Initially, I was supposed to take a break during the first week of July, but I was having so much fun blogging that I couldn’t stay away. I will be taking a two week break to recharge and attend to matters as well. I was hoping to relax, spend time with family, and work on finishing projects and, though I hope I can make space for these activities, there is an important matter that I need to undertake which has arisen that will take centre-stage. I feel that my entire life has been building up to this moment and I am both nervous and determined. I can’t reveal what it exactly is but all I can say that it is an incredibly delicate matter. I don’t know if I’m completely ready, but I also know that there are certain things in life that should not be delayed. It’s so strange that my project is completely in alignment with the matter and I wonder if the universe is sending me a signal. If so, I hope it’s a good one.
During the break, I hope to be able to catch up on blogs that I may have missed, read your new posts and hopefully interact with more bloggers on Twitter. For the most part, I will try to restrict this to an evening activity as I will need to rest as much I can.
Onto something lighter, my reading goals have completely changed. I’ve read some rather heavy and hard-hitting books this year and though they were emotionally impactful, I think it’s time for me to read lighter books for the remainder of this year. I will sprinkle a heavy book or two here and there, of course. Yesterday, I decided that the way I wanted to go about this was to occupy my reading list with rereads of old and reliable favourites. And though, like Daenerys Targaryen and Scarlett O’Hara, I hate to look back, it’s nice to see trusted and familiar books again. Let’s just hope sensory memories do not come creeping back because I would feel suffocated.
Here are the books that I plan to read & hopefully can at least come close to finishing this year:
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series – Emma – Sense and Sensibility – Percy Jackson Series – The Catcher in the Rye – Harry Potter Series – Gone with the Wind – All the Bright Places – Crooked Kingdom – The Hate U Give – Jane Eyre – A Walk to Remember
Here are the posts that I’ve most enjoyed writing this year:
- I talk about why I hate it when people like ten of your posts in under a minute in my 10 Blogging Confessions: The Do’s & Don’ts
- I clarify the basic misconceptions regarding feminism in 10 Thing You Need to Know About Feminism – side note, I had this planned since last year and was the post I was most looking forwarding to writing up
- Set Your Own ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ Book Review where I write, what I consider, to be my best book review so far and what it truly means to be ‘progressive’
- In light of the recent attack in Toronto, I talk about the dangers of the Incel movement, its personal vendetta against women & why I urge you to ‘Look Around You, Incels Are Everywhere’
- A poem on loss and depression – You Float Away
- 7 Ways Anxiety is Not Fashionable – additional side not: anxiety and nerves are not one and the same thing
- I had an absolute blast writing The Ditch List – The Seven Types of People You Need To Ditch Stat
- 5 Things I Like About Myself Tag – I created this tag and it was so wonderful to see the blogging community take part!
- I spent the longest while composing The Terrible Guest where I aimed to portray bipolar disorder as accurately as possible based on people in my own life
- I test as a fairly laid-back ENFP when I Take the MBTI Test
Do you take blogging breaks? What are your reading goals or what is your TBR pile looking like for the rest of the year?
Sophski out & happy blogging, everyone.
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