Monday, March 23, 2009


At the ripe old age of 24 (rapidly approaching 25, but that's another issue for another post), I finally feel content with who I am and the person I present myself to be. For the first time, I feel that I have true friends who I enjoy having in my life, and cherish the bonds that I have with each of them.
Friendships were missing from my life for a very long time, and while it was a lonely time, I'm glad that I've only just (over the last year or so) found true friends who appreciate the person that I am. Like any relationship, they shouldn't be taken lightly. Friendships are as much of a commitment to one another as partnership. Moreso in some ways.
I love creating new friendships with interesting people that 'get me' and make me smile and appreciate what both of us bring to the table of our friendship and to the big bad world.
Friends are awesome. Cherish each and every person that you call a friend.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Hello There

It's been a few days since I've last blogged, but nothing much is going on in the Land of Gemma.
I'm still scooter-less. Everytime I go to a scooter store something seems to get in the way of me actually making the purchase. I was beginning to think that some unknown being was trying to prevent me from buying a scooter, but have since decided that perhaps none of them were "The Right One". Next week The Boy and I will be trying to combat the issues, and hopefully next weekend I'll be buying one. Can only hope!
What else have I done this week? I've become completely addicted to Twitter. Completely. First site I go to when I'm online is Twitter. I have it open in another window right now, so half my monitor is Twitter, the other half Blogspot. Sad, huh?
Also, I've gotten myself a new look. I've gone red and gone the chop. It was more of a hack-job than a haircut when first done, so I lodged a complaint to the Head Office of the salon and had it fixed this morning by the area manager. I look pretty darn hott now, if I do say so myself.
Ooh, and I saw 'Love the Beast' last night. Every bit as good as I was expecting/hoping. Fantastic movie. It caused me to develop a slight crush on Eric Bana, but in kind a 'soulful' way, in that he's such a passionate person, and follows his dreams. Inspiration is definitely something I'm in need of right now.
Hmm ... I think that's about all.
Happy weekend everyone x

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Impulsive? Maybe a little

OMG! I'm going Scooter shopping THIS AFTERNOON!!

I did some research, and found a place where I can pay the scooter off on interest-free repayments over the next 6/12/18 months, so I'm checking them out today!!
Isn't it cute! I wonder what colours they have it in ...
Pic from ValleyMotoScooters

Monday, March 9, 2009


I've been car-less for a couple of months now, and I'm not so sure it's working out as planned. I'd love to be able to nip to the shops on weekends and shop for girly stuff without a nagging boy in tow. Or zip to the station when I've taken a tad too long getting ready for work (read: changed my outfit too many times. Such a girl). So now I'm thinking I want a scooter.

If the government's nice to me, and the Tax Man too, I might by myself a Scooter as a belated birthday present :D What a wicked 25th birthday present, yeah?

Cheap to buy, cheap to run, ridiculously cheap to insure. And let's face it, I would look so incredibly funky zipping around on a Scooter (if I do say so myself and all that).

pic from Scootopia

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Seriously ...

I am sick of hearing the words "in this current economic state", "in these current economic times" blah blah blah.
Tell me I'm living in a bubble, tell me I'm setting myself up for a huge downfall, tell me I'm being blind to the big issues of the world, but in all honesty, I'm sick of hearing about it!

I loathe politics.

Who am I? Where am I?

Woe is me. I feel a little lost at the moment. Maybe more than a little. Who knows, I certainly don't.

The Boy and I are at that weird stage in the relationship. The "Just over a year = time to get serious?" mark. I'm not handling it well, to be honest. I try and talk to him about it, but I don't think he gets it. I don't think he's seeing the phase in the same light as I'm seeing it. I think he's still in the "deliriously in love" phase give that I'm his first serious girlfriend, and the first non-family female he's ever lived with. Fun times.

Don't get me wrong, I love him to bits. It's me I'm not loving to bits at the moment. I feel like this "Just over a year etc." phase should be the start of the settle down phase if that's where we're heading, but I'm kind of freaking out about it all. I know "Just over year" isn't really that long in the grand scheme of things, but to give a person a year of your life, to share that time with them and then to continue to share it with them, the decision has to be made eventually right? And I'm a firm believer in "sooner rather than later" because I don't want to spend that time with someone, and continue to share that time with them only to decide after a couple more years that it's just not right. I'm 24 (nearly 25) and I've spent all but about 6 months of my last nearly 10 years in realtionships. Crazy, I know. Sometimes I think I'm too much of a romantic and want that fairy tale ending. To prove my point: a few short weeks ago I was mentally planning our trip down the aisle. Then reality sets in and now I'm sitting here thinking "F*ck. I'm sooooo not ready to do that again, and I don't know if/when I will be". Thinking bites the big one right now.

I know I'll get through it all. I'm thinking I need a bit of a holiday. The ideal would be a few months travelling o/s. That would be so utterly fantastic. It's something I really want to do, and while The Boy and I have plans to go o/s sometime between late this year and mid next year, there's this desire inside of me to do it alone, or with friends. To have an adventure as Gemma, not as Gemma & The Boy. I've not really had an alone adventure, and I think it's something I really need.

I've never really done anything alone actually. I've never even lived on my own. Eep. That used to be fine with me, because I was still coming to terms with "Me" after I threw my old life away, and I was not a big fan of my own company. I lived in share accommodation for a while, and that involved a lot of "Gemma" time, but I wasted it and didn't appreciate it for it's true value. Which leaves me now wondering what I want from this life.

Argh. Was International Women's Day really intended to be this "liberating"?

Here's to self discovery.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

"Love the Beast"

There's a lot of publicity at the moment for Eric Bana's latest movie, and after seeing one interview and hearing another, I have an overwhelming desire to experience this movie. I've never wanted to see a movie quite so much!
I love the way he explains it. That loving "The Beast" is not about his obsession with his car, it's about passion. Bana has not made this movie with car lovers in mind, in fact, quite the opposite. It's his way of showing people who aren't obsessive about cars why some people are.
The whole concept has really got me thinking about my "Beast", and whether or not I actually have one.
I'm beginning to think my "Beast" is writing. I go through long phases of not writing anything, then other times once the pen hits the paper I just can't stop. Words flow out and I just write and write and write.
It's my release. The expression of my thoughts and feelings. When I was younger, I preferred to write fiction, but everything almost always contained an element of reality, or the reality I wanted for myself.
Nowadays, I write to get out those thoughts that just swim around in my mind. I go through phases of deep, raw, emotional journalling. Generally I'm confused and just trying to put my thoughts into words. Writing releases that confusion and provides me an element of clarity. Usually.
Yes, writing is definitely my "Beast". I love it, I'm passionate about it. It is an essential part of the Gemma you read about when you are bored enough to read my blog.
Writing + lots of other stuff = Gemma.
What's your beast?