I only managed to read two books in December, which is pretty dire for me. But I’d already finished my Goodreads yearly challenge in the November so these were just a plus. To start the month off, I read The Graduate by Charles Webb – which you may have seen on screen as it’s infamous. The book however, a bit of a flop. The dialogue (as in 85% of the book) is so basic and repetitive, so if I were you, I’d stick to watching Dustin Hoffman looking fit. The other book was Room by Emma Donoghue, another book later turned into a film. It’s an incredible book looking through the eyes of a captive child who knows nothing outside of his room with his mother, with all the complexities that one would expect from a kidnap situation. My goal for 2017 is to read 30 books and you can join in too, by joining in on Goodreads (my profile is here).
My musical year finished as Reading ended for me in August – with the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Manchester Arena. Despite my fear of heights leading to a panic attack when we first got to our seats, I conquered it AND was even standing and dancing about at various points – then quickly sitting down. The light show was absolutely insane, can’t say the same about Babymetal, but they aren’t my first choice in band. There’s some footage of the concert over on my Instagram if you’re intrigued!
Sorry, sorry, sorry. I’ve neglected this space quite a bit due to travelling and spending quality time with my friends and family. I promise I’ll be better this month!
4. Mental Health
Well, it’s been swings and roundabouts. I had a few days of psychosis in the beginning of the month which were pretty difficult to get through. But the constant busyness of the festive season hasn’t really left time for me to focus on anything but what’s happening that day – check back next month to see the fallout and subsequent breakdown(!)
5. Family and Friends
Amongst the craziness of festivities, I got to catch up with the lovely Hannah from Little Thoughts over coffee in Kent and had dinner with the wonderful Beth from Polished Couture and FINALLY meet Caroline from Call Me Caz in Middlesbrough. It’s so nice to have ‘blogging’ friends as they understand the perks and struggles! I feel like I spent December constantly surrounded by people I love from having lunch at my Auntie and Uncle’s on Christmas Day to seeing one of my oldest friends from school for drinks on Christmas Eve Eve. Pretty sweet way to end the year.
What are you grateful for this month?