Look a Catchy Appealing Title!

Coming up with an interesting title is a lot of creativity that is not happening right now… 
Recently I have noticed how much I am taking on. I have bitten off well more than I chew here. I love it, I love being super busy. It keeps me distracted and makes me prioritize more. Who I want to see who I have time to see, what I need to do what I should do. Procrastinate it all by writing a to do list to leave on my desk. Then procrastinate more by putting it into a bullet journal so it looks more impressive. Let’s just say the stationary sections are my weakness… I buy so much because it keeps me so organised.

Yet my body is slowly starting to tell me to slow down, reduce going at high speed to about you know, normal speed. Maybe even half that. It’s all getting a little bit to much. I can work up to 15 hour days sometimes, literally next Tuesday I am doing 8 am until 12 am. So you know you just have to roll with it. I am a Yes person when it comes to covering shifts or just working my normal shifts. In the past 19 days I have had a total of 2 days off. It’s getting a bit much but it is nearing Christmas and the busy period and I work two retail jobs. I know, sometimes it requires a lot of self control just to get thought it.

Yet I need to learn to listen to my body and take the time that I need to get thing done properly. Which is why I was away for the last couple of months, it has taken time to sort myself out. Get on top of things and get into a better working habit. I’m back and I have no intention of going anywhere for the moment. Yet I can slowly feel myself being stretched a little too thin, so I think some relaxation time might be scheduled in for this week. Yes I know I literally have to schedule it in or I won’t do it. I’m sure that I am not the only one? Let me know in the comments below.

With that being said.. I’m off to work

– Gab

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Procrastination…

Currently right now; I am in the biggest reading slump I have ever been in. I am that tired all the time that I can’t focus or find the time to sit down and read. Probably because I am becoming the worlds worst workaholic. I think it is a thing, it is going to be a thing.

Which is why this post is like almost a month over due.

So to keep up with my reading and writing I set myself weekly goals; I bullet journal. I know it literally takes up more time but it is oh so nice to have everything set out in front of me. Even though it does make me procrastinate more.  But at the moment my layout is this;

 

I know it’s an organised mess but I rather like it like that. It’s got my reminders for the day; what’s due… what I need to remember; like adding in the school run this week. See it’s a helpful tool!

Also on the side I set myself little weekly goals for example I want to write 5,000 words of my novel this week. Now as I am currently procrastinating writing that by writing this long over due post I am currently sitting at 2,123 words. It’s been two days so I may or may not up my word count goal, I mean the overall word count goal is 70,000 so you know baby steps guys, baby steps.

I also need to keep on track with my Goodreads challenge which is 20 books, last year was a real bad reading year so I downsized a bit. However I am currently at 17 so who knows; I have the Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen on audio-book going currently and the physical copy of Winter by Marissa Meyer going as well.

Can you tell I apparently love torturing myself by multi-tasking and taking on so so much…..
It’s funny because I write about procrastination but I physically do not have time to actually procrastinate… I procrastinate by crossing off my other tasks…

I feel like its one of those moment where people would shout out at me to get a life…

I am Sorry

I have finally logged on in 2 months… and it’s been hectic.

I didn’t mean to disappear as long as I did.

But I’m back and ready to make new changes, after finally getting a gap where both jobs have settled into a healthy routine, well healthy ish. I finally have the time to get back to the things I love, blogging and reading. The move is done, I am somewhat settled in now, readjusting to living with people again.

Now with that barely explained, I have some new content coming up soon. I still have my old tags and quote of the week and some reviews here and there. But I’m challenging myself a bit more this time round. So hopefully it is something I can share with you guys as well.

All I can say for now is that it is good to be back 🙂
– Gab xx

Off the Books #4

It’s extremely hard at the moment, trying to do everything all at once.

I am finding little time to blog, to actually sit down and do everything that needs to be done. It’s getting to the point that inside of blogging I want to sleep. I am getting constantly called in work both jobs to be honest. Even on the only day off I have. Don’t get me wrong I am really loving it but I am so slowly burning out. It gets to the stage where sleeping can get really difficult. and I know this section is technically called off the books. But I have found a new love for audiobooks seriously I am always struggling to find time to read. So audiobooks are my new best friends. It’s all about the compromise sometimes, and trying my hardest to just well try to multi-task.

I need a holiday to be honest, everything is just becoming to much sometimes. and right now the only thing I can do is just breathe, multi -task and try to relax. Eventually

– Gab xx

 

Day Three and Four

I have done no reading what so ever… I have been so distracted. And getting screwed around by real estates it’s fantastic.

As well as work to which I have to get up and 4 am for tomorrow so I am still more than annoyed… urghhh :/ 

Too much stress and I’m exhausted after these past two days 😦 

Sorry for the short update but I am just too tired… 

Day Two!!

I have just been procrastinating; I decided to clean my car and do laundry and hang out with my family and even cook… I just have done everything but read. I don’t know why… 
Part of me thinks I set my standards a bit to high for this one… I’m barely getting through ACOWAR :/ who knows I did a fair bit of reading last night. However it’s just I don’t know… I’m getting so distracted these days and so so tired 

Books: 0 

Pages: 230

#Ayearathon Day One Update

So I am attempting to give ayearathon (JUNE) a go. This readathon begins on Monday 5th of June and ends on Sunday 11th of June. For once I’ve actually planned a TBR… a set amount of books to read.. this will most likely challenge me. The theme for this readathon is Series (Finish / Catch- Up). And as mentioned in my previous posts I have a lot of series… So I am going to be continuing to read;

  • A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Mass

I am hopefully going to read; 

  • Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
  • Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
  • Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead

Also there is a challenge set for this readathon… read a book whose character is the same age as you. Surprisingly this is difficult as the only who comes close is Feyre from the ACOTAR series as she was 20 in ACOMAF… so I am presuming that technically she would have been 21 in this book if she wasn’t immortal. 

Books: 0

Pages: 56

I was just so distracted today… I’d read then get up and do something and then read some more then get distracted.. it’s an endless cycle… hopefully I can get more tonight. 

May Wrap Up!!

Hi Guys… This is my first wrap – up post for this month, so short introduction it is pretty self explanatory. So I will jump right in.

  1. The Bone Season By Samantha Shannon 4/5
    See my Review Here
  2. The Wrath and the Dawn By Renee Ahdieh 3/5
  3. The Crown By Kiera Cass 4/5 Review will be up next month!!

Annnddd that’s it.

Currently Reading: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Mass

That is all I read this month, thanks to uni… and work and other life distractions.

However I would like to point that littlebookowl on YouTube was an amazing human being and posted a video on readathons for 2017 I will link it for you here … Seriously this woman is a legend. Since we are in June I decided to jump on and participate in my first readathon. Kind of an impulse move because it starts for me on Monday 5th June, and I am half prepared.

I watched her video and found the link for the readathon that I am interested in, which is ayearathon- which for this month is Catch – Up / Finish Series. Which is perfect because I have a ton of series and a lot of books that are part of the series that I need to kick my butt into gear and finish this that I have had for a while now.

So I am very very to start my first readathon… TBR will be posted on Monday.