Weekly Wrap Up: 6/12/21

On Monday, I lost my job. For the most part, the decision was mine. It’s not a decision I wanted to make in all honesty. I wanted to be able to reach a compromise that worked for both myself and the company. Sadly, they were unwilling to budge in their decision. It’s okay though. I will move on. I will find another job. Right now, looking for a job is not in my best interest. I’ll be leaving for Texas in about two weeks. I’ll be there until the beginning of August. In August, I’ll be in Savannah for a week and then I’ll be home. I had told my job about this before I officially go the job offer and was told it wasn’t a problem. But I digress. I’m not intending to bash the company. I’m just very disappointed with how things turned out. I know my attendance wasn’t the best, but neither was my health. Things turn out as they should.

Since I lost my job, I have managed to finished nine books. I am on track to finish a lot more. I went from feeling overwhelmed and agitated when I tried to read to getting multiple books read in the span of a few days. It hit me very quickly that the reasons I have been unable to read is that I was facing burn out and stress. This is why I feel like everything is working out as it should.

Other than that, I haven’t really had many things going on in my life this week. Not that that’s a really bad thing. I’m hoping something that works out between now and when I get home. Ideally, I’d like to freelance or be my own boss in something big. Right now, I don’t see that happening. At least not at a full time scale capacity. We will see. Hope everybody has had a fantastic week. Despite how the week started, it’s been an amazing week for me. I’m blessed to have so much support in my life.

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Weekly Wrap Up: 6/5/21

This week has been really uneventful in all honesty. I watched some Bull. I got caught up on my buddy read with my mother. I even finally got to listen to some audiobooks that I need to listen to. I had a busy week with work, but nothing majorly eventful in all honesty.

I’ve been struggling with some work related things and some anxieties surrounding it. I don’t see myself holding my job too much longer. I’m struggling with going ahead and looking for a new job or keep fighting and doing everything in my power to keep the job.

I did finally obtain my logo though! It’s so beautiful and I love it very much! I’ve been working on this in the background for a few weeks. It has been well worth the wait in my opinion. Next step is to try to get some business cards printed out. I feel like everything is more official to me now!

I did pick up a new television show. Well new to me. It’s been around for over a decade. It’s based on a book series I love. It only aired for one season. It’s a great show from what I can see so far. As long as I separate it from the book series that is. They are nothing alike. I find that I shouldn’t be surprised. I mean look how far off Along Came a Spider was. Both are by the same author.

Hoping that next week will be more productive than this week. At least I have put the vaccination behind me now. I may be able to go out without a mask now, but I don’t think I will. I think I’ll still go out with a mask. I have a weak immune system. It’s for the best. With or without the pandemic.

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Weekly Wrap Up: 5/22/21

Welcome to Weekly Wrap Up. I will discuss how my week has gone. I will include any pictures I’ve taken for the week and my progress in reading. It won’t be all about books. Just my week in general. I’ll also briefly highlight some books I’ve read during the week.

This was my week of nesting. And another week of not really reading as much as I should. I’m the type of person that really thrives on structure and routine. When curve balls happen, it takes me a bit to get back into my normal routine. I’m really ashamed to admit that, but maybe admitting it will help me overcome it and try my best to learn to go with the flow?

The positive note is that I’m finally catching up and getting back into routine! I still have a lot of writing to do and some writing prompts to post, but they will get there. I am feeling more confident and empowered every day. I’ve also found a to do list pad that helps me stay really organized every day. I’ve been pasting the pages to a notebook and writing some sentences to go with it to turn it into a journal. It’s been amazing!

That’s all I can think to talk about for now. Next week, I go back to my normal routine. I also have a follow up appointment for the emergency surgery I had a few weeks ago and I have an eye doctor appointment on Thursday. That’s been a long time coming if I’m being honest with myself.

