Hello my loves,
It’s been a time since I wrote anything on this blog. I chose to take a short hiatus to work on a few small projects in my life. I’m back now and I think this time it’s for good (hopefully, haha.)
So, since taking my hiatus back in January I’ve actually accomplished a lot of things – I’ve managed to read more books, I’ve opened up my Bookstagram and have over 1.3k followers. To me that’s amazing considering I’ve never broke 1k on any social media before! I’ve made a lot of amazing friends through the Bookstagram community and I love each and every one dearly. Since opening my Bookish account, I’ve been able to get more creative with my photography, host giveaways, take part in Book Clubs, buy Bookish merch and so much more! It truly is such a wonderful community and I’m so glad to be a part of it.
I’ve also started a bullet journal! I’ve always had problems beginning one because I felt like I wasn’t creative enough but the beauty about having a bullet journal is you can only improve. I can’t wait to start writing in it tomorrow and expanding my creative horizons, I will be teaching myself how to do brush lettering and drawing cute little flowers and plants, start small!
Also, with using a bullet journal it’ll give me a chance to be more organized in my life with things such as Finances, Time Management, Daily Tasks, etc. I’ll be setting time aside to start writing a brand new novel I have in the works. I scrapped my old novel idea and decided to start fresh. Once I have the first chapter down I’ll be posting it on my Bookish WordPress for anyone who’s interested in reading it. My goal is to at least have 200 pages written by the end of the summer, I’m hoping to make the book about 350-400 pages long but we’ll have to see. It’s still a work in progress so only time will tell, I’m also hoping to get it published by October (it’s a paranormal/horror/R.L Stine-esque novel), just in time for my favourite time of year, Halloween Season.
My family life has been wonderful as well, Sage is growing like a weed, six months old already and she’s got her first tooth coming in. I’m crying on the inside; she had her six month doctors appointment yesterday and is currently 15 pounds and almost 3 feet tall! I swear, it feels like I brought her home from the hospital yesterday, my little baby girl is growing so fast it’s crazy. I’m enjoying every minute of it though, I’ve learned not to let these moments pass me by.
My husband and I are doing wonderfully, we’ve had a rocky couple of months and our relationship has been tested on a few occasions but we managed to pull through and now we’re stronger than ever. He works a lot so it’s hard to have time together when he comes home later in the evening and is completely wiped out from working in the heat all day. I completely understand that, but I can’t deny it hasn’t tested our relationship as of late – but like I said we’ve talked about it and worked on ourselves as individuals and as well as a couple and are doing much better. We couldn’t be happier and more in love with each other! I truly am thankful to have such a wonderful and supportive man in my life.
My best friend and I are finally getting to see more of each other this year and I’m so happy about that. She came down a couple of days ago for a sleep over and we had such a fun time. We got to go out with the baby and do some of our favourite things – book shopping! We scored big at a used book store and then I spent a bajillion dollars at Chapters because this lady has no self control. Again, another reason why my life is so blessed is because of Sam, she has helped me out so much in the past year and I couldn’t be more thankful to have such a wonderful and beautiful heterosexual life mate in my life. Thanks for everything you do my best, I am so grateful to have you as my person.
All in all, in the last six months I’ve realized a lot, who my real friends are and aren’t, who to trust, who’s really there for me, that I am worth more than I give myself credit for and that I need to love myself more. I’ve also learned it’s okay to be selfish once in a while and do things for me. I’m a mom first and always, but I need time to be myself too – I’ve learned to set time aside for me and what I want to do like read, or draw, or bullet journal, I’ve also changed my diet so I can start losing some baby weight and feel comfortable in shorts and a tank top. I’ve turned into a much happier person by simply taking action and making the lifestyle changes I so desperately needed to make. Now’s my time to be more organized, more creative, and more out of my shell and I’m excited to start this new journey.
I’m excited and ready to blog every step of the way with you guys, so make sure to stay tuned to this blog as well as my Bookish WordPress (link provided above) for more updates, Novel stuff, book reviews, unboxings and more!
I’m off for now, folks. Destiny awaits!
Until next blog,