I did have grand plans to be super productive and get stuck into sewing during the uni holidays but I've spent half of it with back pain and am now sick. I think sometimes it's good for your body to force you to take it easy and relax. I have been thoroughly enjoying finally watching Ru Paul's drag race on Stan, the fashion and outfits are amazing. I got my first semester results back and I am happy with how I went but also motivated to manage my time better so that I can do even better next semester. The only other exciting news I have to share in this post is that I managed to get a Paul McCartney ticket so I am super excited to go and see him play in December xx
Half way through the year,,, how did that sneak up? I know I have been atrocious at posting this year outside of my America tour diary post (they took me forever as well). I think I have lost my social media mojo.. I don't even know if that is a word people use anymore. This year has been tough so far, it started with crushingly difficult personal stuff that I am still working through and I think because of that I felt/feel less inclined to share/expose myself online. Maybe eventually I will write about it but at the moment it is all a bit to raw.
I started my degree which has been wonderful and thoroughly challenging so far. I think going into it I knew that there would be a lot of study but I didn't quite understand just how much it was and the length of time and the endless hurdles. Don't get me wrong I do think the road to being a registered Psychologist should be a difficult one because you end up in a position with a lot of responsibility, that if not thoroughly trained for and taken very seriously could result in some pretty awful things. I think I just had that moment where I was really questioning if this was a really wanted, if this is what I wanted to commit to, a pathway that will likely mean I will be studying/ training for the next ten years. I think I convinced myself to get through the semester and then see how I feel and once I told myself that it seem to make me feel more solid in my choice. I really do love the content, I love everything I am learning about and feel excited to learn more. But I must admit I am grateful for exams to be over and a bit of a break for mid semester. xx
Flying out tomorrow and we spent the last day doing what ended up being one of my favourite things of the whole trip. A guy at the Melrose Market had told me about the Rose Bowl Market and said that if I loved flea markets I absolutely had to check it out. We are talking a flea market that features over 2,500 vendors! I almost couldn't wrap my head around a vintage market being that size. I was almost in tears when I went online and discovered that the market was on the weekend after I left... thankfully there was a smaller version called the Pasadena City College Market.
It had your sort of standard school flea market vibe but there was much cool vintage stuff, Clothing, furniture, jewellery.. I even found a guy who was selling vintage Disney pins. I wish I had of taken more photos but I was just so excited that I totally forget, I was wandering around thinking that it was impressive buttttt..I kind of expecting more, like I knew it wasn't going to be as big as the Rose Bowl but this was the size of a vintage fete back home. I notice from the corner of the car park people walking with bags and decided to head over and see where they were coming from. That is when I saw it, a multi level car park, with stalls on every level, in that moment I nearly cried with happiness.
Three and a half levels of vintage that was so reasonably priced, I left my partner to explore the record selection and I went straight for the vintage clothing. My heart broke a little as I realised that I was now at the point in the trip where I had a nearly full suitcase and wouldn't be able to go completely crazy. I managed to find some absolutely amazing pieces that I somehow managed to jam into suitcase.
Vintage Disney Pin Haul
Hope you've enjoyed my America travels tour diary, sorry this has taken me forever to finish! xx