December Life Update

Hello again everyone! It’s been awhile since I did one of these and this year is almost over oh my GOD. It just sped by.

I’ve been trying to work out a schedule for my blog that I think will work and won’t overwhelm me in the new year and I think I’ve GOT IT. I truly and sincerely have missed blogging and all of you. I’m slowly coming out of the slump as well too…It takes time.

ALSO I AM SICK AGAIN. This is the worst cold yet.

Depression seems to take hold of me more severely at the end of the year.

I should be used to this by now you would think. Better prepared for the headache and the heartache this season presents to me both emotionally and mentally.I love the cold so I welcome the shift in weather. I suffer from migraines and the heat makes it worse so when autumn arrives and the temperature dips I literally cry from happiness.

But my mind takes a turn and bad thoughts invade my mind like sickness. It’s war and each time I think a battle is won it starts up again and I am exhausted from the constant fighting.

Last year around this time I escaped the best way I knew how. I picked up a book I had bought years before and read it. Lmao and that book was Book Review: Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner by Judy Melinek and T.J. Mitchell. Of course it was. Of course.

I set a goal of 50 books and surpassed that in March…I read 277 books this year. I’m in awe of myself. Emotionally it hasn’t been easy for me. My grandmother died, I had some setbacks regarding jobs, I went through some terrible breakups that mentally made me feel as worthless as anything.

But I accomplished so much and I did it myself.

I will get through hardships and I will always be okay, Yes, it will hurt and it will suck but I’ll be okay. In 5 months I created a blog and amassed over 500 followers.


Books aren’t the antidote, writing isn’t the cure all. Most days I just want to curl into bed and sleep all day but I’m trying. I try. This year wasn’t the best and things can and will always happen in 2020 that will set me back but you just have to push through. I’m so grateful for my daughter, friends, and family who support me endlessly. I mean, god, I even found a man who lets me lick his beard this year. I mean he HATES it but I still do it lmao.

Lmfao, thank you all for your patience and love. It means so much.

SO. I ended up buying myself the Fire HD 10 to treat myself and I am in LOVE. It’s beautiful and HUUUGE.

My previous kindle is still in pristine condition but I wanted a upgrade and he actually thought of a neat idea where I would give it away to one of my followers who would like it and I think that’s a great idea 🙂 I will give more details in another post.

So that’s pretty much it. As for my posting schedule, I’m thinking you’ll probably see posts from me every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Juliet’s corner Saturday. But we shall SEE.

I hope you’re all having a fantastic December and Blogmas!!

Later days ❤

14 thoughts on “December Life Update

  1. Sorry to hear that you haven’t been feeling well and it sounds like you’ve had some tough times this year. I hope you have a good Christmas and that the New Year brings some new opportunities and joys your way.

    Also, 277 books?! Wow, that’s a lot! Nicely done! 🙂

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  2. You’re back! I was hoping things were all okay. The Kindle Fire looks amazing 😍 seriously my envy is huge today haha. Glad to see you’re back. Hopefully you’ll be able to find a balance this time of year. It was hard for me too recently and things aren’t as easy as they seem jumping back in to blogging again 💙

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    1. thank you my love!! it is really hard. life has its ups and downs but eventually it’ll fall into place. and yes! it’s gorgeous.

      it’s so hard to get back into it but it also feels great.


  3. I’m sorry to hear that this past year has been so rough for you and that you’ve been having a difficult time with your mental health lately. I understand where you’re coming and it looks like you’re doing an amazing job fighting on and overcoming your obstacles, Amanda! 💜💜💜 You’ve got such strength, friend! Big big 🐼 hugs to you. It’s good to see you posting again (I’ve missed you loads)! Here’s to a better and brighter year ahead 🙂 Also, super awesome Kindle Fire! Hehe treating yoself is the best kine!


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