May the Fourth be with you! I won't lie: this week has been difficult. For me, things in general have been difficult. I've had a lot of anxiety about school, COVID, future plans, and whatnot. I hope you are all surviving. Last month, I did schoolwork, went to a gender reveal party (I'M HAVING A… Continue reading April Wrap-Up: Springtime School Daze
Hello! I just got back from another month of house sitting! I listened to a lot of audiobooks, cooked some nice meals, ordered a bunch of cookies, and watched every single episode of American Nailed It. It was a good time. I also started my practicum course and learned more about developmental editing. Friends. It… Continue reading March Wrap-Up: Back to School
I said last month that I didn't have the energy to think about leaving Seattle. I lied. I thought about it and I really want to do it. My mom helped me think up a game plan so POTENTIALLY this year I will finish up my certificate program, pay off my student loans, and move… Continue reading February Wrap-Up: 24/7 Existential Crisis
I had...a surprisingly nice January? It wasn't all great. I came down with what I'm PRETTY sure was Omicron. Would not recommend. I spent most of the month, though, housesitting in Tacoma. That I WOULD recommend. I turned 29, ate a lot of cake, hung out with friends and family, and had an existential crisis.… Continue reading January Wrap-Up: A good time??
I'm Lauren, I read books, and I feel guilty 85% of the time. Compared to previous years, this is an improvement. Even with my favorite hobbies, I feel no small amount of guilt. (I jokingly ascribed this to Protestant work ethic...and it turns out I was RIGHT.) In the hopes that some of you might… Continue reading Bookish Habits I Feel Guilty About
A quick post to say Happy 2022 to you all. This is the second year in a row I haven't posted a retrospective. I had a bad time last year and I'm tired. I'm hopeful, though, that good things are coming. Thank you to all of you who visited the blog in 2021. Knowing that… Continue reading Happy New Year
Happy December! As always, I'm not quite sure how we got here! Last month was jam-packed with write-ins, family dinners, and karaoke. It was so packed I'm going to start with some life updates. Life Updates I got my first tattoo. Don't worry about it. Originally, my writing group had talked about getting matching tattoos.… Continue reading November Wrap-up: Turning the corner
It's autumn and I am struggling. Pandemic + shorter days + going to school while working full-time tired me out. I DID finish my second editing course. So that's fun. Instead of signing up for my final class right away, I decided to take some time off from school to socialize and read. I was… Continue reading October Wrap-Up: Still slumpin’
I am exhausted. Between medication issues, difficult assignments, and work pressure, I hit a low point last month. As such, I'm in a reading slump. Behold my DNF-heavy reading stats. Reading Stats In September, I completed 15 books and DNFed 10 books for a total of 25 books. Turns out I DNFed 7 books in August. School has been weighing… Continue reading September Wrap-Up: Third quarter slump
Dare I say I had a good August? It started raining toward the end of the month. I'm wearing sweats and long sleeves again. I might even break out the beanies. I got to be really social last month: a friend I hadn't seen in a while threw a pool party, my writing buddies and… Continue reading August Wrap-Up: Cooler weather at last!