my lovely room in exeter whose sunlight and view I am missing very much

Closing in on 7 weeks of quarantine and boy has it been eventful, in the most unexpected ways possible. I've reached new levels of procrastination which have genuinely had me in awe of my capabilities of firmly ignoring things I have to do for weeks on end, even when the deadline is a day away and even then, instead of actually doing it, I apply for an extension instead so I can spend a week more scrolling through tiktok's till 4 in the morning. It's also brought a new love for running and got to a point where I was running 5k each day until I went and sprained my ankle. Worst thing is, the sprain was not even directly from running. No. I was sat cross legged on my bed and as I got up, my ankle just gave up I guess. What other tragic thing has happened? I amazon primed (sorry) myself a copy of the Divine Comedy by Dante and I am still confused as to why I did that? Like, who just thinks 'do you know what? my next read will be a 13th c account of heaven, hell and purgatory by a florentine bloke? I'm faced with this question every time I see it in my bookcase. My phone screen shattered a month ago, and two weeks ago that same phone just gave up on me completely. I had a final Spanish oral exam on Microsoft teams and that's when my presentation notes randomly refreshed and just wouldn't load at all on my adjacent google doc, leaving me to improvise it all. To top it all off, I had one of the worst period's in my history of having period's. Honestly, just throw the whole last 2 months in the bin.

With that being said, it's not been all doom and gloom although from the above, I haven't particularly sold it. I read a new Murakami book (Kafka on the Shore) which I really enjoyed although his books always confuse me a little in the middle of it. I watched Unorthodox which was a great series (and only four 1 hour long episodes so totally bingeable) and subsequently spent the next week listening to Berghain techno sets and Russian doomer mixes on youtube. I watched Euphoria too and fell in love with all the makeup looks, especially Maddy's. I've ordered some random things from Depop, a dark green sports bra for running (although that is now obsolete because mi ankle's fucked), a beaded necklace with 50% of profits going to Mind and a linen zara tie top I tried on in store last year. My mum cleared out her wardrobe and I picked out a few things including a purple wrap cardigan which, if you know me, is the perfect combination of my two favourite things: cardigans and wrap tops. I've also come to the realisation that dark green or any mid green is so my colour. Ehhh, finally got a wifi extender so the wifi can actually properly work in my room. I got a replacement phone through insurance and when restoring my iCloud backup, I found out I'd lost all photos and videos from January which hadn't synced. Weirdly it didn't really matter and the fact that I can barely remember many the good things that happened from January to early March, so there's not much feeling of loss. I went through my camera roll and cleared the hundreds of screenshots of random tweets and memes I'd accumulated and also came across lots of cool snippets from summer and uni which were nice to look back on.

I've been thinking about where I want to go when this is all over, Cornwall for a few days, maybe Naples to visit my lovely flatmate, Essaouira, Berlin, Madrid, Ibiza. I'm excited to explore new and familiar places, meet new people and make up for the weeks spent indoors.

Anyway, this post has been so messy (sorry) so I'll leave it here. I hope you're all doing well!

okaY quick update from a day later- I read and finished Normal People last night and loved it, can't wait to binge the series at peace now, will obviously share my (probably tearful) thoughts on here later lol

Dalal xx

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  1. I loveee Murakami books, they're always a little weird but they are so interesting. I've been meaning to start running as well!! I hope that this is all over soon x
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    1. Me too! I was gifted a copy of Windup bird chronicle for my birthday and read it over Christmas, it was slightly confusing at times but interesting to read nonetheless. Definitely take up running, it was the only thing keeping me sane in quarantine (when I could do it lol) I hope you're keeping well :) x

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  2. this pic is so so so beautiful oh my. I loved the energy of this Dalal, you're right its messy - but in the best way possible. It sounds like it has been quite an eventful time - i hope now you are finding some peace. God I can't wait for the good summer days – really really hope to see you soon xxx

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    1. It's of my room back in Exeter- I might've gotten the box room but the view and the light sure does make up for it. Hahaha thanks, honestly it's been so chaotic, despite life being put on hold in every other sense. Missing you too, hopefully we can spend some summer days together xx

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  3. My kind of injury. I always seem to hurt myself in the most inconvenient ways. It's not the things I would assume would injure me it's ALWAYS something else. I am also not getting much done these days but I guess that's okay sometimes.

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    1. Hahaha it's clumsiness at its finest I suppose! I hope you're doing okay :)

      Dalal x

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