The Liebster Award

Aw yeah. Look at this beautiful award.

I was tagged by the always-wonderful Jenna at Bookmark Your Thoughts.

She updated her graphics recently – go admire the new layout! Continue reading

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Black History Month

The start of Black History Month alerted me to the number of unread books I currently have by POC authors (including the massively popular The Hate U Give.)

This month, to honor black writers and books with black main characters, I plan to read the following: Continue reading

Alone at Christmas

I upped my meds this week.

I’m amazed at how much better I feel.

I made it to Saturday Morning yoga for the first time in two months. I wrapped all my Christmas presents. I joined friends for karaoke, even though it was past my bedtime.

Additionally, a whole host of dark thoughts about singleness disappeared. I no longer spend nights crying in my bath tub.

One extra pill was enough to banish weeks’ worth of depression and despair regarding my relationship status.

Now, instead of clogging my brain at every moment, the thoughts sit waiting for an opportunity.

I don’t have to reach very far to find them. Continue reading

A Scorpio Races miracle

This is a very silly thing that I am nonetheless excited about:

Last month, I custom-ordered a book necklace using The Scorpio Races, my favorite book of all time.

Only I requested they use the Polish cover.

Can you blame me, though?

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Perfection.

I couldn’t resist buying my favorite book in my favorite color.

After weeks of waiting, I finally found a slim envelope shipped from the UK in my mailbox.

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Do you see this!? It looks just like the real thing!

The shop owner even made a custom spine and superimposed the English description on the back cover!

I’ve been having a hard time with the changing of the seasons. I’ve been busy and exhausted and ill. Even on good days, I’m emotionally exhausted.

And I’m really over being alone and frustrated with the men I meet, if you couldn’t tell from my dating app post.

I feel better facing the day with one of my favorite stories on my person.

It’s a silly thing.

Its impact is tremendous.

 

 

You can find fromnewleaf’s shop on etsy. They’ve closed their custom necklace orders (I imagine because of the coming holiday) but they have other great items available.

Keep them in mind after the holidays die down!