September was a real struggle. Between distance learning, taking care of a toddler, finding time to read and blog, and just generally living and keeping 4 people alive and well, I’ve been on the verge of going nuts.
It pains me because this blog is a huge source of escape, especially since it’s something that’s just for me, but I really need to step back a little. With our school district looking to try to reopen in November, I’m getting ready to pull my son out and homeschool him instead, while also attempting homeschool preschool with my 3 year old, so I anticipate I’ll be making some fairly long-term temporary changes. But, as with everything, it’s just a chapter. Everything will be back to normal sooner or later.
Anyways, it just means posts on Mondays and Fridays will be hit and miss. I’ll still have book reviews most Tuesdays and Thursdays, Queen of the Garden of Girls will continue to post on Wednesdays (I’ve also changed the page for it so instead of a list of almost 50 links to each part, it’s the whole story up to the most current post), and I’ll still have some fun reblogs on Saturdays. And then, because I have too many ideas in my head, when all this is over, I’ll throw up all over the blog and give you all the content I’ve been thinking about and planning for the past month. I just don’t have the time or energy right now to do more than book reviews, the occasional guest post or novel excerpt, and write my story.
It also means I won’t be reading blogs as much. I love reading what other people have to share, so this kind of breaks my heart a little. Of course I love reading everyone so much I’ll still be doing all I can, but just not with any consistency.
So, yes, just some temporary changes. Changes I don’t like, but I have to preserve my sanity at some point. And make time to stare at walls.