I’m back from involuntary haitus

Hey there, it’s been a while.

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It’s been about a month since I last posted anything. I ended up taking a bit of a mental health break because I just wasn’t feeling what I had been posting. I decided that I needed to take a step back and reevaluate what I was doing.

For a while I was only posting WWW Wednesdays, Top Ten Tuesdays, Hauls, and Wrap Ups with a few reviews and tags sporadically thrown in. For a while I wasn’t feeling like reviewing any of the books I was reading because none of the books I was reading were blowing me away. I was walking away after finishing a book thinking “That was alright, I enjoyed it, don’t know what else to really say,” I have a difficult time reviewing a book that I was feeling very meh about or when the book was just okay. Its a lot easier for me to review a book that I either Loved or Hated.

Around the second week of January I started realizing that my disinterest in my blog, reading, tv shows, etc. was being caused by my depression and pressure that I had put on myself. I lost interest for a while and that really sucked, I would open up a new blog post and my mind would just be blank. I had nothing. I’m still in the midst of said depression episode but I’m attempting to crawl my way out of it.

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I’ve been fighting depression for a few years now and some days are better then others and sometimes I just get burnt out by life. When that happened I lost interest in my books, my writing, my blog, the tv shows I watch, and the video game I was playing. Don’t ask what I did with my nights because I don’t even know. Again, I got nothing.

One thing that I think I’m going to do is switch this blog from being fully book related to being more of a “lifestyle” blog or a general “I’m going to write about whatever I feel like writing that day,” type of blog but just to be specific here are some the topics I’m going to be exploring.

Books- How can I not be expected to not keep  writing about books? I will still post TTT, WWW Wednesdays, Hauls, Wrap Ups, tags, and reviews. Books will still be the primary focus on this blog but I just don’t want to feel limited.

Writing- Whenever my depression worsens my writing is the first thing to suffer, thank god I am not a writer that has to worry about pushing through to meet deadlines. I have two novels that I am slowly (very slowly) working on and I have two other ideas for novels that need to be explored. I plan to be posting writing updates either weekly or twice a month. I also made a new goal to either be actively working on my novels or if I’m not then I need to choose a random writing prompt from the jar of prompts and either incorporate it into one of my novels or just write a short story with it. Either way I need to start writing more.

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Working out and Diet- Just to clarify, I am not going to be posting work outs or diet plans. I am not going to be posting work outs or diet plans. I am neither a personal trainer or a nutritionist. I want to post little snippets of my journey to eat better and get into better shape. The thought is if I post about it here then it’ll keep me motivated.

That’s really all I can think of for now. I want to get back into my bookstagram and I’m trying to be more active on Twitter, but I was hating the thought of leaving my blog unposted for so long. I may take a couple more days just for mental health reasons but I’ll post again soon.

Until then.
Thanks for reading!

-Cass

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