Hello! I'm back in this little space to rejoin the wonderful world of bloggers. I was struggling with several things when I hastily departed and focused on my whirlwind life.
1. Mommy dilemmas! I am now a mother to little miss who just turned 1. As other moms will know, that first year is very time consuming. I had to scale way, way back to basics to keep my sanity.
I was and do really struggle with what parts of my life to share and what to keep personal. While I easily got wrapped up in the beauty of sharing little miss's journey in my life, I also want to protect her. I didn't know how to open up here but also keep some boundaries intact. I'm not sure I know how to do this now even, but I'm ready to give it a try.
2. Hubs got a new job, and we moved! Crazypants, right? We didn't move far, but it knocked all our socks off for a hot minute there.
3. Reading slowed way down when little miss stopped sleeping on me. I still manage to get one book read every 2 or 3 weeks, but it made generating content really tough.
And without further adieu, here's What I'm Reading...
I am a little more than halfway through I Let You Go by Clare MacKintosh which is fortunate, because I've got it on loan from the library with holds on it so it MUST go back next Wednesday. I was being a little sluggish with it for a lot of reasons, not all of which are Ms. MacKintosh's doing.
My first novel launched on Monday! That has been taking up a lot of my non baby time which is very minimal to start with, and it has been taking up lots of brain activity. If you want to check it out, look me up on Facebook or Amazon under Cassie Zabek.
Also, the book didn't hook me right at first. I am going through a serious mystery thriller phase, and I thought this one would hit the spot. The writing is engaging and pleasant. The story and plot are interesting. Somewhere near the 30% mark, however, I asked myself why I was reading about these peoples' lives.
Being the optimist that I am, I kept reading, and I am glad I did! Part 2 hit me like a wallop! For the first time in years, I had to flip back to the beginning to figure out what was going on! I'm still a little confused, honestly, but in a good way. Here's hoping when I report back next Wednesday that I will be finished with it since I have to give it back then.
What are you reading?