My reading week has been and gone, autumn has well and truly arrived and I’m feeling out of sorts. It’s been two weeks since I attended university, and I honestly don’t know what I’ve done with the time off, even though I know I’ve been doing something! As unhealthy as it is, I’m one of those people whose happiness is intrinsically linked with success and achievement, so I’ve been left feeling a bit rubbish.
Following all of the dreaming and planning of recent weeks, I think I’ve found putting those dreams and plans into action less rewarding than I expected. That’s mostly because I never factor in the fact that things take time – who’da thunk it?! Vocal practice, writing, learning etc. are all things that don’t happen over night, but as my entire family will tell you, my brain is always thinking around five years into the future, so I’m never satisfied!
Having said that, I’ve seen a lot of progress over the last two weeks. For three days in a row, I felt entirely content, minus everyday stresses. Not even a catcalling incident could rain on my parade! For somebody like me who has battled with mental health problems for over four years, that was an entirely novel experience and definitely something I could get used to. Furthermore, my voice has made more improvements in the last two weeks than it has in the entire time I’ve been singing. Along with more songwriting progress and a big leap forwards with my guitar skills, I feel like I’m going somewhere.
Now I think about it, I’ve actually done quite a lot! In that case, I suppose the entire first paragraph of this post is void. I only feel like I haven’t achieved anything because my achievements that aren’t measurable. I suppose when you’re working on improving yourself, it’s not like handing in an essay at university. There’s no certificate for improving your singing or writing a song, so you have to make a conscious effort to recognise the good work you’ve done.
On that note, I’m going to start making daily to-do lists once again, and that way, I’ll be able to see all of the tasks I’ve completed as I cross them off. There’s a reason everybody loves lists!
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The suede skirt is an autumn favourite every year, but this lace up suede mini skirt is something a bit different to the standard button up option. I’ve teamed it with a fluffy high neck jumper, over the knee boots and a snug baker boy cap to complete my autumnal get up.