Hey Guys!!! *waves*
I feel like it's been aaaages since I've blogged! I've missed it so very much! I hope all is well with my blogger/reader friends. I can't wait to catch up with all of you and catch up an ALL the books I've missed. I know its been a LOT!
I still can't believe that when I started this blog I was a mere 25 year old book nerd who couldn't wait to share her love of books with the world! In a mere 7 days I turn 29, and well...not much has changed! I still adore books, crocheting, warm cups of tea, the color pink, shopping and BUNNIES!
I've gotten glasses since then, and I feel like they are pretty EPIC! hehe Plus, they make me look smarter (at least in my eyes they do!) and I'm totally for that! :) Also, I may have ditched my naturally black hair for an ombre look that I adore! And I am currently thinking of something to spice up my hair this fall. Oooo...
Do ya'll remember my sweet and adorable bunny Toby? Love of my life and bunny extraordinaire? Well... Mr. Tobes was getting quite lonely when I returned to work full time. It broke my heart and I took him courting. He fell in love at first sight with this cutie-pa-tootie.
Just look at that irrisistable face!!! It's of no wonder he was so smitten. I named her Clementine and she is the sweetest little girl I could have ever hoped for! They are total best friends! They do everything together. And I mean EVERYTHING! They use the litter box at the same time, share the same salad bowl even though they each get their own, and are never more than a few inches apart from each other at any given moment! Aren't they precious!?!?!
So what's new with me? Last year I got a second job, working at a pharmacy, which is what I went to school for. I loved it but...a lot of changes came and I decided eventually that it was best to go back home to retail. Scaling back to just the one job was great. I went back and stepped into a role as a supervisor full time, and I can honestly say I've had a super hard time juggling it and fitting in my passion for reading and blogging. I have so much admiration for all of you out there who manage to juggle life, and a full time job as well as your passion for reading and blogging.
On the health front, I was diagnosed with 3 more auto immune disease. One of them has done a real number on me and it definitely takes its toll. I was put on chemotherapy drugs and another additional biologic drug that I take weekly. The side effects...well they are pretty crap and I struggle daily. BUT I try my best to stay upbeat and positive. Life isn't always ideal but you can always strive to make each day the best that it can be! :)
That being said, going through everything I've been through in this past year, has been rough at times. It's definitely had its ups and downs, and I struggle with depression that kind of comes with the territory. Finding joy in the things that used to ALWAYS make me happy, isn't always something that comes naturally anymore.
The thing is, books, and reading are such a huge part of my life and always have been. I miss the smell of a brand new book, cracking it open and being transported to a whole new world that I can loose myself in for hours. Staying up way too late because I just can't put my book down. I miss all of those things. And I just didn't feel like myself with out them. I hadn't picked up a book in nearly a year, but slowly I'm inching my way back in, and realizing how much I've missed it in the process!
So for those of you who have stuck around with me and my blog, thank you! From the bottom of my heart, I appreciate you and your support. So look for some new reviews, features, tours and giveaways coming in the next few weeks!
See you soon! :)