I said last year that February felt like a placeholder month. That doesn’t quite appear to be true this year. This February has been so extremely busy and fast paced. (Thankfully. January took forever.) I haven’t had time, or the inclination honestly, to pick up a new book and read. I have been rereading all month. It’s a comfort thing and an energy thing and an interest thing. At the end of a long day, what’s more relaxing than reading something you’ve already read and loved? There’s no stress involved in that.
Back in December, I read the All For the Game series by Nora Sakavic and it changed my whole life. It has been extremely difficult to leave these characters for a moment and go read something else. So, I haven’t. I have been rereading, I have been lurking the fandom via tumblr and ao3, I have been writing and obsessing about these characters. It is such an intense world, everything else has been paling in comparison.
That does not mean my already massive TBR hasn’t been growing. It has. It now has 127 books on it. Made worse by the fact that I have not been reading and only adding. I need to go to the library and start knocking some of these books off. I have slowly but surely began obsessively organizing my life and time again though which means I will have time for reading and posting.
The trick to not getting overwhelmed, stressed, and anxious is to just… not make time for it in your day. I’m pretty sure that’s how it works, right? I will leave you with this: I hope the rest of this month is kind to you, void. I hope you get enough sleep or enough caffeine to fake it, or both. I hope that thing that is really stressing you becomes smaller, or you become bigger. I hope you remember to be mindful. I hope some good things happen to you and most importantly: I hope you are kind to yourself.
See you next week.