I’m BACK!

Copy of EDITORIAL CALENDAR (1)Hello everyone! ♥

It’s been over a year since my hiatus announcement on April 2017 🙈 what I initially planned as a couple-of-months-hiatus turned out to be a year long hiatus because I got carried away with… well, life. If you read this post you’d probably remember that I had a REALLY rough start on my job. What’s with the bad place, hot weather, and super slow internet connection that’s definitely not cut out for blogging ðŸ˜‚

Now it’s been a year and I can safely say I’ve settled in—though not perfectly because I’m not loving my city that much. ANYWAY, here are some updates on my life, in case any of you wants to know 😛

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Quarter Life Crisis. I had no idea what the deal with quarter life crisis is until I experienced it myself. I can’t actually describe it but around the first few months of moving out of the house and starting this job, I has this hollowed and restless feelings about my life—in general. I felt like I needed to make a decision about something but it was just so difficult and I had no one to rely on, which eventually led me to realize : this is adulthood, isn’t it? Being on your own and only having yourself to rely on.

It was also a little difficult for me to establish friendships in the workplace. I just figured out that workplace friendship is… different. Idk if it’s just me but it’s definitely not as deep as my previous friendships. Also about friendship : I was kind of sad to part ways with my best friends. We used to do most things together and now we all have our own lives that it’s so hard to find time to meet. So I guess I was lonely. And I spent a lot of nights crying. Took me a couple of months to snap myself out of this and just try living my current life as best as I could.

Work Life. My first year of working was occupied with this HR Transformation Project. It was exhausting but I got to know so many people from our company—which is amazing for a new kid like me. After the project ended, I was in this gray area where I didn’t really have any responsibilities. I hadn’t been assigned any new tasks so basically I just did what my superiors told me and it was boring af. Also there was a rift between our boss and us so it was messy.

At the end of last year I was transferred from Headquarter to Plant at the exact same position. I got super busy but the roles are clear so I called it a win. Also I had to say goodbye to my coworkers and start adjusting again but so far I really enjoyed it ♥

Social Life. The previous paragraphs have probably summed up the fact that I have very little friends at work but that’s okay because I have accepted it. It’s all about quality not quantity, right? 😛 also now I’m used to befriending people way older and with different background from me. ALSO I got myself a boyfriend!! Hahaha we’ve been together for 6 months and I’m happy. It’s kind of something I found when I was definitely not looking so it was a pleasant surprise.

Reading Slump. I guess this wouldn’t be surprising but I’ve been caught up in this vicious reading slump for a while. I was too lazy to read and I couldn’t even finish A BOOK for a long time. I’ve probably only read a total of 5 books in this past year—what a sad statistic. However, there are so many new titles I want to read and I thiiiink I’m finally ready to jump into the reading bandwagon again. Cross your heart, guys.

So that’s a recap of my life so far.

I’ve been thinking about going back into blogging for a while now but I still have no Wifi at home (I’ve grown accustomed to it) so it’s kind of been holding me back. But a couple of weeks ago I was browsing something work related when google directed me to a wordpress page and it was logged on my account. I clicked the notification and I found that my blog isn’t completely dead. I still have visitors and receive comments regularly (though the numbers are significantly lower than when I regularly blogged) and I was reminded of how much I love this blog. I’ve poured so much love and work for this and somehow it kinda motivated me to come back 😛

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Nothing’s set in stone yet, but here are my plans so far :

  1. I’m gonna start reading regularly again. I’ve been collecting a lot of contemporary books—and yes I’m obviously gonna start with contemporary because it’s light and easy to get in the mood for. Any 5 starts read you’d love to recommend?
  2. Going back to blogging, but with less posts than before. I really enjoy writing and sharing my thoughts with you all. However, since I still don’t have regular internet connection, I’m probably only gonna post once a week— when I’m home, find a coffee place to blog at, or manage to find some time to steal during lunch break at the office.
  3. No more book photography 😦 I enjoy taking pictures but it requires so many efforts that I just couldn’t do anymore. I don’t bring camera and that many books to my place and there’s no good place to take pictures anyway. I’m gonna have to get creative with designs to keep this blog attractive.
  4. Bloghopping is gonna take a backseat this time 😦 I always get so busy with my job and if I’m not working I’m probably out or passed out on my bed, so there’s not much time for bloghopping. BUT I’m gonna try to bloghop whenever I post or from my phone during commute to and from work 😀

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So that’s all that’s been going on in my life so far. How are YOU? I’ve missed you all so much and I’m so excited to be back 😀 I’ve been out of the loop for a while so TELL ME, what has been going on in the bookish community? What are your current favorite reads? Do you still remember me or have forgotten about me? 😂Hahaha let’s chat! ♥

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24 thoughts on “I’m BACK!

