I had a great plan for posting every day – I filled in a calendar and everything! But unfortunately (or, y’know, not) I have been just living life lately, and writing has taken a bit of a backseat. SO today’s post is just a rambly personal one about what I’ve been up to lately – I’ll be back to talking music/netflix/school/whatever else it is I talk about very soon.
I dunno what it is exactly, but the last few weeks have just been really good. Productive, and fun, and just… full? All of my days have been really full and wonderful. I’m basically just living the Toronto dream.
Right before school picked up again I checked out the Royal Ontario Museum with a friend and it was just so cool? A little nerdy, but it was incredible. And being able to just walk through and chat with someone about life and look at all these amazing things and be out in the world was really wonderful. Plus it was followed by sushi (rip my bank account – why do I eat out so much?), which always makes for a fantastic day.
I started a new set of classes, and I’m actually really liking them so far (except accounting, which is… well, accounting). I have to take a first year sociology class because the university I started out at didn’t have an equivalent (this is frustrating seeing as how I’m in THIRD year and taking upper level classes at the same time as this one?) but my prof seems like a total badass – on the first day he told us about playing in punk bands, and how the punk scene introduced him to anti-racist politics.
Um, COOL?? I went to chat with him after the lecture, basically to ask him the best way to get out of the class, and it doesn’t look like there is a way – but he did tell me it would be cool to have someone who understood and cared about the material, so that was nice I guess.
I’ve also been doing this thing where I actually review and rewrite my notes after lectures and HEY, turns out it’s a really good idea? So glad I’m figuring that out three years into my degree.
I also went to the gym a few times? And it wasn’t even that awful. I really like this thing called a “recumbent bike”, because it’s basically like a comfy chair except that you pedal. I spent like 45 minutes on it one day, pedalling away while I drafted a blog post that I’m VERY EXCITED ABOUT on my phone. That is the ultimate machine for multi-taskers – I’m going to bring my textbook to the gym tomorrow I think. Will that be weird? I’m going to do a whole post about gym-ing (not a “here’s how to get a flat tummy/poppin’ booty/whatever the fuck it is you want – just some strategies for making it the most painless experience possible and maybe some fun stories about me embarrassing myself) sooo stay tuned for that.
ALSO ALSO I went to the AGO (the Art Gallery of Ontario). I can’t tell you much about this because it plays a central part in the aforementioned very exciting blog post, but know that it was gorgeous and I can’t wait to go back, probably alone, and take all the insta-pics, etc.
Last but not least – yesterday I went to the Toronto Women’s March with a couple of friends and had the most wonderful time. It was SO beautiful – I love women supporting women – and it just filled me with so much hope and excitement for the future. As much as the current political climate is a little bit terrifying (even here in Canada – did y’all hear about Kevin O’Leary?) it’s comforting to know that literally MILLIONS of people around the world are willing to stand up for love, positivity, and diversity. Plus I went for brunch with my lovely lady friends afterward, and then shopped around Queen West, which was a pretty fantastic way to end the day.
Just for the record, I thought it was necessary to add some pink eyeshadow to the day’s
look – y’know, since I couldn’t figure out what to wear. It was all basically gone by the end of the day, but here’s THAT, just because:
SO yeah, life’s just trucking along for me. I’ve been DOING things, and it feels pretty incredible. Hopefully I get to… continue that.
What fun things have YOU been up to? tell me about your life!
talk soon – L
PS, on a completely unrelated note, Brendan Urie is absolutely incredible and I am in near constant awe of him. Here is a video for proof.