Thursday, 26 November 2015

The Wait Is (Almost) Over!

This is a lightning-fast update because I have a hair appointment in like eight minutes, and after that my day kind of spirals into a mess of irrelevant and mundane things that still require organisation and attention. Every free second I have will be dedicated to bawling my eyes out because I just finished Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon and I can't deal. So I figured I'd better post this now, when I'm still dazed and sleepy and half-dressed.

Dumbest idea ever, but it has to be done.

I've just finished school forever. It's such a crazy and exciting thought that every time it pops into my head I kind of make this weird squealing noise and jump up and down (there are some forms of excitement that can only be expressed through bizarre movements and noises. I have no shame). Technically, that should mean that I now have endless time to write and read and blog and pretty much just have an awesome time doing what I love, right? Right?

Yeah, not so much. The next week and a half is going to be crazy. I'm going to the beach for a week with my friends, which may or may not be a totally beautiful and memorable disaster, so I won't be doing much (or any) blogging from now until the 5th of December. After that, I'm doing a writing course for four days (and every time I think about it I do said happy dance all over again).

All this to say, I've been staring at my planner for about six hours now, and I finally found the perfect date to do my new blog launch, but it's going to be a bit later than I'd initially planned. Sorry.

Save the date: 11 December is the day I move to Wordpress!

I'll post a link here, but I'll also be tweeting about it, so watch this space.

Love you all. Stay safe.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

The End Is Nigh

I’m supposed to be studying for my Maths final, but I figured I’d try squeeze in a quick blog because it’s been ages and I miss it and there’s so much I want to say... but I have like half an hour, so this is going to be short and crappy. Bear with me.

Thankfully, I’m nearing the end of the Ultimate Year Of Doom – I have five exams left, and two-and-a-half weeks until I’m finally free from high school. The constant sad violin music floating around my head is starting to be replaced with Christmas carols and Adele (she’s everywhere these days), which is way more terrifying than it sounds because it all kind of blends together and makes me confused as to whether I should be dancing or dying. 

The worst part about this stage of finals is that I can almost taste that massive chocolate milkshake I’m going to drink as soon as I finish my last exam, but it still feels like the end is so far away. There’s only so much studying my little brain can take before it curls up and begins hyperventilating, whimpering about how it needs more coffee and a nap and maybe an episode of American Horror Story or seven... (At this point, all I can watch is horror movies and series because it feels like I’m in one.)

Moving right along.

My other, better news is that I’ve made the decision to move my blog to Wordpress at the end of the year, which is something that honestly should have happened long ago. Blogger and I are just not compatible. The obsessive-compulsive side of me needs more control over my site, the way it looks, and the way people interact with it. My more creative side is also desperate for a change, so I’ve been spending the last two months or so (when I was supposed to be studying – my procrastination game is through the roof these days) designing a brand new webpage. I’m super excited for you guys to see it, and I’m also really looking forward to a fresh start.

The new blog should be up and running in early December, but I’ll be posting regular updates here and on my latest Twitter account as soon as I finish finals, so stay posted!

After that it’s going to be kind of crazy for a while, because I have around seventeen books reviews to post and like a million blogs that I’ve been mentally drafting ever since I started this self-imposed blogging hiatus. Also, Christmas candy makes me all excitable and creative.

Anyway... I'll see you guys on the other side. Stay safe.