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Weekly Wrap Up: 5/15/21

Welcome to Weekly Wrap Up. I will discuss how my week has gone. I will include any pictures I’ve taken for the week and my progress in reading. It won’t be all about books. Just my week in general. I’ll also briefly highlight some books I’ve read during the week.

This week has been a very productive and unproductive week for me. It’s been very productive because I have been very busy with training for a new department at work. I haven’t really read much. I started the week out strong with reading, but I kind of flopped. I’ve just been really nervous about not doing well on the final. Especially being as the training was only a week.

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Weekly Wrap Up: 5/8/21

Welcome to Weekly Wrap Up. I will discuss how my week has gone. I will include any pictures I’ve taken for the week and my progress in reading. It won’t be all about books. Just my week in general. I’ll also briefly highlight some books I’ve read during the week.

So it’s been about two weeks since I posted one of these certain blogs. The week before last, I had an emergency minor surgery. It was nothing major but it definitely put me off the radar for a little bit. I’m feeling way better now. I also decided to go ahead and begin my Covid vaccine. I will get the second round on June 2nd. I’m a little nervous about that one if I’m being completely honest.

I’ve finished three books this month. In the span of two days. I’m a little worried that reading 21 books last month may have taken a toll on me. We shall see. There is a readathon going on next week. So that might help me so much. The theme is to read all books by one author. I’m choosing to read half of the House of Night series. Or going to try to read half of the series anyway. That way I can read the other half of the series next month for their re-read themes.

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Weekly Wrap Up: 4/24/21

Welcome to Weekly Wrap Up. I will discuss how my week has gone. I will include any pictures I’ve taken for the week and my progress in reading. It won’t be all about books. Just my week in general. I will also highlight my five favorite blogs I’ve read during the week.

This has been a very busy week. I’ve read a lot. I had something major happened that has completely changed everything for me. For the better. Everything will be okay. In fact, I’m pretty sure that everything is going to look up from here!

I’m still reading up a storm but it’s cooled down a bit. I’m still reading every moment I can. Pretty soon, I’ll be watching some television as well. I need to start making a list of television shows I want to watch here soon. I’m also open for suggestion.

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Weekly Wrap Up: 4/17/21

Welcome to Weekly Wrap Up. I will discuss how my week has gone. I will include any pictures I’ve taken for the week and my progress in reading. It won’t be all about books. Just my week in general. I will also highlight my five favorite blogs I’ve read during the week.

This has been a really busy week for me. I have absorbed myself into getting things caught up that I was behind on. I’ve also been absorbed into books. I was averaging about a book a day for a few days. Sadly, I haven’t really had a lot of time to read other blogs this week so I don’t have any to showcase, but I will make up for it next week. I strongly encourage you all to follow the blogs that I showcase. They are so amazing.

I’ve been so absorbed in books lately, I’ve also not really paid much attention to TikTok or games lately either. I’ll try to balance out better. Work has still been going amazing! I’m so glad that I was given a chance to work for the company I’m with. It’s been an amazing job so far and I look forward to many years of working for them.

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Weekly Wrap Up: 4/10/21

Welcome to Weekly Wrap Up. I will discuss how my week has gone. I will include any pictures I’ve taken for the week and my progress in reading. It won’t be all about books. Just my week in general. I will also highlight my five favorite blogs I’ve read during the week.

This has been a really great week. My reading rut is gone. I went from not finishing any books to getting five finished in a few weeks. It really does make me feel good. I was beginning to wonder if I was ever going to get out of the funk that I was in.

I’m also finally able to come up with a schedule that fully works for me. I spent a good part of the week catching up on some things I’m behind on. It’s a great feeling to not feel bogged down on things you’re behind on. I can’t tell you how relieved I feel.

Looking forward to another great week!

