I’ve just noticed it has been a whole month since I started blogging! Fiuuu. Time flies. I’m not usually one to keep track of dates and stuff, but this is cool, a one month blogiversary, so I’ll allow it.
In those 30 days I’ve gained 52 awesome WordPress followers and met some lovely people, many whom I’ve been following long before I started my own space.
I am very happy I started this project, and stoked to have a place which keeps track of all my colourful creations, so I don’t forget what I’ve concocted in my magpie madness.
Now, a quick, VERY private, haven’t-told-anyone confession about my current emotional state. As you might be aware, I broke my metatarsal a while back. Because of that, I was forced to defer my third year at the university – mainly because I broke my leg in a different country than that of my uni, I live on the third floor sans a lift and because, contrary to my previous beliefs, a bone does not heal in 2 weeks time.
More like 8 weeks if it’s a fifth metatarsal (low blood supply close to the base of the bone). And that’s just healing, don’t even get me started on physio.
This deferring situation creates so many problems, I could not believe it. A silly little fracture completely blew up my life. New problems and issues like the empty flat, bills, uni stuff and more and more (and more and I’m not even exaggerating) just keep piling up. My awesome friends write me ‘get well’ messages and try to keep me up to date with their lives, which makes me happy, but also miserable, because my life kinda came to a halt. But I still want to know what they’re doing as I miss them terribly.
So, like any normal human being would, I put myself in a state of denial and been refusing to log in to my email account and especially my Facebook account. That’s a big no no. The fb app is showing 43 notifications as of today and I do finger yoga routines to avoid touching it.
Like putting it off will erase the fact that I had to stop my studies and sit on my ass, waiting for a bloody bone to heal.
So, yeah. Personal.
But I’ve had to occupy my confined self with something, so as I said previously, I’ve been reading a lot and painting my nails and reading some more.
Some book passages I remember through a kind of haze, what with all the polish fumes. Fun, though.
My favourite books and the blogosphere too have helped to keep my spirits up and kept me smiling, so thank you all of you talented beasts, nail and nonnail, especially those who like to write long, funny posts, such as CBXB & Teddy or Aussa and those who are not stingy with the nailporn (I’m looking at you, Jacqui).
A broken foot isn’t really that much of a private affair in my opinion. But my feelings around it are. So there you go. I shared. I hope K. would be proud, she always said I don’t share enough of the important stuff.
Sharing on the internets has got to count for like Sharing 2.0 or something.
Have YOU ever thought ‘Yeah, that’ll work, I’ll just pretend it’s not happening.’ ?
Do you find sharing difficult?
How old is your blog? Baby, toddler, teenage blog? (ugh, these are the WORST, right?)
PS This mani was my entry for Eva’s contest (http://flightofwhimsy.wordpress.com/2013/11/05/nail-art-winner-somewhat/) which was won by the lovely Iriel (http://whynoteveryday.wordpress.com/2013/11/05/green-fire/) from Argentina, with her Green Fire mani, congrats! But I had a lot of fun creating this design, so I’m there you go.
I’m a huge chemistry/physics buff, I used to be even more into it in high school, anyways, long story. Eva is on her way to a PhD, so it was perfect as I couldn’t wait to try these DNA helices ever since I saw them, even before ordering the Cheeky plates, and I didn’t have an opportunity really with all the Halloweenness happening around me.
I love them gold helices, the chemistry lab nail was cool too.
EDIT Info, requested by the lovely Kate :) (a fellow chemistry buff, still excited about that :))
I stamped with images from my Cheeky Jumbo plates: Happy Nails (DNA helices), Top of the Class (chemistry lab accent nail) and Home Sweet Home (lightbulb). My bases were: me second fav polish of all time, Inglot 309 light blue, Sally Hansen Sea layered with Gentle Blossom for the accent nail to get a perfect light minty blue, and SH Ensoleille for the thumb, over a white base, sponged with a bit of Sinful Colors Snow Me White for the light around my idea ;) For the stamping, Barry M gold foil, SH Blue It and SC What’s Your Name black.
Now you know how I did it Kate :)