Twenty-two in two

9 October 2013

My birthday has crept around again, which calls for another excuse to don our finest nineties attire and hit the town. Yes, I am perfectly aware we did the nineties last year but there is no better fancy dress theme in my opinion - it's basically just exaggerating my own style which is both super easy, and super fun.

Birthday celebrations start tomorrow with a family meal in Nottingham and will hopefully continue through to the following week. As well as the night out that I have planned with work, Sophie will be coming over from Whitby for the weekend which will make everything extra special. We're considering getting our first matching tattoo, in typical birthday fashion; I'm such a sucker for a tradition. I really didn't expect to get excited about turning 22 but this is turning out to be a lot of fun, and maybe even worth all of the money I've spent on accessories!


1 October 2013

I've never been a full time smoker but I am certainly partial to a menthol cigarette every now and again, whether that be to relax a little or for the social element, as many of my associates are smokers. I don't think I have ever been addicted, it's always just been because I quite like them, and much to the despair of PSHE teachers worldwide, it looks super cool. Never the less, I have decided to participate in "Stoptober" this month to save myself a little bit of money, encourage my health fix, and please my mother. This morning I handed my cigarettes over to a friend and told my colleges the good/bad news, dependant on their views.

I don't think it's going to be particularly difficult, unless it turns out that I've been lying to myself this whole time and I am, in fact addicted. Saying that, I did just scroll through a few pages of people smoking to look for a good photograph to borrow and I'm not ready to kill anybody just yet.  At the end of the month, if, or should I say when, I complete it, I'll buy myself a little present with the thirty odd quid I would have spent on cigarettes. I suppose there is a chance that I won't bother buying any more after that, as it does all seem a big waste of money and unnecessary upset to my lungs for something that I don't need, but I'm not going to make any promises just yet.