It has been such a long time since I’ve written a blog post, but it sure does feel good to be back!
How are you all doing? I hope this month has been productive and amazing, and full of wonderful reading moments!
For me, this month has definitely been stressful! I’m back at university full-time, and even though everything is online, it has been quite difficult to handle. I’ve also taken on quite a few leadership roles in various societies at the university, which has also kept me busy. Dancing has taken up a good chunk of time, as well, so I rarely find myself sitting down and relaxing.
But this doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading! I took a couple of weeks to reassess my blogging and reading priorities; clearly, I wouldn’t be able to read everyday or blog as much as possible, but I wanted to try and strike a balance.
One key thing I’ve done is not officially participate in readathons, but still use the prompts to motivate me to read books that have been sitting on my TBR. This has worked really well for me so far: I’m able to read without much pressure! I’ve missed interacting with everyone and pushing myself but I know this is better in the long run.
I’ve also decided to work on posting on my blog once a week, starting in November. This gives me enough time to generate some content, do some blog hopping, and not stress myself out too much! At the end of the day, reading and blogging should be fun and not feel like more work.
It’s been a bumpy ride this month, and I’m so thankful for all of my bookish and non-bookish friends for keeping me sane! I can’t wait to go back to interacting with everyone through my blog, Goodreads, and Twitter!
How has October been for you?
Have you met your reading goals for the month?
Let’s chat in the comments!