twenty-two & longing.
lover of words, tea, & antiques.
I Think I Know Who I Am
A little over a year ago I wrote “I Really Miss Who I Used To Be.” Threw words onto the page, posted it, and was done. I thought about it, thought about the me I was when I wrote it, thought about how much I missed writing so carelessly, but I never read it past the initial read through to say “yeah, that’s good enough.”
Rules for New Year's Resolutions
New Year's resolutions. You either love them or hate them. One of mine is to write more, hence this new series – maybe? – I’m starting. “Rules for…” It’ll be interesting to see how far along I get. Maybe one a month? Two? Who knows.
2023 Writing Goals
Writing has always been a key part in who I am. It’s been put on the backburner throughout life, but it’s never left me. I would compare it to a persistent ex-boyfriend, but I actually like the fact that my urge to write never completely leaves me.
2022 Reading Round-Up
At the start of 2022, I said I wanted to write something about every book I read. I didn’t think I’d end up reading 45 books, but I also didn’t think I would end up working at a library and having enough free time to read without compromising on something else.
December '22 Reads
December. The last month of the year. 365 days later and I’ve read 45 books and written 23 posts, including this one. I’m proud of myself for sticking with myself and writing about every book I read this year, and yes, a whole post recapping my 2022 in relation to books will be following this one.
November '22 Reads
After finishing one book in October, which you can read about here, I’m back with another monthly reading round-up. I’m (still) writing these for myself, and that’s okay. It’s fun. Kind of. I haven’t read this much in years, and I’m enjoying it.
September '22 Reads
Another monthly roundup. Not necessarily because I read so many books in September – I only read four – but mainly because they were very emotionally draining books. Maybe? I don’t know how else to describe them. Maybe I just had a very emotionally draining month that made it hard to read?
I’m still on the fence about Colleen Hoover’s books. I know she’s super popular on BookTok – her books rarely stay on the shelves at the library I work at. And I’m glad she’s bringing more readers to the world after reading was deemed “nerdy” and “uncool.” (To be honest, I’m trying very hard not to be gatekeepy or “I liked reading before it was popular” over the new “trend” of reading).