Another Birthday and What I’m Looking Into for Fall

It has been a marvelous 5 days, but today marks my return to work. My birthday was Thursday (hello 33) so I took a couple days off (plus the holiday made 5). I’m usually really excited about my birthday and make plans to do something special, but the way this year started and the way August went, had me in a state of uncertainty and stress.

I spent most of my time with my mom. We rarely have the same days off, so it was nice to hang out with her. We went furniture shopping, watched a lot of TV, and cooked. I spent yesterday in bed in my pajamas. I watched movies, created an entirely new set of business paperstuff for my cousin (FB cover, IG post, business card, and collection price tags and social media signs for her table when she does popups), researched new doctors (primary and gyno), and generally just relaxed.

I officially finished Hunger and started Long Division yesterday as well.

Oh! And the book cover is in its final edits too. I can’t wait for you all to see it! That was a lovely birthday surprise as well since we’d gone through a few rounds of “No, I don’t like that.”

Overall, it was a fairly productive and relaxing weekend. I’m hoping and praying that my workday will be kind to me. I really don’t want to go back today (or any day?). Having a few days in a row when you’re not in a constant state of stress will spoil a person.

Despite the pumpkin spice everything all over the place, SUMMER IS NOT OVER YET! I still have a couple weeks to finish my last summer read. However, I am going to grab my fall reads this week.

I don’t read a lot of Christian books, but I’m really interested in picking up Holier Than Thou by Jackie Hill Perry. I follow Jackie on Instagram and I like the way she speaks. She’s funny in general conversation and powerful when she’s speaking about God. The tone of her voice also makes me enjoy listening to her speak. Holier Than Thou seems warm and powerful and fitting for fall, and I think it’ll be nice devotional time reading.

I was also recommended a few books on slowing down, so I’m looking at An Unhurried Life, Drawing Near, and The Reset for fall as well. Not all three, though. I like to indulge in my books slowly so I don’t miss what’s happening. Also, I’m working two jobs for the next few months and preparing to release my book in early November, so there’s not going to be a whole lot of time for reading. I’m looking forward to December when things slow back down, but I’m going to enjoy the next few months (claiming it).

I can’t wait to see what Long Division has for me. I already love the way it’s designed. The cover is so soft! I’ll let you know at the end of the month how I like it.

Until then…

Happy Reading!