September wrap-up, favourites and other

Wanderlust GIFT IDEAS

“Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.” 

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Dear readers,

I feel as if September lasted way too long― my anxiety was at its worst, I had several financial problems, something happened at my job which made me feel extremly bad and going back to university reminded me that it was my last year and that I was basically about to play my whole future. In a few words, let’s say that September didn’t go so well.

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I am back!

Wanderlust GIFT IDEAS

Dear readers,

If you have been following me for awhile on my bookstagram account called @thebookwormofnotredame, you may know that almost a year ago I started this blog but decided to stop working on it a few weeks after launching. The reasons were simple: posting every week was stressing me and I didn’t feel like a blogger anymore. Honestly, I didn’t know what to talk about and, even though I always loved writing, I couldn’t find any inspiration.

So why am I back? you may ask. Well, let me explains myself.

In August, I decided to launch my very own booktube channel. I always wanted to do so and finally find the courage to open it. To be honest with you all, it made me the happiest. I always loved booktube and having my own channel felt like a dream— plus, people actually liked what I was posting. The problem was that I was editing on my phone to be able to use iMovie, an application that I can’t have on my computer. However, it started to get more and more difficult— videos take a lot of storage and I couldn’t save them on my phone anymore. And, as if it wasn’t enough, it was becoming harder and harder to edit on my phone— the videos were long and it was tiring to work on such a small screen. Then, one day, my dad told me he was thinking of getting a new mac and, so, giving me his old one, which would mean me finally having iMovie on a computer. But here’s another problem: I won’t have it before a few months, and I miss booktube. I miss it but at the same time I don’t want to rush things, to tire me or else— I want to do it right and if I have to wait 2018 to be back, then I will.

And this why I am launching this blog again.

Under every one of my posts on Instagram, I write a very long caption. I like to see them as blog posts, and people have been talking a lot about it. I recieved so many compliments about my writing style, the subjects I chose to talk about, and I realised that writing actual blog posts from time to time couldn’t be that bad. Also, I started to write again. To this day, I am seriously working on my own fantasy novel and am trying to write everyday. However, the inspiration doesn’t come all the day around but I still want to exercice my brain, and this is why launching my blog again could be a great idea— thanks to it, I will be able to write every single day, no matter if I am inspired to write my novel or not.

This time, I won’t pressure myself with a posting schedule. Sure, I want to be active on this blog but that doesn’t mean that I will post every week. I will do so whenever I want and will talk about diverse topics— for instance, I want to write “writing updates” to keep track of my progress and share it with you all. I will also post reviews, which I already write and post on Goodreads. I, of course, will share my wrap-ups here, which will be more detailed that on my Instagram account, but also TBRs (maybe) and hauls. I’ll also recommend some books for every month, season, but also according to their genres. I also want to share my favourite things of every month or so, which includes tv shows, exhibitions, movies, books etc, and also talk about my studies and organisation tips. I may share some excerpts of my writing or just some thoughts— writing my feelings may help my anxiety which is at its worst this year. I can even talk about my cyclothymia and anxiety, sharing with you my experience on how I deal with this everyday. Many other ideas can come to my mind in the future, like telling you all how I edit my Instagram pictures, and I hope that you will all love it.

So, here I am, taking a brand new start, hoping it will work out this time and will help me to stay motivated through the year. I truly hope that I won’t disappoint any of you and that you will understand that I am doing this mostly for me. I can’t promise to post every week, to do as I said, to talk about every subjects I mentionned earlier— all I can do is promise you all to keep trying to become a better person and to use this blog as a way to share more with you but mostly to help myself to be more organised, to write more, to be honest with myself, to talk about my feelings and to reduce my anxiety.

Love always,

Clara

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