Taking a Step Back from the Bookish Community: A Semi-Hiatus Announcement

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Hello everyone! ♥

It’s been a while since the last time I’d been FULLY active here. My life is undergoing a big change and I was planning to tell you this on my March recap, but unfortunately I didn’t even have the time to write a March recap 😂

You might remember that I just started a new job in February, but recently I… got another job 🙈 It was totally unexpected! I wasn’t even looking and out of nowhere a recruiter approached me and asked if I’m interested to work in their company. Here’s the thing : I loved my previous job, it’s close, it’s in line with my major, the people are fun, etc. But there’s one thing I didn’t mention, it didn’t pay well. And this job is so much more promising and still in line with my major. I signed the contract mid March and started working last Monday ♥ which brings me to the second point.

I moved out of the house! My new office is located in this industrial district pretty far from my house so I had to move. One of the reasons why I took the job was because I could live on my own, hehe. I’ve mentioned a few times that I feel confined to live back at home after 4 years of living on my own. So when the first chance of getting out of the house came to me, I took it. Don’t get me wrong, I love my family to bits and pieces and enjoy being with them. It’s just, living back with them feels like a step back from my independence.

However… moving out this time isn’t as smooth as I expected. I’ve lived away from home twice, so I know the drill. It’s difficult but doable and I’ll get through it. But this time… well, my place isn’t as good as I expected. When I first saw it, I loved it! Large room, modern furnitures, cozy. What I didn’t know was it is EXTREMELY HOT. It was hot when I first came, but I thought the temperature will drop when I install the air cooler. But nope, did not happen.

It’s also kind of humid that it is hard for me to dry my hair inside! I’m not joking, I washed my hair at around 6 and went to bed at 10 and my hair was still very damp I just?? While at home I wash my hair at 9 and it’ll be dry in about an hour.

But the worst thing from my place is it has a really shitty internet connection! </3 it’s even so difficult to get a decent cell reception. I thought that was the only issue so I bought a wifi device, I figured I’d be able to use it for both my laptop and phone buuuut it doesn’t work. I couldn’t get any signal from inside my place so whenever I want to use internet connection I have to step out and that’s just too much work.

To top it all off, I can’t use internet connection in the office. It’s STRICTLY for work that they block any access to the internet aside from e-mail and other work related stuffs. The only social media I could access is Linkedin and that is for professional purpose.

That being said, it’s so difficult for me to blog or even schedule a post. I tried posting from my phone wordpress app but that didn’t work well. I can’t reply to comments, let alone blog hop during weekdays. And with so many things happening in the bookish community, I’m sad to say that I just can’t keep up.

So, it’s time for me to take a step back and take a semi-hiatus from the book blogging community. I’m gonna look for a new place soon, the one with better air circulation and internet connection, but until then, I’m stuck with this situation 😦 so here’s what’s going to happen in the next three weeks.

  1. I won’t be posting according to my regular schedule. My only post of the week would be reviews every Thursday because I have a lot on backlist
  2. I won’t be able to reply to comments and blog hop. I’ll probably read it from my phone, but I won’t have time to engage 😦 I’m gonna try to catch up as much as I could during weekend
  3. I won’t be able to engage in Twitter and Instagram as much as I liked to
  4. I’m gonna have to push The Diversity Corner #3 to a later date. This post always requires so much time and effort and I definitely don’t have those two right now 😦
  5. If you need to contact me, Twitter DM and e-mail are the fastest method. Obviously I might not reply right away (because of cell reception—or lack there of) but they’re still the best ones 😂

And thaaaat’s it! It’s kind of sad for me and I know that my stats will probably hit rock bottom but at this point I just can’t do this. Please don’t forget me and I’ll be back before you know it 😛

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24 thoughts on “Taking a Step Back from the Bookish Community: A Semi-Hiatus Announcement

  1. Aw, I’ll never forget you, Puput! I knew something was up because you hadn’t posted your March Wrap-Up yet! I’m glad to see you have a new job that you’re enjoying, and I hope everything works out with getting a new house! I’ll be waiting for you to get back! 😄

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  2. AW, PUPUT I’M GOING TO MISS YOU ♥♥♥ Taking a hiatus is totally understandable though. I’m so happy for you with your new job and new place!! I’m sorry about the internet situation and the heat though D: I’ve moved around a lot and at one stage one of our houses was in a total black spot so we had no wifi and it was the WORST. Don’t worry, all of us will be here when you get back!! Take care 😘

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  3. While I am very happy that you have landed a better paying job and able to move out again, I am concerned for you! The heat sounds so rough 😦 And moving around is so hard. I hope you find an ideal and comfortable place very soon dear friend ❤

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  4. I’m so happy that you have a new job and you’re gaining some of your independence but I’m really gonna miss seeing your posts around here. I’ve been struggling with blog hopping a lot lately since moving so I totally understand the need to take a hiatus for now. We’ll be here to welcome you back with open arms 😀

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  5. Congrats on your new job Puput, and I hope you’ll enjoy it! Your place sounds sucks :/ I hope you’ll find a new one soon! Maybe because its in industrial district, that’s why it’s hotter than usual (like in karawang or cikarang or somewhere I forgot._.)

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  6. Good luck with the new job!

    Too bad your apartment isn’t working out. Mine isn’t so great either, and I’m probably going to move…again…when the lease runs out. I agree that it’s annoying. 😦

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  7. I totally understand what you’re dealing with and I’m sorry to hear you won’t be around. I truly look forward to your posts and admire what you do, so it’ll be sad not to see you around. Hopefully the new job lives up to your expectations and I wish you luck with finding a living situation that’s both in your price range AND has decent internet! ❤

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  8. Congratulations on your new job and your new home even though it’s crazy hot! Your hair situation is like mine although I think it’s because my hair is so thick then when I wash it at 8 , i’ll go to bed and in the morning it’ll still be wet.
    So sad to hear your taking a hiatus but I understand completely, we’ll still be here when you get back. Good Luck with everything ❤

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  9. Congratulations on your new job, Puput! I hope you’re enjoying it so far, and I hope you find a more suitable place soon! We definitely won’t forget you– take whatever time you need to take for yourself! ❤

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  10. Congrats on your new job, Puput!! But boo about things not going so smoothly with your new place. I hope everything works out with searching for a new place that isn’t extremely hot and has better internet. And, you know, we’ll still be here when you get back! 💕

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  11. Ohhh congratulations on your new job, Puput, this is awesome! ❤ I hope everything works out for the best, we'll miss you on here and in the community for sure! Sending you lots of love ❤ ❤

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  12. Good luck with all of the adjustments, Puput! The new job sounds exciting, and I hope you’ll love it and the lack of internet and other difficulties are worth it. ❤ It's totally understandable to take a blogging break at a time like that, and I hope you'll find a better place to live in next month!

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  13. Good luck! I have definitely done the limited internet living thing — there are aspects that are actually pretty good/healthy, but for the most part, it gets frustrating. I hope you work things out soon. And congrats on the new job 🙂

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  14. Ok, I am really late to reading this post because of my own mini break from the internet but sorry that this new job has caused chaos for you. Moving out is exciting so it sucks you got unlucky with your first place. FIngers crossed when you move into the next one it is a lot better for you, especially as it sounds like this new job is really awesome.

    I know what a nightmare it can be sorting a new routine when you move and get a new job, I sort of feel like that with my office move. I haven’t sorted out my routine yet either. Hopefully, things will settle down for you and have it sorted with your new place. And if nothing else you’ll have a lot of things to talk about after a hiatus.

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