I hate cleaning. I'm not dirty; I just avoid creating mess in the first place. When it gets down to doing it, it's usually not that much of an ordeal really, and I actually quite like the smug sense of freedom and accomplishment after.
You may have noticed the new look here. It's not fully there yet, but in the next few posts, the layout and feel of the site should become clearer. Post-spring cleaning, I write this now with a huge sense of release. I'm not just referring to the blog. Much like the way I handle the issue of physical mess, I tend to dodge carefully around less tangible messy issues that worry me.
At the start of the year, I was doing the essential undergraduate moan about everything, especially about life after uni. After 15 years of fulfilling your obligations simply by doing well in school, the prospect of stepping out into the Real World just seems like a towering stack of unwashed plates in the sink. I'm in my second year, a BA in graphic design at the illustrious Central Saint Martins college, but already I'm wondering where this will take me about this same time next year. You see, I don't want to be one of those people stuck in a 9-to-5 job typing reports in a cubicle, the reason why I took the scary plunge to pursue a creative but not-so-financially-wise degree. Coming to London is still one of the best decisions I've made, and I've discovered so much about myself and learnt so much, not in school, but just by being here. This blog for instance. It's a place where I share the other passion I've discovered, for food-- food prepared from scratch with love, food grown by the people here with love.
I still can't say for sure where I'm going, but I'm beginning to see where I want to head, and that's towards all the things I love. From this point on, I'm going to apply more of the art student in me to this blog, and yes that may sound like more work and a pretty stupid move especially as the tutors get increasingly over-enthusiastic in their briefs and their expectations, but it just feels like the right thing to do, and I'm not sure where this will take me, but hopefully doing the little things that feel right now will help bring me to a bigger place that feels just right.
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