That's right, folks! After a *counts* practically 7 month hiatus, I'm back to blogging. It's been tough, you guys. Blogging has been part of my life for a LONG time. I was nearing my 5 year blog-o-versary when I had to take a break (I think I'll have a giveaway for that soon since I missed it).
Five years. I've been blogging for FIVE YEARS.
Kinda mind-boggling, isn't it? I know there are a lot of people who have blogged for longer than that, but it still feels so... unreal, you know? Like 1/6 of my life has been spent blogging. LOL. And that's pretty cool.
I attempted to relaunch this blog back in August, but it was to no avail because I didn't have enough time in the months before to get posts set up and written. So, I switched it to October since that felt more manageable.
What have I been up to?
All sorts of things! Okay, not really. But I have been busy. I spent a few months working 6 days a week at my job. They're only half days, so hour-wise it wasn't bad, but it left me very little free time. My eBay business has been picking up, which has caused my tiny apartment to become an almost hoarder's paradise. Just kidding! It's not that bad, just a little full. I'm still making bottle cap charms, and consistently designing new ones. Also, the boyfriend I mentioned before? We're now engaged!
So, I guess things have been a little busy. Ha!
Now that I'm back at Thoughts, I'm going to be changing things up a bit. There will still be reviews, of course, but I want to expand a little bit. I've decided to start some bookish Top 3 and Top 5 lists, mostly recommendations and themed. Plus there will be discussion posts (reading and writing related) and random posts (I want to share some real life stuff around here occasionally). I even made some new pretty post headers, too. See??? *points down*
All in all I want to keep everything light and casual so that I'm not all-consumed and fall into another hiatus because it's too overwhelming. There are going to be moments where I'll need a small break (like a week or two off for real life things), but I'm going to keep those to a minimum and make sure I have something scheduled so that it isn't that long between posts. I mean, I am getting married and need to have some time off for that, right? Not to mention we're going to be buying a house and moving.
But I don't want to leave like this again! I'm surprised I managed to stay away this long without completely going crazy. ^_^
Anyways! It's good to be back! I'm planning on making October an easy month where I do just a little bit to get back in the groove, but starting in November I'll have a few more posts.
Talk to you guys more soon!!!