Currently, I Am… | #10

Hi, friends! Ah, I’ve missed you. It’s been almost a whole month since I’ve shown my face on my lovely little blog, but it’s definitely been well deserved. The first few weeks of 2017 were filled with coursework and university deadlines, so The Rose Quartz had to take a bit of a backseat. Don’t worry though, I thought about you every day!

After that, I had a few days of beautiful nothingness and relaxation with Matthew, before me, him, his brother and his girlfriend went off for a 4-day bender to Butlins for the Giants of Rock festival. That, I tell you, was flipping fantastic and I’ll be talking a lot more about that the next time I’m around! We saw some incredible bands and some really impressive musicians – it was mind blowing, really. As well as enjoying lots of music, the nearby beach was just beautiful. We spent a lot of time walking around and taking pictures – you know what I’m like.

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My “Currently, I Am” series is always a great post for when I return from a pretty long break. I haven’t posted one of these since November, just after Trump managed to find his way into an incredible, ridiculous position of power. Coincidentally, this one comes just after his inauguration and the reinforcement that his new found power is taking America down a horribly familiar, slippery slope.

Anyway, let’s not talk politics. Let’s have a bit of a catch up!

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Currently, I am feeling

…oh, well, a lot of different feelings actually. I’m gunna quickly take you through them, otherwise this could go on for a very long time. I’m feeling excited and nervous about my wedding day – I get married in November and there’s a lot of exciting plans to be made! I’m feeling anxious, unprepared and lost with regards to my future career prospects – I’m graduating in the summer, with no passion for my degree or field of work in any way. I’m feeling tired, because sleep is alluding me – that’s probably because of all these FEELS.

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Currently, I am watching

…Daredevil S2. We recently finished Jessica Jones too, which was unbelievable. Kilgrave is one of my all time favourite villains! He’s easily Marvel’s best on-screen baddie. His ability to manipulate people, simply by talking to them, is a really clever way of avoiding “not-another-fight-scene”. Daredevil is also picking up. The first season started off incredibly dull, picking up towards the end. The second season started a little slow too actually, but it quickly sorted itself out and now me and Matthew are both really enjoying it.

Since my last catch up post, Westworld finished too. That was one of the best bits of television I’ve ever seen. Highly, highly recommend.

Currently, I am reading

…The Great Gatsby. Can you believe I’ve never read it? I also recently read Tim Burton’s The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories which was a super interesting and super quick read. It’s worth it though. The title story was one of the longer short stories/poems in the collection and it actually made me feel pretty sad. Poor, Oyster Boy.

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How have you been? What have you been up to recently?

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Currently, I Am… | #9

Being back at university is weird! I feel like I have both no free time and lots of free time, you know? As illogical as that sounds, it’s pretty accurate. Yes, I could technically stay in my pyjamas all day and play games, but as a final year student that’s not going to lead to good grades or any sort of rise in self-confidence. I’ve been staying late at university a lot recently, hence the lack of attention I’ve been giving my beloved blog. Once I’m home, sitting in front of another computer screen has been one of the last things on my mind. As you can imagine, a computer science degree involves a lot of screen time.

Anyway, hi friends! Let’s have a bit of a catch up.

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Currently, I am feeling

…lots of things, which is generally a good thing! I’m feeling busy and a bit stressed but that’s nothing I can’t handle. I had a wonderful birthday weekend, I’ve had some great marks in my university work from this semester and me and Matt are in full-on wedding planning mode! So, despite the stress, I have lots of good stuff going on.

On the other hand, there’s this giant black cloud hovering above me. The recent news, the terrible news, that Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States rattled me to the core. It’s terrifying that this joke of a human being – this monster, racist, homophobic, sexist, rapist – could possibly be granted any sort of power. Yet, here he is. Stay safe.

Currently, I am watching

…well, I’m in the middle of watching quite a few things at the moment, but they all got left behind! Me and Matt started Stranger Things, which we were loving, but after maybe three episodes we got distracted and busy. When Westworld aired, we super excitedly started watching that too. Then, we got busy again… We’ll catch up eventually, I promise.

Currently, I am playing

…Skyrim! I recently bought Skyrim remastered for the Xbox One. It’s my favourite PC game of all time, so having the chance to play it on an updated console with achievements is just a no-brainer. It’s fantastic, obviously.

Currently, I am excited for

…the first thing that comes to mind, our wedding. I’ll be covering this in a post of its own some time soon, but me and Matt recently set our date, booked the venue and put down a deposit. It’s our dream venue. I’m also pretty excited for Christmas, obviously. I’ll be putting the Christmas tree up soon!

