An Update on Life and Blogging – September 2021

update september 2021

Hi everyone! Yes, I’m back! It’s been such a long time since I last posted here because life happened. But now I’m eager to start blogging again. And what better way to pick up the pace again than with an update on what has been going on these last couple of months? Let me tell you, my life has changed. A Lot.

Some of you might have noticed I started posting less around August – September last year. That’s when I found out I was pregnant. My fiancé and I were so, so happy because we had been trying for a while and it finally happened. But I was super scared that something might go wrong (luckily, everything went smoothly in the end, but it was A Journey (anyone interested in that story in a future update? Or I could write a whole book about it, hah!), so I wasn’t really in the mood to write fluffy blog posts.

And then the pregnancy symptoms hit.

Whewie.

The morning sickness wasn’t too bad, luckily (hooray ginger tea and nibbling throughout the day instead of big meals!). But the fatigue… I was simply exhausted. Everyone talks about having to pee all the time when you’re in the third trimester, but they rarely mention how that also happens in the first trimester. So getting up to pee every three hours at night, and the little energy you have going towards that little nugget in your womb? Yeah, I was knackered.

I just didn’t have the energy to write, to keep up with new book releases, and not even to read.

Can you imagine the horror?!

In fact, the book I was reading in September last year? I finally finished it two weeks ago. (It probably didn’t help that I had been really excited about reading that particular book, but turns out it’s pretty… meh…)

This is officially my biggest reading slump since 2012, but I can feel how my desire to read is slowly returning. And so is my enthusiasm for this blog! Although you’ll probably notice some changes around here.

As I’m writing this, our precious little one is trying her absolute best to fight her sleepiness. She’s 4 months old now and such a delightful baby. I can’t wait to discover all those fun baby books with her! But she can be a bit of a handful at times (aren’t all babies?).

Some changes around here

Life as a new mom with a very active baby means I don’t have a lot of time to read or to work on posts yet. So don’t expect a fixed schedule for now. First thing on my to-do list: rewrite my About Me page, so keep an eye on that one!

I’m also looking into giving this blog a cosmetic makeover. The current look is a couple of years old, and both web design trends and my own tastes have changed. Deciding on a new visual style might take some time though, but you’ll see it when it happens!

Anyway, that’s it for this update. It’s good to be back and I am super excited to rekindle my love for books!

Happy reading and see you all soon!

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