August in Review (and update)

Friday, September 21, 2012

A U G U S T

Oh how I've missed the blogging world! I haven't been around in a while. But I still can't believe I haven't posted a review since the beginning of August, and you don't even want to know how little I've read since then. Once again I've had trouble balancing my work and life. Doing contract work and working from home sounds nice and does have its perks, but it makes it really hard for me to ever want to be on my computer. I am a procrastinator which is part of the problem, but then anxiety builds and I use false coping methods like ignoring and in the process I don't even get on the computer. Plus, after seeing clients all day, the last thing I want to do when I get home is work. Then I was sick for over a week... I am rarely sick for more than a few days so that was no fun. Other reasons I've not been around: I've been focusing on some other hobbies and putting less pressure on myself to read and blog. It's a little ridiculous how much I allow myself to feel pressured to keep up... keep up with posts, with new releases, etc. And a current reason why I shouldn't even be blogging right now -- I finally registered to take my mental health counseling licensure exam October 4th, and I have been trying to spend some time studying. I hate studying, but I paid a lot of money for the study sight for 30 days so I need to try to take advantage of it! I already wasted the week I was sick not doing much (as I purchased the membership before I realized I'd be out of service for the following week!) I have been stopping by your blogs now and then, but I still plan on catching up some more on your posts!

Oh, and this isn't really related, but I turned the big 30 in August! My family totally surprised me by throwing a surprise party!

Reading and Reviewing
I know this month is almost over, but I'm sticking to August for now. I reviewed ONE book... City of Women by David R. Gillham which was wonderful. And I only read two books for the whole month! Those books were Kill You Twice by Chelsea Cain and What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty. Both were good, but I'm not sure if I'll remember enough to write a sufficient review. =( 

I hope to be up to blogging and reading again soon!


9 comments:

softdrink said...

Happy belated birthday! And how fun that you got a party out of it. :-D

Anita said...

Good to see you online Jenny! I'll be thinking of you and your big test!! You can do it. The books will still be here when you have more time. Take care!!!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Oh doll *hug* No worries. Hope your better and do awesome.

christina said...

A week of being sick is AWFUL. Glad you're back and good luck on your exam!! If you weren't so busy, I'd try to talk you into coming to my school for Teach In this year. :)

Heather @ Book Addiction said...

I totally get it, I have had those times myself where I just need to step away and rejuvenate, focus on other things. I'm sorry you were sick but I'm glad you're back on your feet. And happy birthday!

Booksnyc said...

So glad to see you back! Take it easy with everything you have on your plate right now. We will be here when you are ready to return!

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Happy Belated Birthday and welcome back!

Jenners said...

We all have months like that. I'm having one now and am barely able to keep the blog afloat. It happens. Happy Birthday!

Meg @ A Bookish Affair said...

And we've missed you too!

Happy belated birthday!

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