Life update: pregnancy (and depression?)

Life update: pregnancy (and depression?)

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I only ever seem to want (or need) to write things out when I am sad or having a hard time with my depression. Today I am 20 weeks pregnant with a little baby girl. While I am so excited to have this baby, and she was very much planned, I have to say I really hate being pregnant.

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my reading life: 2015

my reading life: 2015

I decided to complete Jamie’s 2015 End of the Year Reading Survey (like I did for 2014). Read if you dare. You should also fill it out if you have the time. I would love to read everyone else’s!

 

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Number Of Books You Read: 40
Number of Re-Reads: .5
Genre You Read The Most From: Tie! 14 Young Adult and 14 Adult

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my top 10 books 0f 2016!

my top 10 books 0f 2016!

2015 was a fantastic reading year for me, as far as the quality of the books I read. I completed my Goodreads reading challenge to read 40 books. I read mostly YA with some Adult and some Children’s and Middle Grade. I rated 19 books 5-stars, and I only had two 1-star books.

It was actually kind of hard to narrow these down. I decided to only name one book if I liked more than one in a series. ANYWHO, without further ado, here is my list:

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identity: hard to hang on to sometimes

identity: hard to hang on to sometimes

yah

“We know what we are, but not what we may be.”

-William Shakespeare


One of the strangest parts of growing up is that moment, or epiphany of sorts, when we realize that our parents are just people. They have flaws and they make mistakes, and they are actually more than just our mom or dad. This can be especially hard to swallow because for so long, these people were our heroes. In this world of wrongs, they always kept us safe, had all the answers, and essentially taught us everything we know up to this point. Who were they before they had children? Have they kept any part of their former selves or do you find it hard to think of any hobbies/interests they have outside from raising a family? Is it possible to maintain one’s own separate identity when you are giving so much of yourself to other people? Read more