I haven’t been keeping up on blogging or reading during about the past month and a half. I have talked about why, I moved out of my parent house and into a place with my boyfriend, and I have also switched from part-time to full-time at my job.
I don’t want to talk about why I was gone and make up excuses as much as I want to talk about what it’s like trying to get back into the swing of things in a new place and with a new schedule.
Whenever I take a break for reasons in my personal life or simply because I am in a reading slump, it feels strange coming back. I always feel like I missed something and like I’m out of my circles all of a sudden, which is never true. We all take breaks and everyone is usually just happy to see their blogging friends come back. I’m still going through that chunk of time where I’m trying to read blogs again and comment as much as I can!
The other thing I’m dealing with is I wasn’t reading a ton while I was gone therefore I don’t have a lot to discuss or post about for the time being even though I am back. I have been working my way through Winter by Marissa Meyer and I still have 600+ pages to go before I finish it! So while I am reading more now than I was when I was moving, it’s still going to be a hot minute before I wrap that one up and can get back to a normal finishing pace.
It’s tough coming to the realization that my goals I set at the beginning of the year and am still trying to reach for are going to be a real struggle to meet now. The setback has been getting my motivation down a little but I am determined to slowly catch up, majority of this catching up probably won’t be able to happen until the summer when my classes are over still.
Mostly I just want you guys to know that I am back, I am reading, and I am looking forward to talking about books again with this community!
If you want to follow more of my progress add me on Goodreads, Bailey Blicken, and follow me on Instagram @PlanAndRead. They are linked on my page if you need to find them!
See you soon, xoxo.