1. today I left the house

    *achievement unlocked!* - 35 points [left the house voluntarily]

    Of course, that’s not the only thing I did. Once I left the house, I then had to get into my car, and go someplace. 

    Well, I went to a shopping centre and I bought things, because that’s what you do when you get paid. Apparently.

    I mean, I bought things the other day… the new phone and all that jazz… but today was a bit different.

    Today I bought boots, a *dress* [this is a big deal, just ask Husband] a purple scarf, some green nail polish and a new book.

    Not an ebook, not an iTunes gift card to spend on iBooks, an actual, real, physical book, from a bookstore, brand new, nobody else has read it, ever. 

    The last time I remember actually buying a *new* book, with pages and a cover and all that jazz… was Deathly Hallows. 

    Five years. FIVE FUCKING YEARS since I bought a book from a bookstore that sells new books.

    I mean, I’ve bought second-hand books at op-shops and garage sales, and yes I’ve spent a fortune on digital books with the iTunes gift cards that I got for Christmas, but this one… well.

    I bought ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ by John Green, and I’m about ten pages in… and I think I might be in love.

    I’ve never been happier to contribute directly to an authors’ royalty cheque, because this man is brilliant - he is all that I aim to be as a writer and a person. 

    So, yeah. That about sums up my day.