WWW Wednesday and a Small Update

Hi y’all and happy Wednesday! I figured I’d take another stab at this post and also give everyone a small update on where I’ve been. I’ll start with the book stuff though in case you’re not interested in the life stuff 🙂

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam from Taking on a World of Words.

The three questions are:

1. What are you currently reading?
2. What did you recently finish reading?
3. What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading:

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

This is a reread for me and I’m loving it just as much this time around as I did the first time. It’s cathartic and painful but so worth the read. I relate so much and I’m thankful I picked up this book to read.

Recently Read:

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

The Alice Network

I rated this 2/5 stars and you can check out my review post here.

The Next Book:

I feel like this is such a loaded question because I am definitely a mood reader. I’ve been wanting to pick up more historical fiction but there are also a number of new releases that have caught my eye. I also have a ton of ARCs that are still sitting around unread.

If I absolutely had to pick a book, I’d like to say that I’m going to finish reading Pride and Prejudice but who knows!

So, on with the life update!

Back in October I hit a slump. It started back in July and just spiraled downward from there. I was running on fumes and everything kind of just imploded. I lost any and all motivation to read or do homework or eat or brush my teeth. I went to work and I came home and I watched a lot of YouTube videos and really didn’t do much of anything else.

I eventually got a little motivation back but I still couldn’t bring myself to pick up a book. I just couldn’t concentrate. So I started crocheting instead. I’ve crocheted a lot over the past few months.

Honestly I felt awful for essentially “giving up” on the blog but I wasn’t doing anything that would give me the content to post on here. Heck, I was barely getting my homework done!

Then January hit and things started to look up just a tiny bit. I continued to crochet a lot, I spent a lot of time with my boyfriend, I started to cut back on the time spent scrolling through social media, and I reevaluated my school plans. Work and school are still stressing me out a lot but I finally realized that I needed to focus on taking care of myself again, so that’s what I did.

For once, things are starting to look up and I actually believe that things will get better for longer than a month or two. I feel hopeful for the first time in a very, very long time and I could cry saying that. I definitely still have my down days and anxiety sucks but I’m going to focus on the good and go from there.

If you’re still reading, thank you. And to everyone who follows this blog, thank you. This little corner of the internet has brought me so much joy and sense of companionship as I’ve felt so alone for so long. I truly appreciate everyone who likes my posts or comments or follows, and I know I’ve said this a lot but I really do mean it.

I’m still probably going to post infrequently just because of where I’m at mentally and with work and school but I don’t get anxious when I think about posting anymore so I’m excited to try and get back into posting.

So with that, there’s what I’ve been reading and what I want to read and a little update for all of you!

Hope everyone has a spectacular Wednesday and rest of your week! ❤

If We Were Having Coffee Or Today I Feel Consumed

I’ve seen a few people make update types posts centered around how they would chat with you if we were having coffee and because I have nothing else to talk about today I figured I’d just write a real quick update post.

This morning I’m drinking a nice ice cold cup of coffee that I brought with me from home, I spilled a decent amount of it in my car while backing out of the driveway so now I have to clean my car when I get home. It’s supposed to be sunny today which I’m really looking forward to, my sister and I are supposed to run errands after I get home from work and not having to drive in the rain is going to be great.

The temps are quickly dropping and we’re supposed to get snow that actually sticks next week 😦 just in time for trick-or-treating 😦

Speaking of trick-or-treating I’m kind of sad because I’m not sure I can dress up this year, I think my brother’s are either doing something Harry Potter related or are going as the grim reaper and a minecraft monster? They told me their ideas weeks ago and clearly I’m a great sister because I can’t remember whatsoever. I’ve been so busy with work and school that I haven’t been able to plan a costume out. Halloween is my favorite holiday and costumes and makeup are my freaking favorites and I think I’ve only missed one year of dressing up since I was a kid. I was kind of thinking of either trying to pull off a deer or fairy look (because it’s 99% makeup for those looks). Might just throw on a witch hat too. Will try looking for stuff while I’m out with my sister tonight.

Right now I’m reading Ninth House and absolutely LOVING it. I have about 150 pages left and I don’t want it to end! I’m honestly so glad that my most anticipated read of the year is living up to my expectations, I was so nervous.

I went hiking last weekend and am hopefully going to go hiking again this weekend. I might even be stopping by this really cool sculpture park if I can manage it. There’s a whole lot of homework that I have to do this weekend though. Not going to lie but one of my classes is really disappointing me. The strictness and formalness of online professors is honestly really bumming me out. Like the rules and requirements for one of my assignments is so long that I almost had a panic attack because it convinced me that there was no way I could possibly pass. OH and I got docked a point on a video project for NOT SAYING GOODBYE. Yeah, let’s just say I’m not a fan.

On a happier note (kind of) I made new Instagram accounts! My nature/hiking account is @amelia.rosin and my Bookstagram is @amelia.and.her.books Instagram was a really toxic platform for me and it brings back a lot of not so great memories so I’m trying hard not to let it get to me this time. If you decide to follow me on there, go for it, just don’t expect much from me because there’s a good chance I’ll end up deleting it if it stresses me out.

Things are busy and hectic at work and I’m definitely feeling the strain of trying to do school, work, and this blog. This blog is one of the only good things I have left and I’m trying so hard not to let it fall to the wayside. If I can just make it through to the end of the semester I have a whole month to take a break from school. Balance has never been something I was good at and I’m realizing even more as I get older how bad I am at time management and balance.

So I think that’s just about everything going on in my life right now. Lots of school, way too much work, and not enough reading and happy things. I need a good long nap and a week of recovery time. But since I’m not going to get that, I will continue to consume a boatload of caffeine and go from there. Have a great day everyone 🙂