May’s Moments of the Month: September // Still Suffering From School…


I know you’re probably sick of me appearing every month to “school is overwhelming me and I don’t have time to blog” only to disappear for a few weeks, but surprise! I’m here to do that again! (Many days much later than when I thought/hoped wanted to. Very on brand.)

I wish I had actually interesting things that happened in September so I could talk about them, but there’s really next to nothing… Very sorry to disappoint anyone who might have thought I went offline to do cool fun things. This month, though, I swear I will actually post and be interesting!! Hopefully this miserable reading slump I’m in will END and I will find some freedom from school.

mmm reading

I read 5 books! I wish I could have read more, but honestly anything is an accomplishment compared to how little I read in August (2 books). And it was a really great month for reading different genres, which is something I’m trying to accomplish as the bare minimum since I can’t even read that many books in general anymore.

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  • Monstress Vol 5 Marjorie Liu // one of my favorite volumes so far, sad and brutal to read but loved the insight into Maika and Kippa! ★★★★☆
  • It All Comes Back to You Farah Naz Rishi // didn’t love the romance but loved hte emphasis on family and all the character growth ★★★☆☆
  • The Girl and the Ghost Hanna Alkaf // sadder than I expected, but so beautiful ★★★★☆
  • Beowulf unknown // I read this for school and I did not care about it. free me from arrogant misogynistic white male characters ★★☆☆☆
  • Crying in H Mart Michelle Zauner // hit so close to home and made me cry!!! absolutely beautiful and heart-wrenching ★★★★☆ [4.5]

mmm blogging


I disappeared again… as expected! I swear that this month that I’ll actually be posting more, though. I have content ideas for once, I just don’t have time to write them all (which is just cruel since I’ve been struggling for so long to come up with posts to write). But I think I’m finally ready to come back to blogging! In the meantime, please link me to your recent posts, I’d love to catch up and read them.


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mmm writing

Yet again, nothing. :D

mmm life

  • Genuinely, I’ve literally just been drowning in schoolwork. It’s just endless deadline after deadline after deadline, and it’s exhausting. One good thing, though, has been that I’m finally being a lot nicer to myself and not beating myself up for imperfect scores.
  • On the plus side, I went back to dance!! I love taking class and learning different combinations, and we’ve also started up team rehearsals again, which have been fun. I’m still in the process of choreographing my solo, and it is going excruciatingly slowly but is somehow simultaneously enjoyable?
  • Other than that… there really hasn’t been much else going on!! I wish I could come back from my disappearances with exciting updates and claim that I got off the internet to get a life, but no. I am just boring.

mmm looking ahead

A school break!! I have next week off, and sadly I won’t be able to fully relax because I have so much work to do. But hopefully that only means I get ahead enough to not have to worry about things later on! Regardless, I’m looking forward to actually having time to do things without school and homework taking up so much of my time.

More dance stuff! My team will be having a little mini showcase of a few pieces at the end of the month, and I’m really excited! I enjoy dance performances so much; there’s very little that can replace the exhilaration that I feel when I’m performing, even if it’s not on an actual stage.

Driving… I’m hopefully getting my license this month! I’m for some reason terrified for my driving test, but I’m looking forward to finally be able to have my license. (I keep getting made fun of for having had my permit for almost two years and I refuse to be embarrassed anymore.)

I do have some goals this month! They are literally just: don’t procrastinate my schoolwork, and actually read and blog… if I cannot meet these bare minimum goals there is genuinely no saving me. And like last month, I do have a list of books I’d like to read! But (as I predicted) I did terribly with sticking to September’s TBR, so I’m saving myself the embarrassment and not mentioning which books. <3

shall we chat

how was your month? do you have any recommendations for books I can read quickly? has your life been more exciting than mine? update me, I’ve missed you all!!!

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18 thoughts on “May’s Moments of the Month: September // Still Suffering From School…

  1. I’m sorry to hear school is still so stressful, that sucks! But a big yay for your upcoming dance performance, I hope you have a lot of fun! 🥳 My September was also not the best, honestly, it just came and went and that was that. But October has already been better and I seem to be getting out of my reading slump which is nice! I hope October treats you better and you can find moments to relax and enjoy!

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    1. thank you so much, lay! i appreciate that <3 i'm sorry that you also didn't have a great september, but yay for october already being better!! that makes me so happy to hear 🥰 i hope you continue to have a great month and read great books!


  2. For me it’s currently misterm season, but that somehow means there’s less work? Like, I have to study for one exam now, instead of having to do 234 HW problems, and I’ll take that trade any day! I hope that you’re able to catch up enough during your break that you also have some time for fun and/or relaxing things.

    Also, I don’t know about short books per se, but if you need graphic novel recs, I’m your girl! I actually even had a list that I made about graphic novels I love featured on Bookshop, which was super cool and slightly surreal. But my point is, I’ve been using graphic novels to pad my reading stats all year, and I’d be more than happy to share the gems I’ve found with you!

    I hope you have a wonderful October!

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    1. i get what you mean! exams involve more studying but at least there aren’t piles of homework during that time. i hope your midterms go well!! <3

      omg YES please give me all the graphic novel recs! i'll do a quick google and find your bookshop list (congrats btw!), i love reading graphic novels but i haven't read as much of them as i wanted to this year 🥲

      i hope you also have a great october!!

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  3. I’m glad to hear you haven’t been so hard on yourself, at the end of the day, we’re all doing our best, and that’s the most important. And I’m so happy to see you excited about dance classes! I used to attend some growing up, and I genuinely miss it, it’s so fun!! :D I hope everything’s going well with the school work, despite the big workload. Lately, I haven’t been reading/posting much either, because life has been busy, so I totally understand you, but hopefully, October will be a better month for both of us. <3

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    1. aahh marta, you’re too sweet ❤️ thank you so much! dancing is truly so fun and healing, it’s been such a saving grace for me during the pandemic. and it seems like a lot of people are going through slumps right now lol! i hope we both can dig ourselves out of them in october <3

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  4. I’m so sorry to hear that school has kept you busy and stressed, May! 😔 I hope things get better and that you’re able to write some of the post ideas that you have ❤ I had my semester break in September but had to study for another exam. It’s all done now though and I have another week of break which is great 🎉

    The Girl and the Ghost looks spooky, cute but also sad, I’m glad to see that you liked it! I’m currently reading all the spooky things for October 👻 I hope you have a good month 💕

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    1. thank you so much caro, i appreciate it!! i’m sorry to hear that you had to spend your semester break studying, but i’m so glad you have another break and can take some time for yourself! <3

      the girl and the ghost was a lot sadder than i expected! but it was overall a really beautiful story 💕 i hope you enjoy all the spooky books you read this month!!

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  5. I’m really really late here, but I hope that getting a little break from school has been nice and hopefully a little bit relaxing for you, too. I hope it’s going well overall and this is so exciting about dance, I’m glad you’re enjoying it <3 Sending you all the love always, May! <3 <3


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