At the start of May, I remember saying April felt like a long month but May has flown by and here we are with our feet planted firmly in June.
I sat my last undergraduate exam a couple of weeks ago and I’m now obsessively refreshing my university app for any sign of results; I tell you what I will be glad to be in Canada soon with no internet connection the majority of the time so I can break this darn cycle. Since finishing university, I’ve been working full time to save some pennies up for this expensive summer we’ve got coming up, and starting to sort through things we’re not going to take with us when we move.
My two best friends and I went to see Twin Atlantic in Coventry, which was brilliant. Their Radio 1 Big Weekend set is well worth a watch. I want a Glaswegian accent so bad. Days later, the horrific attack was carried out in Manchester as happy kids and young people left an Ariana Grande concert. Anyone who has been to a gig knows what it’s like to leave a venue feeling so excited, and to have that moment of elation shattered in such a brutal way is evil. It’s not just in the UK that innocent lives have been lost in the last week, an attack in Baghdad left 27 dead (at the time of writing). I am so sick of innocent lives being lost. No, the western world is not perfect and we have caused chaos and the deaths of innocent people and walked away from a mess we created for it to bite us in the ass. I’m just so tired of hearing about lives lost, it needs to end.
BLOG – GO LIVE EXPLORE
I discovered Go Live Explore a couple of months back while doing some research for what to do in Victoria and Vancouver and completely fell in love with Alicia’s blog. Her photos give me serious wanderlust, she’s got great tips for travel, fitness, and life in general. She’s also kinda living my dream a little bit because she’s a Brit who moved to Canada. She’s also completely lovely, so go get addicted to her blog.
What diving in the Maldives taught us about climate change and the global ocean crisis – Airplanes & Avocados | If you read one blog post off this list, make it this one.
Thoughts on magazines – The Lilac Linnet | A lot of women’s magazines claim to support and empower women but that’s a bit of a slap in the face when you read that across the page from adverts subtly telling us we’re not good enough.
On ethical living and feeling overwhelmed – Not So Quiet Grrl | As someone who begun delving into ethical living at the start of the year, I can completely agree that it feels so overwhelming sometimes, but it is worth it.
Dark chocolate snack bites – Go Live Explore | This is what I was on about when I was fangirling about Go Live Explore up top. So good.
My top 5 zero waste shower essentials – Going Zero Waste | A handful of places to start when switching to a zero waste bathroom.
How to survive Europe on a vegan, gluten-free diet – Hopscotch The Globe | A few tips to make travel easier if you’ve got dietary restrictions.
5 steps to make a change and live your dream – Go Live Explore | Quit putting it off, and go for it because you can do it.
I have pretty much exclusively spent the month listening to Paramore’s new album, After Laughter. Fake Happy, Idle Worship and Rose-Coloured Boy are my absolute favourites. I get the feeling Daz is going to be so sick of hearing them soon.
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How was May for you?