Monday, 29 October 2012

Today Will Be Productive

So after feeling horrendous for the last week and being unable to summon the motivation to do little more than crawl from my pit to the kitchen for supplies and back again I feel it's time to tackle some work. Before I drown in said work. I'm barely keeping my head above water as it is.

Plan of action for today? Lock myself in bedroom, sit in bed (in my boyfriends t-shirt and my underwear), books haphazourdly spread around me, laptop on, avoid procrastination, do work. I'll let you know how it goes.

Right kitchen time, I need tea and chocolate (this does not count as procrastination).

Monday, 22 October 2012

Today I am ill

I am never ill. I mean I pretend to be ill all the time. I have used the age old excuse for pity/attention or to get out of work/school/college/uni many a time. But today I am actually one hundred percent properly ill. And it sucks.

I ache, I can't breathe properly, my throat feels like it's closing up, I'm losing my voice and I look like a pigeons bum. All I want is for my mum to come look after me, make me some chicken soup and endless cups of tea, stroke my hair and tell me everything is going to be OK.

Instead I'm stuck in grotty old 23 Blackberry Terrace awaiting the return of my housemates in the vein hope that they might shower me with sympathy. If they refuse to co-operate I will ensure that I infect them too.

Time to get back to mindless television programmes, junk food and copious amounts of cough syrup. 

Friday, 19 October 2012

Maxi and Midi for a Mini

Being only 5ft tall makes shopping for maxi cuts extremely difficult. It's hard to find any pieces that don't look as if I'm drowning in the material, whilst attempting not to trip over the hem line when strolling down the street. 

I know many would advise against smaller girls wearing maxi or midi shapes, as often they can make us look even shorter than in reality. However, I think a well fitted maxi dress or skirt elongates my figure, a higher waist (or well placed belt) making my legs appear longer, which is always a great feeling on a fat day.

This autumn/winter I am filling my wardrobe with maxi cuts in dark shades, a slightly more sophisticated alternative to my usual jeans/leggings and t-shirt combos. Topshop, Primark and River Island are currently stocking a vast array of 'mullet' style skirts, fitted below the knee pencil skirts, flowing maxi skirts and jersey maxi and midi dresses. Worn with tights and this season's must-have black studded ankle boots these pieces will help us with the winter blues. 

Here's a few of my favourites:

Aztec Midi Tank Dress - £32, Topshop
Racer Strappy Maxi Dress - £18, Topshop
Green Paisley Printed Skirt - Now £15, Topshop (sale)
Neptune Stud Boot - £70, Office
Nighthawk Stud Boot - £80, Office
Black Print Side Split Maxi Skirt - £22, River Island

Monday, 8 October 2012

Motivation has left the building.

I'm desperately trying to phsyche myself up at the prospect of researching and beginning the ellusive Final Major Project. However, it seems the harder I try to muster the excitement or the need to do work the more I cannot bring myself to even set foot in a library, let alone open a book and write some words.

I guess starting a dissertation means facing up to the fact that my time as a student is fast running out. We all know the good life can't last forever. I want to look back safe in the knowledge that I made the best of the time I've spent at university - in terms of both work and play.

Going out into the real world seems like a daunting prospect right now. I'm trying to keep in mind the fact that I'm still incredibly young and, whichever direction I eventually choose to take will be worth any struggles or obstacles that may get in my way.

Although the last two years of my life have not been without their problems, I will never ever regret my decision to attend university. I may not have shown my full potential in certain aspects of my academic career so far, but I am determined to make this year my year. Keeping this simple fact in mind and the knowledge that I will give my absolute best to my third and final year at university, I hope to make myself proud.

Anyway, emotional rant over. It's time to do some bloody work.

Wish me luck