It seems like I'm currently unable to blog in any other format that in lists, but it's so hard to document anything without a structured everyday life. So until I've found a rhythm and a routine, lists will have to do.
Performativity, the material body within post-structuralist feminism, emotional reflexivity, what haircut to get next, and how to best make my bed/fort into the cosiest place on Earth.
Nothing atm, mostly because I don’t have time, but also because I can’t watch series or films on my own — I get way too restless and lose focus after like 3 seconds? Instead I’m reading, and spending too much time spying on the nuns living across the road, it feels like I’m living in a (less decadent) UK version of The Great Beauty.
Apart from uni stuff, I’m also reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt! It’s amazing. It’s that kind of book that stays with you throughout the day, that makes you long until the next time you have 5 minutes to spare so that you can continue reading. Read it if you haven’t! And a couple of days ago I spent the last £20 of the £100 amazon voucher that I won at QMU on Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay, and Vagina: A New Biography by Naomi Wolf; so I have a lot of (hopefully) good reading ahead of me!
It feels like I’m constantly planning the best way to approach my workload — but so far it’s going very well, so I guess it’s paying off! I’m also trying to plan the Future. Which is scary and confusing at times, but also very, very exciting.
Earlier today: a black dress, my softest roll neck jumper, and black tights.
Now: my grey checkered pyjamas, a blanket, and a hot water bottle to keep me company.
The buzz of the fridge, my neighbours talking loudly, and the noise of passing cars.
I’ve been really tired the past couple of days. It’s probably the increasingly dark days and the many hours spent studying. But I’m getting better at taking care of myself, with a lot of rest and food, so I’m sure my body will catch up in due course.
Right now I'm eating okonomiyaki with kale and loads of hot sauce. It's heavenly and super easy to make. Although, in general, my sandwiches:cooked food ratio is way out of hand, but it’s just so boring to cook?? I’ve started listening to podcasts while cooking, which definitely helps, but it’s still more of a chore than anything else.
A backpack. I’m currently carrying everything around in a tote bag, which is slowly destroying my back.
LOOKING FORWARD TO:
So many things. the Christmas market here in York, Halloween, when the air turns crisp (if that happens here in York, who knows, it might be super humid all year round? classic UK), to start working on my dissertation (I know, who am I?), etc. But most of all the 19th of November when I get to see Otto (aka the love of my life) again.
List stolen from Karin (who's an awesome person with an equally awesome blog).