It’s been a rather interesting year and a year I am glad is over. I became friends with many and veered into the path of choosing to be happy, something I should’ve done so long ago. I’ve struggled with a lot, trying to balance school with practically everything else. Life seemed on the verge of tipping fully over the edge. But I’ve come to accept a lot, push things behind me and move forward into this new and exciting year.
As for where I’ve been, well I disappeared and appeared regularly on my blog. Not completely abandoning but not completely loving my blog. It become nothing I wanted it to be. I became autopilot. And when Sophomore year began, the love for reading dissipated and school became my number one priority. And some may say that is great but really, I lost a part of me. I signed up for blog tours, posted those and it felt like enough for me. It wasn’t what I wanted but it kept me as a partial in the welcoming community.
But then I couldn’t take not reading anymore. I couldn’t take not talking to my favorite people on Twitter or taking bookish pictures, rambling, shipping and whatnot. I missed it all. And the idea of needing help to pull me back onto solid ground came: I needed to find someone with the same ambition and passion for books as I do.
So, I have been slowly getting back Into reading. I’ve slowly begun the process of drafting a few upcoming posts, Ideas for creative projects in the future and what i want my blog to be.
I needed my spark back.
Turning sixteen a few days ago really helped. It didn’t help mentally or physically -only time can tell- because I’m still lazy, tired and nerdy. It helped because it gave me the push to set up a fresh new design, to interact with new people on Twitter and the want to come back with a bang. But a lot is easier said than done. So because of this, I am completely ready to come back and make my sixteenth year a memorable one.
I am rebooting my blog, looking to make it the way it should be and to create a space where I can be me with a few friends to help me.
The perks of becoming my coblogger include becoming a close friend of mine, collaborating creatively, access to the blogs social media, stats for requesting -which wouldn’t be used right away since I’m kind of restarting- and If you live in the California area, meeting up at book conventions!
I’d love to open Endlessly Reading to one other writer with the same high ambitions for creative greatness, and if I find one other, I might just choose two. The application deadline Is January 28th, 11:59 PM CST. It is open to anyone interested.
Thank you to all my followers who have stuck to following my blog. My sincere apologies to the all that time lost. Thank you to all my blog friends, old and new, thank you for keeping the spark alive. Andrew is back and ready to read and blog!