The last few days have been so incredibly busy that I’m writing this in the departures lounge of Dublin Airport – the first proper sit down I’ve had in a while. Between packing, going to events, and just general pre-party madness, I’ve had less time to indulge myself than I would have liked.
I’m having one of those ‘draining’ days, the ones where you can feel your emotions pull from your head right through your body and down to your toes. I feel both light-headed and like my head is a paperweight for a Game of Thrones novel. It’s the feeling that you get when everything inconvenient, and everything problematic, and anything that could go wrong, clashes and you zone out just to keep the energy going.
Yep, one of those days.
I could absolutely start this post and write out every single political theory I learned, how the opinions that French historians had of The Resistance changed constantly over the last century, or why the left is failing in Irish politics.
I mean, I could. But I won’t.
These are things I learned in college, not things I learned from college. These aren’t facts I present to an employer in a bid to hire me.
I have a capacity to learn dates, to follow theory, but I hardly doubt my opinion on Joan Didion is going to bag me that internship (or perhaps it will, if I find another Didion-lover like myself).
Exciting news! I went and bought a website domain! I’ve changed it also to ‘Life Of A Coffee Addict’. I thought this might help keep my blog going long term, and looks a lot easier on the eye (those long address just look complicate to me!).
To be honest, I was a little nervous at first. I’m uneasy about buying things that are not tangible, I have no real grip on them and they could disappear pretty quickly, or I could simply lose interest (hence why I’m a little unsure whether or not to keep my Netflix account – I hardly ever use it). However, I knew I needed to take that plunge. If I never tried, I’d never know, right?
Such a simple thing but I think it’s a sign that great things are ahead!
So here is the start of something new.
*cue Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens singing awkwardly into switched off microphones*
No but really, this is what I call a “fresh and honest” start.
When I began blogging first, I just wrote. I wrote until I had nothing left to say. Which is absolutely fine but I gave little attention to the other components that make a blog work so well. This website is ten times user-friendly, better organised, and more high quality than anything I have produced before. Hell, I might even buy the domain name.