Day 1001 – Being sick is my new norm

Hi peeps! A recent trend you might have been seeing with my health is that I am sick a lot. I was never really sick often up until last year where I was sick more days than I was not.

That being said, I am sick. Again.

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I planned out a couple posts I wanted to write for this week but I don’t think I’ll have enough energy to actually write them. I think the large amount of stress I’m under currently is contributing to my waning health. I’m in the midst of two weeks of important testing, and I haven’t been getting my normal amount of sleep for the past month.

I will return once I’m feeling more like myself (hopefully sometime next week).

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Until next time….

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Day 980 – Waking Up Earlier than Normal for NTTBF

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If you have looked at my Instagram in the past 24 hours, you would’ve saw me posting a whole bunch of photos and videos of the North Texas Teen Book Festival on my Instagram story. I even posted a couple pictures of the authors I got to meet and the people that were there.

Other than that, I didn’t take too many pictures, which I now regret. Here are the few that I did take while I was there (and a play by play as to how my day went). Just a warning, this post is a bit longer than what I normally post.

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Day 931 – Taking Another Break

Long time no see peeps!

I just wanted to write a brief post saying that I’m taking this week off from blogging. I’m overwhelmed with work right now and I haven’t found the time to write. On top of that, I’ve been struggling through a couple things mentally and emotionally. Hopefully it will pass soon but only time will tell. I want to write more reviews but I’d have to first read books in order to do that. I realized today that I have not finished a single book since the beginning of 2018. I have a break next week so you bet my bottom dollar I’ll be catching up on some stories then.

Until then, I will (probably) see you next week.

Thanks for understanding.

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Until next time….

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Day 868 – Happy New Year!

Folks, we finally made it! It is the New Year! Happy New Year everybody! I hope everyone is having a great first day of 2018!

2017 was an eventful year with its ups and downs, so I’m super glad that it’s finally 2018.

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*celebratory dance*

I hope everyone else had a wonderful 2017, and are will have an even better 2018!

My only New Year Resolution is to try new things, so I decided to make an Instagram book account! My username is @theawkwardbookblogger (wow, creative username, I know), if any of you guys want to check me out (I haven’t posted anything yet at the time I’m writing this post…). Just a warning: I’m not that great at photography, so my account will probably not be as artsy as a lot of other bookstagram-ers. In fact, I might not even consider my account to be a bookstagram, but more of a place that I talk/rant/fangirl about books. Only time will tell…

Here’s to another great year filled with reading, blogging, and community! (Can I get any cheesier? XD) Stay awesome, everyone!

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Until next time….

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Day 861 – Happy Holidays! (2017 Recap & 2018 Plans)

It’s Christmas where I live, but for others it might already be the day after. Merry Christmas to all who celebrates it! Happy Kwanzaa! Happy Hanukkah! Happy holidays!

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This year was a roller coaster ride to say the least, and I think we all are in need of some positive spirit.

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I hope everyone is having a wonderful time spending quality time with their family and loved ones. My older sister, who I haven’t seen in a while, finally came home and I’ve been able to spend some time and catch up with her. Thankfully with technology, I’ve been able to communicate with her, but it doesn’t feel the same as talking and spending time with her in person.

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Day 851 – Planned Hiatus

I didn’t plan to post nothing the past week but life kind of got in the way of well… life.

I have been hit over and over again with bad luck the past week that I’m emotionally drained. On top of that, all the work I have been given has been mentally draining. I don’t remember the last time I was able to sleep a good solid seven hours, even during the weekend.

Here is live footage of me the past week:

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Day 829 – Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! As I did last year (I think, my memory is a little fuzzy), I’m going to make a list of 10 things I’m thankful of that are the usual things like family, friends, and food.

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If you want to look at my 2016 list, you can click here.

1. Fuzzy Blankets

On the colder days, I love to wrap myself in my fuzzy blanket and just be a toasty, blanket burrito. I don’t know how I would survive the winter without one.

