I’m going to apologise in advance for this post, as I’m sick today so I’m going to rush it a little bit so I can get to doing the important stuff- marathoning anime and feeling sorry for myself.
So it was my 19th birthday on Friday! I had a really nice day, and I should have taken some pictures for this post, but oh well. I went for breakfast in Café Rouge with my parents (I had granola and a pain au chocolat! It was great), I then went shopping, visited my sister and my niece before coming home, and going back out! In the evening, I went to Frankie and Benny’s, I had an avocado and red pepper pizza, it was also awesome, and then went to play bowling with a lot of my friends from high school. It was a ton of fun and the first time in a REALLY long time that the majority of us were all in one place, usually we’re all around the country.
I also made the the video below, which contains a sort of bucket list for my 19th year, 20 things in total, it should have been 19 but my counting skills are lacking. I’ve actually completed one already, but that will be said in a video next year, just before I turn 20- I want to accomplish all of these and then make a video proving that!
I was lucky enough to spend Tuesday and Wednesday of last week in Paris, France! Whilst we were there, the weather varied from torrential rain to extreme sunlight! It was crazy, and I had not packed sufficiently for either weather (despite my case being extremely heavy!).
Rather than ramble a lot, I’m going to make the post mainly pictures, if you want to hear more/see more of my trip, I uploaded a vlog to my YouTube channel yesterday (it’s quite long, prepare yourself for that!):
WOW It is hell trying to change the order of pictures on blogger. Let’s deal with these the way they are, I moved most of them into the right order but I also can’t be bothered moving the bagel pictures towards the bottom!!
Being so pretty on the mid level of the Eiffel Tower (I LOVE the jumper I have on, I’d wear it all day every day if it wouldn’t get smelly)
This was a little place called Bagelstein which was convientiently located between our hotel and Bonne Neuville (I think that is how you spell it) station. I had this amazing bagel for breakfast which consisted of cheese, roasted vegetables, pesto and MORE cheese, this time in cream form. It was truly amazing. Also it was brilliant to get some vegetables since for the past two days my diet consisted of mostly maoams and macarons.
Fae, who I went with, a long with a few other of her friends, took a lot of selfies. This is my favourite, which was taken whilst we sat outside of Bagelstein having our food!
The Pokemon Center was pretty cool, the merchandise sold was pretty underwhelming, but it’s still cool to see this many Pikachu!
It also had a wall with every single Pokemon currently revealed on it!! I took pictures of some of my favourites but this is as close to a picture of the full wall as I could get due to how huge it was!
The Pokemon Center also had an art gallery, which was the best part of it, it was really great. A lot of it was very simplistic but was executed extremely well.
McDonalds in France have a counter selling ‘McCafe’ products, my favourite was obviously the macarons! ‘Real’ macarons were better, but these were a nice snack, we went back for more of the vanilla flavoured ones!
The Metro signs are really awesome. They seem very Halloween-y for some reason.
Selfie game forever strong even if this is a horrible selfie.
We could see the Arc d’triomphe really well from the middle level of the Eiffel Tower!
The view was pretty breathtaking from all angles, but this was my favourite with all the tall buildings in the distance.
By the time we left, the Eiffel Tower was illuminated and looked great. I also had a great panini between the time of the last two photos. I want that panini right now.
The next day we visited an Evangelion exhibit among other things, I filmed more of that in my vlog if you’re interested!
Overall, Paris is just an amazingly beautiful city and I want to go back right now!!!
I hope you’re all well and I’ll see you next week!
I found it really hard to come up with something to write about today, I was debating hangovers, but that’s what my YouTube video (which will be uploaded later today) is focusing on, and I didn’t want to overkill it! Nor do I have too much time to focus on what to write about, as I have a TON to do today!
And that is why today’s blogpost is on motivation! Isn’t it a weird thing? Sometimes you can be so crazily motivated to do something, I was this weekend, as Orange is the New Black season 2 was released at 8am on Friday, and I triumphantly finished it at about 5:30pm on Saturday. In that time period, I dropped everything and watched 13 1/2 hours of Netflix. Also, that’s an amazing show and you should definitely watch it, it’s probably one of my favourite TV series ever, up there with Game of Thrones.
But now, on Sunday, I’ve realised how that must have been the only thing I’ve been motivated for, for a while. As in now, I have to pack for going away tomorrow, edit and upload a YouTube video, as well as writing this blogpost! And then I decided to get out of bed at 10:30am just because I could! Probably not a smart move!
Why does motivation change so much? Especially when you WANT to be motivated. The same happens with exams, thank god those are over. Exam motivation is the worst because it only seems to hit you 3 hours before the exam, in which you have to cram 6 months worth of work in. (But for reals, start revising early, it makes things MASSIVELY easier. At the end of my first semester, I had one day to revise for probably my hardest exam, which meant getting up at 5am and writing for 7 hours straight before a break. I still did well, but not as well as I did in the rest which I gave myself more than 24 hours to revise for.
This was quite a wordy post to just come to this one point: motivation is weird. Like real weird.
I didn’t know what image to include in this post, so here is one of my favourite stock images ever:
It’s called ‘Cyber Woman with corn’ and I’m sure we can all relate.
Only my second post, and I’m already behind schedule! Only by 1 day, but that’s still inexcusable!!!
I’ve recently finished my first year of university, and we celebrated the end of the year with an event called the ‘Law Ball’ which is for every student who studies law, or law and any combination of other subjects. This was the first time I’d been to one, with it being my first year and it was a ton of fun!
I wanted to take some nicer pictures of what I was wearing but I ended up forgetting! I bought a new suit for this (but it’s also for other things I have upcoming) and I love it! Except pretty much everyone except Josh (on the left) wore black tuxedos, and there I was in a spotty shirt with a red bow tie! But whatever, I looked great!
It was a brilliant night, filled with far, far too much free wine, which may be why this wasn’t posted yesterday and why I think I will be taking a break from alcohol for a while! Other than that, it was a great way to finish this academic year, which has been tremendous fun but also has brought a huge amount of changes to my life. It’s been pretty real!!
Next week’s blogpost will either be very early or very late, as I’m in London/Paris for a couple of days next week! There will definitely be both a post and a vlog about that in the near future!
I leave you with a picture of two of my closest friends that I’ve made this year, and I before we left for the night. I’m very thankful to have met them and I only hope that we can all remain close friends for a long time.
Hope you all have a great week, and I’ll see you next time!