Whew, Hello everyone…well anyone who reads this.
I watched this past weekend as all the lovely blogs I follow posted a weekly wrap up or a weekly update where they got to tell everyone all about the goings on in their lives and I realized that I could totally do that too!
First of all, I am currently reading about four different books. Yup, I am one of those people that can’t seem to just read one thing at a time. So, for my current reading list we have:
Warcross by Marie Lu – This is the book I seem to be devouring the fastest. Basically it’s a cool book about virtual reality, a super cool hacker girl, some lovey stuff, and some danger. Pretty great!
Next up is:
The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason – I am attempting to be better with finances this year and so I have made it a personal goal to read at least three books on personal finance. This is the first and it is a doozy. It’s basically a book of little short stories that all have a lesson at the end. It’s honestly boring, but I am learning a lot from it. I am treating it more like a textbook and I read a section once a week.
Third on my list:
The Riddle by Alison Croggon – I am re-reading this series on my lunch breaks at work. It’s a perfect world for me to dive in and out of for 30 minutes because I have already read the books. I try not to read new stuff at work, because it really makes me lose focus on both my work and the book. I find it easier to just bring along an old favorite. It’s another cool magic girl story with adventure, bad guys, heartbreak, and destiny. You know, the usual good stuff.
Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones – This book is pretty difficult for me. I started it, read about 275 pages in one sitting and then got to the second half of the book and stalled out. The second half of this book is SLOWWWWWW and I honestly felt so taken aback by some of the more explicit scenes that it just put me off reading for a bit. So, this one is going to stay as an “in-progress” for now. It’s full of fantasy, beautiful descriptions, magic, Goblins, and a fairly likeable leading lady, but again….slow.
So, that’s all for book stuff – let’s get into the actual personal stuff.
Listening to: City and Colour
Drinking: Too much Coke Zero….
Watching: Deadliest Catch
I got a promotion at my job, which means a few things are changing for me. My hours wont necessarily change all that much, I was already a full-time associate, but my responsibilities are about to quadruple.
I am both nervous and excited, the last job that I had this much responsibility at did not end well due to some personal conflict with the owner. I am hoping that my quick promotion (I have only worked here for about two and half months), will not disappoint anyone and that I can continue to carve out my little path here.
My Etsy store is finally getting back on track. For those of you that aren’t coming here from my various social media platforms, I have a small Etsy store where I make and sell polymer clay jewelry. It stalled out for most of January so far, but I have had some orders in the past few days so I feel like we are out of the “after holiday” slump and back on track for the new year.
Other than that I am happy, healthy, and thankful that things are starting off so well for me this year. I will always have my undercurrent of anxiety and am working hard every day to stave off my personal negative attitude. I am tracking things that I am thankful for in my bullet journal on a daily basis and stopping myself before I dig too far down in to a negative mindset.
Alright, that should wrap me up for the last week and start me off for the week ahead. I might not do these on a weekly basis (I don’t think I am that interesting), but definitely look for them every now and then.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by and check on me, I appreciate it a lot!