Current obsession(s)…

You know those little sparks of curiosity that make you go “oh, I am instantly drawn to this, whatever it is!” ? Those little sparks of curiosity that turn in to little habits. Then those lille habits turn into unhealthy habits that start swallowing parts of your day. Well, I have come to terms with my habits having turned into obsessions that I cannot stop entertaining.

Those little sparks of innocent curiosity.. I cannot afford any more of those!

Obsession 1 Amazingly tragic reality TV.

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What can I say? My work evolves around international relations and development, yet, there is nothing more satisfying than semi-acted out realty TV at the end of a long day. I feel such pleasure in thinking, “thank the world, that is not my life”. Does that make me a bad person? I would like to add I also get very involved and cry and laugh alongside the shows. Take “Say Yes to the Dress (ANY version – NYC,Atlanta, Canada or UK!), I get so emotional when the brides finally find their dress and they get to sparkle on their big day! On the other hand, there is guilty pleasure number 1 – Keeping Up With The Kardashians… Why on earth did I start watching this? I would appreciate your thoughts on this, as I find them not remotely inspiring, motivational or interesting.

Obsession 2 Youtube, more specifically beauty channels.

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All of the videos above are recommended to me…

I cannot seem to watch enough beauty videos on Youtube. I will gladly watch any video containing a strangers top 5 “lippies” or “Faves and Hates of 2016” even though I never go to purchase any of the products I am bombarded with. Also, I love a good review of a product, especially when the product is not available in the UK and it is some sort of mission to locate it OR at a price range that would force me to live on oats for a month. I cannot get enough! I am talking Tati, NikkieTutorials and Thrift Thick. I actually had to stop and write to watch a new video from Thrift Thick…and I need to get a hold of the Milk Makeup Blur Stick..

Obsession 3  Adding products and clothes into wish baskets as if I am actually shopping.

Am I trying to make myself sad? I keep exploring new shopping/makeup sites only to start adding all that I like into a “wish basket” (such a sad basket, odds are I will never return to this.)

Obsession 4  Britain’s Darkest Taboos – omg – I am talking breakfast, commute to work, lunch hour and commute home.

This series is available on Netflix in the UK and I discovered it a few weeks ago. I have for as long as I can remember had a unhealthy obsession with any crime like show – Criminal Minds, CSI, NCIS, Law and Order Special Victims Unit etc. So when I saw this documentary series was available on Netflix, I could not help myself. All the episodes evolve around the concept of being betrayed by the people who supposedly love you the most. I watch it as often as I can, sometimes I even fall asleep to it. How is that even possible? This series is certainly not for the faint hearted and those who enjoy a good night lullaby.

Obsession 5 Rupaul’s Drag Race.

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I feel like Rupaul’s Drag Race deserves its own space as it is my absolute favourite amazingly tragic reality TV show to ever make it to the big screens.  When I am not watching Britain’s Darkest Taboos (!), I am dreaming myself away in the world of Drag Race. I have seen every season several times, including the two All Stars seasons – but do not get me started. Jinkx Monsoon is my number one Queen and I have had the pleasure to see two of her shows here in London – I even paid for a meet and greet, which is when I realised we would never be friends.Nobody starts a friendship by being paid, or do they?

Well, those were some of my obsessions and now you know when I do with my spare time. Rather worrying when I read through it now, hah!

Please feel free to share some of your obsessions, I would love to hear!

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Life does not care if it is a “new year”.

From a place a facts,  it is indeed a new year – again. To me, a new year would normally constitute a new and unrealistic list of how I would start to improve my life, surroundings and life in general. I am sure some of you will recognise this list. The list of perfection and ambition, the list that never ends and reminds you of what you could not tick off the list from last year.I am talking classic bullet points of: being a better person (what does that even mean?!), travel more, be more active and exercise, spend more quality time with friends and family, adopt a dog and etc.

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These lists have not done anything for me, other than to constitute that putting “something” on a list does not make it happen. Not for me anyway. If anyone has found a way to make something happen by simply putting it down as a bullet point, let me know. 

What I have learned is that life does not care about it being a new year and life does certainly not care about any list you might be working on. Life carries on, as usual. If you had little time and money last year to go travel, it will most likely be the same for the “new year”. So far into the new year, it is all pretty much the exact same. Where am I going with this? I am not sure, but I want to make the point that no matter what we may write down in hopes of the paper and pen creating miracles, it is only you who can make a change. Personally, I find that if a change is to take place, you must truly want to make that change, be able to make that change and be in an environment that allows for that change. That is the only bullet point list I need.

So put away your pen and paper or whatever device you may chose to write down your hopes and dreams. Start to feel and sense what change you want, a change that makes you a happier person.

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I am starting with this blog post.
I want to write a blog.
I am capable of writing, I think.
I have the time, energy and tools to write a blog.

Off to a good start by using overused pictures – but such is life. 

#goingtobethebestyearever