hiatus announcement ~ because navigating new seasons of life is time-consuming

Hello, my friends!

Well, I sorta dropped off the face of the earth (as I do often) for the month of July. I’m not going to apologize for that- it was a much needed break, even though I have missed you all. ❤

As you might be guessing from the title of this post, the break I took in July was quite nice. As I write this, it’s the first day of school for my sister, and it turns out that creating a new routine as a graduate is more complicated for me than I thought. I like my routines. I like to have structure in my life, and I haven’t had that for a few months.

I have a lot more time to spare than I used to, which is great, but it’s still not enough. I’ve realized that I’m going to have to make some hard decisions about where to spend my time. In order for me to be able to thrive, I have to take life slow. Really slow. Sometimes it frustrates me, but I’ve started to learn to appreciate a slow, uncluttered lifestyle.

As of right now, I’m looking at the possibility of stepping back from multiple things, including theater. Strangely enough, it doesn’t hurt as much as I would have imagined two years ago. I’m not going to quit theater for good, I love it too much for that and still want to continue to grow my acting skills, but for the next semester or so (potentially much longer), I think stepping back from it is a good decision.

So, what do the changes in my life have to do with blogging?

I’m stepping back from blogging for at least the next month, maybe longer. I’m anticipating coming back sometime in October, but it could be sooner or later, depending on how busy I am once I start the Author Conservatory. The one exception to this hiatus is blog tour posts- I have at least one coming up this month. And if inspiration strikes, there may be a couple of poetry posts, though it’s unlikely.

So, I’ll see you all in a little while. Thanks for sticking around despite my frequent breaks, my inconsistent posting schedule, and all the curve-balls life throws my way. I’ll miss you all, but I can’t wait to come back and start fresh!

Have a great rest of your summer, and if you want to keep up with me off the blog, feel free to check out my contact page for all the other places you can find me online. ❤

Much love,

Chloë

life lately ~ june 2022

June. My favorite month of the year, for one reason only: With June comes one glorious week at Burnt Cabin, the summer camp I’ve been attending since I was 12.

All in all, June was a decent month, and one week of the month was quite literally the best week I’ve had in my life. But let’s start at the very beginning, shall we?

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the mid-year book freak-out tag

(Do you like today’s featured image? My little sister got into my Canva drafts and finished it up for me. It definitely tells you a lot about her personality. :P)

Hello, my friends, and welcome back to my little corner of the internet! I took a mostly unplanned absence for a couple of weeks, just when I thought I was getting into a consistent posting routine. I’m blaming it on camp. It’s hard to get back into normal life after the most amazing week of your entire life. But you’ll hear more about that in a different post, probably June’s life lately. Today, I’ve got another bookish post for you!

Over the years, I’ve seen many people do this tag, and since it’s that time of the year again, it’s resurfaced. It looked like a lot of fun to me, especially since I’ve been trying really hard to get back into reading this year, so I decided it was time to jump on the band-wagon and do this tag myself. 🙂 So let’s get into it!

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It Is Good ~ a poem

Our Father has made so many places,

Mountains towering high above,

Oceans so visit and wide.

He’s given us forests,

and rivers,

chasms

and caverns.

He’s given us climates of all sorts,

countries, continents.

He’s given us an entire world,

more than a single person can explore,

and it is good.

And there is a special place He has given us,

a place secluded,

a place filled with joy overflowing,

a place of exhilaration, and safety, and peace.

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mini monthly book reviews ~ april and May 2022 + giveaway winner!

(meant to post this on Wednesday, but the week has been hectic, full of packing for camp and running errands, so you get this today instead. Sorry for the wait!)

Hello, friends! Welcome to another installment of Mini Monthly Book Reviews, in which I ramble about the books I’ve read and am generally all too generous with my ratings. 😅😂

But before we get into today’s post, I have a quick announcement to make concerning the giveaway to celebrate 200 followers. The time has come to pick the winner! And so here I am. The winner is…

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Adelyn! Congratulations, Adelyn! I’ll be in touch about your prize. 🙂

And to the rest of you who entered, thank you! I wish I could give every single one of you a prize, but alas, I cannot. Just know that I’m grateful to have you as readers and followers of my tiny little corner of the internet. ❤

Now that the exciting part has been taken care of, let’s jump right into this post!

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life lately ~ may 2022

… it’s June.

HOW DID WE GET TO JUNE SO FAST PLEASE SEND HELP

Here we are, and 2022 is half gone. Which I just cannot believe. *screams* On the other hand, I’m so glad that summer is finally here!

I feel like May was kind of a quiet month, but yet I was so busy that I barely had time to breathe. I suppose that was due to the fact that most of May consisted of work, work, more work, and finals.

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summer 2022 bucket list + goals

Hello, my friends!

If you know me, you know that I adore summer. I don’t know why, because I’m not a big fan of heat and bugs and the other unpleasant aspects summer brings, but I do.

Every year I come up with an elaborate summer bucket list, and while honestly, most years I don’t even finish half on the things on it, I still enjoy making the list, and I often share it with all of you! So here’s to another year of summer fun.

Before I jump in, I just want to remind you that I’m doing a giveaway to celebrate 200 followers! If you haven’t entered, click HERE to do so. I’m extending the deadline by a few days in order to allow for more people to enter, and will probably close the form for entries on June 5th. 🙂

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thank you for 200 followers + celebratory giveaway!

Hello, my friends! Guess what? There are now over two hundred of you! I am absolutely flabbergasted, gobstopped, and flummoxed (but all in a good way!). Despite not being a consistent poster, despite all my rambles, 200 of you (I think it’s 206 now) have decided that I’m fascinating enough to want to follow along on my adventures. I am so incredibly grateful, and I love each and every one of you. Thank you for being here. 🙂

Now, in order to celebrate, I’ve decided that it’s about high time I do my first ever giveaway. I’ve been blogging for seven years now, and I still haven’t ever done a giveaway! I’ve done a couple of q and a’s, but that’s about it. So it’s definitely high time. 😀

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