It's nearly midnight, and I'm sat in my room with a hot chocolate in my favourite mug, writing to you.
This is a thermal camera too, so you can tell that my cup has hot stuff in. No expense spared at Tripping Through Violets HQ.
When I was uploading that picture I found this old one from when I was in the process of designing album number one's artwork! How things have changed! lol...
I look like a proper bumpkin. I love Violet's pose though. Such a cutie.
Anyway! Today I was thinking about life. As one does. And I feel that today/yesterday, I started a new chapter. Genuinely. You go through tough times, you don't feel yourself, and sometimes it feels that the day when you feel like you again will never come. Of course you know it will, but it's hard to believe it when you don't feel it inside. But now, I feel like me again. I feel in control, I feel optimistic, and I'm ready to start a new chapter. :)
At the moment I'm writing two essays, and in the swing of working hard and trying my very best with my studies. I'm determined to get a first for my degree. Very determined. So I'll try my very very best and work my socks off.
I'm also going to try to get fit this year, exercising each day. (From when I get the exercise bike from home. ;))
I'm also going to work on re-recording some of my songs for an album/EP during study breaks. :) I'm not sure of the rate at which I'll be able to do this, but I'll give it a go. I want to release something that contains the songs from my Uni years. Kind of looking back over the years. :) I'll do all the recording/artwork etc. myself, so it's completely 100% homemade. (Apart from getting the copies pressed!)
I also want to add a little something before I say goodnight. (Or good morning! Depending on when you read this. ;)) When I want to be sure of how I feel, the real test is what music I'm listening to. If it's melancholy, that generally means I'm a bit blue. But recently I've been discovering some really lovely music. New to me, but not in general. I'll leave you with this one, by Enya's sister - Moya Brennan...it's so calming and pretty...
And if you want a laugh, I've been listening to this one a lot recently. Yes, I'm a Katy Perry fan. ;)
Nighty night lovely people. :)
P.S...what do you reckon about this as a potential track listing?...
(Not in order yet.)
Crazy Rolling Train
Forever Bound To Fairytales
The Tallest Tree
Waiting For Time
Hearts & Roses
I'm Right Here
Queen of Hearts (don't think this is online anywhere!)
(+ One that I haven't written yet)
The Lady & The Past
P.P.S...I also decided today that when I'm older I'd like to get one of these dogs. I think they are very cool. The Labernese...a cross between a Labrador and a Bernese Mountain Dog. Naaaaaaw.