November! The end of autumn (USA) and spring (Au) – my two favourite seasons … it’s a sad time, both in the northern and southern hemisphere.
This month I:
- Lived in New Orleans for a whole month
- Did a lot of shopping in America
- Almost finished shooting a film
- Did my end of year exams and finished year 10! Yay!
- Had a Thanksgiving!
- Ate a lot of food
- Went to a Christmas Parade and collected a lot of candy and colourful beads
- Visited the Whitney Plantation in New Orleans, which was a truly eye-opening experience and I would highly recommend it
- Made some amazing, awesome, kind, lovely, interesting new friends
This month I read:
Well, I’ve actually been a little bit careless this month and haven’t started reading anything until about a week ago. I’ve been reading Fight Like A Girl by Clementine Ford for a while now, but the problem is I can’t read it before bed because I get too angry about the patriarchy. So, I went to a local New Orleans bookstore and bought The Age Of Innocence, which I haven’t read before. I’m about three chapters in, and it’s fine. It’s mainly just something to calm me down after a long day of work.
This month I listened to:
The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Soundtrack, which is amazing (though I still prefer the original Harry Potter Franchise Soundtracks). Also, I’ve been listening to the Hamilton Mixtape, which I LOVE LOVE LOVE. So far, my favourites are Satisfied by Sia and Dear Theodosia by Regina Spektor.
This month I saw:
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – No, it didn’t have the same magic as the Harry Potter Franchise, but three sequels later I might feel differently.
- The Edge of Seventeen – Perfectly captured how frustrating high school can be (without the use of clichés)
- Iron Jawed Angels – I can’t believe that such a basic human right will not be given to a minority until a group of people almost die in the process of trying.
- The Office – I finished the series and cried
- Parks and Recreation – Can Leslie Knope please just be my best friend?
This month I learnt:
- There is nothing I can do to change the fact that Donald Trump is the President of the United States
- However, I am able to talk about my opinions and justify them, and hopefully battle bigotry with intelligence
- Dreams have an affect on life
- Life has an affect on dreams (particularly if you ate turkey that day)
In December I’m looking forward to:
- The wrap party
- Going home and seeing my family and dog again
- Going on a cruise
- The summer holidays!
Feature Image: I took this picture while walking from the French quarter to the riverside shopping centre. The picture is of the Mississippi River. I would really like to meet the person who created the word Mississippi, because it looks like utter nonsense.