Where I Am



Oh, Midnighters.  It's been awhile, right?  I'm just not blogging these days, but I am still very much reading and talking about books!  My life has just gotten busy and making time for blogging has not been a priority for me. 

I mostly talk/post about books on Litsy, which remains my happy place on the internet.  I still use Goodreads, but I rarely interact on there, and Twitter and Instagram even less.  Litsy just feels like talking to friends, friends who don't participate in Twitter Takedowns or Cancel Culture.  I'm not hating on social media, it's pretty fantastic for many reasons, but it's not always a kind, nurturing place, and for me Litsy still is. 

So if you want to follow me on there here's the link:

https://www.litsy.com/web/user/MidnightBookGirl

If not, that's cool too.  I know it's yet another app to learn to navigate.  Although it does have a web based site now.

Things I'm busy with:  Book Clubs!  I now run 3 book clubs for the bookstore, and help run a 4th, and I still have my personal book club too. Soon, I'll be starting another book club at the store, so reading is a huge chunk of my day.  Thank God for audiobooks!

Pinball!  I joined a pinball league, and even though I'm not very good, I thoroughly enjoy playing. 

The Hubs! The Hubs and I recently celebrated 17 years of marriage and we still like one another.  Since his new job in March and the changes to my schedule, we get to hang out even more.  That's been amazing.

My friends!  I continue to have the bestest of friends (including Kim), and I love hanging out with them for book clubs, game nights, movie outings, or simple get togethers to talk. 

My health!  So several months back, my anxiety ramped up to a point where deep breathing just wasn't going to cut it.  I was losing sleep due to nightly panic attacks, and I couldn't take Xanex because I have anxiety about getting addicted to it.  So, I finally found an amazing doctor thanks to my friends, and have started on medicine that has been life changing.  Do I still have anxiety?  You betcha!  But do I stay in that anxiety, having it ramp up until I start Googling "What Does a Heart Attack Feel Like"?  I'm proud to report, No!  Staying off the internet only seems to help keep my anxiety down to more acceptable rates.

I hope all of you are doing well.  I miss you.  But I really don't miss blogging like I once did.  I'm okay with letting go of this blog, although I'll probably occasionally pop in to post and make sure it hasn't been hacked by some kind of Viagra drug scammers. ;)

Maybe I'll see you on Litsy, but until then, keep reading books that keep you up until Midnight!

Comments

  1. It's great to hear from you after all this time! I must admit that I miss your posts, and regardless, abandoned/shut-down blogs always make me sad. Also, you were great at blogging. But it sounds like you have populated your life with lots of stuff (pinball? I wouldn't have expected it LOL), and that indeed leaves little room for a demanding hobby like blogging.

    I have to say, Twitter has been a happy place for me. As long as you stay away from haters (or they don't decide to stalk your timeline), it's a pretty great outlet. I hope you'll get to say hello from time to time, though your happy place is elsewhere. As for me, I don't plan on joining yet another bookish site LOL. Can't manage.

    I'm glad you found a way around your anxiety, and your hubs still makes you happy, and your friends make your life complete. Please don't disappear on us though - even if you won't be posting here. Have a wonderful 2020, my fellow Christopher Pike fan!

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