I used to adore blogging, but in the last year, I've struggled to keep it up. I don't know what to write about a lot of the time, and the other times I don't have the drive to sit down and write something here. To be fair, it's been a weird year for me. :P But I realise I need to get my head in the game again.
My interest in makeup has been more personal over the last while, so I haven't been sure exactly what to blog about when it comes to that topic. Besides, you can only write about the same old trends (*insert no-makeup-makeup or red lips here*) and ways to apply a smoky eye so many times. I did it for three years (or how ever long it was), every day. You run out of ideas. Haha. Besides, I think there are some amazing blogs to follow about beauty trends for the 'die hards' out there; ones that are quite frankly better than mine ever was.
I got some bad feedback last year sometime and I've been kind of afraid to blog about things other than my personal life or makeup since. It's been holding me back and I know I need to build a bridge and get over that one. I've always had hoards more interests than just beauty-stuff and I love sharing things I enjoy with other people. I still just want to write.
Maybe a change is in order?
Having said what I said above, you might understand better now why the general theme of the Couch has been what's going on in my personal life. I have to admit that I like writing about what's going on, even if my life isn't that exciting. I've mentioned a bunch of times by now how obsessive I am and that I can get caught up in thought spirals sometimes. So when the hubs suggested I write about what's hoarding up my mental space, I thought it would be a good idea. It helps me to get stuff out. And it provides a whole new avenue of things to write about.
So, I'm going to try this new thing. I'll tell you what I'm obsessing about, rant and rave, attempt to inspire and try and help people understand my craziness a little better. I don't know how often you'll see this segment yet, but we'll figure it out as we go.
I'm calling it Current Chaos, thanks to my brilliant hubby, and today, I'm welcoming you to my mind.
Since this is the song currently hauling up in my mind, I suggest you listen to Geronimo by Sheppard as you read. You'll thank me for it, I promise. :P
Currently, the biggest thing swirling in my head is the looming visit from my parents. They'll be heading to the airport at some point today and will arrive in Germany tomorrow afternoon. This means heaps of washing, heavy cleaning and weather-checking. Months of planning, preparing and getting psyched up will boil down to this. Hopefully their visit will lead to tons of photos for the blog, so you can see the sights with us. #excited
I'm also more than a little obsessed with Doctor Who at the moment. I haven't been at this level of fan-girl or obsession since David Tennant flew the blue box. Peter Capaldi is amazing. He brings back that 'Doctor' feeling, if you know what I mean. He's not just an idiot in a TARDIS any more, he's back to being a brilliant and tormented soul with lifetimes of experience and elements of weirdness about him. Capaldi's portrayal of the character we all love (well... all of us with brains :P) is brilliant and layered. Something I didn't find with Matt Smith. Sorry fandom. Sorry. But I didn't really enjoy the seasons between Tennant and Capaldi.
Capaldi might even become my favourite Doctor so far. Did I just type that? Did I? I freaking did! O_O
Anyway. I watched Hell Bent on Saturday night (you can read on, there are no spoilers :D) and I was super let down by it at first. I never was a big fan of Clara, until I read something on tumblr that made me stop and think. Clara is the parallel of Donna in ever possible way. It was almost a eureka moment for me. So I've changed my mind about the outcome of the season finale. It was good in it's own way. It wasn't 'Doctor Donna sends Davros to hell', but it was still good.
My favourite episode by far this season was Heaven Sent. I mean, wow! And, like the rest of the whovians out there, I'm waiting on the edge of my seat for the Christmas special. And then, just after that, I'm SUPER EXCITED for the return of Sherlock in January.
Another thing I'm absolutely fan-girling for is this.
I've been replaying the main game meticulously to get everything in order for when I get the DLC. It'll be in my Christmas stocking. Notice how there was no 'probably' in that last sentence? It'll be there. It will. :D
There's been a lot in my mind after the NaNoWriMo challenge too. I might just do a post specifically on my experience, because I have a lot to say about it. On the whole, I don't think NaNo was such a good thing for me, because I feel kind of severed from writing novels now. But I'll explain that when I write about it. Maybe it's a good thing that I'm not noveling at the moment, because The Physician's Apprentice is with the editor and I need to focus on getting that published. I can't be writing the sequel to something unpublished. Whenever I did that in the past, I ended up discarding everything I wrote anyway.
That's all I have time for today. It was an earful. Or... eye-full? Whatever. :D
I hope you have a good week, folks! Thanks for reading.