Did the title remind any else of Game of Thrones? Yes? High five!…No? …okayy then *awkwardly backs away*
Well look what we have here, another random Sunday Status post! For those of you who are new around these parts, this is basically a feature I do every so often where I just give rambly life updates and whatnot – y’know, the kind of thing that covers a few topics that don’t need their own blog posts, but I want to have a ramble about them anyway.
As you might have guessed from the title, a few changes are being made around these parts. And so without further ado…
Let’s have a natter!
First up, the one that you guys may notice the most. I’m thinking of making a few changes to my blog. Nothing major! I just kind of want to make it…more relaxed and personal.
Let me explain.
So I’ve been running the blog for about two years now, and have posted multiple times every single week without fail. And I love it, I really do. But honestly…I’m not sure what to talk about any more, every single week. Especially since most of the bookish ideas are better for my videos, in my opinion.
So I’m making it more relaxed. I’m not going to post if I don’t have anything I deem worth posting. I’m not going to keep a strict schedule. I’m not going to force myself to think of multiple posts to cover every single week. I’ll just…talk when I have something to talk about. Now don’t worry, that’s still likely to be often. Let’s be real, I never shut up.
But also too, there’s going to be a change to WHAT I post. I love reading posts from other bloggers that are more personal – about their experiences with something, or an event/holiday they went to, or even just random thoughts on a topic they’ve seen around. And I figured…why don’t I do that? If I love seeing other people’s, why am I straining myself trying to think of topics *strictly* book related – often debates we’ve already had endless times in the book community – when I could write about something else?
So I am.
Don’t fret! This will still very much be a book blog. I still intend to review every book I read, and the majority of my life is based around books anyway (I’m not joking), so most of the chats will be book related in some way. Just figured I’d broaden it a bit, y’know?
I don’t have many ideas in mind so far – in fact, the only one I have right now is to talk through my experience with college, as I studied a year at A Level and then switched to a Journalism Course, which I ended up hating. This might end up covering two posts, because I want to compare A Levels to BTEC (since BTECS have a huge stigma surrounding them and I struggle with the thought myself!), and also discussing things like why I ended up hating the idea of working in Journalism, etc etc. So if you have any interest in this, or any questions, let me know! Also if there’s anything I’ve ever mentioned – about uni, my life in general, how I came to do certain things – that you want to know about, please let me know if you’d like to see me do a post on it!
So if you have me on twitter or instagram, this may hardly be news to you, since I tweeted
(screamed) this lil message to the world…
So, yes! This September I shall finally, at long long last, be studying English Literature at university! I’m staying at home (I can do a blog post as to why I chose to stay home, if you like? Let me know!), and while it’s so so scary to think that in a few months, my life will change massively…I’m also really damn relieved. Everything I’ve worked for since I was about 14/15 years old, possibly younger, has been towards studying English Literature at University. And now, I’m finally about to do so.
Sidenote: Told you my life is based around books. So much so I fully intend to study them and work with them in the future.
And finally, one thing that is sort of random…I want to start a mini project for myself this summer, where I just…learn about the world, I guess?
From the people I follow on social media, it’s become embarrassingly obvious to me that I know next to nothing about the world. Everyone either has or is travelling, or they have interests in certain countries, or know languages, meanwhile I sit here and known absolutely nothing of what they’re talking about.
Honestly, if you gave me a country and told me to point it out on a map, I probably wouldn’t be able to. And I have a map right above my bed.
So I just…somehow want to learn more about the world. I’ve no idea where to start. Probably, by actually looking at that map sometimes, so I can at least have a vague idea of where places are. But there’s also a few projects I used to do that I’d like to start again – like how I used to study constellations, painting them out and finding the stories behind them. I adored it when I could find a constellation in the sky! I still do – I’ve just forgotten basically all of them. So there’s that, as well as trying to pick up another language a fair few times. I’ve tried Spanish 3 times, French twice. I keep getting the urge to try French again, but honestly I don’t think that’ll happen because it’s SO daunting. Like…an entire language? Where do you even begin?
Anyway. This was a long babble to say that basically I’m going to try and teach myself more worldly things – where places are, read into cultures, etc etc. If you have any recommendations of how to do – well, anything – let me know!
So that was my Sunday Status!
Are there any topics you’d like to see me discuss on my blog? Anything at all?
Are you starting university this September? What will you be studying?
If you have anything to comment, let me know down below!
Until next time…
Come and visit me!