As some of you may have noticed, my posting schedule has gone out of the window these last two months. This is my last semester for my bachelor’s degree, and idk, I feel like it’s been the most intense semester? But it’s kind of weird, ’cause I can’t really pinpoint what exactly is stressful about it, I mean, yeh I’m doing one more subject, but it’s not necessarily harder. Hmm, maybe it’s because it’s so close to the end.
ANYWAY, that’s why I’ve barely posted anything, but I’m still alive don’t worry! So two days ago, I turned 21, and I know this may not be the case for all people, but birthdays are a huge deal to me. There’s something there about turning one year older you know? Even if it is just arbitrary. I never really feel that different ON my birthday, but I feel as though that’s the case with life. It’s only when you reflect on the past years, and your experience and whatnot, that you realise how much you’ve changed, whether for the better or worse.
This is clear a very deep post HAHAHA not. Idk I just thought this might be an opportunity for me to start to pick up my blogging game again! And yeh, on the reflective note, I thought I would share with you 21 things I’m thankful for when I turned 21!
|Cake is clearly my one true love ❤
1. Public transport. I know Melbourne public transport isn’t the best, but come on, without it I would have to actually learn to drive, which will happen soooooon.
2. Nail polish. All the nail polish.
3. My mum’s cooking, because it’s pretty phenomenal. Especially her dumplings, hands down best dumplings in the whole world.
4. Chocolate, because chocolate makes everything better.
5. Claratyne. Without which Spring would be the death of me.
6. Friends and family who love me unconditionally. Corny af but it had to be said let’s be real.
7. That I live in Melbourne. Melbourne is such an amazing city with so many facets, and although I still plan on working/studying overseas in the future, I think Melbourne is a place that I will always return to.
8. My new camera! I decided to finally bite the bullet and get myself a camera for my 21st! Yay for good quality photos in low light.
9. That I get to read and watch movies and shows and listen to music. Having the chance to just absorb yourself in one form of media is so, idk, other-worldly almost? It’s really hard to describe but anyone who’s seen a fantastic movie or read a good book to heard a great song would know what I’m talking about!
10. Zomato. Because come on, how would I know where to eat without Zomato?
11. That I am able to travel! Not as frequently as I would like, but still. Idk I feel like I could never be one of those people that just travels. Not because I can’t if I really wanted to, but because there’s other things that I think is more important?
12. Social media. As much as it drives me crazy sometimes, how would I stalk people without Instagram?!
13. That I get to go to uni studying something that I actually like. When I first started of uni, I was in for a bit of a shock since I barely did any humanity subjects back in high school, and yeh, 2,000 words essays definitely scared me a little. But criminology has taught me soooooo much beyond crimes (and no, it’s nothing like Criminal Minds, but I do have a lecturer that’s pretty much a doppleganger of Reid!). Social sciences are fascinating, and yeh, I’m glad I’ve kind of finally got the hang of essay writing, analytical thinking and all that shabam!
14. Onesies. Winters are always better when you’re in a onesie, especially if it’s a pink unicorn yay!
15. That I get to blog about food! Among other things haha. Sharing my love for food is definitely something that I enjoy thoroughly, and I promise I’ll get back into it! Soon hopefully haha.
16. That I can bully my mum into taking a million photos for me. Yes that dessert photo literally took half an hour to take HAHAHA.
17. Hair dye. Not the box ones, the good kind. You know, the one you mix with peroxide and stuff, Because life’s too short for black hair. And I’m too poor to get my hair done for $700.
18. My strong immune system. Being healthy comes with so many other benefits but yeh, just being healthy in itself is pretty amazing.
19. Wireless internet. Did anyone actually enjoy that ridiculous sound that dial-ups used to make? They drove me crazy.
20. Google. It actually saves lives. Can you imagine a world without Google? ‘Cause I can’t.
21. That I’ve finally been able to fathom the fact that everyone in the world wants different things in life, sort of. I feel like that’s a hard one to wrap your head around, and it’s something I’m still a bit confused by.
And that’s my list! There are more things that I’m thankful for obviously, but let’s just stick with 21 for now 🙂