June started out landing in England after about a full day of traveling. A week into my trip, my boyfriend Dan and I broke up. It was hard at first, having to deal with the emotional side of things while also dealing with the logistics (picking up my stuff from his parent’s house in Oxfordshire, finding a place to stay) but I stand by my decision. My parents were kind enough to fly me home early, sparing me about a week of sulking in Brighton. My plans of going to the University of Sussex for my Master’s degree have not changed and those who think there was any chance of that clearly don’t know me. I am excited to return to the city I love on better terms in September.
The day after I arrived back stateside, I moved out of my university apartment, away from my Neanderthal roommates and back home. I spent the next week relaxing at home: watching Netflix, spending time with family and friends, unpacking and more.
Also, I got another tattoo! Sorry, Mom. It is a traditional style dagger through a rose with the banner “follow your bliss” around it, a recurring theme in the music of my favorite band, Senses Fail. The tattoo drawing took about half an hour and the inking took about an hour and a half. Yes, of course it hurt, but it wasn’t unbearable. The fact that the needle only makes contact with your skin for 5-20 seconds at a time before a short break of similar length and having the excess ink wiped off with a cool towel helps a lot. In fact, I think after the fact was a lot worse: my leg was hot and sore, it hurt to do just about anything for the first few days, but it was worth it, I love it!
Since then, I’ve just been working. I made a post about my first week on the job here.
What I’m watching: Legend, Matila, Schindler’s List, Doctor Strange, Daddy’s Home, Rough Night, Kill Bill (Vol. 1 & 2), RuPaul’s Drag Race (season 8-9), The Office (U.S.) (seasons 1-2), Sense8 (season 1), Shameless (season 7), Wonder Woman
What I’m listening to: Hospice by The Antlers, Wolves by Rise Against, Third Eye Blind by Third Eye Blind, The Things We Think We’re Missing by Balance and Composure, Lost Forever // Lost Together by Architects
What I’m reading: Your Inner Fish by Neil Shubin, The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins