Every time we get a little bit of sunshine in the UK, my spirits are just naturally lifted. I feel like I can do anything I set my mind to. Notwithstanding the fact that the sun in April can be deceptive, I still want to go on walks and plan some downtime in my local park. Take this week, for example, it was Bank Holiday on Monday so I took the time to rest. This week I’ve had a yoga class and a body conditioning class. Physically I feel really good. Especially because it was during the day and the sun was shining before ad after my class. Most of my friends took the time to chill out with their friends and family. I’m grateful and happy that they did too because on most days you can lose track of those who mean the most to you.
There are endless things I want to do when the sun is out. Most of the time I like to write but on other days I:
- Go to the gym
- Listen to music
- Watch a film or tv series
- Stare at my bookshelf.
It’s a sad state of affairs when you’d rather stare at a book than read it, but there we are. I think it’s the number of words that are a turn off for me. That’s probably the reason why I prefer magazines. Imagery can be just as moving as words. As a writer and a lover of images, I can’t honestly say which one is better. No one should. But I do await the day when I can get lost in a book. It’s such a nice way of shutting the outside world out whilst also appearing occupied. Everyone respects a reader. I’d go so far as to say that due to it being a dwindling art, they admire readers.
In a bid to up the number of physical books that I read in one year, I created a Goodreads account. But I haven’t had much action there. I also hate the fact that I’m not enjoying the current book that I’m reading. Now, I’ve heard people say that if I don’t like it, I should put the book down and pick up another, but I can’t. I have a habit of starting tasks and leaving them unfinished. It’s why I refused to start a new tv series on Netflix until I finish Power.
Well, not really.
I’m not a super strict person, so if I did want to watch a film, I would do so. Maybe during the month of May, I can try to pick it up again. I’m thinking of exploring new ways of learning and digital access can sometimes be a bore. Plus, if you work with a screen all day, sometimes it’s nice to have a physical copy in front of you.
I know that’s one of the benefits of a tangible good at least. Getting lost in a good book is just as good as getting lost in a good magazine. That’s how I feel when I read sseditorial. It’s like a book of wellness for me. Whenever I need new tips on beauty I come here. I’m a whizz when it comes to fashion, but I can’t possibly cover everything. So I like to read the other articles and keep up with whatever celebrity is on the platform.
It’s a super nice day out today and I haven’t heard of any signs that there will be rain, so I might take another turn outside. Then again it is getting late, so cooking some dinner sounds more sensible.
Sama is the Editor in Chief of SSEDITORIAL Magazine. She currently oversees the creative direction of the magazine after ending her role as Runway Director to develop the SSEDITORIAL RUNWAY division. When Sama is not leading the team. She likes to contribute, primarily to the high fashion section of the magazine.