Hey everyone! I feel bad constantly dropping off the map like I have been lately, but I promise I have some really good reasons.
First of all, this time of year is just normally hectic for me. We’re knee deep in show choir season, which means I’m away from home all the time. When we have competitions, I’m sometimes not home from 7 in the morning to midnight or later. If I’m lucky, I can sneak a book in with me to read when there’s downtime, but it’s rare. Otherwise I’m constantly moving and I spend the next day suffering from the physical effects of a full day and not enough sleep.
Second of all, because I haven’t had time, I’m not reading as much. I just finished a book this morning that I’ve been working on for about 2 weeks, which is really killing my Goodreads Reading Goal right now. Show choir season ends in about 2 weeks, so hopefully soon I can get back into a bit of a groove.
But probably the most time consuming thing in my life right now is this: I’ve met someone…
We’ve been dating a little over a month at this point and let me just say, this man is the closest I’ve ever found to a soulmate. (…Uh…I hope he doesn’t find this or this could get interesting real quick…) He evens me out in the best ways, being introverted enough to enjoy quiet nights cooking dinner and watching Netflix but extroverted enough to handle the small talk in public that I struggle with. He’s been patient with me as my brain and my heart try to throw walls up to keep him out. He makes me feel more like myself than I ever have around anyone.
And the best part? He loves me for who I am. Quirks, panic attacks, and all.
He’s great for my life, but he’s not so great for my reading pace. Funny how that happens. (What’s actually funny is how he sees me reading only 1 book a week right now and goes, “You read so fast.” Oh honey. This is nothing. You should see me over the summer.)
So that’s what’s new with me. I’m reading whenever I have the chance. I’m still here. I just have a lot more going on right now…and a lot of it going incredibly right.