The most enjoyable aspect of blogging for me is being
able to share different parts of my life, documenting the ups, downs and
in-betweens as I go along and having a diary of sorts to look back on and enjoy
(or cringe at, which is more likely). There
have been super happy moments – like when I went to Budapest in June and hadthe best time ever– and not so happy moments, like my recent frustration-filled post about movingout and the “renters judgement”. I like having something meaningful to write, and that’s why so many of my posts
are centred around feminism or trying to carve out your own business whilst
holding down a 9-5. These posts are where I find I’m most in my element, because above all
else, I’ve always been a writer at heart and sharing content that I’m
passionate about is when I feel most rewarded. That being said, I’m not always
furious, frustrated or fun-filled. Most of the time, I’m plodding along,
fuelled by coffee and cake, just looking forward to going to bed at 9pm *rock’n’roll*.
On that note, I thought it time to take it back to
basics. Rather than discuss a hot political topic or the best in latest Gucci dupes
(ah, how those two polar opposites have been so beautifully married together by
blogging), I wanted to share with you the little things in my life that make me
happy. And keep me going, more often than not.
A favourite café – we all have one, it’s undoubtedly
at least a 7/10 independently hipster and we might as well donate 30% of our
wages before pay day because it’s going to end up there anyway. My favourite café
– Applaud, in Ipswich – is my go-to everyday. A mere 10-minute stroll from my
workplace, I always head to get a smoothie for a quick break from the office
and a good dose of fruit and honey. And, realistically, cake.
Inside, the interior is shabby chic meets quaint and
quirky, and with there always being a number of delicious vegetarian lunch
options, it’s no surprise that it quickly became my fave local haunt.
Particularly good for drinking coffee, working on your laptop and looking like
a total hipster belled.
Well, this one is self-explanatory really. Fucking fantastic human being.
Funnily enough, for a short while my English Lit
degree had ruined reading for me. Speed-reading a 300 page book in two days?
Yep, that will take the pleasure out of it. All of a sudden I’ve rediscovered
my love for a good book, and I’m back into the habit of reading before bed and ditching
the phone – which really does help with achieving a better night’s sleep, by
the way. I’ve just finished The Vegetarian by Han Kang, and I’m now tackling a
world classic that I surprisingly have never read – To Kill a Mockingbird.
Romance novels, thrillers and murder mysteries aren’t really my bag; in reality
I’m a total book snob, and with there being so many greats that I have yet to
conquer, I’ve set myself a wish list of the classics to discover what I like
and what I love. (By the way, you know the term ‘Mrs. Robinson’ that is used to
describe a cougar-type-woman-of-sorts? That comes from The Graduate! Cool,
I’d love to know what simple things make you happy,
and how those little moments can make a big change to your day. Feel free to
pop your comments down below (and please do, I’m really interested!) or find me
over on Twitter or Instagram with the handle @chloeplumstead.