General Update (Still Not Dead, I Swear)

{Oh, wow. My third ‘I promise I’m still alive – please don’t contact the authorities’ post in a row. That’s gotta be a new record.}

 Hey, geeks.

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Look who decided to resurface from the depths of cyber space and grace you all with her (admittedly worn out and slightly grey-tinged) presence, am I right?

Before I get into apologies and updates, I’ll give you a couple of moments to come to terms with the fact that I’m not dead – again. Apparently my random disappearances seem to happen pretty frequently. I mean, I might as well be a Winchester, considering the embarrassing amount of times I’ve been resurrected on this blog.

When I told my boyfriend that I was trying to write up an I’m-sorry-for-dropping-off-the-face-of-the-earth-but-I’ve-been-kinda-busy update, his response was, “So basically your last blog post?” (Thanks for that guilt trip, Brad. Really makes me feel loved, you know?) But he has a point. And maybe the shame I feel at having been ousted as a useless blogger will last long enough for me to get my shit together.

I’d vomit out the same old explanation that it’s been such a busy year, and that balancing university, a phantom social life and minimal sleep is a lot more difficult than it seems, but you’ve heard all of that before (twice). And quite frankly I’m bored of making excuses.

In all honesty, taking a break from blogging this year was definitely the right decision for me, even if it was 98% unconscious. When I gave myself that tiny extra bit of de-pressurised space, I found I could devote a lot more time to finding my feet in a new environment, strengthening my voice, and forming a lot of meaningful relationships. Long story short, I feel like I’ve grown a lot this year, and I’m beyond ready to start getting back into doing what I love.

Take a second to wipe away that stray tear. I know – I’m so cute and sentimental and hopeful about the future.

Anyways, I’m on holiday for the next two months, which means an overwhelming sense of wasted time and boredom. Which means more reading and writing – the only two things that make me feel like I’m doing something vaguely productive with my life. Which means more blog content (hopefully).

Be warned: the blogging gods are clearly not on my side, because just as I was drafting this post an Olympian-style bolt of lightning struck a tree, which was severed down the middle so perfectly that one half toppled over to knock out our Internet connection. But seeing as I’m a coffee-shop hobbit, all that means is that I can’t do random 2am updates. Which, I suppose, is something to be grateful for.

I’m looking forward to getting back into the habit of writing semi-entertaining reviews and updates about teenage dorkdom. For real. Watch this space, my lovely geeklings.

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