On March 25, I announced a blog hiatus (from me, not Mandy) on the Book Princess Reviews twitter. Since not all of you follow us on Twitter and it’s easy to miss tweets, I decided to post the announcement here. I’m also going to clarify a bit on what is going on in my life.
I’ve been on hiatus from BPR since March 22nd. Any posts you’ve read by me since that date were pre-scheduled (yes, Mandy and I pre-schedule posts that far in advance). Two days ago on came on the blog and replied to a few comments, but it’s still pretty overwhelming for me to do tasks that require a lot of focus.
I don’t talk about my mental health a lot on the blog (although I have peppered in comments here and there). I have social anxiety and depression, I have had them for several years. My main “coping” method is acting overly cheerful and peppy.
Most of my life I have been lectured to be silent about my mental illnesses because they will keep me from getting jobs and/or being respected. Even now I’m panicked writing this (despite how absolutely supportive and kind every SINGLE one of you are).
Just writing this has kind of tired me out. I really hope to be back full time. This blog brings me so so much joy.
I was in a bad place for a bit the past two weeks but things have been better. I just get tired a lot but that’s okay for me. I still read all the comments, I just can’t reply to everything yet, but I appreciate everyone so much.
p.s. Mandy is NOT on Hiatus and she is doing the most to cover for my butt and I also appreciate her so much. There is still much content for everyone to love thanks to her and also of course our love for pre-planning a lot of stuff.