[๐Ÿ“š/๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป/โœ’๏ธ] Chapter 2 of 12

Happy February everyone!

I’ve been so busy reading, working, writing,ย and working on building my gaming PC that my blog has taken a backseat lately, and for that I am so sorry to my wonderful followers/readers. I’ve decided to try (yet again) to start posting at least once a week. I miss writing, and I miss having an outlet for myself, for the countless number of thoughts that swirl through my mind on a day to day basis.

My book blog is wonderful, but, I don’t like to include things that aren’t book related on that blog. At times, my personal thoughts can be dark, sad, disturbing, and downright scary, and that blog is about happiness and all things bookish, and I don’t care to include the dark parks of myself in that. That being said, thought parts of me deal with demons, there are other parts that are bathed in light and happiness. It’s all about balance.

So, time to catch you up with my life lately.

January was a great first chapter of 2019. My husband and I have dilligently been working towards building my gaming PC so I can start streaming – it’s been something we’ve both wanted to do for a while and we’ve finally decided to take the plunge and dive on into the world of PC gaming. As sole console gamers, it’s definitely going to be an adjustment, but we have a great community of gamers to go to for help, advice, and all the tips and tricks we could want. We are building my PC first, and then we will be working towards building a second gaming PC for Tommy. This way we can still game together, and have all the amazing updates to our favourite games.

Next, I’m killing my Goodreads Challenge so far this year, I finished four books in January and I am currently going through withdrawls from the ACOTAR series. I finished book one and immediately went on to book two, but I had book two on loan from the library and I couldn’t renew it before I was finished since there were EIGHT people waiting in line behind me. I got through 16 chapters and I am dying to see what happens to Feyre. As for the other three I read, one was a re-read in anticipation of the next book in that series coming out later this month (everyone go check out the Black Dawn series by Mallory McCartney – not only is she a wonderful friend to me, and someone I cannot be more thankful I got to meet and share a table with at a Harry Potter Yule Ball event, but she is one hell of a talented writer. I urge everyone to read Renegade, Black Dawn, and coming soon – Queen to Ashes).

Also, probably the most exciting part of January for me was that I applied for, and am currently interviewing for, my dream job. The very first job I ever applied for was to a Cole’s/Indigo store in my hometown of Sarnia, Ontario. I was 15, and I was (and still am to this day) obsessed with books. Flash forward fifteen years, and I am currently on the short list and heading in for the next part of the interview process next weekend. I’ve applied countless times, and I have no clue what made the difference this time to allow me this opportunity, but you bet your ass I am giving this my all. I’ve never wanted a job so badly in my life, and I’ve never found a job that was so perfect for me. Working with books, in my home away from home, surrounded by like minded individuals… It sounds as if it’s heaven. I’ve been in touch with the store manager after he reached out to me personally, and I cannot wait to showcase my best self, and what I can bring to this amazing company.

My online ‘Grimoire of The Book Witch’ย is filling up quite nicely, I am so happy to have a place to keep allย of my findings, photos from the internet, passages from books, and my own knowledgeย allย in one place.ย  Both my best friends (Sam and Heather) are practicing wiccans, and I’ve expanded my friend circle and met a few other amazing witchy women that I am so happy to consider my friends. They’ve taught me so much, and I cannot wait to learn and grow with them.

Speaking of – another wonderful thing about 2019 is the friendships that have been rekindled, growing, and blossoming. I’ve strengthened my relationship with my two best friends Sam and Heather, and I’ve made some new friends that I can’t picture my future without them in it.ย  Friends from all over the world that have become such an integral part of my day to day activities that I cannot imagine how I went through life without them. No matter what comes my way, I know that I have these people to depend on. No matter how many days go between talking, I know I can count on them for anything.ย  I count myself lucky to have these women, especially my two bests, in my life.

I say it every year, but, 2019 really will be my year. I am so ready to accomplish all the goals I’ve set for myself and to become the best version of myself that I can be. I am constantly learning, and growing. I am constantly evolving to be a better wife, a better friend, a better witch, a better employee, and a better human.

So stay tuned in, I promise I will be more active and I cannot wait to include you all in my journey.ย  It’s my time to shine, and I won’t let anyone dull my shine.

May your coffee be strong, and your books transport you somewhere magical.

Creep it real, witches!
J.

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