As you may have noticed, I am on the blogosphere again! I'm so happy to be back.
THINGS THAT HAPPENED WHILE I WAS AWAY:
→ School came in and overtook 99.2% of my free time for about 6 weeks. Senior year of college? Is apparently about six times as intense as all the other years. I've never felt so overwhelmed in my life. Therefore, in the infinitesimally small amounts of free time I snatched here and there, I did not want to do anything that could even be remotely construed as work. Reviews? Out of the question.
→ I turned 22! Woo hoo!
→ I went on a historical romance kick like woah.
→ Related to the above point, I discovered Julie Anne Long. LOVE HER. Especially What I Did for a Duke. Epic.
→ I read Ethan Frome for school and discovered that I actually love it
→ I got addicted to Downton Abbey and watched the first two seasons in one weekend. The first season was actually entirely watched in a blanket fort in the downstairs lounge of my dorm. Because I'm in college and I can. My desktop is of Matthew and Mary because I have ALL THE FEELINGS about them.
→ I deliberated on whether or not I can spare $50 to go the RT Convention in May (which I really really really want to because hello, Jill Shalvis and a million other amazing authors will be there and YES, PLEASE). Still have not decided on this.
→ Since this past Sunday night, I have pretty much listened to these three songs on repeat any time I'm listening to music (including this very moment): "I Won't Give Up" by Jason Mraz, "Between the Raindrops" by Lifehouse & Natasha Bedingfield, and "Wanted" by Hunter Hayes. (Seriously. I just checked Last FM, and I've listened to them 40+ times. In 72 hours. This cannot be healthy.)
Now that all that is out of the way, though, I am so incredibly glad to be back! The past few weeks especially, I've missed blogging and all you guys quite a lot. I have taken the last two weeks to recover from the craziness and decide whether or not I can commit to blogging again without making my life harder. I've gotten everything sorted out so that I feel comfortable committing to it again. And I'm not going to stress over it. If I have to miss a post here and there, it's not the end of the world. I will be super busy, but I feel like I can handle it. I am in the mindset that blogging is something fun and wonderful I can do, rather than feeling like it falls into the extensive "homework" portion of my life.
Right now, I'm keeping it small. I'm aiming for one review a week, and I will try for two when I feel like it's doable, with memes thrown in here and there.
That's pretty much where things stand right now. I'm happy to be blogging again, and I really hope it works out.