adele, fall 2015, favorites, healing heartbreak, heard it loved it, october 2015

Adele’s ‘Hello’ & how I haven’t stopped crying since its release

You guys. It’s been nearly a week and I haven’t stopped listening to Adele’s new single… much to my coworkers’ dismay. It’s so good. You’ve heard it, right? And you’ve seen the video, right? RIGHT? Here. I’ll wait.
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I told you so!

So not only are her cheekbones, voice and eyeliner perfection, but she absolutely kills it in interviews, too. Oh, Adele. You’re too good to us.

Maybe I also love her because we’re nearly the same age and her songs are about life stages we went through around the same time? Maybe I’m reaching here, but naja.

She slayed me with this. (I want to print it off and tape it all over my apartment as inspiration.)

Adele also blessed us with this recent interview in i-D magazine. It’s definitely worth a read. Here’s a part that especially stood out to me.

When she was ready to start work on the record, Adele walked down to the local shop (“I do actually walk,” she says, laughing) and bought herself a brand new notebook. “I do it every album. I buy a new pad, sniff it – ’cause smell is important – and then I get a big, fat sharpie and write my age on the front page. 25 has five exclamation marks after it ’cause I was like, ‘How the fuck did that happen?!’ 21 to 25.” The record is about getting older and becoming nostalgic, she says. It’s about what was, what is, what might have been. It’s about missing things that you had no idea were so precious, like being 18-years-old and drinking two litre bottles of cider in Brockwell Park with your mates. “Those were the most real and best moments of my life and I wish I’d known that I wasn’t going to be able to sit in the park and drink a bottle of cider again.” Not because she’s famous, but because her life – and the lives of her school friends – has moved on. No one is a teenager anymore. “I think the album is about trying to clear out the past,” she says slowly. 

And woo boy, that’s exactly what I’m trying to do right now. Kon Mari Methoding my past. 

Less than a month until we’re graced with her entire. new. album. I’m dying over here! 
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blogging, life updates, october 2015

I’m still here, promise!

Hi all!

I’ve gotten many messages and emails asking if I plan on still blogging and I do! I do! But I’m currently in the throws of building up my new apartment (!) and am quite busy at work. It’s a good busy. A really good busy. I am in a good place and really trying to enjoy it. And sometimes that means going home and not flipping on your computer after staring at a screen for 9 hours already…

But I miss this so much and am really going to write more soon.

Important updates so far:

  • I’ve been in Hamburg a year now. A YEAR! Can you believe it? This is the start of my fourth year in Germany. I’ve spent four of the six years of my twenties living abroad. Insane. 
  • I have my very first, all mine, paid for myself apartment. It’s a beautiful one, and I love it dearly. If only furniture were cheaper. 😉 I will post about it soon. I think you’ll like it. 
  • I update a lot on Instagram if you fancy following along there, and of course, twitter
Thank you for always checking in and being such loyal pals. This blog just turned 7 and I’ve only kept with it thanks to the dear friendships I’ve made along the way. 
Onward & upward. 

“Two February’s ago, all I wanted to do was sleep. I was anchored to my bed with the sadness I was letting myself drown in. Now, I daydream about surviving on 3 hours of sleep, I dread going to bed, I keep my eyes open as long as I can. My heart sinks when the sun sets, I crave daylight; I’ve fallen in love with being alive.” — Madisen Kuhn, January 18, 2014 journal entry

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