Sleepy Sundays | Don’t call it a comeback

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So, we meet again, you cute little blog you. I’ve missed this, I really have. Sometimes you forget how good something simple like this can feel, just releasing all your thoughts onto a screen, letting anyone that’s willing read everything you’ve decided to share. Life gets in the way, I’m sure you know how it goes. But today, after so much time away, I’m back. Will I stick with it? Make time for something I enjoy in life for once? Who knows, but I appreciate each and every one of you that kept following me, even as I was away for months on end. You’re beautiful and I love you.

Now, with all of that out of the way, let’s chat. After all, that’s what I always wanted to do with this blog. I wanted to get my thoughts out of my head, and written down on paper, even if that was through a keyboard on a public forum. I wanted to talk to people, interact with them, learn from them, get to know them, and become friends with them. So let me just ask, how are you? How are things going? I’m doing well. Things are going okay I suppose, all things considered. Nothing too exciting has happened in my life since we last talked. It may have even grown just a little more monotonous since then, if that’s possible. I’ve fallen into a routine; get up, go to work, come home, go to sleep, and repeat. Monday through Friday, this is my life. I wish I were able to switch it up, to add a little spice to my life. How do you do it? How do you keep your life exciting? Please, share your secrets with me Senpai.

The most exciting thing that happened to me this weekend was when my Amazon order arrived yesterday, containing a new Electric Kettle and some cupboard organizers for all of my tea; who knew life could be filled with so much excitement?! I know I didn’t! All joking aside, I was sincerely thrilled to open up my new kettle, but I digress. Maybe I’m just in a rut? That’s possible I suppose. Or maybe it’s because my birthday is just a few short weeks away, and I’m beginning to feel the pressure that comes along with it. I’ll be 23, which may not sound old or important, but there is a lot of pressure coming along with this birthday. My parent’s think I should be settled down with that “perfect someone”, thinking about getting married and starting a family, my friends think I should already be finished with college and moved into my own place, partying it up. When in reality, I’m 22, living at home, single, fighting to finish this bachelors degree, and working a full-time job that brings no joy or excitement to my life, and chasing Pokemon in my spare time. Oh goodness, this is turning into a very “woe is me” sort of post. I need to change things up, turn it around.

Maybe I should share some things that make me happy, who knows, maybe that will pull me out of this little funk I seem to be in at the moment.

One seemingly unusual thing that always makes me happy is a strange one to describe. I suppose its essentially just the wind, but it’s much more than that to me. I love that feeling, when you’re sitting outside on a slightly cooler night, in-between the summer heat and the autumn chill, reading or just watching the world go by, when the wind sweeps across your face and you feel completely calm and safe, even if just for a moment. It makes me so happy to know that moments like that exist.

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My cat is also another point of sheer happiness for me. I mean, just look at her! Look at that face! She has this way of knowing when I need her. She’s always so quick to come and snuggle with me when I’m feeling down, or ill, or upset. Even when she’s being obnoxious, or irritating, she still has a way of making me feel so genuinely happy, all the way to my core, no matter what. For instance, she is currently laying on my chest, partially blocking my access to the keyboard on my laptop, and just being a general pain, and I still smile like a fool each time I look down at her sweet little face snuggled up against my arm.

As much as my family has a tendency to be a bit overbearing and hard to handle, I’m still filled with happiness each time I remember how lucky I am to have them. After the horrible events in France, TexasMinnesota, Louisiana, Turkey, and so many more these past few weeks, I’m feeling even luckier than usual to have my family, and to know that I have people out there to fall back on and lean on when things get tough. They are all absolutely insane, pushy, and ridiculous, but I couldn’t imagine my life without them.

Lastly, one of the things that makes me happiest; daydreaming. I’ve always loved the fact that we’ve all got this ability, this superpower, to transport ourselves to another time or place in our own minds. We’re all equipped with our own mental T.A.R.D.I.S, if you will. If I’m unhappy, or feeling stuck, or sad, or anything in between, I can simply imagine that my life will take a different turn in the future, or imagine that I’ve stumbled into a new place, or just lay back, and let my daydreams guide me. There’s no limit to the amount of things I can accomplish in a daydream. No one cares how I look in a daydream. There’s no body shaming, there’s no cruelty, and there’s no fear. It’s a completely pure space, untainted by the outside world, and it is one of my biggest sources of happiness.

And with that my friends, this Sleepy Sunday post has come to a close, and I’ll have to drag myself out of bed to start my day. My tea is gone and my cup is dry. I hope you enjoyed reading this ramble that I’ve decided to put out onto the internet, and that you found something to take with you from it. Whether that be something life changing, like learning your daydreams are a T.A.R.D.I.S, or simply just the memory of how adorable my cat is, I hope you’ve had a lovely few moments here with me.

Please feel free to leave me a comment and chat with me, or check out the “Contact Me” page to send me an email. I would love to hear from you and get to know you.

I hope you’re doing well, where ever you are in the world, and I wish you all the best.

-Lexie Xx

 

 

 

33 thoughts on “Sleepy Sundays | Don’t call it a comeback

      1. I have been great, lost alot of weight this year. Plenty of posts about women turning me down lol. That’s me summed up. I emailed you in February seeing how you was but I guess you was just busy, how’s yourself? How’s your thyroid? Did you see Deadpool lol?

