MY SUMMER & FALL IN PICTURES ✿
My Soul Called Life
It has been six months since our move back to Northern California and it is just now beginning to feel like we are well and settled; that is to say, I no longer feel like a vagabond losing my mind! Notwithstanding the hectic schedule that now keeps us all on our toes, life has been rich and edifying. I’ll start by saying that I now have a part-time job that allows me the flexibility to work my own hours and from home too! This is such a huge blessing considering that I am still homeschooling my kiddos. Too, my children – well, except for Noah – decided to join the Redding swim team this year which means that Ben and/or I need to drive them to the pool 3-4 times a week; as well as to their swim meets ― which so happen to be 2-3 hours away from where we live, but we’re pros when it comes to road trips right?
All that to say, as you can probably imagine, this along with homeschooling and the new work schedule is what has quite frankly, taken up all of my time in recent months and because of this, the blog has taken the backseat It goes without saying that I’ve debated on whether to keep My Soul Called Life active or delete it altogether, but for reasons unbeknownst to me, I simply cannot kiss it goodbye. But the question remains, will I continue to blog? I’d say yes, just not as consistently as I have in the past. I’d really love to just be free to come and share updates on life, reviews on books, video games, etc. at my given leisure without any restrictions or commitments, because the truth of the matter is, I like words; I love them a lot actually.
The last half of 2016 in three words – Ambiguous. Intuitive. Unpredictable.
As with the blog, books sadly faded into the darkness to boot. Admittedly so, life became incredibly jarring after our move to Texas and back and I found it extremely challenging to find my groove anew. As a result, I delved into the graphic novels genre and by the end of the year, I found myself questioning how I managed to binge all The Walking Dead comics ha! What’s more, I found solace in video games and since then, they have taken center stage in my life. Tragic, I know, but in the spirit of honesty, video games were my first love, so there’s that In any case, here’s what my last half of 2016 looked like:
Needless to say, thanks to all these graphic novels, I managed to meet my 2016 Goodreads Reading Challenge by sheer luck!
READING CHALLENGES ✿
❀ MOVIES & TV SHOWS
Top 5 movies & tv shows I watched in 2016.
VIDEO GAMES ✿
Top 5 video games I played in 2016.
❀ WINTER GOALS
- Drink a gallon of water a day
- Meal-plan and track my food on MyFitnessPal
- Go sledding at Mt. Shasta with the family and possibly build a snowman
- Crochet a project with Kairi and Ariah
- Learn a new song on the ukulele
- Take more pictures
- Swim 3 times a week – no worries, the pool is heated
- Celebrate the good things in life
- Read & review 10 books (at the very least)
Here’s to a fabulous 2017!