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So, what are you most excited for? Do you have any good news?

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Currently, I Am… | #8

Hi, friends!

I absolutely love writing posts for my “Currently, I Am” feature. It’s such a personal thing to do – to let someone into your real life – but I really enjoy putting together and summarising what I’ve been up to. Not only does it help me appreciate my life more, it also lets you know what hobbies, interests and memorable moments have happened in my life. I guess you like to know this, right? You follow me for a reason! I’ve always been pretty personal on my blog, anyway. It’s like a giant diary to share with friends I met along my blogging journey.

My last catch-up post was, coincidentally, a month ago today. This is a fairly irregular feature but a happy coincidence nonetheless! A lot seems to have changed since then. But, it’s one of those months that’s only kind of changed inside of me… you know? It’s hard to explain! Even though I’ve felt like a lot has changed, maybe to an outsider I’m just doing the same old.

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Let’s get cracking then! What have I been up to lately?

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Currently, I am feeling

…a lot of things, actually. I’m happy with my home, my life and how perfect Matthew really is. I fear that all of that could change in the next couple of years though. I’m nervous and frightened about what my future holds after yesterday’s terrible news that Britain will be leaving the EU. It was a horrendously rushed and violent period of our history that brought out the worst in so many people. A lot of ‘vote Leave’ supporters are already starting to regret their decision.

Currently, I am watching

Orange is the New Black, season 4! We’re only on episode 6, so no spoilers please. We’re both enjoying it so far though. To be honest, it’s just really refreshing to see so much diversity in one show again. I have a feeling that’s actually going to be problematic though, considering the recent ‘woopsie’ that Piper just made… we’ll see. Game of Thrones finale tomorrow too! I can’t even talk about it… I’m so excited and nervous and ahhhhh it’s so good.

Currently, I am reading

The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R Carey. I started this last year but only read a couple of chapters. I was going through a terrible patch and I couldn’t find the concentration to do much more than crawl out of bed in the morning. However, I’m feeling good recently and I’m so glad I went back to this book! It’s absolutely incredible! I’m just over half way, and I think this may be one of my favourite books of all time… I hope that’s not a premature statement. I guess if it has a terrible ending that could all change. The writing is just amazing though. I don’t see it letting me down!

It’s been kind of a running joke in these posts about how little I’ve read recently… that’s changed. I can’t wait to smash through my fantastic list of books!

Currently, I am playing

…not a lot really and not very often. I’m enjoying work a lot, which is obviously fantastic, but it means I’m mentally exhausting myself every day. When I get home, I don’t really want to do anything other than snuggle up on the couch with Matt or read my book. I’m still technically in the middle of Elder Scrolls: Online (which I think I may jump on after I finish writing!) and if I have a spare half hour in the evening, me and Matt are still loving Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.

Currently, I am excited for

…omg, a lot. July is going to be an incredibly busy and exciting month! At the beginning of the month, me and my mum are going to stay in a beautiful country house for the night which we’re both really looking forward to. Matt also graduates soon! In the same week, he graduates from university and turns 22. Busy week. I’ve took a couple of weeks off work to celebrate everything plus to have a little ‘summer holiday’. We’re planning on bus hopping around Yorkshire for a week like we did last summer. I can’t wait!

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What have you been up to lately? Are you watching Orange is the New Black?

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-Morgan

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Currently, I Am… | #7

Hi, friends! Happy “hump day” – I hope you’ve had a great week so far.

This is going to be the most positive “Currently, I Am” post that I’ve shared for a few months (yay) so that’s good news. In April, I managed to muster up a pretty positive catch-up but before that they haven’t exactly projected happiness for a while and I apologise! That’s all changed now, though.

Honestly, I’ve had a really good couple of weeks. After being off work sick for a while, I finally returned with absolutely no problems. It was like I never left but in a good way. I’m noticeably happier and I feel as if I even look healthier – clear eyes, clear skin etc. Currently, everything is just way more positive. Granted, I’m tired. Getting back to work was tough, but I’m happy to be there!

Anyway, let’s get back to the real topic. What have I been up to recently!?

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Currently, I am watching

…right this second, SacconeJoly vlogs on YouTube. We had a pretty busy week and we couldn’t keep on top of them. So, whilst eating our tea, we had a bit of a catch up!

In general,  I’m still re-watching Supernatural with Matt (we’re on series 9) as well as eagerly awaiting the new episodes of series 11. That’s about it! We’re thinking of starting Modern Family for a bit of fun when we have 20 minutes to burn, so that should be good.

