Daily #99: Tough conversations

I nearly forgot again! I’m still getting back into the swing of things after my holiday, and I keep forgetting to get this blog done.

Today was fine – in fact, work went really quickly, so it was nice to feel like I wasn’t there for too long. After work, we tried a new noodle dish I was interested in, and we both liked it! We’re going to have it again soon.

I’m not going to go into the topic here, but I had a fairly tough conversation with my partner this evening. It was something that has been on my mind for quite a while, and has been stressing me out. I finally plucked up the courage to raise it, and it went surprisingly well, all things considered.

I still struggle with crying often when I have a conversation in which my emotions are laid bare. I think it’s some kind of defense mechanism. Fortunately, my very understanding partner knows that me crying doesn’t necessarily mean I’m upset, and we’re still able to have rational conversations despite me being in tears.

We got through the conversation, and I feel like I know him better now. Apologies for being so secretive – the purpose of this blog isn’t to air every detail of my relationship!

At work, we were talking about Netflix, and I got a whole bunch of new series to watch. At the moment, I’m almost finished with You, which I’m enjoying. One of my colleagues commented that it seemed too “trashy” for me – but I enjoy it. I like the intrigue, and although it can be a bit cliche at times, it’s kept me hooked all the way through. I can’t wait to see where the end of the second season goes.

In other great news, Spirited Away us now finally on Netflix! This is one of those films that you need to watch before you die – it often shows up on those lists, and for good reason. I’ve been telling everyone I know to watch it, including my colleague who is adamantly against watching “cartoons”. It has one of the few dubbed versions that I like, so there’s not even a language barrier to worry about! I’ll give here the same advice as I have my colleague. Let yourself get drawn into the world. Don’t take it too seriously, but appreciate its consistency and the craftsmanship. Don’t go in with expectations, because it’s not a film that’s made to meet any. Despite that, it sits solidly in my top three films of all time.

Another new Netflix addition that I’m interested in starting is the series I Am Not Okay With This. It seems to have a similar tone and theme to Stranger Things, In the sense that it is set around the 80s by the look of it, and there’s a girl in it that has superpowers. It looks like it could be good, and it’s got great reviews so far. Looking forward to starting it soon.

This was a bit of a whirlwind post, but I’ve had to write it on my phone this evening. Hopefully I’ll be more put together tomorrow.