The Answer – I’ve been HERE. Just not… here.
Wow. It’s been so long since I have written a post – even logging into WordPress – it took me a minute to remember how all of it works. Good news, it’s like riding a bike. I just hope the rest of it comes back just as easy!
It’s been weird, y’all. Not gonna lie, it’s also been… nice. And easy. Stress-free (that’s a lie, but whatever). And just liberating, not having to worry about the blog, “obligations,” and keeping up with everything that running a blog entails. However, I’ve missed it. I’ve missed the 5-hour marathon writing and commenting sessions every weekend. I miss discussing all things bookish with my bookish peeps. I’ve missed reading. I’ve just MISSED EVERYTHING.
The time I’ve taken was something I’ve needed to take for a long time. I need
ed me time. In not just the blogging front, but EVERYTHING. I’m still needing that time – and I will continue to take that time. But I’ve come to the point where I know I can share more about what’s going on openly, with you, and be more active. Worry not; that share session is not today, but it IS coming.
So, what have I been doing?
No really, the last book I finished was on November 7th – and it was Forget Me Always by Sara Wolf. Which, I did like. (And need to review still.) I’ve picked up several different books; from romance to middle grade, and nothing has held my interest. I also have issues listening to audio books in my car since my accident, so I haven’t done that either. That being said, I’ve gotten some amazing book mail that has/had me internally screaming a bit, so yay!
It’s no secret that I am a workaholic. Sadly, those days are numbered with my current employer. I am 99% sure I told y’all that I resigned and my last day is December 30th. It’s bittersweet. I’ve worked closely with 4 specific people who I will miss dearly… they are my people. We are a close team, and even though we have made semi-plans to keep in touch, I will miss seeing their faces every day. One, in particular, has become such an important fixture in my life it’s difficult for me to come to terms with not seeing them all the time. But, all of you as my witness, I CANNOT WAIT TO BE DONE.
Music has always been a large part of my life, but lately, I listen to music ALL the time. It’s replaced listening to audio books during my commute. It just makes me feel good, and I love that I’ve reconnected with it. It’s one of those things I didn’t realize that I missed it until I “got it back.” Weird, I know.
Another WHO ARE YOU? kind of thing, but I’ve been watching a lot of TV. I finally caught up on Grey’s Anatomy. Just this weekend, I started another show called Peaky Blinders, which I love. I have a thing for crime shows, especially with organized crime. (Serial killers, too, but let us explore that at a later date, shall we?) And of course Football. If there’s a game on, my TV is playing it.
My Etsy store has been booming! Not really, I’ve gotten like 10 sales in the past 2 weeks – but it’s been crazy! I did a custom order of a Game of Thrones bookmark that was actually reviewed. You can check out the video here. In addition to that, I’ve made a lot of jewelry. It’s another outlet for me to express myself and I love it. If you want to order something, use the code UPDATES to save 10%! But be sure to order soon if they are for Christmas! Visit the shop.
Not really but kind of? I’ve hit this point in my life where I am just wanting, and needing, to be me. Yes, sounds easy in theory but it’s rather difficult actually. It’s a lot to get into, and as mentioned above, I said I wouldn’t have THAT share session now, so I won’t. But I feel like I’m on a journey, to where? I don’t know. What I do know is that I have the right people in my life to get me there and I can’t wait to see where that is.
So, that’s basically it.
TALK TO MEEEEEE…
- What have you been up to?
- Are you ready for the holiday season?
- Read anything good lately?
- Any new, or 2017 releases I need on my radar ASAP?
Tonyalee is an avid reader, gym junkie, coffee addicted workaholic, and blogger. Be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram for random shenanigans.