It’s been awhile since my last Currently update. I know we’re barely into August, but I figured I’d do a more thorough catch-post since I pretty much skipped out on July. Here’s what my Currently in August looks like:
Watching: STRANGER THINGS. Binged it in two different sessions with my partner (and our neighbor. Yay for close by friends!) I absolutely loved it. It was unique, paid great homage to so many 80s films, and was a great combination of sci-fi/paranormal/horror. I may end up writing a whole post about this show. I don’t usually write about TV/movies on my blog, but I want to address a couple things about this show. Mainly, I’ve heard a lot of people saying that Joyce (Winona Ryder’s character) is a “bad female character” or isn’t a “strong female character” and I think that’s such bullshit, and I’d like to explain why. Feel free to chat with me in the comments about it here too!
Reading: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo, which is Book 2 of the Grisha trilogy. I’m liking it more than Book 1 (Shadow and Bone) which I will have a full review of coming soon. I’d heard a lot of hype about this series, and while I am enjoying them quite a bit, I don’t think they are masterpieces or anything.
Listening: Attempting to catch up with podcasts! Mainly Fake Goth Girls, Lore, and Invisibilia. I fell behind in July and am attempting to play catch-up while my daughter is at camp this week. Read about my top 5 favorite podcasts here!
Making: Some house changes. I’m currently working on plans to redo our main bathroom. It’s a really small bathroom so I don’t have a lot of space to work with, which is kind of nice and it doesn’t get overwhelming. I’m also trying to figure out some kind of art space for myself (other than our living room coffee table) since ideally, I’d like to start streaming some of my art soon! Woohoo!
Feeling: Positive. Hopeful for the future. It’s been a bit over a month since my relationship pretty much imploded, and things have been going really well. It’s still stressful, and there’s still a lot of work to do, but I think the most important thing is that we both want to be here, together, working out what we have to. That is a really good feeling.
Planning: Um, everything? Blog posts, art projects, room designs, you name it. I also really need to sit down and focus on putting together a plan for September. Come September, I get to start working on making art my full time job, which is utterly terrifying and exciting all at the same time. I work best with a plan of action, so I want to start planning goals and steps and things to do for when that time arrives, so I can go into it with confidence and a plan in place! Which basically means I’m making a shit ton of lists.
Loving: Blooming sunflowers. My daughter excitedly telling me about camp. Seeing my pumpkins start to ripen. Reading more lately. Snail mail from my BFF. Sending said BFF a big birthday package. The gladiola stand on the side of the road by my mum’s house. Having a new air conditioner. Getting some much needed rain.
What would your Currently in August look like?