My Bookish Life: Editing My Home

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While I started my decluttering journey back in the autumn, it is now the new year and I am still not done. Not so much because it is a super-long process —in fact I am quite certain anyone else could have finished in less than half the time it is taking me— but rather because I stalled out. I got frustrated and lost all motivation, so I have not even made any attempts to finish for at least a couple of month now.

You may recall I had chosen to leave sorting my book collection until the end, and that is when I became frustrated with the KonMari process as it was not a realistic route for me. In fact, there are still books sitting on the floor awaiting their fate of shelf-versus-donation because I simply walked away. I needed time to consider how I actually wanted to declutter my books, and it took me a bit to figure out it was okay to do things a different way. Continue reading “My Bookish Life: Editing My Home”

Book Review: Happy New You by Brenda St John Brown et al.

happy new youSYNOPSIS: 10 Resolutions. 2 Friends. 1 Shot At Love. When Allison Gottlieb overhears her boss say she doesn’t have what it takes to make partner at the law firm she works for, she has a drunken meltdown in the middle of a New Year’s Eve party. But with the help of an old school friend (who she also had a crush on years ago), Allison decides to make some changes in her life and makes a list of ten resolutions that will help prove her worth to the firm. Over the course of a year Allison steps out of her comfort zone, encouraged by Mateo, but will she have to choose between her career and her heart?

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Waiting On Wednesday: Hung Up On You and The Blind Date Diaries

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Two of my favourite authors release new books this week! I honestly was not sure whether to classify this as Waiting on Wednesday or All About Authors, but I decided to go with posting it today as I could not wait a second longer to share the news. I was incredibly lucky to have received early copies of both of these novels (Thank You!), but I am still eagerly awaiting their publication despite already owning them. Continue reading “Waiting On Wednesday: Hung Up On You and The Blind Date Diaries”

My Bookish Life: Intentions for 2020

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“Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet.” — Anne of Green Gables

It is a new year and a new decade. The perfect time to reassess your life and decide what changes you want to see. I used to make very specific resolutions –like “lose ten pounds”– but always felt guilty when I failed. Two years ago a friend introduced me to “Unravel Your Year”, a journalling workbook by Susannah Conway, that helps you reflect on the past year and set goals for the coming year, with monthly check-ins to help guide you through the year. Continue reading “My Bookish Life: Intentions for 2020”

Book Review: The Home Edit by Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin

homeeditSYNOPSIS: There is a big difference between decorating and tidying, and yet these Instagram-famous home organizers swear their signature approach to decluttering will make your home both functional and fabulous. This book guides you through editing your belongings and then arranging them in a stunning way that is simple to maintain. Filled with additional tips and tricks, as well as bright photographs with a love of ROYBGIV, this book is both a masterclass and a look book in one. Continue reading “Book Review: The Home Edit by Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin”

My Bookish Life: 2019 In Review

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This year has been filled with change for me.

The most obvious being, this past autumn, I finally put my days of living abroad behind me and moved back to Canada. It was hard to say goodbye to Ireland and the UK in some ways, but not difficult in others. I missed my friends and family so much that I decided not to do an extra year of travel and move back home. It seemed like it was time to settle down, get a career, and perhaps think about starting a family (or at least finding a boyfriend who I wanted to stick around for the long-term). However, I went from being employed at a full time job, having my own apartment, and being very independent to crashing in my childhood bedroom while looking for a job.

What you don’t know is that my worst nightmare came to pass while I was overseas. Continue reading “My Bookish Life: 2019 In Review”