Hi all, it’s been awhile…
So I passed all my classes, and I’m moving from my house in the city to my hometown in the country! I’m going to be helping my dad on our family farm, and my mom with her business. I predict that I’ll have a lot more free time than I usually do, so I’ll try to read and blog a lot more!
Speaking of reading, this brings me to the next thing I want to address. How has blogging changed me?
So, when I was in high school, I read a lot. I’m from a small town, the population is under 1000 people, and the nearest Walmart (and civilization) is an hour away. Ergo, I really had nothing to do and we didn’t have internet, so I read everything from Twilight to the Hobbit and Narnia.
I stopped reading when I went to college, occasionally picking up the new Cassandra Clare or Richelle Mead book. I decided to start reading again last year, because I missed books and I thought I needed a new hobby that didn’t include social media stalking celebrities.
I just stuck to the kind of books I read when I was younger, but when I started doing tags for fun, I came across the Diverse Books Tag and it was like finding a new world. I never read diversely, mostly because I didn’t have access to them in my hometown. There were a lot of Native Alaskan books, but those were mostly for the tourists who went through town in the summer time.
Granted, I didn’t look for diverse books either; I realize now I had given up on trying to find myself in American media, and I just stuck to watching shows from abroad. I watched and consumed a lot of Korean, Taiwanese, Filipino, and Japanese media.
So, I think that from now on, I’m going to make a conscious effort to read more diversely. I’m also going to start posting more diverse books on IG too (so watch out for that)!
Also, I’m still going to do makeup/beauty stuff on this blog, mostly because I thought of the original message this blog was trying to convey: people who read books can wear makeup and feel good about themselves too. It’s okay to not wear makeup, it’s okay to wear makeup. Do what you what makes you feel happy. My site logo has a fox because they are beautiful, and smart creatures; so the makeup is staying.
Anyway, thanks for following me! I’ll try to be a better blogger in the next year, so please continue to watch over and support me! Thank you again!!!
PS: I might start vlogging out of sheer boredom this summer, but it’ll just be a side project. I’ll let you know if I do!