Hello, all you lovely blogger-ites out there. I’d like to begin by saying that I’m sorry if I’ve gotten your hearts all-a-tither by posting, but sadly there is no review for today. This post is to explain why that is – and why I’ve been having such a down week.
Our school usually has fall break on a Thursday/Friday, which means ending on a Wednesday but starting on a Monday, just like normal. It was nice – I liked this setup, as did every other student at my university ever. But this year, the administration decided it was going to be opposite-semester, and we had our fall break on a Monday/Tuesday. Now, this threw me off for ALL of last week. Seriously. I found myself sucked of motivation, concern, and effort. Add to that:
1.) cooler temperatures
2.) a fussy, stomach-sick puppy
3.) my wisdom teeth coming in
and you can see why my past ten days or so haven’t been productive at all. Not that they couldn’t have been – there was still plenty of time for updating and other bloggy things. But that usual ‘pull yourself up by your bootstraps’ mentality that I usually rely on in these situations just wasn’t there and I decided to be nice to myself, not to fight it, and to just give in to a bit of the down-time. I’ve still been doing plenty of reading (R.I.P. VI reviews galore are promised for tomorrow/this weekend) and I’m SUPER, SUPER EXCITED about being a cheerleader on Team Twix!! This means that, for all you lovely read-a-thon readers out there, that I’ll be helping to cheer for letters R-Z, and I’m hoping to meet some absolutely wonderful brand new bloggers over the course of Saturday.
Well, folks, that’s really all there is to it for right now! I have to ask though – does this ever seem to happen to you? I mean, I know everyone gets tired. But it’s more than getting tired. On those days where you’re down, and extra tired and you just can’t find the ‘uumph’ – do you ever just let yourself give up, and admit that sometimes it’s okay to just…not. And to not feel bad about it? I don’t very often, but I’m starting to think that it might be better for my mental health that way! Anyway, happy reading and I hope to catch all of you on the read-a-thon flipside!
PS: I’m EXTREMELY sad that I missed both the Fragile Things and The Lantern read-a-long posts, but I already have thoughts brewing for next week, and can’t wait to jump right back in to those lovely discussions!