Gasp, two months passed without this. It means two things - I'm either drowning in adult responsibilities that I would rather read rather than sit still and assemble paragraphs about how the past months have been OR choosing to rest.
For the last few weeks, I rolled and bounced like a pinball between these two. Here's why:
I started a little Facebook live show that airs every 2 or 3 Sundays at 5PM PHT. It's my excuse to have an official yet casual chat with a Filipino author that sparks my interests.
The fun, camaraderie, and getting to pick their brains must be the highlight of my week - in the context of my online life. Nothing can be more rewarding than an engaging conversation that feeds my curiosity.
Upon the submission of my final writing packet to Jennifer, I felt dizzy, as if an earthquake just left my room, the wheels of my computer chair wiggling. I was positive that was a case of word vomit. I wrote too much for so little time.
A few hours before deadline, I sent the Google document link to her accompanied by wishing to throw up on my laptop to destroy it and right away, get lost in a whimsical dream.
I didn't want to write for the next few days.
What I'm reading
I'm taking this time to read a few novels. Crying in H Mart is a must-read memoir. It makes me weep for my parents who are perfectly healthy and alive. The book is about losing a mother to cancer.
I also read It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover, a book on cycles of abuse, trauma, and having the power to end them. Now, it's All Your Perfects by the same author. Maybe I'm getting into a Hoover funk.
See you soon, Pilipinas.
I am gearing up for the Manila International Book Fair from September 14-17 at the SMX Convention Center. I've been looking forward to this since the start of the year, and it's finally happening.
Find out more about the event here.