Celebrating 6 Years of Blogging – Q&A!

This bad boy is going to first grade!

(Bad boy being my blog. I cannot talk normally.)

Clearly, I’ve been absolutely abhorrent at blogging this past year. There many times that I thought that my fifth year of blogging would be my last. But I truly am happy to be saying that I’m going into my sixth year (what a wild number to wrap my head around!), even if this year of blogging will look very different from my past. There are many ways I’ve changed since I started this blog six years ago, both as a blogger and as a person in general, and I think it is so important and wonderful that my blog evolves along with me.

Like I said in my “comeback” post, I feel very grateful and thankful to anyone who’s stuck with reading my silly little blog throughout all its ups and downs. Blogging can be lonely without any interactions with people, and it honestly blows my mind that I’ve been able to connect with so many people through this silly little space on the internet.

All my time away made me see how, yes, I don’t need to post on my blog to find fulfillment in my life, but also how blogging was something that added to my happiness. I missed it, and I can’t wait to see the fun I get up to over this next year of blogging!

Continue reading “Celebrating 6 Years of Blogging – Q&A!”

An Update: Life, Books, and the Future

Hi. It’s been a while!

It feels quite strange to be writing this post right now, on a website I haven’t opened in half a year. 

First of all, I have to apologize for leaving and staying silent for so long. I don’t think myself to be all that important to any reader’s daily life, but I know that whenever I saw other bloggers leave without a word, I always wondered where they went and how they were doing. No matter the future of my blog, I never wanted to just leave without explanation.

Second of all, even when there were times I felt like I could write a small update post because I had the time, energy, or motivation, I put it off. I didn’t quite know where I wanted to go from here, and writing that update post would have required me to answer questions to which I didn’t know the answers. But I finally feel ready now, and my time away has really helped me figure things out.

But first: an update on what’s been going on in all these months that I’ve been missing! I don’t want this post to get very long, but like I’ve always done since I started blogging, I tend to get carried away…

(Update: I got really carried away.)

Continue reading “An Update: Life, Books, and the Future”

May’s Moments of the Month: April // Studying Took Over Everything

I disappeared yet again… what a surprise! 

I can’t say I didn’t expect this to happen, especially since at the beginning of the year I was like, “There are going to be lots of big upcoming life events this year that will make me less active.” But after I planned out my posts months ahead, I was really hopeful that I would be able to maintain some activity throughout the busier parts!

Clearly, that didn’t happen. I would say I’m sorry, but I’m trying not to apologize for doing things that I needed to do. I disappeared because of exams that I had to study for, and doing that sucked up all my energy and I barely did anything substantial throughout the month.

Continue reading “May’s Moments of the Month: April // Studying Took Over Everything”

May’s Moments of the Month: March // Finally, Some Relaxation!!

Isn’t it crazy how we’re already going into the first quarter of the year?

Maybe it’s because I have Big Personal Life Things coming up in May, but I feel like the beginning of the year has whizzed by and I can barely catch my breath. And part of the reason March passed by so quickly for me was because—I did nothing!!

Okay, I did do things. I did a lot of things, in fact, like read and labor over school assignments and even WRITE… But I mostly remember March as a month where I mostly got to rest. And thank god for that! I’ve really needed it.

Continue reading “May’s Moments of the Month: March // Finally, Some Relaxation!!”

May’s Moments of the Month: February // Lots of Stress but… Lots of Books!

Hi everyone, happy March!!

This post is coming a little later than I’d wanted (but I had exams this week so please forgive). Even though I had high hopes for February, I quickly realized that 1) I am as untrustworthy as ever when it comes to meeting my own expectations and 2) February is way too short for me to feel like I accomplished what I wanted to.

For the most part, February was filled with lots of stress over schoolwork, with deadline after deadline and assignments piling up one after the other. But somehow, I still managed to read a lot, and that was the highlight of my month! It’s the cheesiest thing to say but I really do feel like I’m falling in love with reading again, even though I never really fell out of love.

Continue reading “May’s Moments of the Month: February // Lots of Stress but… Lots of Books!”