Back then, one of the things that I really worried about is getting comments on my post not because I want to be the center of attention but because I wanted some form of assurance that what I’m doing is right and that my English is understandable. But as life flew by, with me going on hiatus and coming back again with nary a goodbye/ hello, I figured that interactive blogging is not for me. As much as I want to visit blogs and keep in touch with my bloggy friends, some part of me wants a solemn space where only my thoughts accompany me. It can be lonely but then it gives me more freedom to write whatever I want without worrying about offending some people’s sensitivities or getting antsy whether my posts make sense or not. Another thing that I really appreciate about blogging in solitude is that it takes the pressure off from having to check your blog several times a day, from getting insecure of other bloggers’ success (I have my moments, too!), from having to compulsively respond on comments/e-mails/review requests, and from just being so focused on keeping up with the fast-paced life of the blogosphere, etc.
Now that I no longer live by the usual blogging norms, I felt relaxed and at peace though I sometimes panic at the thought that I still have pending ARCs to review. Yikes. What I really want to focus on right now is to read and read a lot of books and even try the ones that are not within my comfort zone. I also like to explore other stuff like writing, journal doodling (already started this but my drawings were crap ha!), and learn more about bullet journaling, and Project Life.
I know, I know… I’m eating more than I can chew but blame it on my short attention span. Besides, life is short and I want to try doing a lot of things that get my attention. So far, I haven’t regretted starting a bullet journal. Though mine is not as pretty as the ones you’ll probably see on IG, I think it’s a really cool system of keeping track with your life, your expenses and your to-dos.
Another stuff (I’ve already mentioned this in my roundup) that makes me excited is Project Life by Becky Higgins. It’s a memory keeping tool which means pictures and a lot of writing fun (?) stuff. Kind of a challenge really because I’m shutter shy and I’m not sure if my writing is fun. Ha. But seriously, guys, I am already at week 6 and though I cannot vouch for the prettiness of my sheets, I am proud that I managed to finish 6. Keeping my fingers crossed to finish at least a year’s worth of Project Life sheets.
My apologies if I didn’t bother posting pictures here so you can see what I’ve been doing with my life but I assure you guys, better rely on the vividness of your imagination than in my photography skills. 🙂
Anyhow, that’s all for now. I just really wanted to try talking to myself on this blog. Ciao!