I’ve been seeing a lot of people post about astronomy on Twitter this summer. Is Mercury in retrograde or something like that?
When I was a tween, I would always skip to the back of my Mizz or Sugar magazine to read my horoscope. In recent years, it’s not something I take too much notice of. I like to think that I am autonomous, the creator of my own path, and director of my own life.
That doesn’t stop me having a peak at my horoscope every once in a blue moon… or Mercury retrograde.
I’m a late December baby, making me a sucker for cosy blankets, hot chocolate and Christmas. It also makes me a Capricorn. ‘Those born under this sign are more than happy to put in a full day at the office, realising that it will likely take a lot of those days to get to the top. That’s no problem, since Capricorns are both ambitious and determined: they will get there.’
‘Life is one big project for these folks, and they adapt to this by adopting a business-like approach to almost everything they do. Capricorns are practical, taking things one step at a time and being as realistic and pragmatic as possible. Capricorns are extremely dedicated to their goals, almost to a point of stubbornness. Those victories sure smell sweet, and this thought alone keeps Capricorns going.’
This information was found on this site. And if this doesn’t describe me perfectly, I don’t know what does. I am super career focused. In recent months, I’ve been pursuing a lot of photography projects and trying to broaden my portfolio. I’ve been trying to get more creative with my blog snaps, and continuing to publish regular content on multiple platforms. To say I’ve been busy is an understatement.
Do you know how many ‘days off’ I’ve had in August so far? One. And I still spent it doing blog admin. I don’t have another ‘day off’ until mid-September. My planner has been packed with gigs, a wedding, family photo shoots, personal projects, and mu puppers, and as crazy and chaotic as my diary is these days, I’m totally thriving off it. Each Sunday I’ve been scheduling my weekly tasks and creating realistic goals, which has really helped shape a positive mind-set and made me more determined to push my boundaries and see what I can do.
T-shirt – Depop (originally Urban Outfitters)
Jeans – Nasty Gal
Trainers – Nike
I think the summer heatwave seriously benefitted me. I’ve been feeling so bright and optimistic. I’ve adored putting together cute, summery outfits and creating vibrant makeup looks. My skin has cleared up, my hair is healthy and my freckles are out. It’s the hottest summer I’ve seen in my 20 years of life, and for a ginger who doesn’t ordinarily like the heat, I’ve rather enjoyed it.
The thing is though, we’re now in this weird period which is a little past summer, but not even quite the ‘transitional period’ into Autumn. Like I’m desperate to squeeze the last bit of summer out before I start pulling rollnecks and chunky knits out of the wardrobe, but the weather is having other ideas. The leaves aren’t falling off the trees yet, but the sun isn’t up for coming out-out.
I’m dying for just another week or two of glorious sun, then it can rain as much as it wants. I’m stuck in my own transitional period of craving summer, but longing for autumn. I want BBQ’s and picnics and denim shorts, but I also want crunchy leaves, pumpkin picking and fuzzy slippers. I’m going on a Cornish holiday soon, and I just want the weather to brighten up a little, just until I get back. Then, it can be as autumnal as it likes.
I’ll be starting back University for my final year in September, and I’m hoping to put my all, and more, into the last year of my degree. Let’s hope those Capricorn qualities help me out with my workload. It’s going to be Christmas before we know it, isn’t it?