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music to work to – alex’s thoughts

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I recently got a job – my first ever, woo! – and while I really enjoy what I’m doing, it’s sometimes helpful to put on some music in the background while I’m researching companies or writing drafts. So I went to Soundcloud and clicked ‘play’ on something I kinda liked, and let their algorithms work their magic.

P.S. If you work at a company that doesn’t allow employees to listen to music while they work, you have my condolences.

So without any further ado, here are all my current favourites, available for your listening pleasure after the cut! Enjoy!

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one month down, eleven to go – alex’s thoughts

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So, I was kind of absent from this blog in January. Sorry about that.

I was completely determined to throw myself into this blog that month, especially because school doesn’t start again until February. So obviously the universe decided to throw a ton of stuff at me. Again, my apologies.

I already made a post giving my opinion on New Year’s resolutions, and I’m willing to admit that I made a few (non-written) ones myself. One of those was being more fearless, the other was to write more posts here, and another was to possibly expand from being just a blogger – if I can call myself that – to being present as a creator on other websites too. It’s a little disheartening to see how little I’ve achieved in the first of twelve months, but I refuse to let that stop me. Another way to look at it is ‘yes, 1 month is gone, but I still have 11 left’ and that’s how I’m trying very hard to see it.

In other news, I’ll be travelling to the greatest of Britains soon, so expect to see at least a few photos of that adventure when I get home at the end of February. I always look forward to those trips, mainly because I get to see half of my family. I’m also willing to admit that I love going back for more material reasons, like fish & chips and SALES! They just don’t do sales in Hungary the way they do in England. Gotta love what my home country stands for.

I really hope I watch or read something this month that inspires me to write another review, but we’ll see what happens. If all else fails, I’ll just ramble at you again.

Thanks for reading.

new year’s eve – alex’s thoughts

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2016 is right around the corner, which means that the tradition of making New Year’s resolutions is at the forefront of a lot of people’s minds. What’s interesting to me is that this year in particular, people are very loudly denouncing them, saying that the new year shouldn’t be considered a new start, and that people should make changes whenever they need or want to.

While I agree with that to some extent, I don’t think that shaming devoted resolution-makers is the right way to go about doing things. Obviously a lot of people don’t stick with their resolutions past the first month or so, hence the stereotype of New Year’s resolutions being meaningless, but quite a few people do find that a new year means a new start. It can be the push a person needs – yes, I could start going to the gym or trying to find a better job or being a kinder person on a Wednesday afternoon in July, but that doesn’t hold quite as much symbolic value as the fresh, new feeling the start of January can bring. It’s like wanting to write something down in a notebook – of course you could write it down on the 3rd page, but there’s something inherently satisfying about opening up at that crisp, clean first page and making the first mark.

We shouldn’t be looking down on people who make those kinds of resolutions – maybe it’s ‘cool’ to not care, cool to make ‘anti-resolutions’ where you go out of your way to start reaching for your goals on a different day, but maybe that won’t help you to achieve them either. Maybe it’s less to do with the date, and more to do with having a positive, determined attitude. In which case, a lot of people publicly shaming makers of New Year’s resolutions might not be in the right state of mind to practice what they preach anyway. So how about we all make a resolution in 2016 – to stop being mean just for the sake of being mean about things that don’t mean anything anyway. I think it could work.

Happy New Year everyone, and I hope you reach all your goals, regardless of what they are and when you make them.

to new beginnings – alex’s thoughts

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