Books I got this week
I haven’t bought many books lately because obviously I haven’t had a job, but the money I did spend was all on new grooming tools (over $600 worth, they’re SO expensive O__O)
Posts on the blog:
Favorite post this week:
- A very inspirational post by Ashley @ Nose Graze about how she lost 30 pounds and became fit as fuck!
Clearly I’ve been slacking, guys. I’ve got 3 reviews that I need to write as well as a Books I Didn’t Finish post sitting in my drafts and I just haven’t had the motivation to finish them :( I have seriously sucked at keeping up with blogging lately. I barely ever post, and when I do it’s only reviews. I really miss doing discussion posts but I haven’t had an ideas for anything. Or time to come up with ideas. Or motivation…
I miss blogging. I miss the community. I feel like no one even reads my blog anymore sadly. I’ve become terrible about responding to comments so I feel like maybe it discourages people from coming back. I see your comments! I do! And I appreciate every single one of them. Life gets in the way >.<
What I’ve been up to this week:
Busy busy! In the last Heartbeat Weekly I told you guys I got fired. I worked at a factory temporarily (which was a very positive experience!), then had a working interview with a new grooming place that seemed promising. I am happy to announce that I now officially work there! I started this week, and I’ve already done 9 of my own dogs (which is way more than I expected, I figured it’d be a long time until I could build up clients). I’m cleaning up in tips, and with commission I should have a decent enough paycheck to pay my bills (which is what I was worried about and the only thing that matters right now). It’s wonderful, guys! I’ve been learning new things, as well as re-learning old things (the PROPER way to do them), and I did my first true breed cut almost completely by myself on Friday. (It was kinda scary, because the groomer had to leave on an emergency and I had to learn on the fly from nothing but a picture in a book! But I did it!)
I’m really happy with my new job! It’s a great opportunity to grow, so getting fired was actually a blessing in disguise. The environment is a better fit for me, and I like my boss much better because she’s not afraid to hand out constructive criticism, which will help me learn and grow. She’s been very patient with me – she gives me tips and pointers on ways to do things better and more efficiently, corrects me when I make mistakes, and guides me in the right direction; all without making me feel incompetent or inadequate. She also gives praise when I do a good job, which is something I need to hear and something that I didn’t get at my old job. I need constructive criticism, and welcome it, but I need a healthy mixture of positive and negative. Hearing only negative makes me feel like I’m not good enough.
I’m feeling very blessed that my life is finally on the right track!
Since I’m behind on my challenges, I’ve decided to unofficially participate in #TBRTakedown 4.0 (hosted by Leaning Lights). I say unofficially, because I work Monday through Thursday and have an all-day grooming convention on Friday, so I’m not sure how much free time I’ll have. I’d love to hit every one of the challenge points for a total of 5 books, but that’s pretty far-fetched for me so I’ll just make my goal to read as much as I can!
Here’s the books on my list:
- TBR over a year – Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
- Sequel – City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
- First book in series – TBA
- Out of comfort zone – Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
- From recent haul – The Shadow Hour by Melissa Grey
So basically I want to get to Shadow Hour, Attachments, and Ender’s Game; because let’s be honest here, I probably won’t finish CoHF in a week, let alone read other books in the same week…
Adventures on bookstagram
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