Real Talk

Enforced Optimism

I’ve been feeling a bit shit lately.

I’ve been crazy, and hormonal, and mostly i’ve been sick – there’s been a horrible flu going around, and i’ve had it for 10 days so far. Finally got myself to the doctor today (after deciding my body wasn’t going to get rid of it for me), who gave me antibiotics and suggested eucalyptus steams to help with the congestion.
Well, I just spilled the boiling water all over my feet.
Anyway, I’ve had a good cry and now i’m done feeling sorry for myself, so here’s a list of awesome things that I am excited about!
  • In just two sittings, I have annihalated the first (and so far only) season of an AWESOME British series called My Mad Fat Diary.
    It is so great, and for so many of us: totally relatable. It’s very teen angsty, and they totally NAILED the balance between comedy and drama… there were more than a few “laugh out loud” moments, and I cried multiple times in the last episode.
    Plus, there is a GREAT soundtrack consisting of The Smiths and Radiohead (both bands i’ve never been an especially big fan of, but who work amazingly in the show), and BJORK! And now I remember how much I love her, and am listening to all her live albums on Spotify (which i’ve never done before). By the way, did you know her name is pronounced like “Byerk”… i’ve been saying “Byork” all these years.
    Oh, and one last amazing thing about MMFD before I finish this rant – Sharon Rooney. She plays the main character, Rae, and I think I have a new girl crush. She is SUCH A CHAMP. Here she is being cute:
    Here she is being awesome:
          And here she is being a LOLFEST:
The woman, is a comedic genius. I hope to meet her one day.
On with the list:
  • On the weekend, I am finally going to make it to a local market to visit a stall called “Hey Fatty”. They specialise in vintage and offbeat fashions for, well, fatties! So excited to drop some cash on them! Here’s their website:
  • Today, even though I was sick and couldn’t sing, Jake and I had a band meeting, and i’m totally amped to get back into it. We’ve just about finished another new song, which brings our original set length up to half an hour, and possibly contains a good chunk of the tracks we will release on our Demo EP. It just redirects to a facebook page at the moment, but here is us:
    At time of post, we have 83 likes! Huzzah!
  • I paid off another $1000 on my credit card. Which brings the balance extraordinarily low, and is something I am SO STOKED about, because I have been working really hard to get rid of my debt asap. Never doing that again.
  • I wanted to be able to say: I JUST BOUGHT MY FIRST BIKINI. But I didn’t – but only because I have to borrow my housemate’s tape measure to determine the best size, but I WILL in the morning! Seriously! Unless they sell out overnight (which is always possible), I AM ORDERING MY FIRST BIKINI!! It’s from a collection designed by Gabi Fresh, who is a fashion BEAST (blog:, and available through
    In fact, it’s THIS exact one! It’s modelled by Nadia Aboulhosn ( who is also an INSANE BABE!!
    Oh and here’s Gabi herself wearing it! *swoooooon*
    I can’t wait to get mine. I’m going to do a backyard shoot in it!
Ok, i’m so happy and excited again.
Time for sleep.

Goodnight to everyone and no-one.


SECOND EDIT: swimsuitsforall have a HORRIBLY MEAN website that let me buy something that was already SOLD OUT. Rude. No galaxy bikini for me :'(

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