So what's been going on this last three years? Well, firstly, I have a new job at an alternative clothing and gift shop in my home town (in addition to my continued employment at a charity shop, where I spend many a happy hour curating a hoard of secondhand books and strange clothes), which I have been thoroughly enjoying, especially since I now waft home of an evening smelling strongly of incense.
My boyfriend Dan and I have been together, on and off, for almost eleven years now (our anniversary is in May). For my 22nd birthday we took a trip to Paris, which was my first ever trip abroad. Since then we have been saving up to manage at least one trip each year. Last year we went to Scotland - I now want to move there.
http://shemightbeafaerie.tumblr.com/post/101820841010/from-our-trip-to-scotland-and-the-lake-districtMy personal style, last discussed yonder, is still continually in flux. I have simplified my look a lot out of sheer laziness, and can now get ready for work in under an hour, which would have been an impossibility in the days when I had to draw on a set of eyebrows to face the world (I have my own eyebrows now). I am finally getting the hang of sensible shopping (mostly), and can even imagine a day in the not-too-distant future when my clothes fit into my wardrobe instead of piling up on the floor around it. My main stumbling block, style-wise, is comparing myself to other people too much instead of having confidence in my own preferences, but I'm working on it.
I mentioned in my first post on this blog that I've been getting back into writing fiction. Since taking part in NaNoWriMo last year, I have been trying to sift through the word vomit I created with the hope of finding a few gems in the midst of the debris. I am, of course, a master of procrastination, and my NaNovel is a fine example of the half-baked, lame plotting scenarios that are dreamed up by a desperate brain under the influence of too much caffeine. Nevertheless I have been buying actual reference books, and quizzing people about some intriguing local legends, and I think I finally have an idea that I am happy with. Now for the hard part; the writing bit...
So that's what I've been doing during the time I've been away... what about you?