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End of Year Survey 2022

Welcome to the End of Year Survey, created by Perpetual Page-Turner! I'm going to include my 2022 reading stats at the beginning, then do the book-only portion of the survey. You can read last year's survey here. **2022 READING STATS** Number Of Books Read: 200 Number of Pages Read: 50,407 Number of Re-Reads: 58 Top… Continue reading End of Year Survey 2022

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December Wrap-Up: 2022 in review

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I wasn’t convinced I would survive 2022. Before I get to my reading stats for the month, I’d like to go over a few of the life changes I experienced this year. A lot happened. 2022 Highlights I Finished School I had a kind of “yeah, whatever” approach to this accomplishment, mainly… Continue reading December Wrap-Up: 2022 in review

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November Wrap-Up: Public transit as metaphor

I’m writing this a week late on my least favorite Seattle bus. Said bus was ten minutes late and tipped me into “problematically late for work” territory. All the rattling is making it hard to type. This is a pretty accurate reflection of how my life has gone for the last month. I had a… Continue reading November Wrap-Up: Public transit as metaphor

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October Wrap-Up: Starring Seasonal Depression

I have been doing my best not to think about climate change. Then we got 80-degree weather for almost a week in the middle of October. I would not like to be confronted with this reality, thank you. Autumn's a really hard season for me. On the one hand, I love the colder weather and… Continue reading October Wrap-Up: Starring Seasonal Depression

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September Wrap-Up: A change of pace

I posted my August wrap-up two weeks ago. Surprise! While I was still reeling, the month ended! The rest of September was taken up with rereads, some health stuff, and decisions about the future. As requested [by Meghan], here is a picture my completely healed Piranesi tattoo. Do I have another tattoo planned? Not officially,… Continue reading September Wrap-Up: A change of pace

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August Wrap-Up: THINGS HAVE CHANGED

Well. I changed jobs. The reason that this wrap-up is 3 weeks late is because I have recently changed my entire routine, learned a ton of new skills, and skipped town for a house-sitting gig. I'm tired. It's been a lot of change in a short amount of time. Oh, AND I got my Piranesi… Continue reading August Wrap-Up: THINGS HAVE CHANGED

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July Wrap-Up: Using ice on my vagus nerve 24/7

Well. It's been a couple of weeks, that's for sure. I have been trying to ward off full-on panic for about a month with mixed success. As I mentioned in my last post, my brain is soup. One good thing happened last month: my niece Josie was born. She and my sister-in-law are doing great… Continue reading July Wrap-Up: Using ice on my vagus nerve 24/7

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June Wrap-Up: I hate it here

I could start things off on a positive note, I suppose: I finished school. I now have a Certificate in Editing from the University of Washington. After a year and a half of cramming assignments after work, I am finally free. Now for the rest of the month: NOT GREAT. The previous month's news became… Continue reading June Wrap-Up: I hate it here

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May Wrap-Up: Goodbye and Good Riddance

So May sucked. The Supreme Court wants to overturn Roe v. Wade. Obergefell v. Hodges and Loving v. Virginia might be next. The Buffalo and Uvalde shootings were similarly devastating. Everyone I know is sad, mad, and scared. I feel angry and helpless most of the time. (I got a tattoo about it. It helped… Continue reading May Wrap-Up: Goodbye and Good Riddance

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April Wrap-Up: Springtime School Daze

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