Wednesday, 27 October 2010

The truth is I love being alive.

"The truth is I love being alive. And I love feeling free. So if I can’t have those things then I feel like a caged animal and I’d rather not be in a cage. I’d rather be dead. And it’s real simple. And I think it’s not that uncommon."
Last night I had a lovely evening. I havn't actually been sociable or been out for drinks in a while so it was a nice break to go to town and see old school friends. Who I miss rather a lot. I feel like life is changing so much and at such a fast pace right now. And before I've even had time to acknowledge it myself, my very closest friends are living all over the country and our lives are all moving onwards and upwards. It's exciting. But also means growing up.. GROWING UP. Now that's a concept I'd rather not think about for now.
As the quote says, (It's actually something Angelina Jolie said.) it says I love being alive. And yes. I do. I want to feel alive more often. Be spontaneous and free. What is life, is it isn't for living each day and being happy. Sometimes I need to remind myself of this.

I'm currently sat in my room nice and relaxed, scented candles burning and cup of tea by my side. All cosy and warm when it's raining and miserable outside. This is such a comforting feeling. Oh, and my beautiful dog has just jumped up to join me. Lovely. I'm ready to start the day. Uni work - I must do this! My grandmother is coming up to visit this afternoon and will be staying a few days. She's one of a kind. Lovely, kind, caring but in her own way. She's great. 
There was a possibility of me being in Manchester today so I'd been keeping it free. But looks like I'm lucky and got the day off. Definitely what I need. I'm relaxed, I'm happy and feeling so good because I know my best friends are here too and there's no pressure at all for today. None at all

Monday, 25 October 2010

Sunday is the day of rest?

Yes... So supposedly, Sunday is the day of rest. Well, not this weekend! Woke up bright and early, made a cuppa tea and off I went in the car, to Manchester again. More test shoots for my book with Boss. I'm so excited for this all to be up and running properly. In the mean time, the tests are fun to do and I'm meeting some genuinely wonderful people in the process. So I have nothing to complain about at all.
Apart from early mornings, long days, and freezing cold weather. Oh, and being hungry and tired. But that's the glamorous life, right?
Up for uni tomorrow - another early car trip. Which I'm getting quite used to now! Lovely. Good coffee and good tunes to listen to, and what more does a girl need? No rest for the wicked.

A couple of pics from shoot on Friday. Grim weather and rather chilly! But turned out quite well.

Sunday, 24 October 2010


Suppose I'd best waste no time and post the first blog. I've actually been thinking about making one of these for a while, but there's been a few things making me procrastinate. Well, it's made now! And I think I'll actually be pretty good for updates etc. I think it's very good for the soul, to write. If it's about how your day has been.. Whether eventful/productive or whether you've had the day to yourself and had a lot of thinking space. To write about the ever so exciting day you've had or to write about the thoughts. Or a wonderfully inspiring or moving person or piece of work. Anything that strikes a chord.
It's all good :)

I must be off though - 6.30am alarm set for a Sunday morning (tomorrow) at 6.30am. Lovely!
Although it'll be a good day I'm sure. It's my second test shoot with Boss and I have a lovely photographer, Helen shooting it. Very much looking forward to it! Worked with her yesterday but we were outside all day in the cold and rain, so I'm just thankful we'll be in the studio tomorrow! Just ever so slightly nervous about the crazy Manchester inner city traffic and little old me in my car.. But unfortunately sunday train times are not my best friend.
I'm a tough cookie though. Shall be alll good.
Bon nuit.