About a month and a half into summer vacation, I still have not published much on this blog. I ask myself why: is it a bad case of writer’s block, or have I lost interest? At first I wondered whether I was just waiting until after I got my license to start anything serious, but even after attaining it
after endangering the lives of me and my examiner, here I am writing this post.
This summer I find myself delving into issues I care about, especially eating disorders, body image, and feminism. If you connect with me on Goodreads, you can detect a rise in the amount of nonfiction that has appeared on my shelves over the past few months. Thanks to my mini research project, I am writing both creative fiction and nonfiction centered on eating disorders, though for now I remain uncertain about how much of that writing I can share on this blog. The rest of my free time I spend with family and friends, because this might be my last summer unoccupied by research, studying for the GRE, and grad school applications.
I want to recapture the sense of community I built on WordPress a few years ago. This morning, my reader followed around 200 blogs, but after spending a couple of hours combing through them all, I now follow 55 blogs. I feel like I can dedicate more attention to fewer blogs, and I can spend my time reading and interacting with more of the writers I care about.
Perhaps I just want to post this to let everyone
aka my still non-existent reader population that while I may not appear too active, I will always continue this blog, even if periods of silence arise. Staying at home has been tough this summer, but time to relax and reflect on who I am and what I want from life is always appreciated. For now, I will brainstorm future writing topics, and I would love to hear from you guys if you have any ideas.
How have you guys been spending your summers? Working? Studying? Chilling? If there are any updates you would like to see on here please let me know, and I hope you all have a fabulous week! (also, if you want to read my thoughts on Point Pleasant by Jen Archer Wood or Delusions of Gender by Cordelia Fine, you can find them here and here respectively)