More waffle than post.
Today would have marked the fourth week in a row that I haven’t posted anything on this blog. Whilst I am still somewhat unmotivated, and utterly swamped and burnt out with uni work, I just couldn’t let that happen.
As the title suggests, this is less likely to be a discursive post, a collection of my thoughts about a bookish topic, and more of a rambling catch-up, an apology and a hesitant promise that I will try my hardest to get back to weekly posting. Feel free to stop reading here.
I have three months left of my university career, something that I am aware, but have yet to absorb the gravity, of. Instead, it’s a muddle of ‘I’ve got three months, and I have to do this, and this, and oh yeah that as well’ and ‘how on earth am I going to get anything done!’. The kind of mad rush that sends me into a frenzied panic and causes me to lock myself in my bedroom with a desperate attempt to stay motivated; to do the last essays for a course which, if I’m frank, I no longer feel any love for.
This onslaught of deadlines means that I have little to no time to indulge my bookish side. I’m lucky if I read 10 pages a week of anything not related to Sociology, have a Youtube subscription box full of my favorite Booktubers sharing their TBRs for February, haven’t read a blog post in weeks, and just feel unmotivated and uninspired when it comes to posting on this blog.
So, I apologise, both for this somewhat self-indulgent, worries-me-post and for my lack of posting and interaction. I will try to regain my routine, I promise! I have a notebook full of ideas for things I want to research and discuss: genres, reviewing and being analytical, the importance of covers; I’m just a little tired of typing and staring at a screen.
To any other uni students or anybody with a mountain of deadlines that feel unbeatable- we’ve got this! We can do this! Good luck!
And one final note: Thank you to everyone who continues to visit, read and interact with this little space on the internet, it is hugely appreciated, and I am very grateful to you all. ❤
Don’t be down-hearted, juggling a demanding university course with a blog is very hard! Take time for yourself and please don’t feel at all guilty for not always posting. Blog when it’s right for you, not when you think you have to, and I’m sure your readers will be here for when/if you’re ready to come back x
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Thank you so much for a kind comment, it means a lot.
I think what I’m finding hardest is how easily I fell out of the routine – one week I literally forgot it was Sunday: post day – and then, how little inspiration and energy I had to try and regain it, hence this post. I always said that I wasn’t going to force it and that I’d post when I had inspiration but I was in a fairly consistent routine for so long (far far longer than my previous attempts at blogging), and proud of it, that I was more cross with myself for breaking that than anything else.
But you’re definitely right; it’s hard work.
Thank you again,
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