Body goal dress. Achieved! Haven’t fit into this since I was 19 (for those of you playing along at home, I turn 27 in a couple of months). My main aim with exercise has been to find a positive stress release and way to control my anxiety, and I’m happy to say that it has been working for the most part. Last year I was so unhappy and extremely anxious because I was so self conscious; it has been a big lesson to not interpret other people’s actions as a reflection of my self worth. /me me me
Oscar Wilde - The Picture Of Dorian Gray
This week’s reading. For a long time I’ve wanted to read this book, I started reading it at uni as part of my course work back in 2004 but such is the nature of those classes that you have limited time to complete texts. I saw a new copy of it come in at work, in large print format at that, and decided I’d finally conquer it. I must say, reading large print feels like my eyeballs are on a luxury holiday or something haha especially with the language that these classic books use, having larger print gives you a bit of a reprieve from the dense nature of it. I absolutely adored this. Perfection in novel form. Witty banter, suspense and lush descriptions. I love the fact that you really have to throw yourself in 100% to read it, because if you’re doing it half heartedly (well, if you’re anything like me) you’ll find yourself re-reading passages over and over before they sink in. I was completely engulfed in this and am pretty sad it’s come to an end. There are so many aspects of it that I found so easy to relate to - and it was published in 1890. Such a brilliant piece of literature <3333
|—||Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray|
Oh man, today at work during my baby rhymetime session I was finishing up with “If You’re Happy And You Know It” and this little toddler that’s been coming since he was a baby was standing on his feet doing the actions all on his own, guessing the next move before I even got to it. It was pretty fucking rad to see the progress of a kid like that, I was trying not to beam the whole way through the song. Times like that I really love my job, and people say public libraries are redundant. Piss off!