5 Things I'm Loving Right Now #8

So I did that thing I sometimes do again. That thing where I don’t post for a month.

I swear I’ve had ‘Write a blog post’ on my daily to do list every single day since my last post, but I just never manage to squeeze in time where I sit down and type one out. It’s not lack of ideas, it’s just purely lack of time.

I’ve struggled with this a lot since working full-time and not being a student anymore and I think the single main reason is I just don’t want to be looking at a laptop screen after spending 8 hours looking at a laptop screen for work. I’m making more of an effort to leave my desk at lunchtime so I can’t squeeze some writing time there, I have a half hour commute which I drive so I can’t write then either, obviously. I don’t know, I just need to get into a routine with it again.

Anywaaaaay. As always, to get me back into blogging, I’m writing one of these posts. They’re my favourite to write so of course it makes sense.

Here’s 5 things I’ve been loving recently:

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1. ukulele

It’s been a minute since I bought a ukulele completely impulsively (it’s black and matches our guitars and cute), but I have finally started to learn how to play it.

My amazing friend, Effi and her husband, Sam run a music teaching biz and this year they launched an online ukulele course. I’ve been following the lessons on this course to try and learn. I’m famously bad at playing music, many people have tried and promptly given up teaching me to play guitar but I’m determined to not be so useless with this instrument. So far I can play 3 chords right, most of the time.

I have to plug my friend here because well, besties, but also this course is so so good even for absolute beginners like me, so if you’re interested in learning a new skill, go check it out - Mugstop Cafe.

Mugstop Cafe Ukulele Course

2. Chai latte

I don’t know what inspired me to order a chai latte one day for the first time instead of my usual coffee order but I have not looked back.

It’s like autumn in a cup. I can’t stop drinking it and I need to learn how to make it at home before I go bankrupt.

There’s really not much else to say about chai, but if you haven’t tried it, go do it. (You can thank me later)

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3. Animal crossing

Ok I’ve been loving the Animal Crossing series since like 2006? Since Wild World. Wow ok now I feel old.

This has literally been my all time favourite game series, ever. I’m not a huge gamer but I’ve got a lot of time for this.

Recently, Nintendo shocked us all with an announcement that Animal Crossing was coming to Switch in 2019. HECK YES.

I mean, I don’t own a Switch but obviously, I will be buying one before the game is released. If anyone sees any super deals hit me up...

Since then though, I’ve picked up my New Leaf game again and been playing that a lot. I’ve fallen back in love with the magic of the game. I love the aesthetic, the relaxing music, the fact there is no story to follow and the game is so customisable, the cute animals who will always chat with you and the calming vibes.

I’m a forever fan of this series and I am so impatiently waiting for a peek at the next game, a release date, and well, anything Nintendo will offer up.

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4. Shane’s Series

Like the rest of the population, I am LOVING Shane Dawson’s new docuseries. I loved the graveyardgirl one, and loved the Jeffree Star one even more. I went into the Jake Paul one knowing NOTHING about the guy other than that his brother was a dick, but actually I’ve found it so interesting. I’m invested.

I do think there has been a couple of problematic moments in this series (namely the therapist describing antisocial personality disorders with negative adjectives) but I’m also not totally into this cancel culture either and I think people will learn from those mistakes so I am still watching. I am interested to see what happens in the final part of this series.

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5. The Luck factor

I recently finished this book, and I feel like it’s completely changed my outlook on life.

This non-fiction book discusses a scientific study into what makes someone lucky, what makes another unlucky and more importantly, how we can improve our own luck.

I do feel like some of the points were perhaps a bit obvious, but overall it was really eye opening. I definitely plan on taking some of the points on board and changing my habits and see what a difference it makes.

I found this book really interesting. If you can get your hands on a copy - it’s definitely worth a read!

What have you been loving recently?

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