m not going to use it as a diary because I never stick to those. So I need to use it for something that will keep me occupied from cover to cover.
Other than that, I have not been up to much. Today I finished translating and proofreading a 7500 word document, and I realised something – if I combined all the words I translated in the span of one month, I would have myself a complete novel. It’s a pity that by the time I’m done working, I’m too tired to even look at the computer anymore. I will be getting away from it all during the weekend, so that should be good.
What is on your mind? Read any good books lately… or any of the books from my pile? Watched any fun movies? (I have watched two Bruce Willis movies this week and they were both quite fun!) Do you have any suggestions for me as regards my new notebook?
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