Itchy feet for a change of scene [June Journal]

10/06/2017
Today’s prompt: A new thing to try
Starting to work towards a completely new future that I’m not prepared for.
Okay, let’s start small. I realise these posts are just a way to distract myself.
I want to travel. I don’t travel. I have never been anywhere except two family holidays which don’t count because I was young.
 
I wrote a couple of posts before about how important it is to explore the city you’re in, how important it is to build up the friendships you have in those places. Ironically, I didn’t follow those words after that.
But now I can, and I will. I’ll start by fully enjoying London, and then hopefully, unless the political climate worsens, everywhere else in Europe (except France, fuck France). Either with willing friends or by myself. I want to go, just go, I want long weekends in Austria, Sweden, Germany. I’ll even go to Morocco. I just want to get out of this country for a while, this city. I want to get away from all the toxicity around me; I don’t want a fancy hotel and an expensive trip. I just need a flight and somewhere to sleep.
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Your best ain't good enough [June Journal]

8/06/2017
Today’s prompt: Your best qualities
Oh dang. Time to toot my own horn.
Okay
Let’s do this in list form because it feels more uniform and factual and not like I’m trying to show off.
1] I voted labour
I care. Even if I was a millionaire, I would vote labour. Even if I didn’t care about other people, even if I didn’t need the NHS, even if I didn’t want to be heavily taxed in order to help the poor. I would never want a person like Theresa May making the decisions of this country. And I just wanna say, before this list really begins, if Corbyn doesn’t win, I WILL cry myself to sleep tomorrow night.
2] I’m realist
But I can also be a hopeless romantic. I can be positive in the right situations, but overall I’m a realist. That way I’m never too disappointed. I can be passionate but I can also think logically. And I think that’s the best combination to be. I think I give good advice. I give good advice, right?
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My 500 Words, Day 2: Goals.

Yeah, I’ve started a challenge on day 2. I’ve decided to participate in this writing challenge and each day I’m given a prompt which I believe will help me get back on my literary feet. Clearly I’ve hit rock bottom now that I need prompts to write, and I feared this day would come, but it has and I’m going to do what I need to.
Today’s prompt is to tell you my reasons for doing this, which I already briefly have done. I miss writing. I miss reading books and writing pieces outside of uni work, which I’m honestly drowning in. I’m doing it to remind myself that I have a hobby, a passion, and to remind myself that I can always have time for it like I once did. To force myself to put aside a little time to write just 500 extra curricular words is a guilt free way for me to continue/get back into finding my passion again – 500 words is nothing and takes no time [the other red-bull fuelled night I wrote a 900 word essay in 20 minutes on how a butt has the same composition as a cheesecake(?). Maybe I’ll post an extract one day. It made so much sense at the time.]
And I’m already 200 words in. I guess my overall goal is literally just to get the ball rolling again, and by the end of it I hope I’m confident enough to keep writing despite hectic life and uni. This way I won’t go into another creative hiatus.
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