Sunday, 13 October 2013

Summer Lovin'


Today was a very rainy day here in London. I was curled up in bed, looking out my window at the rain falling outside with my hands curled around a mug of steaming green tea to help give me warmth. Usually I love moments like this. Before I moved here, that kind of cozy moment is what spurred me on the most when it came to moving here. I thought I wouldn't mind the weather because in my mind, being lazy, snuggly and warm on an overcast drizzly day was the dream. It was totally opposite to being a sweaty uncomfortable mess in the heat at home! But today I found myself missing the Aussie summer, which was probably brought on by my friend's posts on facebook of them enjoying the warmer weather.

I lay in bed dreaming of all the things I used to do when summer rolled around in my dear hometown of Perth. All I wanted was to go on a spontaneous picnic with friends in the sunshine at the gorgeous park right around the corner from where I lived. I wanted to do silly things like attempt to cartwheel and climb trees and blow dandelions into the wind as if I were 7 again. I wanted to go on a long car ride with friends, the windows down, my hair whipping about my face and the radio blasting our favourite music as we sang along at the top of our lungs. I wanted to frolic along the beach and wind down the day with some fish and chips and a gelato as we watched the sun go down over the ocean.

These images in my mind really got my inspiration going for what I want to do with my life. Obviously, writing will always be a part of my life and this little bloggy is a great medium for that! Fashion is definitely a main player as well. But, my creative side really got going today and I started thinking about the possibility of creating clothes. Maybe not quite from scratch, but to find vintage pieces or clothes from second hand stores that I could fix into something amazing. I could start my own little store! Maybe. I'd need to obtain a few skills first, like learning to sew... I'd say that's quite an important skill to have. But perhaps once I finish my current film degree that's the path I'll follow? Or maybe I'll give it a whirl these coming chrissie holidays and see what happens! Either way, I am desperately feeling the need to create. Something with cutting or sewing or beading or anything along those lines! Mind you, this is a feeling that just hit me today. Let's see how I feel tomorrow! It might hit me that I'm an actual crazy lady and I don't know how to handle a needle and thread properly or anything to do with fixing up clothes. However, I did create some interesting bracelets when I was little made of safety pins and beads... I guess that's something. I could progress on that?

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