Me Me Me Monday (40)

Hi everyone!

I feel a bit like the weekend waltzed past while I was preoccupied with trivial things, and I looked up last night to find Monday looming menacingly.

So here we are.

It wasn't the best weekend for me, unfortunately - my anxiety skyrocketed for no apparent reason on Saturday and I was a bit incapable of interacting with human beings, which was not the best phenomenon. The good news is that on Sunday it ebbed a bit and I was able to go out - I went to the cinema and had lunch with a friend, and it was nice and low-key. So that was quite lovely.

Still, though, I think there is something seriously wrong with the way I'm sleeping. I don't know what's happening - even though I've been getting a solid eight (or, if I'm to be 100% transparent, sometimes seven) hours of sleep per night, I'm constantly waking up exhausted, which is not exactly helping the mental health side of the situation. :( I'm crossing my fingers that sorts itself out soon - we do have a three-day weekend coming up, so perhaps that will help matters slightly?

In musical news, a friend sent over a lovely EP by a duo called One Two. They make cotton candy music, the kind that is sweet and bubbly and sort of how a drop of sunlight might sound; at the moment, my two favourite songs off the Best Friend EP are "Got it Good" and the title track. Do give them a listen if you're in need of a little pick-me-up this week!

There's a poetry competition at my school this Thursday - slam poetry, which is really not my forte, but which my English teacher and classmates have pushed me into competing in, for some unfathomable reason. I will grudgingly admit that the two poems I'm performing (Silvia Plath's "The Applicant" and Rita Dove's "American Smooth") are actually quite gorgeous, and I'm having a wonderful time preparing them both - but if you tell anyone I said that, I'll deny it. ;)

The competition is at 7 PM, so wish me luck on that - I'm more than a little nervous, but we'll see how it goes!

So how was your weekend, lovelies? Let's catch up in the comments - I'd love to hear about it!

love, Topaz