Happy Pre-Friday fellow bookworms! It feels so good to be here. It’s been a long time since I last posted and boy does it feel good to be writing right now. Life. Is. Crazy. I felt like I needed to not only update you guys on what’s happening but to just vent. I’ve been so tired and so for a while, I’ve opened up WordPress to blog … only for me to close it a second later. I literally have three posts that are pending and books upon books to review but I just … haven’t. I’ve been so freaking exhausted.
I took a break this semester from one of my jobs, in the hopes that I could spend that extra time to just relax, read, look for other jobs, and blog. Did that happen? Absolutely not haha. I feel like I’m always tired and never get enough rest, especially these past two weeks. I am in the process of moving so packing has taken up my free time. (Imagine trying to pack over 400 books). Not only do I have to pack, I have to clean and paint the new house. I’m a clean freak so it takes me a good 3 hours to clean a bathroom. Then there’s the hurricane. If you didn’t know, I live in Miami, Florida, where Irma decided to touch down. Thankfully, it wasn’t a direct hit but there was still devastation in my city and state. It’s never easy.
If you also didn’t know, I work at the hospital. When the hurricane comes, you have to be prepared to come to work … for as long as the hurricane is there. The week before Irma came was meant for preparation. Getting food, supplies, shutters, gas, the whole enchilada. Good luck getting that when everyone is in a panic and water is getting sold out in 45 seconds — I saw it with my own eyes. Scary stuff. Then the hurricane hits and it’s mad scary. You can hear the wind howling and you’re getting flood watches and tornado warnings. When it’s finally cleared, I’m called in to work 3 days in a row (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) at the hospital and then it goes back to regular schedule. And what do you know? My regular schedule is Thursday and Friday. 5 mother freaking days in a row. Do you know how hard that is? Five 12-hour-shifts in a row at a job where you’re basically standing and walking the entire time. Let it soak in.
I want to say my legs hurt but I can’t even feel them anymore. They’re like jello. I can’t walk straight without them shaking and I’ve still got one more shift to go. I’ve barely gotten sleep because in between all this, I’ve been helping take care of my 4-month-old niece (my sister and brother-in-law also work at a hospital). I’m pretty sure that once I get off of work tomorrow, I’ll be sleeping in until Monday morning. I am beyond exhausted — mentally, physically, emotionally. I’m truly sorry for anyone who feels like this on a daily basis. But on the brighter side — I swear there is a bright side to this — I’ve been binge reading! I may have lost more sleep because of it but you know that bookworm life.
So I’m ending my rant on a positive note. Look out for some posts coming up. I’ve still got a couple of tags to do and my posts on A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas that I’m super excited on posting. I’m actually extremely proud of my gif post for it and my book talk post on mental health in the series. I’ll also (hopefully) catch up on the reviews that I’m behind on. Because of the hurricane, I went a little crazy with Kindle Unlimited and ended up reading like 5 books in a row. I got so obsessed with reading (it’s kind of scary), that I ended up reading 11 books. ELEVEN. I’m so proud of myself.
On that final note, I am extremely thankful and blessed that nothing serious happened to my family, my home, and my friends during the hurricane. My heart goes out to those in Key West and the Caribbeans, where most of the devastation occurred. I’m mad tired from working but I’m glad that I have a job to return to and that I’m helping out in some way. If you were hit by the hurricane, I hope that you we’re just as blessed as I was. Annnnnnd now I’m going to go sleep. Love you guys.