Happy Birthday to Me
Yikes! Another year over already — it’s hard to imagine how fast time has been going. Today I turn 24. I’m starting to actually feel old. Yuck.
Sooo, I skipped my anniversary post on this blog — life has been hectic (read: work has been absolutely insane), so I haven’t been reading. Since I haven’t been reading as much, I haven’t been posting. So Classy Cat’s anniversary came and went and I realized it a little too late to justify a post. Now I’m going to combine my Anniversary post, my “100 Posts” post, and my birthday post all into one.
Let’s do a quick recap of the last year and a bit.
On April 20, 2013, I wrote my first book review on Classy Cat Books: The Way of Shadows (Night Angel #1) by Brent Weeks
I’ve come a long way since then, with 62 book reviews, a handful of description reviews (I should really resume that …) — 100 posts in total. I’ve won a few Liebster Awards (I think I only posted about 2?). I have almost 100 followers (which I think is pretty impressive considering I haven’t really tried—or been all that reliable of a poster). I tried my hand at book tours and had some good successes for a while, but I decided that on the whole, it’s really not something that particularly interests me.
I’ve written about 50% of a new book, and I intend to finish it. I’ll be doing Camp NaNoWriMo this July, so you may see a couple of posts about that.
In my real life:
I started dating a wonderful guy in September, and things are going remarkably well (Historically, I’ve dumped all of my ex’s by this point in the relationship).
I was put in charge of a new project at work in late October/early November, have since been pretty continuously working my ass off, and I won an award from our CFO for it in early June.
I moved apartments a couple months ago and absolutely love my new place. We’re right next to a 3 mile (ish) trail, so we’ve started trying to go hiking every day (bad timing though; maybe when I take a break from the 14 hour work days I’ll actually get serious about it).
My brother graduated high school and is going off to Michigan State in the fall. I’m glad it’s not Purdue—I’m the one of the only ones in my family who hasn’t gone there, and I went to their rival school >.>
And those are really the highlights. 🙂
Happy 4th of July to any of my USA readers out there—Hopefully you all manage to find some good fireworks for Friday!