January Distractions

Imagine having spent most of your life in the public eye. Imagine having been catapulted to stratospheric celebrity without possessing any skills except for that of tireless self-promotion. Imagine having prepared for a shocker for months and then, just as you’re about to go live with your bombastic piece of spectacle, your president steals the show. Kim Kardashian probably has to stay being married to Kanye West now, as no one gives a shit about their divorce anymore.

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No Business Like Kindness Business

Gucci dropped an advert on the 1 January: a 3:20 minute video which has British singer and the brand’s official face Harry Styles perform a song and trip the light fantastic with Phoebe Waller-Bridge. I am exactly the kind of sucker who falls for glittery people performing well-choreographed moves to swing music, and also the PR-people at Gucci are infuriatingly good at their job.

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A Year of Journaling

It was a year ago, almost to the date, when I saw Elizabeth Gilbert post a picture of her 2019 journals on Instagram – all six of them. Most things that influencers boast about doing/buying/being on social media I cannot, or otherwise won’t do. Filling six blank books with my thoughts in a year – I could absolutely do that. And did. Except that only had enough thoughts to fill four books.

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