I haven’t been writing on here as much as I wanted to when I started the blog, and I think that’s because I am putting pressure on myself to write a certain kind of post–that is, an in-depth, well-researched piece about books and media and culture, etc. And I do want to write that sort of post because it is important to me and will help me process ideas I have while reading. However, “don’t let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game”–to quote A Cinderella Story. It’s silly to not write any posts if I’m waiting to write the perfect post. Anyway, how are you?
I’ve been feeling up and down about Bookube, YouTube, the content I’m making, and the books I’m reading. I have TBR stress–which is related to the fact that I have to move again and decide which books I want to read before I go off and start collecting–again. What a cycle (“Turning and turning in the widening gyre”). I do have to face moving, which means breaking up a routine, standing in limbo, creating a new routine, trying to hold onto a certain kind of lifestyle while ultimately having to start over. And I haven’t even mentioned my feels about Trump.
But I’m also hopeful. Transitional periods are historically stressful, but they also incite learning and–if I do anything right–positive change. I’ve got to stay positive and keep making things and say “yes!” to opportunities that come my way. I’m going to read what I want unapologetically and de-clutter my life a little bit. I am excited for the future. I’m terrified, but I’m ready to kick some butt and construct some beauty to share.
Hope you’re well. x
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