Featured Blogs:

Top 10 Tuesday: Books I’d Gladly Throw in the Ocean by One Book More

March 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up by The Geekish Brunette

Unboxing: Unplugged Book Box YA “Power” April 2021 by Alison in Bookland

Three Bookish Things Tag by Hundreds & Thousands of Books

T.T.T. Chuck it in the Ocean! by Books are the New Black

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Weekly Reading and Blog Plans: 2/22/21

The past two weeks have been really insane for me. I feel like I have barely had time to breathe. I’ve had a bunch of projects going on that I was very late for over half of them. It was stressful. I also officially started my job! I’m not saying I had a bad few weeks. They have just been really jam packed and busy for me.

I’m way behind on reading. I will get caught up. I’m just very disappointed with the fact that I haven’t even finished a fraction of my reading list this month. It feels like every time I get time to read, something comes up. I’m also really bad about shutting down when my routine changes. That’s why I try my best to set up a super strict schedule so I don’t think about the change too much.

Currently Reading:

Faith of the Fallen by Terry Goodkind: I’m way behind on this. I can’t even remember the last time I actually read it. I will get caught up soon. I have to. I’m pretty sure we are almost done with it.
Veil of Secrecy by RM Alexander: We haven’t really made much progress on this book lately. I’ve been reading this with my girlfriend. Well, we have been listening to it together. It’s just been awhile since we picked it up.
Craving Camden by Michelle Dare: This is a book in a series I absolutely love. All of the books are stand alone books, but they are connected in a series because they take place in the same world. I have absolutely loved them all! I’m about half to three quarters of the way through this one. I’m excited to finish it!

What I Intend To Start:

Boom by Sabrina Stark
Bang by Sabrina Stark
Blitz by Sabrina Stark
Drawn Blue Lines by Cora Kenborn
Selected by Evelyn Lederman
Sivoa Sunrise by H. Gorlitz Scott
Docia Departed by Angela Kulig
Blood Laws by Lexi C. Foss
Shattered by AK Macbride

If I finish all of these (long shot), I plan to go back and read the ones I missed for this month.

Weekly Reading and Blog Plans: 2/8/21

I find it amazing and shocking that we are going into week two of February! It seems like it’s just passing us by! Nine more days and I start my job! I’m excited and very nervous! I have also kind of started another job as well. It’s the beginning of something that may blossom if I play my cards right. I attempted to do it before but I got overwhelmed quickly. Quite frankly, I don’t feel I really got the support I needed either, but that’s for another day. Or to be buried really. I really do hope it becomes a thing. It might be the launch of my career.

This week is the monthly readathon for AYearAThon. The theme for this month is New To Me Authors. I got very lucky with this one. Many books from a month long readathon I’m attending are books from authors that I’ve wanted to read for a very long time. So it all works out! I’m very excited! I really should get caught up on that readathon group while it’s fresh on my mind.

Currently Reading:

Northern Echoes by Melody Ash: I’m not as far into this book as I would like to be, but I really am enjoying it still. I just got overly cocky with time last week and didn’t read as much as I could.
Faith of the Fallen by Terry Goodkind: We’ve been chipping away at this book for a week now. I’m really enjoying it very much. There’s a new character in the story now. I’m not sure how I feel about her just yet. We shall see.
Ash and Stone by Rose Alexander: I really am enjoying this book so much. I feel like if I put the effort into it that it deserves that I would have finished it within the same day I started. It’s really just so amazing! I can’t even begin to explain.
Veil of Secrecy by RM Alexander: I’ve been listening to this in audio with my girlfriend. I’ve read the series before and listened to it before. I’m introducing her into the world. I hope she enjoys it and loves it as much as I do. We listen to a chapter or two every other night or so.

What I Intend To Start:

Sunken Echoes by Melody Ash
Into the Pink by MK Mancos
Slated by Christina Lanier
Hollow’s End by MA Morea
Possession by Kate Lowe
Blurred Red Lines by Cora Kenborn
Faded Gray Lines by Cora Kenborn
Drums by September North
Winter’s Rise by Breezy Jones
Boy of the Week by Emily Camp