In the beginning of May, I set myself some pretty ambitious goals (at least they are for me, of course – what’s ambitious to me might be everyday life to you, in which case : you’re awesome, congratulations on being amazing and doing so much!).
So let’s go over these again and see how I did over the month !
Maintain a regular posting schedule
This one was… only partly done. I’m tempted to say that it wasn’t fully my fault : me and my boyfriend moved out of our apartment on may 1st, and the technician who installed out internet connection didn’t come until a week after, so we were without a connection until may 6th or 7th, if I remember correctly.
I struggled to write blog posts in the first half of the month, the stress of the current situation catching up with me and amplifying my fears and anxiety. Luckily, things got better, and I managed to get back to my posting schedule as much as possible, so overall, I’d say I did okay!
Keeping up with university work
So far, so good ! My first exam of the semester was two days ago, and I think I did well – I’m hoping for good things in my two summer classes, I really like the content of the classes and the teachers are trying their best to make it fun to learn via zoom.
Playing video games
Sadly, I didn’t do as well as I wanted on this one : I’ve been extremely busy these past weeks, and just couldn’t find the time to play as much as last month. But I did work a lot of hours, so there’s a solid reason for that.
Watching TV shows
I’ve finally started watching She-Ra and the princesses of power, since I’ve already seen all of Avatar : the last airbender and of The dragon prince, and I can’t believe it took me this long to check out this show! I’m only a few episodes in and I’m already loving the story, the artworks, and the wholesome characters.
The last season of The 100 also started, so I’m watching that as soon as each episode comes out – I’ve got high expectations for this season !
Related posts : Why I love The 100, yet haven’t read the books
I’m super proud of myself for this one, because I actually did it! Granted, it’s only a 500 words Star Trek : alternate original series fanfiction, but still : it took me a lot of courage to write and post it, and the views, kudos and comments it got on AO3 have given me a lot of encouragement to keep trying, and maybe write some more in the future!
- Men explain things to me, by Rebecca Solnit ✔️
- Crown of feathers, by Nicki Pau Preto – sadly didn’t have the time to read it before my library hold expired
- Furyborn, by Claire Legrand – also deleted from my phone before I could read it
- The 30-day money cleanse, by Ashley Feinstein Gerstley ✔️
- Better than before, by Gretchen Rubin ✔️
- Buy yourself the f*cking lilies, by Tara Schuster ✔️
- Followers, by Megan Angelo ✔️
- Surrender your sons, by Adam Sass – this was a NetGalley ARC that comes out in September 2020, you can see my review here on Goodreads! ✔️
- The rise and fall of the dinosaurs, by Steve Brusatte ✔️
- Caliban’s war, by James S. A. Corey ✔️
I also read some books that weren’t on my TBR at the beginning of the month, including :
- Planetfall, by Emma Newman
- This book betrays my brother, by Kagiso Lesego Molope
- The sparrow, by Mary Doria Russell
- Happily ever after & everything in between, by Debbie Tung – this was a NetGalley ARC and it comes out in June, you can see my review here on Goodreads!
And I’m now a little more than 30% into The way of kings, by Brandon Sanderson – and this book is HUGE, oh my god.
Overall, I was surprised to see that I managed to achieve most of what I’d set out to do at the end of April. I’m feeling pretty good about this, and I’m hoping I can continue that way in the future !