I’ve been in such a film mood recently too but I haven’t found the time to  watch any in the last few weeks. I’m super excited for so many films – I think I’ll be finally seeing X-Men: Apocalypse soon (can’t wait!) and, huge news, the first trailer for Beauty and the Beast was finally released. My heart melted and it was only the tiniest of snippets so I can’t even imagine how excited I’ll be when the film comes out next year!

Currently, I am listening to…

…a lot of Absolute Classic Rock and Absolute 80’s – my two favourite radio stations, and they’re both fantastic to listen to when I’m sat at my desk working!

Currently, I am reading

…nothing, right this second. I finished A Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes this afternoon which was absolutely incredible. Wow. I’ll be reviewing it on my blog very soon because I’d love to share my opinions on it. Before that, I read Alice in Wonderland and you can read my review here.

I’m finally out of my reading slump!

Currently, I am feeling

…pretty fantastic, really! I’m quite tired today because I had a terrible night’s sleep last night. In comparison to the last few months though, I’m feeling great. Right now, I’m also feeling lovely and warm and cosy, which is always good. It seems like everything is looking up! Let’s hope the second half of 2016 is far, far, far better than the first.

Currently, I am playing

…so much Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. So much. I need an intervention. I need help. Seriously though, I’m loving this game. It’s not my cup of tea at all (well, I didn’t think it was) but since buying it last month or so, me and Matt can’t drag ourselves away from it when we’re free from normal, grown-up commitments.

I also started Ori and the Blind Forest on the Xbox One recently which is a super beautiful platform adventure game. I’m sure I’ll be reviewing this on my blog once I’ve completed the story because it has been fascinating, heart-breaking and fun in equal measures.

Currently, I am excited for…

…a little country break away with my mum in June. We’re going to stay at a hotel on the outskirts of Scarborough for a night, just the two of us, and we’re both so bloody excited!

I’m also very excited for Matthew at the moment as he finished the final essay of his degree this afternoon and is only one more exam away from completely his 3 years at university! Then, he graduates in July and starts a year of teacher training in September… I’m such a proud fiancé!

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-Morgan

Currently, I Am… | #6

How you doing? It’s been a little while since my last “Currently, I Am…” post, so I’ve definitely got something to talk about!

The most interesting thing that’s happened recently though is the weather. Is that sad? Nah, it’s been bloody beautiful and it’s a welcomed change after the crap English spring we’ve had so far! It’s always so surprising how much of an incredible effect a bit of sun has on your mood though. As I write this, I have a terrible sunburn all over my face! You should see my little nose. It’s so freaking red. Even my lips are burnt. I was only out in the sun for 2 hours, and it’s April. Seriously? That’s what you get for not wearing sun-cream.

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So, let’s get crack-a-lacking!

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Currently, I am feeling

…not bad. That’s a big deal right now, but today has been a surprisingly good day despite the difficult situation I found myself in this morning. I’m starting to gradually feel a little bit better as time goes on. I know I’m very vague, but I’m not quite sure I’m ready to talk about it all in detail as of yet. Basically, today was a good day!

After the little meeting I had this morning, me and Matt headed back into the city centre to make the most of the incredible sun. We went on the marina, had a couple of drinks by the river in the sun and had some lunch outside. The day was just a really beautiful, happy day. It’s about time!

Right now, I’m all comfortable at home watching some telly with Matt. After writing this, we’re gunna play on the Xbox for a tiny little bit before bed. That sounds good to me :).

Currently, I am excited for

…this sun! I know I’m like a broken record, but it does wonders. The lighter mornings and the lighter nights means I’m not as scared out and about in the mornings and evenings, which is great for me, obviously. Also, I’m looking pretty translucent right now so a tiny bit of natural tan in the coming months is something I’m very excited about! When I say tiny, I mean really tiny. Me at my most tanned is pretty pitiful to be honest.

Also, GAME OF THRONES SEASON 6.

Currently, I am watching

…right this second, a daily vlog on YouTube by Alfie Deyes. Me and Matt have been watching him for a handful of months now, and we’ve practically watched all of his older content as well as keeping up with his daily vlogs. It’s weird to watch someone just live their life, I know, but we both find them so entertaining to catch up on before bed.

I’ve also just finished re-watching Game of Thrones season 5 in preparation for the new season which was, obviously, fantastic. We’re also still re-watching Supernatural and we’re currently on season 9. It’s one of our absolute favourites, so we’re loving it.

Next, me and Matt are planning to watch Daredevil season 2 (because we’ve been terribly busy with re-watches and haven’t got around to watching it yet, oops!)

Currently, I am playing

…nothing, yet, but I just bought Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and Elder Scrolls Online for the Xbox One. I haven’t got around to playing either because I’ve been a little preoccupied, but that’s my plan for the rest of the night. Yey!

