Thursday, 31 December 2015

HNY 2016!

Hello. I suppose it's new years eve again.

 Last year I said my goals were to buy a lot of clothes, stay busy, and try out new make up brands. Not particularly difficult resolutions, but hey, I achieved all of them. Those three jobs I spoke about having didn't end up working out because one of them became the full-time gig that I have been at for a year now. I had spent 2014 running around doing odd jobs for different friends shops and stalls and expected that to continue into 2015; instead I became an office worker who moved on from thrifty spank! and sneakers styles into gyaru and heels. More recently I actually dyed my hair brown. It's a work in progress (I'm hoping to achieve an ombre into pastel pink but it's been more difficult than I expected) but I've enjoyed not being pink. I don't stain everything I own with fuchsia dye any more, for one.

I said in this post that I'd revisit why this year has been so great for me again around new years, so here we are. I already talked about working, my Melbourne holiday, and my new penchant for himekaji, but I'd like to touch on anxiety butt-kicking again.

I am in no way shape or form past my anxiety. I know I may never truly be past it. I do however know my triggers, I know how to control and remove myself from stressful situations, and I know how to react to potentially explosive situations. I also know that it took time, patience and a lot of failure to get to this point, and that I still have more to work on. I would like to thank my close friends and family for being understanding when I'm having an off day. I can proudly say I've had so few this year I can count them all on my fingers. That is incredible.

Some other little 2015 highlights:

  • I saw Billy Idol live
  • I saw Big Bang live
  • Adam and I booked our wedding venue and set the date
  • I went on my first holiday without my family 
  • I got really into The Clash and found out that spotify has all of the first wave punk I could ever want (this has made me very happy)
  • Adam and I had our engagement party and in my opinion it was a big success for us
  • I was able to buy gifts for my friends and familys birthdays and on christmas for the first time ever
  • I went from being a back room casual to a junior to a full time employee at my job and have been able to use my hobbies like graphic design at work
  • Adam and I chose where we want to live next year once we're married
  • I made great new friends (Hi Natalie hi Jess)
  • I learnt how to be busy and have been able to juggle work and personal life better and better as the year progressed
  • Got really good at speaking to shop clerks and making professional phone calls
  • I got a (kind of huge) tattoo
  • I fell in love with gyaru and even went out on a limb and started my own gyarusa

Aside from continuing to work on my 21 goals, my resolutions for 2016 are:

Be responsible.
Be trustworthy.
Work hard.
Be kind.
Remove clutter.
Eat well.
Plan ahead.

I hope you have a safe and happy new year.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

A London Squatter in Versailles

The new groups are not concerned
With what there is to be learned
They got Burton suits, ha you think it's funny
Turning rebellion into money

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Hair Woes

Dress, bag, shoes: Liz Lisa

I'm trying to go blush rose brunette right now and yet two attempts at the hairdresser have made me platinum blonde and now a purple/grey. I've said it before, I always end up with purple hair on accident. A bit ironic that I'm trying to have a subtle, subdued, 'natural' hair colour and I've ended up with something else bright. We'll try again in a month or two.
Other than that, works going well and wedding plannings going okay. I seem to be more in love with Adam than ever. I fall in love with him more and more every day.

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