It’s been a while

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Hi.

It’s crazy to think that there was a time when I blogged every single day. Back in 2016 and 2017, I swoon over fictional men was my absolute everything. Every single day, regardless of what I was doing, I’d be interacting with people from all across the world, be it in the comment section of my own posts or in the comment section of theirs, and I absolutely loved it. I love the WordPress book community and it’s a community that I’ve missed in the year and three months since my last post.

A lot has happened in the past couple of years. I went back to university, I moved up to Scotland, I started full time work. I’ve also been dealing with anxiety and I guess in a roundabout way, my anxiety is why I’m writing this post today and why I posted my first review in over a year.

A couple of months ago, I started seeing a CBT therapist and in our last session, I was talking about how I sometimes don’t feel like ‘me’. So many of the things that I used to enjoy, including blogging, I just don’t do anymore. It’s easy to blame work, but in all honesty, it’s more down to the fact that I just haven’t been allowing time for myself. My therapist used the analogy of a pizza. In this analogy, I’m a pizza and all my different toppings make me who I am. These toppings include things like my job, my hobbies and my interests. If one of the toppings is missing, then it changes the pizza, ie, it changes me. For a long time, I’ve neglected my hobbies and my interests and it’s impacted on my happiness and this is exactly why I’ve decided to return to my little corner of the internet. I want to recapture some of my happiness.

Will I post as much as I used to? Probably not. But will I enjoy it when I do? Definitely yes.

Anyway, I’m off to do a bit of tidying up. There’s pages that need updating and widgets that need reactivating. By the way, I do have a bookstagram page, so please leave me links to your own pages in the comments below! I can be found here.

4 thoughts on “It’s been a while

  1. Welcome back!! I totally get what you mean about the toppings! Once hobbies and interests start to slip, you can’t help but feel this sensation of ‘Who am I now without x?’ and ‘Will I ever taste as good as I used to now that I don’t do y?’ Who knows what the answers are…but I do hope you enjoy getting back into blogging. 🙂

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