October Reads & Thanksgiving Reflections
Full disclosure - I’ve been on tilt this week, feeling just a LITTLE bit not like myself. I’ve been unfocused, scrambled and certainly not as grounded as I usually feel. I couldn’t say why exactly this is, but I can say that I am OVER IT. Especially because feeling this way means I’m also struggling to read. And READING IS LIFE. 😂
As much as I am very much not loving this off center spiral I apparently am stuck in, it has forced me to take time to sit and reflect deeply into myself, while I try to work out what has my energy all bungled up. It will probably take me more than a day to get myself untangled (knots are rarely easy to solve), but the positive is that it is also reminding me of all the amazing things I have in my life to be thankful for.
What better time to be thankful, than Thanksgiving! 😂
Truly though, I am so, so eternally grateful for so many things in my world. I am thankful every minute of every day for my partner, Marty, who is my rock and my center and who is endlessly supportive and loving in every single crazy thing I take on. I am endlessly grateful for my family and my friends and my friends who I call family. I know how lucky I am to have a tight group of besties who have literally been with me my whole long life.
I am forever grateful for my pup, Vinny, and my cats who think they are dogs, Diego & Mitten. My furballs are my constant companions who make me smile at least double the amount of times they make me insane (2 am is NOT A TIME to start singing the blues Mitten!).
I am thankful for the book community, the amazing friends I have made and the opportunities that have been given to me by authors and publishers alike, entrusting me to champion their work. I am grateful every single time, and I will never stop being grateful. Thank you for letting me be part of the process.
And finally, I am thankful to be Canadian in a particularly difficult time in the history of our southern neighbors. Some of it is very hard to watch, but know we are up here rooting for you guys.
With reflecting comes the beginning of the calm, once again.
So this long weekend I will do all the little things that will center and ground me back to the core of my saucy self. Last night I started a buddy read with @prose_and_palate that has me back in my reading groove, and today I’m going to spend the morning with this stack of really amazing upcoming October releases (thank you tagged publishers & authors for the copies!) 🍂
Honestly there isn’t a BETTER way for me to get back to the basics then curling up for a quiet morning with coffee and books, this is my genuine happy place, I just need uninterrupted time to fall into a story universe.
If you need me, I’ll be over here, getting sassy and burning through some INCREDIBLE autumn reads. 🍂🍂🍂
Happy #socksunday y’all.