The first month of 2021 is already over, but for me personally not much has happened. Still, I consider myself lucky because my loved ones are healthy, my parents are still employed and I am still able to study even though most of it is online. I often feel like complaining about the Covid-virus, but when I think about those three things I remember how fortunate I am.
For me happiness really is in the little things. A few things I enjoyed this month were:
I still listen to lose tracks of Miley her latest album daily. It’s been a while since I played full albums on my stereo, because due to the quarantine everyone is home and not everyone appreciates my music. I’ve been following Miley since 2008 and I can’t imagine not being a fan of her and her work. This song is so beautiful and I’ve played it a lot lately.
“Don’t let us forget that the causes of human actions are usually immeasurably more complex and varied than our subsequent explanations of them.”
– Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Idiot
I’m currently reading The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom. It follows the story of a man who invented time, but is punished for trying to measure God’s greatest gift. Mitch Albom has a way of writing that swallows me whole and drowns me in his stories. Once I open this book I can’t stop reading. I will write a book review soon, I haven’t done those in a while!
I like to watch animé movies from time to time, especially when I can’t sleep. Though animé movies can cover serious topics, they feel like easygoing movies to me. A little reality and a whole bunch of magic is just the perfect potion for me. I watched Whisper Of The Heart the other day and I really recommend that one!
This month I’ve been playing around with Adobe Illustrator. I love how this program seems to have endless and endless amounts of possibilities. I can make one simple circle and put so many different effects on it that I eventually end up with a whole artwork created by just a few clicks. I’m excited to expand my knowledge and skills on Illustrator and see what else I can make!
I hope February will treat you well and that you find your own reasons to smile this month. Sometimes happiness seems so far away but I believe it’s always closer than you think. ♥