Hi friends! By the title of this post then you already know what’s going on. I really didn’t want to do it but honestly, my mental health has taken a dive. This is my second year book blogging and I hit the ground running. I started off strong and kept it up for this long but I have been a bit unhappy with myself and in a rut. I’ve been thinking of taking a small break for a bit but so scared that people would forget me and not care.
Don’t get me wrong, I will be back in August and I will have prescheduled reviews every Monday (and sometimes Fridays) in July. I will also be making sure to check in every once in a while and like and comment on your blog posts.
In July, I am taking a break from reading, creating blog posts, and keeping up with bookstagram. I lost some of my love for reading and it honestly hurts. Reading is my safe place and something I have treasured for a long time. To lose love for that part of my life is unacceptable.
I need to fall in love with reading again. I need to read without worrying about deadlines and reviews. I want to actually get excited about a book release instead of dreading it because I haven’t read the ARC in time. Yes, ARCS are also playing a big part in this. I am aware of my privilege as a US blogger to receive ARCS. However, I’m drowning in them.
What also plays a big part is trying to keep with everyone else. Don’t tell me that I’m the only one who does that. Am I the only one who gets serious FOMO when you see ARC unboxings on Instagram or feel like you should read certain books because they are popular?
So what am I going to be doing during this hiatus? I just plan to catch up on all of the things that that I have been neglecting. Maybe I’ll play Sims, watch anime or find a K-Drama to watch. Also, all show and anime recommendations are welcome! I do plan on reading in the meantime but only when I feel like it.
So yeah, I’m finally taking a break for my mental health and to rekindle my love for reading. I will leave my links for my social media at the bottom of the post in case you want to reach out in the meantime. Until then, see y’all in August!