I've become a little obsessed with pitta bread and hummus. I really must stop eating so much of it. Some days I wake up and tell myself I'm going to eat less food, and better. Quality over quantity, right? But then I reach for Doritos and dip, or scoff a weeks worth of toast in one afternoon. I'd probably be skinny if food wasn't so damn delicious. I'm nibbling a Marks and Spencer cookie as I type this. The diet starts on Monday. (Hopefully.)
Life has been pretty strange lately so I thought I'd fill y'all in on some things.
I'm still working full time in a job that I don't hate, but one that inspires apathy. My indifference to my employment changes from day to day, but I have to remind myself of the money. And then I cry because it just doesn't seem like enough. Things could possibly be a little better if I was good at saving.
I'm sure a lot of you are working or have worked in retail. You will know my struggles, and my pain, and my concern for the general population. It seems that customers don't know A LOT of things they should. Mainly how to listen to the word no. Adults act like children when they aren't getting what they want. And, I'M SORRY, but I DON'T OWN THIS SHOP. I DO NOT KNOW WHY THE PRICE IS SO HIGH/WHY THE BATHROOM IS ON THE TOP FLOOR/WHY WE CLOSE AT 8PM ON FRIDAYS. Actually, shout out to anyone in the service industry, because PEOPLE SUCK.
I went camping last weekend for the first time in so long. I forgot how much I loved it, especially with good friends. I need to camp more. And hike more. If it didn't rain so much in Ireland I think I'd enjoy being outside. The lack of WiFi up mountains doesn't help things. But I suppose I need a break from the internet sometimes.
Speaking of the internet and stuff... (great segue here) I want to say a massive thank you to you all, and everyone at the Irish Blog Awards. I didn't make the final cut of either of the categories I was in, but getting nominated and then shortlisted for an award is just incredible. I can't believe that even happened. Laughable I was considered. But, I'm honoured and a little proud. Yay.
I'm still addicted to Instagram. As I mentioned in my last post on London, VSCOcam has been my favourite app for a while now. I edit my photos on there before I post them on my Insta account. There are several people on there that I check up on daily, and I plan to do a post on some of them soon, so stay tuned for that. In the meantime, you can follow me, if you want to; I basically post daily on either my personal account @eleanorcos or my other account @thedoorsofdublin.
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The Doors of Dublin is something, again, I plan to focus a whole blog post on, but for now I'll just say that it's a small side project, run by myself, posting photos of doors from around Dublin. It was featured on a Buzzfeed article recently and has gained so many followers! It wasn't something I expected to take off like that, so I don't really know what to do with it now. Apart from post pictures of doors. So, I'm doing that. Have a look and let me know if there's anything I can do to improve... I'd love feedback!
As for blogging, it seems everyone I know has started. Sometimes I get the urge to start afresh and delete all past posts, but I know I'll regret it. It's nice to look back and remind myself of how I was feeling at a certain time. This blog is two years old now! AH. I wish I had my old one from 2010. I know I need to improve my posts, maybe be more professional and pick a cohesive theme, or even just post more often (SORRY). I'm excited to see how my friend's and family's blogs turn out though. I wonder if they'll keep it up.
I know this post wasn't really about ANYTHING, so I hope it was kind of entertaining. Maybe you're reading it super bored and hungover, or under the desk at school, or on your phone on the toilet. I hope your day is going well and everyone you love is healthy and happy. That's all for now, I guess.