Man, I’m happy right now. I just got back from a trip to California that was so, so good. I got to hang out with friends and see family. I even met my younger brother for the first time in my life. (!) I didn’t have any kids with me, so I was completely free. I slept in, stayed out late, ate good food, drank good wine, and generally just reveled in the feeling of being responsible to and for NO ONE. It was glorious.
I was able to read a lot this month, too. I’m still making my way through Awaken the Giant Within (find part one of my review here). I’m learning so much from the book, and I’ve even been able to help my kids (my oldest, in particular) process through some of their strong feelings using the techniques I’ve learned. It’s been really helpful.
I also (finally) posted my favorite books of 2017.
I’m really working hard on reading and reviewing my (embarrassingly) overdue ARCs from NetGalley and Amazon Vine. I doubt I’ll be able to get to all of them, especially since I still have a ways to go with Awaken the Giant Within, but I’m most looking forward to reading The Music Shop, The Less Is More Garden, and The Great Alone. Oh, and finishing Anna Quindlen’s newest (out in March), called Alternate Side. (Swoon… #girlcrush)
It sure feels good to feel good. I know I’m high off my week of relaxation, but I think 2018 is going to be a magical year. Happy reading, everyone. 😀