February Feelings

It’s not the last day of February! I never understand leap years, but they’re kinda cool. Just a random extra day. It’s like when you travel through time zones and you technically have a 36-hour day or something.

I don’t like February to be honest – on the whole, it’s just dreary. Every festivity is over, it’s not spring, the weather’s crap, particularly in Britain. And it’s the point when school seems to become suddenly all about exams getting closer, which is not great. Usually the only good thing about February is that it’s shorter than the other months… Damn 29th day.

You know, it literally only occurred to me the other day that leap years and the Olympics always occur the same year. I don’t know why I only just realised that, but I guess there’s only really been four leap years since my birth, so it’s not that bad.

I’ve recently hit that point where I’m no longer interested in wearing jumpers & thick clothes with dark colours. Enough of that, it’s been about five months, I’m done now. I’ve started bringing back the strappy tops (‘tank tops’ if you’re from the US, I think) and jackets instead, despite the lingering cold. I went shopping in Essex at Lakeside the other week for a friend’s birthday, and if you don’t know, that’s a massive shopping centre, and I only looked at brighter, lighter stuff. I am definitely ready for spring to come. I’m also so grateful for the days getting lighter, because it just makes such a difference – I’m so much more productive and happy when I’m not constantly in the dark (literally, not metaphorically). Dark, grey days drain me of all energy. Honestly, sometimes I just think I should up-and-move to somewhere sunny, like Florida.

Thinking about sports, though, F1 comes back in March – I’ve never really been one to watch sports of any kind, other than watching a bit of stuff when the 2012 Olympics were going on – though because of school, I didn’t get to see too much. This year though, two of my friends (F1 fanatics) are planning on getting me into it. I’m mainly just agreeing to meet up every weekend for something to do, and I’ve made them agree to explain to me what on earth is going on! It’s not that I don’t like sports, I just never happened to have anything to do with it.

On a different note entirely, though, I think it’s been about six weeks since my last Short Story Sunday. I didn’t do one today because I’ve been so consumed with revision and coursework – I spent most of yesterday doing work at the library. I’ve not done any proper writing writing, like on my book, for a while either – I’m hoping I’ll fit some in somewhere soon, but at least I’m keeping up with my blog. I’ve sort of got a suspicion my posts are becoming increasingly school-orientated, which I don’t want to do, but sometimes it’s just unavoidable to be thinking about it all the time. I’m thinking of trying to expand what I write about, hence the last post about the EU. I think I’ll try to do a few more recipe ones as time goes on, hopefully, and maybe more about stuff that’s going on in the world. It’s good to have wide horizons.

Anyway, that’s about all for today – I’m writing this literally the hour before it’s going live – because I need to get back to thinking about school. Unfortunately that’s the way of things for now. Thanks for sticking with me!

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