Book Two

2/24 Book Reflection
Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
This was a fast read. It shows a lot more of the Pretty world. Though, it was fun to read and there is more action in this book, it doesn’t feel as if there is much substance. I suppose this could be intentional by the author, as the world of the Pretties lacks substance. I am excited to read the next book. I hope it offers a good conclusion.

My second semester of graduate school has started today. I think it’s going to be a good semester. My classes seem to be interesting, but I am a little worried about the workload. One of my professors has already stated that she expects us to put in 9 hours minimum weekly into her class. I’m just not sure that I have the time for that.
I’m on vacation this week, and it’s been going nicely. I’m already half-way through though, and I don’t want to go back to work. I have a list of errands that need running this week and I really hope that I’m not over-extending myself. One of the big things I want to do is get unpacked from our move because I want my things to be sorted before I have to pack for Japan.

My move to Japan is a little over 8 weeks away now. It’s creeping up and I’m getting nervous. My GoFundMe is 10% funded which is good! I know I can reach my goal, I just have to be strong and not give up. I’ve been keeping up with writing in my journal and updating my blog is made easier thanks to my reading goal including a reflection with each book I read. Making writing a priority is seriously helping me to get to know my feelings. I have to think about what I put to paper or keyboard. It makes my feelings real and helps me to give them the attention they need so I can hang onto them if they are good or move past them if they are bad.

I can feel myself getting more anxious as the time for my move gets closer, I’ve never gone so far by myself before. BUT! I have awesome friends who are there to support me when I’m feeling low and skype is a thing that exists, so I’ll be fine. I know I can do this. I know I can be successful in this adventure. Maybe it’s just the waiting that’s making me feel so nervous. That, and the people I don’t want to leave behind. It’s good to miss people though, right?

My Library: https://rikikikitaco.libib.com/
Currently Reading: Specials – Scott Westerfeld, The Rice Mother – Rani Manicka
Currently Playing: Story of Seasons Trio of Towns – 3DS, Battle Chef Brigade – Switch, Persona 5 – PS4


Catherine

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