Update #15 | Life Lately


I thought it was about time that I did another little update posts since it's been a bit of a whirlwind month with so many highs and so many lows so ya' know... thought I might as well share! I love writing these because I can literally just spill everything and get loads of my chest - I feel like it especially helped after writing my last update post because I just poured all my stress out into the post and I could actually take a step back and see that the stress wasn't as bad as I thought. So yeah, honestly if you have worries or just something you need to get off your chest I definitely recommend writing it all down, it doesn't even have to be this public, you could write it down in a personal diary that only you will see - trust me, you'll feel much better afterwards! But yes, this update post won't be quite so stressful because I actually feel a little bit more on top of everything now which is good, well I'm on top of work but unfortunately that does mean my social life is lacking a little bit and annoyingly I've had to prioritise my dissertation over seeing friends.. which is never good! Honestly, have you ever seen that picture where there's a triangle with 'social life' 'enough sleep' and 'good grades' and it says 'choose two'?! That picture basically sums up university for me... so I've become somewhat of a recluse, but a happy recluse because I'm such an introvert, so it's okay for now, haha! 

I feel like it wouldn't be an update post without talking about my dissertation... and I'm finally getting it done! I think I had left it so long that I was genuinely just scared to open up my google docs and look at how much I had left to do and that's what was stopping me from just cracking on! But I finally sat down and actually just worked out what needs to be done and when and now I feel like I'm finally on top of it and it can actually get done - woo! I can't believe it's due in literally like 10 weeks, that is insane... I was actually just figuring out my blog post schedule for the future and I was filing in the dates up to the end of April and it made me realise how fast it's going to come around... I'm not ready for it! 

It's actually Valentines day as I'm writing this and me and Ethan honestly didn't do anything today - how sad is that, haha! We kind of had our Valentines day on Monday instead and we went to Jamie's Italian which was lovely (and is also becoming one of our favourite places to eat out at!) ... I also forced Ethan to come and watch Fifty Shades with me...worst girlfriend ever, haha! I have to say, as much as I seriously want to love the films because I really got into the books and loved every second I was kind of dissapointed again! I'm no film reviewers expert but both films so far are just lacking something to me... like they don't go into any detail for most of the characters. I don't know I guess I would've loved to see more of Jack's character and also I just feel like Leila's character was just kind of brushed under the carpet?! Ahh well, I'm sure as soon as the DVD comes out I'll watch it a million and one times and it'll be my guilty pleasure and I'll also go and watch Fifty Shades Freed as soon as it comes out...and I'll also blast the entire soundtrack on repeat for the next few months; but I'll still always love the books more! It didn't help that a group of girls came and sat right next to me (when there were so many other chairs in the cinema by the way... that kind of annoyed me!) and then they wouldn't stop talking the entire way through... ugh biggest pet peeve! Especially when I'm trying to concentrate on Jamie Dornan's hotness...I mean come on, haha!  

Ooh! Do you like the picture by the way?! I kind of treated myself to a new camera lens... I spoke about this in my last post but basically I randomly realised that I've had my camera for like 6 years now, and obviously it's not as good as it used to be. I definitely can't afford a whole new camera right now, although that's definitely something that I want to save up for! So I decided to get myself a new lens instead, I got the Canon 50mm f/1.8 which is a pretty standard blogger lens I believe (I basically had no idea what I was looking for because I know nothing about cameras, so I went for the lens all over bloggers have been raving about, haha!) and I am seriously loving it so far! I haven't had enough time to give it a proper go, but all the photos I've taken so far are so much better than anything I took with my standard lens - I just find this lens so easy to use, you can literally just point and shoot, exactly what I need! 

Omg also, we just finished watching Prison Break last night so I'm pretty sad about that! I always have this weird thing about finishing series that I love, I'm pretty sure that's one of the reasons why we never carried on watching The Walking Dead because I just never want it to end! Prison Break was amazing though, even if the ending made me cry so so much! I just can't wait for the next season to come out already, I'm pretty sure it comes out at around the same time as Stranger Things, which makes me so excited! But anyway, we've started watching Bates Motel instead now and I'm definitely loving it so far, I'm also very glad there's 3 seasons on Netflix so we have plenty to binge on! 

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  1. Well done for cracking on with the dissertation! I remember doing mine and just wanting it to be over with, so you're doing really well and keep going! New lens for the camera looks fab too! x

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    1. Thanks! It's nice to be reminded that people have actually survived writing it, haha! Can't wait for it to be over too! x

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  2. Glad to hear you're on top of things, hopefully you can make up for all that loss in socialising once your diss is handed in!xx

    Lucy x | lucy-cole.co.uk

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  3. Ahh good luck with your dissertation! I'm sure you'll do amazingly, especially now you feel like you're on top of it! That photo is super lovely, but it looks so cold back in the UK right now hehe! Don't know if I should be jealous or not haha! That is a really good lens, although I definitely need to get my camera back out of it's bag again! I'm hopeless for never wanting to carry around a heavy bag and end up jut taking photos on my phone, and that's no fun!

    I love these update posts, you're totally right about getting everything off your chest, puts everything in perspective for me too! <3

    Love always,

    Anne // www.aportraitofyouth.co.uk

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    1. Thanks lovely, I hope so!

      I actually took that photo a week ago when it was freezing here but it's warmed up so much over the last few days - typical!

      I'm so glad you enjoyed lovely, thanks for your comment! :) x

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  4. Whenever I end up stressed, I think, "Maybe I should write this down," and every time I poured myself onto paper, I felt so much better about myself and my stress. That it isn't actually that bad, and that I could get over it. Usually ends up going onto the blog, haha.Great job on the photo, Jemma! Love the mood you set with it. :) xx

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    1. I couldn't agree more! And thanks for your lovely compliments on my photo! :) x

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