HI YOU GUYS!!!!
It’s been over a month since my last update. What the hell. But now I’m back, because I HAVE A PLAN. A plan for slowly getting back into my blogging groove. Wanna know what it is? Of course you do!
- Don’t even try to post a lot until at least July. This may sound silly, but here’s the deal – I’ve just been re-reading the Outlander books anyways, so I don’t have any great review to write. And the newest Outlander book comes out in June, so I’m hoping that by July I’ll have re-read them all and have read the new one and I’ll be ready to read other things. For now, my brain is still really enjoying the comfort-reading of Outlander.
- Catch up with you guys. This is the other brilliant point of not posting much until July. My Bloglovin reader is at around 500, and I’m going to work on that over the next several weeks. I want to know what you all have been up to! And I don’t want to be a narcissistic asshole who just jumps back into blogging without knowing how you all have been too. I miss ya’ll. And your nice comments here and on Twitter and Instagram have brought many smiles to my face.
- Take my lunches. Part of the appeal of this new position at work was that I’d get to take hour-long lunches. I have not really been doing that, but from now on, no skipping lunches. Even on the days when I’m there 14 hrs and have a million things to do. I really want to use that hour to get some reading in, or to read blogs.
- Just do it. Even my awesomely thought-out plan involves me getting online and doing things, which I haven’t always been in the mood for lately. Like at all. Cause spending all day at work on the computer kind of makes me just want to go home, eat food, watch something, read something maybe, and pass out. But if I can get up at 4 in the morning for work some days, I can certainly get up early or stay up late to get online for a bit.
That’s my plan! I know, you’re in awe. Now on to some randomness…
So, work has been interesting. I really like the stuff I’m doing and learning, and I think that I’ll be learning more stuff in the near future, so that’s good. Some days are crazy stressful, but not many.
My eating has been atrocious, and I have NOT been working out as much as I’d like, and I haven’t gone to Krav Maga (oh yeah, we started doing that two nights a week) in like a week and a half. But you know. Some days I’m just too tired. I gotta get my ass in gear though, cause we’re doing the Color Run at the end of the month.
We started watching Bob’s Burgers. It’s really weird, but some parts make me laugh a lot. Archer is better though.
All this overtime has kind of led to me shopping a bit more than I did before… but that’s not terrible. I really needed to re-stock clothes, especially dressy work clothes. I bought THREE dresses yesterday, and I’m super excited to wear them. I’m going to try to rein that in though and actually start saving. That would be nice.
I’ve been catching up on listening to the Book Riot podcasts, and a phrase that Rebecca used, something to the effect of “getting more words in my brain”, has kind of stuck with me. That’s what I need to be doing in all the little ways I can – on lunch breaks, waiting in line at places, driving, etc. I need to find some more good audiobooks, and read on my phone more maybe.
I hate that so many public restrooms have automatic faucets, and now sometimes I just stick my hand under a faucet and wait for water to come out, but then it turns out it’s a normal one that you turn on yourself. That happened to me yesterday.
OH and I almost forgot – Bout of Books 10 starts on May 12th! And obviously I’m going to attempt that, because it’s my favorite readathon and I love it. My updates might be mostly on Instragram and Twitter, but still. Here’s the blurb:
“The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 12th and runs through Sunday, May 18th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 10 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team”
You should definitely sign-up. It’s the most fun ever.
Alright, I should probably stop rambling and get some stuff done. Blogs to read, an apartment to clean, a shower to be had, etc. I just wanted to say hi, and let you know what my general plan is, and that my posting is hopefully going to be sporadic in the next couple months, but hopefully not completely lacking.
So how have you guys been? Whatcha been up to?