Tuesday, January 22, 2019

2019 reading list so far...

Hello, everyone! How has your 2019 been treating you so far? Can you believe January is already almost over? 

I can't! 

I've been quite busy with working my new job and also doing the Whole30. I'm on day 14 and it feels like a struggle, but I have a support system that's encouraging me to keep on going. 

Anyways, one of my goals for 2019 is to read more physical books. I spend so much time glued to my phone, especially since I haven't had much of a social life since moving from Washington. Reading physical books calms, centers, and also transports me to new worlds that can help take away stress and anxiety! 


My favorite books are medieval fantasy books, but I'm trying to read more modern books recently. 


This is my stack of books that I'm going to attempt to read this year. I don't want it to grow till I've actually finished these books. The stack on the left are ones I actually found at the dollar store. The ones on the right are ones I got on good deals from Barnes and Noble. The two on top are gifts, one from Ash (Anne of Green Gables, which will be a reread for me) and Pinocchio from my dad. 


Do you have a stack of books for your 2019 reading so far? If so, tell me the ones you're either going to read first, or are most excited to get to! 

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

a love letter for the new year


I wanted to set my year off right... It's become very trendy to pick a simple word for the new year to hopefully set how the mood will be for your for the rest of the year. 

I've thought about it, and wondered if 'balance' or 'productivity' would be good words to choose. Of course, they very much are, but... This year, I've chosen a different word.

Love. 

This year is bound to be full of it, and I find I do my best work when it's done in love and done with love supporting it from others. When I feel love and when I give love, everything really does have a wonderful rose tint to it. Love makes you feel romantic and whimsical and beautiful and weightless. 

I want to feel so much of that. 

Already, I've experienced so much love and it's only been 24ish hours into the new year. 

A major shout out to my best friend across the pond, Amy, who sent me a lovely message. 

Amy, I wish you growth and prosperity. Fun and joy, and of course, love. 

To my other friends, my message is much the same. 

We all deserve love and kindness and happiness. 2018, for so many, was a difficult year, and I think a great deal of us felt hatred, anger, apathy, and overwhelming despair at the prospects we've faced. To be very fair, so many threats and uncertainties loom over us, and we can never be sure what the future holds, but sometimes- just sometimes, it's those little moments where we see a flower blooming and we can feel a small kindling of love. 

So, 2019, we've just met, but I already love you and I hope you will love me in return ♥