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Out and about I bumped into an old friend, of whom I was pleasantly surprised to hear sometimes reads these (thank you!!!). Though one thing she said stuck out to me, albeit amidst mildly intoxicated thoughts, and it soon became the catalyst for this entry.

“Carly, you should write about the good things happening for you!” To which I replied that people just wouldn’t be interested in hearing about the #BestBits, or what’s going well. Cue Tall Poppy Syndrome and expressions of embarrassment at the thought of any self-praise or acknowledgement.

I concede (kinda), and what follows is a snippet of what brings me refreshment and calm, even in the not so good times.

Classics
Firstly, it’s nearly impossible to feel rubbish when listening to either,
Bitter Sweet Symphony – The Verve // Rebel Rebel – David Bowie (seriously). Both of which are featured on my eclectic ‘Blissy’ Spotify playlist, currently boasting 4 followers, soon to be 5? (haha, kidding).

Going makeup free
I wear makeup about once a fortnight and have for the past year, ironic considering I work at a makeup academy… Take it from someone who previously wouldn’t have been caught dead bare faced: Best. Decision. Ever. I’ve got a 10-minute turnaround in the morning and now feel super glam when I (or more talented friends) paint my face for deserving occasions #winning.

Crying in the shower
Zero snozzle admin, it feels like you’re in some dramatic music video, and you can look as ugly as you like and no one will see or hear you. Let it out, honey.

Riding solo
Being content in your own company is seriously the best gift you can give yourself. Going to the movies alone was always on my bucket list, until I realised that’s dumb because it could literally be achieved in a day/any day, and it was. Maximum arm room, a bag of popcorn to myself, and zero cares given leaving the cinema puffy eyed (The Edge of Seventeen dramatic to watch alone, okay). A groovy gal I know said it best, in an article by the name of one of my all time favourite songs: Solitude Is Bliss.

Do you boo
Favourite saying, said approximately 20 times a day (including situations sometimes demanding a more serious tone, lol). Do more of what makes you happy, simple as that.

I’m finding new lessons to live by, as I continue to put each of these into practice. Hint; I’m open to suggestions.

4 Comments
  • Bridgette

    June 29, 2017 at 5:51 am Reply

    3/5…I’m not doing too bad…finding new & healthy lessons to live by…I think you’ve nailed it ☺ Life’s little code of conduct is going out the window x

    • Carla Hastie

      February 13, 2018 at 11:18 pm Reply

      You are amazing Ms Walshe!

  • moss

    November 12, 2017 at 11:21 pm Reply

    That’s one of my favorite songs too, I also really like the line you quoted from the new Tame Impala song ‘Changing’.
    I enjoy your writing. It’s nice to see a woman that radiates beauty from inside out. You should look into reading some philosophy
    as your writing leans that way. Have a great week. Moss

    • Carla Hastie

      February 13, 2018 at 11:19 pm Reply

      For sure one of the best songs of this era. Thank you!

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