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2. Tissues

For some reason, the last half of 2017 I’ve been sick very often. On top of that, I have allergies. Tissues have come and saved the day way too many times that it’s almost embarrassing.

3. Artists

As an artist myself, I know how much work it takes to create art (spoiler alert: a lot). Even the simplest art takes a lot of effort. I’ve been getting more into graphic novels, comics, and cartoons online, and the more I read these things, the more I appreciate the artists who took the time to draw all the stories out. To have to plan, sketch, outline, and color all of the artwork in a short graphic novel takes time.

4. Clean Restrooms

Biology class wrecked me. Learning about all the microbes, viruses, and germs make me very hesitant to go into a public restrooms.

5. Socks

Socks have a lot of functions. Not only do they make wearing tennis shoes a lot more comfortable, they also absorb most of the sweat from your feet so it doesn’t stink the shoe up. It has a lot of purposes other than for the foot, like you can use it to make stuffed animals or a koozie for your drink. They’re so versatile, and I can’t help but appreciate it.

6. My Planner

Oh my goodness, I would not be able to get anything done on time without my planner. My memory is crappy at best, so I don’t remember any of the assignments that my teachers assign. If I didn’t have a planner to write them all down in, I would’ve probably already forgotten to do a whole buttload of work.

7. Holidays

I know I said this in my last year’s post, but I feel like the holiday seasons are the only times I get to take a break. Even then, I don’t think the break is long enough to get me fully rested, but at least it gives me time off of my hectic schedule.

8. Access to medicine

Kind of going off of #2 with the tissues, I was super sick a month or so ago, and without the medicine I was prescribed by my doctor, I’m not sure I would have been able to function.

9. Time 

More specifically, I’m thankful for the time I get to spend with the ones I care about. It’s nice to think that people are willing to take time out of their day to spend time with you. Time is precious, and the fact that someone is choosing to spend it with me makes it very special.

10. Creative Minds

From stories to infrastructure, the creative minds in the world are the creators. They are the ones trying to improve the world, whether it be emotionally, physically, mentally, environmentally, etc.

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Until next time…. gobble gobble!

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Day 760 – The odds are not in my favor this month

I’ve got to get back to work so this is going to be pretty quick.

This school year has so far been a rough one. From what everyone has told me, this is going to be the toughest year for me, and I see why they said that. My workload has doubled since last year and the classes were much harder than I anticipated. I have many tests to study for this weekend and was already assigned a year-long project.

Because of the overload of homework I receive on a daily basis, my stress levels have been rising as my free time slowly diminished. On top of that, I got sick today. Flu season is running through my school and sadly I was not spared. Let’s just hope I get out of this mess alive and get my life together.

That being said, I may or may not be posting next week. If my schedule is overwhelmed, then I probably won’t be posting next week. If I can manage to find some leeway, then I’ll try and at least write one post. Since school started, I haven’t even been able to touch a book that isn’t a textbook, so we’ll see how likely it is for me to have time to write.

Anyway, I hope you are having a lovely, stress-less week! Treat yourself to some rest because it’s Friday! Or some Disney music… you can never go wrong with Disney music.

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Until next time….

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Day 730- Two Year Blogiversary

Today, August 16th, 2017, marks the second anniversary of this blog! I can’t believe I’ve been doing this for two whole years.

It’s kind of crazy that this all started because I was bored one day. Seriously. That’s why I made this blog. Because I was bored. Great story, isn’t it?

I know this is going to sound cheesy, but I’m so very thankful for all the people I’ve met over the book blogging community. It’s nice to be able to share my passions with others who get me. I’ve made some friends over these two years and hope to make many, many more!

Not only did I grow as a book lover because of the community, I grew as a person (I’m still cringing a little bit with all the cheese I’m pouring into this). I’ve learned to break out of my shell and speak up more in conversations. This community has inspired me to step out of my comfort zone and try new things. And for this, I say thank you!

Thank you all for a great blogging year and I hope to continue to make posts for many more!

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Until next time….

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