If you've been following the trials and tribulations of Becca over the past few weeks, you'd know that I was just getting back into crazy work season and that I recently achieved convincing my parents to buy me a puppy. Well, I love Manon Bellarke Blackbeak Fowler SO SO SO MUCH, but puppies are SO. MUCH. WORK. And she likes to keep me up all night so she can play, so my days and nights have been completely out of wack.
Anywho, I was on such a great start for my goodreads reading challenge for 2016, but now that I'm losing a lot of sleep due to puppy-raising, working a lot more, exercising again, and also starting to date a new guy (
It's definitely given me a new appreciation for every blogger/reader/everyone who actually has a lot going on in their lives,
I know part of my problem is that I've never been a planner/scheduler/etc., because for the longest time, all I did was work, read, blog, and sleep. I could afford to procrastinate as long as I wanted, but now that I have these new additions to my life all of a sudden, I'm not quite sure how to balance it all out without completely burning myself out on everything? Obviously I could never give up blogging or reading,
Trying to remind myself that staying up until 3 am every night and not waking up until noon the next day
But I bet it might surprise a few of you to know that I only have one friend who lives in the same state as me that isn't related to me. Recently, I was able to bump that number up to two. But if you just followed my life on twitter, you would think that I have a ton of friends, and I do. Unfortunately, I just don't live near many of them. Due to that, I started staying home a lot, and had all the time in the world to do any and everything I wanted to. After over two years of this, it's just become my life. Trying to squeeze new things into my normal routine is and has been difficult but each rewarding in their own way, if that makes sense. I've been a puppy mommy for 2 weeks (eep), started making money again (yay), lost 7 lbs. and quit smoking (woot), and possibly the beginning of a relationship (zomg). So, life has taken a turn for the much more interesting/entertaining/healthier recently, and the whole point to this point was that the only people I know to ask for help with finding a way to get back into my reading groove are you guys. My friends!
So help me! Tell me your story. Tell me how to get my reading time back? How you juggle all the things and retain your mental health? How you squeeze in naps/secret reading time/etc. when you should be doing other things? If the way I'm feeling is normal? If you've been through something like me? Let's discuss!