In Case You Missed It
Here’s all the stuff that we posted this week.
- Kelley shared her experienced with depression and denial.
- We recommended books with mental health themes for our latest Bookish Guide.
- Kelley highlighted what she is looking forward to in July.
- Asti got personal with another post about depression.
- Kelley shared her mini reviews for May.
- Marisa stopped by to say she’s a YA who reads YA.
- Asti created a quiz to help you determine if you’d survive the Bookish Games!
- Asti popped over to Books for a Delicate Eternity to whine: “I Want My Mummy!“
Our Lives This Week
Hi everyone! 😀 My week has actually been alright. I feel like my plan for the summer: working out, dissertation, and blogging has really been going well for me. I feel in a really positive place right now – both physically and mentally – and I feel like each week that I continue doing this I will get a little better. It’s really the best thing for me, since once my dissertation deadline arrives my life will switch into a high-stress situation.
Oh, and I have to say I’ve been really getting into Instagram lately. I actually think I might wrote a post about it soon, just because I’m cool like that (or not, haha). But hey, if you want to follow me on there to see my attempts at bookish photography (along with feet shots, selfies, and other odds and ends) feel free! (Wow, what shameless self-promotion, muhaha).
This week has been pretty stressful for me, so it’s a good thing it was also littered with presents and fun activities. I was out of the office Monday, Tuesday, and half of Wednesday, and when I finally came in to work, I found a mountain of packages on my desk (and the MORE arrived the next 2 days!)
I’m starting a clinical trial for an experimental narcolepsy-cataplexy medication, which means that for the next few months I may or may not be functioning optimally. Life and work are also very busy for me right now, so you may not see as much of me online as usual, but I’ll do my best.
No matter how busy and stressed I feel, though, I’ve found that making time to do activities I KNOW I’ll find fun and therapeutic is essential. That’s why I’m pushing myself to continue attending longsword classes, and my husband and I have been spending plenty of quality time with our bird friends at the local park and snuggling with adorable kitties. I also try to make sure I engage in creative activities because they are always rewarding — such as my Ferengi FEMALES t-shirt!