The Struggle Is Real: An Update Post

Screen Shot 2017-01-04 at 5.43.21 PMLately,  I have been feeling an overwhelming sense of guilt the past few weeks.  Life is INSANE and my poor little blog has become neglected and pushed off to the side.

 

I have been seriously struggling with balance lately.

Like majorly struggling.

Let me fill you in on what has been going on!  First off,  I am getting married in two weeks.  I am incredibly excited but also very overwhelmed.  I have been up to my eyeballs in menus, linens, dress fittings, trials and seating charts when all I want to do is hide in the back of the bookstore and drink a coffee.  On top of planning my own wedding, the past four weeks I have attended weddings for my cousins and close friends.  Every weekend is pretty much filled which is so much fun but busy!  Workwise,  I left my job (which was teaching in a private sector) and started a new job back in the public education system.  This has been an awesome change but I am exhausted when I come home.  Like EYES BURNING exhausted.  My fiance also left his job and started a new job. We have also been apartment hunting and preparing to move in together after the wedding.  Needless to say,  I have had a full plate and my reading life/blog has suffered.  I am hoping to get back into the swing of things soon, but, realistically, I know that will take some time.

Needless to say,  I have had an extremely full plate and my reading life/blog has suffered.  I am hoping to get back into the swing of things soon, but, realistically, I know that will take some time.

Hence, I have decided that I am going to majorly take it easy moving forward.  

I am still staying fully committed to my blog tour spots, my book club on Goodreads with Chelsea (Suspenseful Clues and Thrilling Reviews) and will continue to complete my group reviews with #cjsreads, but, otherwise, I will be posting sporadically and will not be sticking to any schedule with my posts.

If I manage to post every day?  Awesome!  If I don’t get to post at all?  That’s okay too! 

I am also going to be closing my blog to all review requests until the New Year!  I want to be able to read at my leisure, enjoy the upcoming holidays and figure out the balance to living with, who will then be, my husband.  So weird!

I also want to apologize for the lack of shared posts lately!  I have been dreadful at keeping up and sharing posts!  I am hoping with less pressure on my own blog, that I will be able to enjoy the posts of other blogs more and have the time to share them. 

To anyone still here after this ramble, thanks for sticking around and I am looking forward to this next chapter in my blogging and personal life!  Can’t wait to keep chatting books with all of you!!