Usually I somewhat structure – believe it or not – my blog posts, but I’m honestly going into this one absolutely unprepared. I have a mental list of things I want to talk about, but that is as far as I’ve gone with planning. So, let’s just have a chat.
If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ll know that at the beginning of October I started my second year of university. Needless to say, I adore it and I’m having the best time. I love going in and giving my thoughts on books and literature and I have not been this motivated for a while – it is glorious. However, I am very bad at knowing when the best time to stop with uni work. Every day I will always do something which is for uni – whether its reading or writing up so notes – but I just don’t take a break. Often, I want to be studying for uni so you might be thinking – as I was – what is the problem?
Well, when you are spending every day of the week studying, without giving yourself the day off your body really begins to feel it. For me, I get tired and then sick. That has already happened this year. I’ve had what can be described as a bit of a crash. I have been poorly albeit nothing serious or for me to get particularly worried one, but it was enough to take a toll on my uni work.
Essentially what I am saying here is that I need to just learn to stop and take a break. Step away from my notes and just do something else for a few hours. This is where this dear old blog of mine comes in.
I want blogging to become my hobby again.
If you read one of my blog posts over the summer, you’ll remember that in the period of time that I wasn’t at uni, blogging replaced studying and I ended up putting this pressure on myself to upload each week. Whilst I do still want to upload on here regularly, I’m going to start uploading more when I feel like it. I want blogging to be my break from university, so, with very few pressures.
I do have some plans for this blog in the back of my mind so here is what you can perhaps expect in the upcoming weeks:
Schwab Series: If you weren’t aware, I am partial to a book by Victoria/V.E. Schwab and as I have read the majority of her books which are currently out, I want to do a blog series discussing her series’ – if that make sense.
Responses to Older Posts: It’s coming to the end of 2018 so now is a good time to reflect on the good year. However, whilst I will probably do a check-in with my 2018 goals, I also want to do a response to my post about The “Right” to be a Shakespeare Fan because I’ve had many discussions recently which have gotten me thinking.
More Posts on Uni: As uni has become a very prominent part of my life, I want to write some more blog posts about university. I’m not entirely sure what these will be yet, but please let me know if there is anything you would be interested in.
Another thing I’d like to quickly mention, because I haven’t really talked about it yet is that I have “rebooted” my bookstagram. My handle is @beawareofbooks_ – don’t expect anything too special over there, but I will try to keep uploading to it regularly.
I might begin also using the story feature on Instagram to do daily study updates. I really enjoy watching weekly vlogs – especially surrounding people at college/university – and as I have no real intention of starting a channel of my own, I feel like this might be a good alternative. I’m very much currently in the mentality of “yeah, but who would really care?” so I don’t know whether I’ll do it. Maybe I’ll start in the new year, after winter break.
That is about all I’ve got to say for this post I hope that this is the first blog post in a bit of a better rate of uploading than the last couple weeks have been. I hope you are all doing well – thank you for reading!