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October wrap-up // Midnights, trips & lots of books

October was a pretty great month, thankfully. There have been quite warm weekends, which made it possible to travel a few times. I also read a lot, thirteen books to be precise, which is the most I’ve read in a month this year. I got back into the habit of reading every day before going to bed, and I was actually looking forward to those minutes. I did my 31-day digital declutter challenge, which I’ll talk about in a separate post soon. I also baked a lot with pumpkins, haha.

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September wrap-up // Two-year anniversary & chilly weather

September was a month… I don’t know, it mainly just passed. There were great times, but the majority was just okay. Which happens sometimes, I guess. But still, I miss summer, I miss being in nature, swimming in the lake. I also hate the fact that I don’t have any more free weekdays because I used them all up in summer, which was my decision, but still. The fact that I will have to work every weekday without a holiday in sight really dampened my mood. I wish I enjoyed my job, but that’s not the case, unfortunately. However, great news at least, is that I read eleven books, the most in a long while. I think that’s due to the fact that I’m staying more and more inside, which is unfortunate. Honestly, I’d rather travel more than read more, that’s my desire nowadays, but you can’t always get what you want. Don’t get me wrong, all of these books were really great. But enough of me babbling on forever, let’s get started.

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August wrap-up // The last month of summer is always the most bittersweet

Dammit, I had a brilliant way to start this wrap-up, it involved a Taylor Swift august reference, and I totally forgot it. I knew I should’ve written it down when my Muse stroke me. Never mind, it’ll probably come to my mind in the middle of winter. August was great, I had the chance to travel inside my country, been to two places I’d never visited before, and also returned to my favourite, the cottage. I wish I could’ve stayed there longer, but work waits for no one. I read five books, I finished a series I started in that month, which is so rare.

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July wrap-up // Visiting Agatha Christie’s summer house & surviving the London heatwave

This is going to be a super long post, as so many exciting things happened to me this month, so grab a cup of iced tea or something! With my best friend I flew to England for six days, and it was an experience. I never sat on a plane before, and I was super anxious. I didn’t enjoy flying per se, but I managed it. I’m actually proud of myself, because this was the first time I went abroad without my family, and we navigated quite well. I read five books, the majority at the beginning of the month when I was at the lake cottage for a few days.

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June wrap-up // A calm but also stressful month

June was quite diverse. It started peacefully, but then as I had to make some important decisions, I started to get more and more anxious. But more about that later… The weather was extremely hot, basically all month it was between 27 and 37 Celsius degrees. I like summer, but this excessive warm weather is not making anyone’s life easier. I read six books, the majority during the first week of the month when I was on holiday. Ever since I arrived home, I got into a slump, and couldn’t make myself read.

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May wrap-up // Weeks spent in awaiting

At this point, I don’t even remember what happened in May. 95% of the month went by with me impatiently waiting for the last few days when I travelled to a summer cottage. I had a lot of adventures in those last couple of days, starting with my train stopping in the middle of nowhere basically. Well, it was a station, thankfully, but at a place I’ve never heard of before. I read five books, all of them nonfiction, three of them got five stars, but I enjoyed all of them.

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April wrap-up // A busy month in which a lot of things happened

The last two weeks of April were really busy. I made a lot of appointments that I procrastinated since the start of the pandemic, and now I’m finally over them. I actually proud of myself, because all of them frightened me, but I did them anyways. It felt like a long month, but not in a bad way, if it makes sense. I tried to make the most of every day. The weather’s been a mixed bag lately, it’s finally spring temperature-wise, but the wind doesn’t seem to stop. (I don’t know about you, but I can’t stand the wind, it makes me feel weird.) I read six books, more importantly I enjoyed most of them.

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March wrap-up // An eclectic month with its ups and downs

March had the best and the worst experiences of the year so far. It was eventful, but also tedious at times. I’m glad it’s over, because it was super long. I read five books, which is really great, and I enjoyed all of them, even found a five-star book. The weather was so moody, the first two weeks were kind of cold, then we had summer-like weather, and cold again. Not going to lie, these swings always make things harder for me, I’m someone who is really affected by the weather, and it always takes time to adjust to it.

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February wrap-up // Birthday month with lots of baking

February has never been amongst my favourite months, however this year I really tried to appreciate every little thing. I even attempted to see birthdays in a different light, and though my mood was not the greatest, I did my best to focus on the happy moments. I finished three books, but read more than that, because I now belong to those readers who have a million current reads, and I do enjoy the variety.

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January wrap-up // The month of k-dramas yet again

I can’t believe it’s already the last day of January! This month flew by quite quickly, but at the same time, it passed slowly. Not a lot of things have happened, but also so many things have changed. The first month of 2022 was filled with reflection, trying to attain a different, more positive mindset towards life, accepting and working on my mental illnesses. I read two books, both of them memoirs/nonfiction.

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