Happy 2nd Blogiversary to me! I can’t believe I’ve made it to this day. I’m so used to giving up on hobbies and letting things fall to the wayside but I feel like this is the one time where I’ve managed to keep it together. This last month has been a struggle and this day almost passed me by but I didn’t want it to be just another day where I didn’t post anything because I’m struggling with my schedule. This will be short and sweet but I hope you like it either way.
SO let’s get started!
Where I’ve Been
I’m not sure if you’ve noticed (I wouldn’t be surprised if you didn’t) but the last post I shared this month was on August 2nd. I had a lot of them planned and none of them actually made it onto this little corner of the internet haha. These last few months have been pretty crazy for me in my day to day life. I don’t know if you’ve all been reading the posts that I’ve been managing to share once in a blue moon but I’ve talked a bit about what’s been going on there.
First thing, I got a job! Which is freaking amazing because I’d been needing and looking for one for a really long time and I finally got it. It’s been a little bit of a struggle to get used to it and to having to add shifts to my schedule. It’s my first retail job and I didn’t realize how hard it was going to be on my body and how tired I was going to be after shifts. It’s definitely been something that I’ve needed to get used to and that I’m still working on. I get called in a lot so I don’t have as much time as to sit down and read or blog that I would like.
After that, I moved! Again haha. I’ve been talking about it a bit the last few posts but I moved into a new place with my best friend. That took an entire day and it’s obviously been an adjustment. There’s a lot of anxieties that came with the move which I’m really trying to overcome and get better at. It’s been a really fun experience so far and a lot of fun to share this new experience with my best friend.
And finally, I announced this on Twitter but I thought I’d share it here: I have a boyfriend! It’s weird cause I haven’t had one in years but he’s now taking up a lot of my time haha.
So that’s where I’ve been and why I haven’t been able to post lately. I really miss talking to you guys and sharing my thoughts. I also realized that I’m actually kind of in a reading slump. It’s never happened to me before so it trips me up a lot but I really hope to be able to get everything together soon. I hope you all miss me as much as I miss you!
What I’ve Learned
I don’t really know where I’m going with this section to be honest. I didn’t want this post to be all about how much of a blogging failure I am at the moment haha. I thought it’d be a good idea to share what I’ve learned from blogging the last two years.
First of all, it’s so amazing to me that I’ve been able to create such beautiful and genuine friendships with people from all over the world thanks to this blog. I’ve met some of the most kind and generous and strong women (some men haha) that have supported me and been there for me as I’ve struggled and also been there to laugh and joke with me. I always thought it hard to keep long distance friendships specially because I always moved around a lot throughout my life and I struggled with making sure I kept those people in my life even if there weren’t physically in my life. Blogging has helped teach me on how to better handle those kinds of relationships. Just a small comment on a post is enough to reignite an old conversation or a way to share love to one another. It’s amazing!
Another thing that I learned about myself while blogging is that I can stick something out! I’ve talked about this before but when I used to fall in love with hobbies, I tended to give up after a while. I have an obsessive personality so I’d become into one thing and then jump to another one quickly because that was my newest obsession (I’m sure you can see that in my Monthly Obsessions post haha). But blogging has been such a huge passion of mine and I love sitting down and plotting posts and being able to see how creative you all are. I’ve been upset about taking an involuntary hiatus this whole month but only because this is the best outlet for literature I’ve ever had. I never want to abandon this blog.
I want to thank all of you who have followed and commented and liked my posts. I have loved interacting with all of you and I’m so grateful that you all welcomed me into this little community with open arms and I hope that I am making a positive impact in our little corner of the internet.
This journey is just getting started and I hope you all stick around to see where I go and how I grow. Lots of love to all of you.