    • THANK YOU SO MUCH TASYA!! I miss you and the entire book community hahaha it’s been SO LONG since I was even remotely active here so completely coming back is probably gonna be difficult BUT I’LL TRY. Can’t wait to talk more to you ❤

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  1. Welcome back!

    I also did not have wifi at home for a while, and it does make blogging so much harder. I think one option is drafting posts in Word and having them ready to upload when you get Internet, though obviously a lot of the work is still in formatting on the WordPress editor, adding graphics, etc.

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    • Thank you! So glad to see familiar bloggers after over a year neglecting this blog 😛 not having wifi really makes things harder, doesn’t it? I’m probably gonna draft in Words too and edit later when I have internet or at my parents house. Can’t wait to interact more with you guys 😀

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  2. PUPUT OH MY GOD HI!!!!! i only recently got back into blogging too because life was just getting in the way too much and it’s still definitely a struggle — I haven’t really read either. glad all the work stuff is going well 💕 can’t wait to see some more posts from you!!

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  3. HELLO HI! I am so, SO happy to hear from you and it’s so good that you’re back – I have missed you and your blog so, so much. I’m glad to hear that you are enjoying your job and everything, that is so very important ❤ ❤ ❤ I hope you'll be able to read new books soon and that you will LOVE them, obviously! It's so good to hear from you ahhhh I am so very happy right now ❤ Can't wait to read your new posts ❤

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  4. SO GLAD FOR YOU I think we have all missed you! I’ve been keeping up with twitter, but I don’t hang out there as much now 😦 So I’m so happy you’ve decided to continue with the blog, even if it’s going to be slow.

    It seems like you’ve gone through a lot of changes but also like you’ve managed to tackle each one and settle into the new stage of your life, and that’s so great. I’m going to graduate soon from college so looking for a job will be in order then. I’m also afraid of a life where it’ll be just me looking out for myself. I mean sure, there’s the parents and the friends, but of course, it’s not the same. The responsibilities add up.

    Anyway, it’s so wonderful to have you back!

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    • OMG PAMELA I MISSED YOU!!! ❤ ❤ I’m still active on Twitter but I only use it for personal things instead of keeping up with the book community hahaha I hope I could settle back into blogging soon 😀 yeaaahhh it was difficult but t least I got through it so far 😛 aaaaanyway good luck for your graduation and the look for job and most of all ADULTING!!! It’s a really an ongoing challenge for me hahaha can’t wait to talk more to you ❤ ❤

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  5. Welcome back, dear! 🙂 I took a 2-year long hiatus, so that’s totally okay. xD And you’re making me anxious! I’m going to college in a few months, and while that’s not exactly the same as moving out and getting a job, I’m worried about not being with the same people. D: But congrats on the boyfriend! I’m glad you’re happy. ♥ New WP follower!

    – Aimee @ Aimee, Always

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    • HI there! Thank you so much 😀 oooh I wonder how it feels like? Coming back after a while feels a little weird to me. Ahh yes, college, it’s different from moving out and getting a job indeed BUT it was a challenge nonetheless! It was difficult at first but then I found the best people so I hope you will too ♥

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  6. First of all, welcome back 🙂 I can definitely understand how a hiatus can get out of hand, but we are all just so happy to have you back!! ❤
    Settling into a new job, having to do everything on your own and finding out how things work best for you takes some time. I am glad you are doing better now, even if you don't love your city. I can relate to work friendships being different somehow. I know that some people create their own families at work, but that is definitely not the case everywhere and sometimes not even possible. Still, it sounds like you are doing great and finding the right people elsewhere. Also, you go on the boyfriend!
    Already love having you back!!

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