It's been a while since this blog had anything good on it and I am really sorry for that. I know what it's like to go to a blog and expect something and all you find is air.
I have reasons. They might sound like excuses. It's probably because they are. Firstly, I moved house in December. I know that was ages ago, but moving out of my parents house and into my own apartment was a huge step for me. Except the years at Uni, I've never lived alone. Being twenty-four was probably the right time for me to leave the nest.
So, picture me in a completely empty (somewhat filthy) apartment. No furniture. No one to fix anything if it goes wrong. I'm someone who's big into routines, and I had to change my routine and make myself a new one, along with buying, well, furniture, and keeping myself fed and cleaned while making sure I wasn't living in a dump. So there was that.
Then summer came. You're probably going to think I'm nuts. But when the sun comes out, so do I. When it gets cold, I hibernate. Like a bear. But when the first rays of warmth start to shine, I come alive. And for me it was all systems go all the time. I didn't want to be home. I didn't want to be indoors. I wanted to be out and making the most of the heat (we don't get it often in England). It didn't leave much time for writing. Or reading. I'm so behind on my goal of 80 books this year. I've had to drop it. Still don't think I'll make that.
Summer. I partied a lot. I drank a lot. I hung out at theme parks and regular parks and stayed up all night on the phone to my friends and spent a LOT of money on festivals and concerts. I fell in love. And then got my heart broken. I was hungover. Pretty much all of the time.
And then the sun set. And I applied for a promotion. A two grade jump with much longer hours and a lot more stress. I got it on a three month trial and now that takes most of my time. But, I want to write something new. I want to read loads and review more. And I want everyone who follows this blog to not forget about me. I am still here. Hopefully for good. Let's hope my mojo is back.