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News Time, and the obligatory New Year Post.

Hello, dear reader.

First, thank you all for your patience the last few weeks. I’ve been working on the same 50SoG chapter since I finished the last one – I kid you not – and it still isn’t done. Not from lack of trying, but for a lack of patience. I literally have not been able to get through it. I feel the problem is that it’s so… it’s so bad that I can’t actually say anything intellectual about it. If I drank, maybe, I could get through it but frankly, I don’t like to drink that much. I like my liver to function. Therefore, I’ve decided to spread out the blog posts a bit more. I can’t handle so much 50S per week. It hurts my soul.

That doesn’t mean I won’t be writing, though, so keep your panties un-bunched! I just started a new job and I will be blogging a bit about that, and life things in general. I’ve been neglecting my writing for work, and that makes me terribly sad, and I shan’t let it happen again. I’m not going to promise, because life happens, but that’s the goal.

Speaking of goals, I never wrote a New Year blog since I spent my NY with my in-laws. So these my impromptu New Year-themed thoughts, purely for my own enjoyment. And if you enjoy it, all the better. If you’d rather get to the point, skip ahead to the end.

I’m at a good place in my life right now, so hurrah to that. I’m employed, and reasonably comfortable in my financial situation. We’re not rolling in it or anything, but we’re not poverty-stricken. My husband’s immigration is slowly but surely moving along. As far as mental health goes, I’m doing pretty well, for which I am definitely thankful. My commute isn’t horrible, though I miss being able to walk to work, and we’re eating pretty healthy now that we have the money to buy reasonably fresh ingredients.

My two complaints, which are totally changeable, are as follows: I am lacking in intellectual stimulation, and I’m not as fit as I want to be. The first is partially because I have been neglecting you, dear readers, and partially because I stopped myself from buying books for quite a few years because space and money confined me, and because the time I have to go to the library amounts to approximately zero, which is sad; also, I dislike ebooks. I don’t hate them – I am reading Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin and on kindle, as well as Stardust by Neil Gaiman – but frankly, it’s just not the same. There’s just something about paper books that I can’t replicate with ebooks. I intend to remedy my lack of books and et cetera by reading more than just news, and re reading my current library before I buy more books (because money), and of course by writing. My husband also brought a few books up with him, so I’ll definitely be diving into those as well.

On the second note, the fit one, it’s fairly simple; I just need to keep eating well, and walking when I can. My new job is situated in such a way as to allow me a half-hour walk once the spring comes (currently, it’s a bit too dangerous to walk; the snow and ice is too slippery, and at times I would have to walk on the road). Also, my mum bought us a WiiU with a few exercise-y games, so that’s the next step in the time-management improving column. Make time to do more than just collapse upon getting home from my 14-hour day.

So, gentle reader, that is my mini-New Year post. I will be updating shortly on David Bezmozgis’ book “Natasha and Other Stories”, and I will attempt to get the 50SoG chapter 5 post finished at some point. It’s at nine thousand words now, so it’s almost done; one word at a time and all that. If you have any book suggestions for me to review, I am always looking for new books to read and new authors to discover.

Happy New Year, reader, and I look forward to another year of blogging with you!

2 thoughts on “News Time, and the obligatory New Year Post.

  1. Great news! I noticed you stopped posting FSOG chapters and I thought you got fed up with it. Which I wouldn’t blame you as you wouldn’t read the books for a second time. Congrats for your job! It’s too bad that you dislike ebooks. I was going to suggest waiting for kindle promotions to buy book. There are several websites that gather all the free ebooks given in a day (eg. http://www.indieauthornews.com/). I sometimes get books that way :)

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    1. I won’t be stopping, but once a week is definitely way more 50S than I can handle! Re: the Kindle, I will definitely keep an eye out, and if you have any other suggestions for sites I will definitely take them. My train ride to work amounts to about an hour and a half, and uploading books to my phone is definitely preferable to carrying heavy books along with everything else!

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