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  1. Oh Lexie, across the world I’m in a similar place but 31! You’re doing great with degree and full time job, credit due there. I own my own home now, have wonderful friends and family, got a promotion in a good but very draining job….but that perfect someone feels a world away and no one ever asks about my ‘love life’ as it is continuously non existent. Anyway, you’re so wise and so strong, and so pretty! Good to have you back xxxx

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    1. Hello Claire!! (I did giggle at the comment you left on YOU mentioning that you’d forgotten the ‘e’ off your name haha). You are the best, thank you for all your sweet words! You are doing so well in life, I honestly look up to you, in everything that you’ve accomplished and the beautiful life that you are building for yourself. I think my family is worried about my love life simply because I am NOT worried about it. I haven’t made an effort to meet anyone, or really done anything they’ve expected me to do. I just told my mom the other day that I’d meet someone someday when I finally moved to England, so she needn’t worry! Hahaha :D. Thanks so much for stopping by and chatting!

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  2. Enjoyed reading your post! I too enjoy the simple pleasures in life just being outside enjoying sunshine doing very little. You can take life at whatever pace you feel… You have the rest of your life to think about settling down with a family! Just take it at your own pace. You seem to be doing great just keep going and enjoy every little moment xx Alicia x

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  3. I truly enjoyed your blog post. So wonderfully human and expressive. Even though you may not think so, your post was also very meaningful. Light, yet rich with your heart and soul. I smiled all the way through while reading thoughts. Your blog is a must follow for me. 🙂

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  4. What can I say, being a different generation? But don’t get bogged down with 9 to 5, studying etc. Life is for living. Your Mum wants you to be happy and safe that’s all. Go have some adventures!

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  5. I hope you’re having a lovely day as well!! 🙂
    I’ve always thought about getting an electric tea kettle for my dorm room, but they’re technically not allowed… (rebel me). They just sound so nifty and convenient!

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  6. Hi Lexie! I love everything about this post! My kitty will do something silly or cute (or just exist, really) and it’ll put a smile on my face. And I’m a huge Doctor Who fan so I appreciated the T.A.R.D.I.S. reference! Definitely enjoy yourself and nice to meet you!

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  7. Thx for sharing your thoughts. An electric kettle is like the towel in The Hitch-hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — one must-have we shan’t do without at 22 years of age or 220!

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  8. Hello fellow tea drinker…23…soak it up. Save some cash and take an inexpensive train trip across the country. Before you are married, before you have kids. That’s what I did, twice. It was life-changing and still life-affecting, even now, at 39 years of age.

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    1. Gracias Dabe! Cualquier pregunta que tengas acerca de los nombres de los ineridgentes me avisas y yo (y otros lectores del blog) te ayudamos a encontrar el nombre con el que se conocen en Venezuela.

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  9. Hi Lexie! Great post and true feelings. Think that there are alike minds all over the world. You are at a great age for life! No young enough to feel the real pressure of everyday life and not old enough to try new things that might not go as planned! If you want to travel, do it now! Don’t regret it when you are already married with kids and decide to blow everything up for a regret. You still have time for marriage, first get some boyfriend, test how being in a relationship is and then proceed! Read plenty of books and watch all the tv shows there are to see! Bye fellow whovian!

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  10. Trust me, I’ve been in your shoes, several times!

    I’ll be 28 in a few weeks (August 7th). My husband, Al, and I bought our first home together just over a month ago. We’re now making it our own, and I love it. I’m trying to soak up every single minute that I can. We’re celebrating six years of dating / togetherness on September 4th, and then our first wedding anniversary is November 14th. Time seems to speed up as you get older.

    I’m finally finishing my associate’s degree in paralegal studies (after having earned a bachelor’s degree in 2011), I love my full-time job, and I have an amazing husband, family, and circle of friends. I’m soaking up as much as I can before Al and I decide to start our own little family down the road. Take this time to enjoy your life!

    I love your blog, and I look forward to reading much more.

    Much love,
    Laura Beth
    hotshotheadlines.wordpress.com

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  11. Hello Lexie, and thanks for visiting/liking my blog.

    We’re miles, generations and worlds apart but reading this made me think that we could probably sit down and have a rambling conversation and share thoughts that come from totally different directions and perspectives and get a lot of ideas out of it. Though I’d have to have coffee, not tea.

    Stay in the game, think for yourself and make your life into what you want it to be. We all go through times when it feels like nothing’s happening but believe me, life is never one thing and one thing only: change comes when not expected. Don’t give in to anyone’s expectations but your own, and defend those with your life!

    Pleasure to meet you.

    Martin

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  12. Hi Lexie, its been a while since you posted this, but I thought i’d say Hi ☺
    I ‘ve been on a creative dry run for a while, but its coming back.
    I’ve sewed two purses and written four blog posts.
    A blogger talked about the idea of mapping out key points and themes. It has made writing posts much easier!
    Thanks for the update, it is nice looking at a cat snuggling against you.
    Best wishes for blogging!

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  13. Her advice will be simply this. RELEASE YOUR HORDS OF FLYING MONKEYS TO RETALIATE!!! BWAHAAAWHHAAAW.ORStart a community where everyone must register and then delete all accounts that remotely are critical of you and block them ASAP. The end. It will be like a 10 minute session. Easy peesey.

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  14. I am a huge fan of Benefit ‘They’re real’. I have sensitive eyes so nees something that doesn’t flake and I hate it when mascara ends up on my cheeks. ‘They’re real’ makes my long but very pale lashes look lush and even longer and it doesn’t irritate my eyes, even if I sleep in it (gasp!!).

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