I Lied.

That’s probably pretty obvious after a two month hiatus. Sorry about that. I’m not here to promise that I’m going to be active again, but to explain why.

It’s going to be a little TMI:

The first and foremost reason behind my disappearance was a change in birth control. Sounds weird right? But, after reading reviews of the birth control I was using at the time, I found a lot of reviews complaining of depression and brain fog. I had never considered that my brain fog and sometimes bouts of mild depression might be caused by my birth control. I always thought it was an issue stemming from my grandfather passing away, which was about the same time that I started BC and I never put the two together. So, I decided to switch drugs and see if I had different results. It has very much turned my life around. I feel like my old, happy, creative self again.

Second, my husband had lost his job due to corporate restructuring. A lot of stress there. He was re-employed again in just a few weeks thankfully.

Third, Coronavirus hit. Being a pharmacy technician, work got crazy (still is). Plus, we live in Michigan, one of the hardest hit states. So obviously, life has been very different and my attentions have been else where.

On top of all that, I decided that I wasn’t reviewing books anymore. It was becoming a bit of a chore and since quitting, I’ve been enjoying reading more.

Where does all this leave my blog? Honestly, on the back burner.

I want to try to post at least once a month BUT I’m not going to pressure myself.

I am however, off to catch up on some of my favorite blogs while the mood has struck me!

Stay safe everyone. ❀

27 thoughts on “I Lied.

  1. Thanks for letting us know. When you hadn’t shown up for 2 months I figured maybe you’d succumbed to covid19. Glad to hear that isn’t the case.

    Best of luck in your new endeavors and I hope you enjoy it. Cheers!

    1. Haha thank you. Work has been so crazy thanks to the virus that I’m just burned out by mid week and therefore don’t want to do much of anything when I get home. I just kind of veg out, sleep, do it all over again. I did get Covid tested (very uncomfortable but not painful) and it came back negative. For now at least. πŸ˜‰

  2. I love that you’re taking pressure off yourself, and I honestly would love to take a break from reviews, sometimes they feel like such a grind!

    1. I’ve honestly enjoyed reading so much more. I might still post what I’ve read throughout the month at the end of the month but it won’t be anything in depth. It’s been pretty freeing.

  3. I’m so happy for you that you’ve been feeling so much better since you switched birth control. ❀ ^_^
    It's nice to see you blogging again and I'm glad you're going about it in a no pressure kind of way. I think that will make things more fun for sure. Love ya, Lady! ❀ ❀ ❀

    1. YAS. To both things lol. I do miss chatting with people so I may force myself to pop on even if I’m not posting anything. Fun first! I’ve got enough work to last me a lifetime, who needs the stress?! πŸ˜‰

  4. Oh, cupcake. You are permitted to lie if you have frosting on you. And a machete. I hope you’re feeling better. I’ve decided that female reproductive organs are the worst thing on the planet. This is a fairly recent development.

    If you feel it in you, I hope you continue to share recipe posts!

    1. I definitely think I’ll still pop in if not to post frequently but to chat. I do miss chatting with some lovely folks (yourself included)! I did just bake something but I’ll wait a few days to share it now that I said I’m not posting much anymore lol.

      Female reproductive organs are the worst!

  5. Glad you solved the medical mystery and are feeling better. Thank you for your work as one of our ‘essential’ workers, and hooray for your husband finding a new and hopefully challenging new job. Life is never simple, but 2020 has been an experience none of us could have imagined. Survival this year will seem like a win. Stay well. πŸ™‚

  6. These are all just excuses………. JOKES haha. Nice to see you pop up in my feed again, I was getting a bit worried. My eldest daughter is going onto birth control pills soon so I’m learning alllllll about it. I guess that makes me a new age kind of Dad haha or maybe I just want to make absolutely certain she doesn’t become and “Teen Mom” and end up on one of those tacky reality TV shows haha. I’m glad Mr Cupcakes was quickly re-employed, not an easy thing during these strange days. I, for one, hope you keep up the blogging. It’s a dying art and you’re an artist at it.

    1. I’ve missed you, you little troublemaker! Haha. I mean I still see your stuff on IG obviously but it does feel good to pop back in at least once in a while.
      Hey, you’re a new age REASONABLE dad! Your daughter is lucky. It would be awesome if us ladies could just decide, “I will not be pregnant” instead of having to use hormones but it is what it is. =/

      1. I’m not pressuring myself on posting, because if I start to stress about it, I just won’t do it anymore. But I figure, I’ll try to post once to twice monthly. πŸ™‚

      2. No i didn’t review it other than on goodreads. It was one of the ones that I read before May so I didn’t post it. It’s really good though. It’s done in their usual podcast style and focuses on 9 of history’s most infamous serial killers with very entertaining artwork.

  7. I’m happy to see an update. I know things were banana pants for you working in a pharmacy. I’m glad your hubs found a job quickly. Mine is still unemployed, but we’re getting that stimulus check and I’m still working full time from home. They got those laptops to us right on time. The blog will always be waiting for you whenever you get back πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks doll! Pharmacy is about to get bananas all over again as we’re opening up to people coming inside again in the next couple of weeks once we get our sneeze guards in. :3 I’m currently enjoying a stay-cation and getting things done around the house.
      I hope your husband finds something soon! (Preferably from home like mine recently did.) These are crazy times we’re living in. Viva le revolution!

      1. He’s definitely trying! Tbh it makes no sense why more places don’t allow working remotely especially if you don’t have to physically be there. It would save everyone so much trouble. I never asked to freaking live through history, but I guess if I gotta :p

      2. Yuuup. I’m hoping my job makes it more of an option. One, the virus isn’t going away any time soon, so the less people in the office the better; and two, it’s just easier.

        I had remote appointment with my doctor yesterday and she said there *might* be a vaccine by December. I’m not holding my breath for that, and you KNOW you’ll have shit heads refusing it.

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