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Goodnight, everyone!

How have you been? Have you done, watched or read anything good recently?

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-Morgan

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Currently, I Am… | #5

I hope you all had a lovely Easter (and if you don’t celebrate Easter then I hope you had a lovely Sunday)! It’s definitely starting to feel a lot more like spring now.

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Yesterday, me and Matt had plans to get some fresh air out and about in the city centre, completely unaware that everything is shut on Easter Sunday. In the end, it was a very short trip out. The streets were eerily quiet and I can’t be doing with that!

Anyway, Mondays are for catch-ups, I think. So, what have I been up to lately?

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Currently, I am excited for

…spring, mostly. I love being outdoors in the middle of all the flowers and birds and, once it warms up enough, I love going for nice long walks. I’m definitely not excited about all the bugs though.

I’m also super looking forward to Game of Thrones Season 6 to return to our TVs at the end of April! The trailers are fantastic – take a look, if you haven’t already seen one:

Currently, I am hoping

…that Matt’s final few months of university go smoothly and that he doesn’t get too overwhelmed with all his deadlines. He’s currently taking a few days off for Easter, and come Tuesday he’ll be back to his busy self. In July, he graduates!

Currently, I am watching

…Game of Thrones, season 3. By April 24th, we’ll have watched all of Game of Thrones again, just in time for the new season.

We finished Glee completely the other day too. That’s 6 seasons and 121 episodes! To be honest, as soon as Finn (Cory Monteith) died, I knew it wouldn’t be the same but I’m glad we finished it. Doing so, I also ticked off an item from my 101 Things in 1001 Days challenge by completing a full series from start to finish.

It’s not like it was going to be a tough one to complete, but at least that’s another one ticked off the list!

Currently, I am reading

…nothing. Still. I’m such a loser. I have dozens of books that I’ve promised “I’ll read next” and I still haven’t started them. I’ll get there soon.

Currently, I am feeling

…like a giant greedy chops but it’s Easter so I can forgive myself for now.

Whilst I’m on the topic of health (or the lack of it), I hurt my wrist a few weeks ago, so my plans to start a 30-day yoga challenge quickly went down the drain. It’s better now, though. My next goal is to complete 30-minutes of yoga a day for a week (and hopefully for 30-days), for my 101 Days challenge.

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How have you been? Have you done, watched or read anything good recently?

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-Morgan

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Currently, I Am… | #4

It’s time for another “Currently, I Am…” catch-up. It feels like I’ve done lots, yet barely anything at all.

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Currently, I am watching

…a very, very sad episode of Glee. *spoilers* It was the tribute to Cory Monteith, and it feels like my little heart has just been ripped out.

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It just finished. I think we’ll have to take a small break from Glee for a while now because going straight back to happiness and singing could be a bit tough! Instead, we’re going to stick with angels, demons, monsters and brotherly love in Supernatural. We finished season 6 the other night, and will be starting season 7 tonight. I bloody love Supernatural.

Currently, I am reading

…Absolutely nothing. Technically, I’m in the middle of The Girl With All the Gifts (still) but I haven’t touched it in weeks.
I also recently bought ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ as the film is coming out soon, and I’d love to read it before watching the movie. It sounds incredible.

Currently, I am feeling

…a little sad, from the tribute Glee episode but I’m sure it’ll go away soon. Okay, I’m being a bit of a trooper. It was really sad.

I’m really glad it’s the weekend, because I’ve got lots of relaxing to do and lots of crafts  planned this weekend. On Sunday, me and Matt have also planned to go on a nice walk in the park before going to see my family. So, that should be nice.

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East Park, Hull. We’ll be popping here for a walk on Sunday.

Recently, I’ve also been quite happy with my activity on social media. I’ve been sharing my blog posts frequently on Twitter and Google+, and I’ve seen a noticeable increase in blog traffic. I have even met a lot of lovely fellow bloggers on Twitter too!

Currently, I am excited for

…spring, definitely. I’m hugely looking forward to the warmer weather. Spring is also going to bring a lot of fun crafts! I’ve got so many plans and ideas, and all of them will be shared on my blog.

On a completely unrelated topic, I’m just as excited for all the incredible TV and film that’s heading our way really soon! Notably, Captain America: Civil War, Daredevil, Game of Thrones and Batman vs. Superman. So much awesomeness. It’s going to be a great few months.

If you haven’t already, I highly recommend you watch it! I genuinely squawked at the last few seconds!

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How are you today? Have you got any plans you’re excited about?

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-Morgan