I know everyone keeps going on about how 2016 was the devil or whatever, but I tend to agree with @MsTexas1967 in that “it is becoming increasingly obvious that David Bowie has established a better alternate universe and is populating it selectively one-by-one”. Yeah, a lot of really inspirational and talented people carked it and yeah, that’s really sad, but it’s just like in 2014 when everyone was convinced that air travel was crazy dangerous because there were heaps of crashes that year. Not true! In terms of crashes, 2014 was had the lowest number of crashes in more than 80 years. It had a fairly high death toll, but that is not unusual or scarily high in comparison to other years. It was just the fact that the media focused on it, and it made it seem like there were more air disasters than normal (fact: there were actually less than earlier years). The below chart shows commercial aviation deaths per year, worldwide, and is taken from CNN, to put it in perspective for you.
Being in marketing, you tend to analyse these sorts of things more so that if you just a mere mortal. In a lot of ways it’s great, because you come to a lot more of your own conclusions, but on the downside it’s really bloody hard to just relax , watch the news or read a newspaper and just take it in. You’re always over analising!
Wow, I really did not expect my first post of 2017 the be about 2014 commercial air travel tragedies or marketing. But wasn’t that interesting anyway?(!) Anywho, back on track now….
What I wanted to tell you about was how I (ironically) have been really riding myself about not posting enough on the blog recently and how I’ve kept getting stuck in the weird feedback loop; I have so much I want to write about and learn and teach that I seem to keep chasing my tail and not getting anywhere. Now that I think about it, it’s probably because I get distracted and write about plane crashes from 2 years ago and then buy $500 worth of Ikea furniture and insist on building it all myself in one night. I could totally charge people to build their Ikea stuff for them by the way, I’m just that bloody good at it now.
One of my main general goals for 2017 is to start achieving and to stop wandering off on tangents which I’ve managed to do 3 times already in 3 paragraphs. Oh, and to get guns (as in bicep muscles, not an armoury). I’m super worried that I’ll develop bingo wings and then start playing bingo, because bingo’s awesome, but then I’ll accidentally have filled a stereotype and will become horribly addicted to gambling and shandys. It’s a steep downward spiral really (and make that 4 tangents).
Right now I’m tempted to say “I’ll tell you about blah blah blah in my next post”, but I want to get as much out now as possible so then you can tell me what you want to hear more about.
- I moved house and am now living solo and don’t wear pants much anymore
- I’m still happily in a relationship with the recent recipient of a haircut
- My best friend got married and then fucked off to London (again)
- I got my hair done for the wedding and managed to stretch it out for 3 days before I had to wash it/developed dreadlocks
- I took some stunning photos of the pre-wedding (you know, then the bride/groom get ready with their respective bridesmaods/groomsmen. Surely that has a name?)
- I barely went horse riding in 2016 and my horse looks like a sausage with legs
- My super well thought out financial planning is about to be put to the test (unrelated to below item) due to the living solo
- Spending $500 at Ikea directly lead to me being asked if I was in an abusive relationship
- I ate my weight in rose panna cotta and am baffled as to why I’ve gotten a ‘bit pudgey’
- I saw family I haven’t seen in ages and it was super nice
- I’m reading “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened” by the wonderful Jenny Lawson (AKA The Blogress)
- I’m starting a 6 week yoga course for beginners on the 9th
Let me know what you want to hear more of, and I’ll more than likely listen! (You’ll probably be the lucky recipient of a tangent too).
Ya lublu tebe
xx von kita