The Miscellaneous Goings On Of Tom - Conquering My Challenges & Taking Out Those Demons
Political Fatigue & Cabin Fever
I don't know what it is about this second lockdown but it got to me quite badly. With everything going on it was so easy to get wrapped up in all the politics and because there is no where to go to escape from it or relax. This all enveloping doom and gloom on top of infinite cabin fever, really took its toll on me over the last two weeks, as it has effected many of us. On the flip side, I think a lot of the population is resigned to a quiet Christmas, so seeing the government urging businesses to open instead of really cracking down on this virus has lead to some feelings of frustration and despair also. Anyway, I shan't dwell on the current predicament we're all in, I've done enough of that. This week I challenged myself, to regain some emotional control and prove something to myself. I never thought I'd ever do a half marathon, let alone for such a great cause (see Instagram post below), but I proved to myself that I can do whatever I put my mind to. It got me thinking about how I've applied that attitude to my writing and music, whilst there's been so many ups and downs, it's been worth every moment spent on it, just like the run yesterday. I think it's so important that we give ourselves little challenges in the build up to the bigger ones, whilst I am still in complete disbelief that I managed to conquer this challenge, I've felt a surge in confidence that I haven't had these past few weeks. Regardless to what happens next, I'm ready for it! Anyway, whilst the music releases have been slowing down it's been awesome to go over some of the albums I may have missed such as Völur's Death Cult and Auðn's Vökudraumsins Fangi. I'll continue to do these check backs as I think I'm filling the gaps until the releases start to pick up again, and it means I've been telling myself off for sleeping on these albums! Anyway, I'm hoping things start to look up for all of us as Yule/Christmas approaches, it's been such a tough year and all I want now is for everyone to put their favourite album on, dance and sing like no one is around and have a fucking good time.
What I'm Listening To At This Very Moment