If you are reading this sentence, thank you.
It has been almost a year since I last posted on this blog.
During those months of silence, I’ve had some time to contemplate on my course of action. I had planned on writing this for this month or read this to participate on that thing. All well-intentioned yet never came into fruition—but I don’t have any regrets.
The last year has been a whirlwind for me: I graduated from high school then I entered my freshman year of uni. Then I probably died three times over from all of the workload. And now that I’m down to my last two weeks of freshman year, I finally got the chance to sit down and talk about it—I’m officially going on hiatus. I know it already seemed like it but for formality’s sake, I just had to say it out in the open. The Quirky Reader is going ✈️
Besides not having any motivation to churn up fun posts, I also have not been reading that much. It’s sad because for the first time I am not in the know of what books are coming out or which authors I should look out for in the year. I have abandoned my Goodreads altogether in favour of actual readings for my classes. It sucks, yeah, but I’ve come to accept it things as they are; I’m still reading, but not as voraciously as before.
So, where am I going with all of this? Basically, the formula goes: College + life, in general = hiatus. Right now, The Quirky Reader is not a priority for me. It’s a hard pill to swallow, but it’s the reality I have to accept—and I am. Taking a break for a year gave me insights and realisations about what I want to do creatively with the space and platform that I have. And right now, my gut is telling me to do nothing and wait.
I don’t know if what I said made sense because I feel like I’m just going all over the place, but yeah, this is all that I want to say. For now.
If you’re still interested in what I have to say about things, you can go check my other blog here. It’s my personal blog and it’s currently under construction but I think I’m going to make my new home there. I’m also not Twitter that much anymore but I am on Instagram and there’s more nonsense there only visually. Also, like a true millennial nerd, I have a Letterboxd account, which is basically Goodreads for film buffs.
To all the kind, amazing, passionate readers and bloggers I’ve interacted with and got the privilege to call as friends, thank you. To all the equally kind, amazing, and passionate authors that gave this small blogger a chance, thank you. To everyone who’s followed or unfollowed this blog, thank you as well.
And if you are reading this last sentence, thank you. Here’s to new journeys.
The Quirky Reader 🙂