Month in Review: May 2018

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It is time for my first a month in a review that includes more multimedia variety.  May 2018 was a busy month, full of reading young adult backlists and some newer releases. Some surprises (good and bad) came up as I read on.

The Month of May, Moods, and Productivity

It is a surprise to me that I am still shocked by my mood swings. I don’t know how things were ever more manageable but there is a lot of kicking myself for not having a better grip on the mood disorder/bipolar thing. I still get scared and hopeless because there seems to be no end to the back and forth extreme energy levels.

Anyway. I am saying this because I still cannot read like a normal person, or blog, or comment regularly enough. For example, I commented on perhaps three blogs last week. I have read the first three weeks of the month and then completely lost steam.

Because of this, I am going to try a different attitude: do what I can and accept where I am at. It probably doesn’t sound like rocket science; however, this is not something that comes naturally to me. I am a tough critic.

Express Yourself: Instagram for the Blog

In a particularly ambitious moment (probably slightly high on my manic energy), I decided to give Instagram another chance. My blog’s account is linked in the sidebar. And, here is the link, if you are curious.

Part of this attempt is that I want to practice posting whenever I want to share my passion for stories, hype up my posts, and learn to be okay with imperfection.

On my private Instagram,  I am trying to post my personal journey’s snapshots. Again, this is all about accepting imperfection and inconsistencies.

For both accounts, I am trying to perform less (as in, post things that are genuine) and explore where I stand without worrying about future or past. It’s going to be an exercise in discomfort.

Book Surprises in May:

Vicious was so hyped that I was afraid to see for myself if it lives up to all the praise. It turned out to be a total hit. Morally grey characters and sisters with powers siding with former friends.

The other wonderful surprise was the very delightful A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess

Disappointments include Strange Angels and Nightshade. 

A Playlist for the Month

Throughout the month of May, I gathered some songs that sang to my heart. I will try to share the playlists that I create between months too. I am working on a couple of those already.

Enjoy the songs.

Hope your May was wonderful.

Roars onward

 

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awk. 30s. hufflepuff, muslim, vegan, novice yogi, mental health, photography, book blogger, she/her

Author: dinasoaur

awk. 30s. hufflepuff, muslim, vegan, novice yogi, mental health, photography, book blogger, she/her

3 thoughts on “Month in Review: May 2018”

  1. D, I love how positive and open you’re being – I’m uber-proud of you!

    Also, my grandmother was bipolar and used music to get her through tough times. I know that’s not necessarily the case for you – I’m not trying to be one of those people who’s like ‘why haven’t you tried [random average thing]’, and I know you’ve probably tried a lot of different stuff – but she found singing to be so useful in changing her mood. She loved the old musical songs – Singin’ In The Rain, etc. 🙂 <3

    Again, you do you! Keep focussing on what's best for you sweetheart! *hugs* <3

    1. Cee, you are the sweetest. Thank you for being such a kind friend. *resists the urge to ugly cry*

      *UGLY CRIES*
      You’re so awesome and I heart you.
      *coughs*
      Ahem.
      I always love it when people share stories of how they cope with mental illness. Seriously. It gives me ideas of what I can possibly do to live with this very confusing illness.

      I’ll have to look into ways of easing into singing because I tend to be very shy of my voice <--(almost wrote "foice" and that just shows how disconnected I am from it).

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