Hi! Hope you’re all doing well. Yet another month has passed, so it’s time to bore you with yet another one of these posts! (haha)
May is over! WOW! This month was a rollercoaster. To be honest, that is an understatement. So much happened this month and I can’t wait to rant talk about it.
First things first, I want to get the most important issue out of the way. The whole case in Minneapolis, and in many parts of the world as well. It was one of the most horrific and traumatizing things that could happen. If I hear one more person say “All Lives Matter not just Black Lives” I am going to flip out. Yes, all lives do matter, but not everyone suffers the things some people due just because of their skin color. I have immense respect for those police officers who put their lives at stake and are fair. But, police brutality has become a real issue in the world. I did my small part by signing various petitions, and although I wish I could have done more, I am happy I did something rather than keeping silent. #blacklivesmatter #justiceforgeorgefloyd #justiceforbreonnataylor #justiceforahmaudarbery
It has been hard being in quarantine for so long, especially with a sudden spike in the cases. It takes a toll on you mentally and sometimes it’s hard to keep yourself distracted. My reading is desperately suffering. It hasn’t been entirely unproductive. I have been preparing for my board examinations next year and the pressure of doing well has helped me remain sane.
I cut my hair. Yes, that is right. I cut my own hair. Well, my sister made sure it was straight and that it didn’t look like a raccoon. It was not an on-the-whim decision. I had been meaning to get some length off since pre-lockdown and I just couldn’t wait anymore. I thought of cutting it around 10th May and sat on it till the 27th. And on the 27th, the long-awaited deed was done.
I had my birthday in quarantine!! I wasn’t expecting much but it turned out to be a pretty good birthday! Thank you to everyone who wished me!
I managed to get into a good sleeping schedule – and boy am I glad I did that! Now I need to work on how to make a rough schedule for the whole day. There are some blank periods where I simply waste time, and although I am working towards filling them in with something productive, I’m not pushing myself too hard.
There was a HUGE storm here on the 20th. It raged on for a good few hours, the streets were flooded, trees were uprooted. There was a very, big, bushy, beautiful tree we could see from our sitting room window and unfortunately, it fell down. L All the lights were out, the windows rattled like someone was shaking them and in all it was terrible. According to the news, it was the worst storm in 21 years.
I have not been very active and that is because I am preparing for a lot of exams and need more time than usual to balance it with my life, blog, and now lockdown issues. I hope you understand. I am a few days behind on catching up to your amazing blogs and I’ll do my best to check them out as frequently as I can! 🙂
In all, this month crawled on and as we progress onto the 6th month of the year, I feel like I have been in lockdown for decades. I know everyone is struggling and I want to say great, motivational things; but all I’ll say is hang in there. Just be.
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
The Death Cure by James Dashner
That’s all the “new books” I read in May; now for the re-reads
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (How can I not?)
Greek Heroes by Rick Riordan
Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
6 books. I have betrayed the book Gods.
Iron Man 3 (10/10)
We are the Millers (8/10)
Let me know your thoughts in the comments! I’d love to talk with all of you.