This week was pretty quiet blog-wise which sometimes happen when I pre-schedule because I forget to lay in other content. Oops!
After reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo I started putting what I read in to practice. Last Sunday I did my tops and got rid of about half of them. I might still get rid of more. I’m trying to decide if a shirt can “spark joy” while still being kind of uncomfortable to wear. (I think I know the answer but I also feel like I need to own as many black shirts as humanly possible, you know?) Other interesting discoveries: I hoard hangers when I am anxious and overbuy them for fear of running out. (I do the same thing with sticks of butter. I don’t know why.)
Next up will be pants/skirts but not sure when yet. Ideally I want to tackle one category (or most of one category) every weekend until I’m done but working weekends sometimes get in the way.
This was a really fun mail week. (Like, I love getting mail to the point that I watch other people at work open their packages and volunteered to open unclaimed boxes. AND I NEVER GET THIS MUCH MAIL! OMG!)
I also took this amazing (if I do say so myself) picture of the Empire State Building this week:
I wrote a short story that I thought would be about a dreamy boy but it totally isn’t.
This week I read The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope a classic which embarrassingly slipped my notice as a kid/teen and started Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman (yay Western! but I’m not sure about the portrayal of Native people in it–maybe in that respect Westerns just shouldn’t happen anymore, I don’t know) and Consent by Nancy Ohlin (I already have pages of questions/notes so I’m not sure how I feel yet).
I’ve been feeling really, really stressed by all of the reading challenges I signed up for on top of my Goodreads one. After much deliberation, I decided the stress isn’t worth it so I’m withdrawing from everything but my Goodreads challenge which I will meet regardless. I know I will read fantasy books anyway, I know I will read more the 365 days of YA anyway, and I hope I might finish some series but the actual tracking is just overwhelming right now.
If you want to see how my month in reading is shaking out be sure to check out my June Reading Tracker.
How was your week?