Musing on March (and February), Hailing April

12:59 AM

 


Greetings from the cave! 

What is it that makes one forget everything? Like truly forget everything

Indeed, I have missed far more than I had intended to. For one thing, I have absolutely missed my blogoversary. This shall have to be remedied at some point or another because five years is quite a milestone to forget. There have been other things that I've intended to do, but have put off, like letters to answer (I'm sorry Zelie!) and projects to start like my podcast. 

I feel I owe you all an explanation. These past couple of months, I've been dealing with some chronic health issues, including another bout of anxiety. No doubt, it is largely being driven by stress from school. In addition, I have been diagnosed with an ovarian cyst which will need monitoring for a while. All I can say is that I look forward to the summer when I can finally kick back and relax after driving myself so hard for over a year. 

While I go and collect my ever-scattered wits, why don't I entertain you with my doings from the past two months? 



- I've been steadily working through The Ranger's Apprentice series throughout these past two months. I'm already up to Book 10 of 12!! It has been slowly endearing itself as a favorite series of mine. 

- For the first time in a long time, I added a cookbook to my collection. It is a Lenten cookbook, co-written by Scott Hahn. I bought it because I was running out of ideas for stuff to cook for Lent, lol. 



- YouTube Movies has come out with some new titles, some of which I have enjoying very much. They include The Big Country, The Horse Soldiers, and Jesus of Nazareth. 

- I have also rediscovered my love for the opera by finding a full length production of The Marriage of Figaro. This is a sequel by Mozart to Rossini's Barber of Seville. 

- While thrifting down South, I bought two DVDs. Ironically, both were religious movies: The Passion of the Christ and Lilies of the Field. I've seen both of them on Prime video and I'm very happy to own them now! 


- I wrote a little bit on Fair Winds in March, while I was at the beach. Because a trip to the beach always puts me in a pirate-y mood. 

- Unfortunately, I have not written a single word on The White Rose since the last update. I think I know what the problem is. I need some more concrete examples for characters like Janina in order to flesh her out better. The question is finding them. 


- Unless we count the music from the opera The Marriage of Figaro, I have not had many forays into new music. And that is a dreadful pity. 



For The Rebelling Muse, I have written no posts. 

For Femininity from Scratch, I have written one post: I Dream of a Garden

Normally, when I have such a bad post slump like this, it's usually because I have nothing to write. And that is simply not true in this case. I do have lots of ideas. In fact, I even have a post idea for my defunct history blog that I may consider jotting out one of these days. 

The real issue has been a lack of time. As it always seems to happen. And really, I'm not sure entirely how to fix it. This Lent, I've been trying to prioritize my dog and my family duties, which I usually neglect because of school. It hasn't been working too well, I'm sorry to say. 

The other issue that I've been dealing with is....a lack of decision. Or maybe it's a bad case of cold feet. I have been on the verge of "professionalizing" myself for quite a while. Yet, I notice that I have two distinct ventures that have different audiences. I have an idea of the steps I must take, not the least choosing a better emailing platform. Yet, I can't decide if I should have one email address host everything or have separate email accounts for my author platform and for my femininity one. The fact that I'm being deliberately cheap is not helping in the slightest. This decision has been...well, paralyzing. Any and all bloggy friends who have had experience with this sort of thing, could you lend me some advice? 


And now to sign off...with a little bit of fun.

For this who have read the Gallagher Girls, which character are you most like? 

1. Chameleon
2. Peacock
3. Duchess
4. Bookworm. 

Comment below with your answers! 

Scribblingly yours, 

Catherine 

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3 comments

  1. I can strongly relate to having plenty of blog ideas and just not writing them--especially for my second blog. Though in my case it's not so much lack of time as lack of focus and brainpower. XP

    As for your email question, I think I'd use the same email address since your themes are similar even though your topics are different (if that makes sense). You focus on your faith and femininity whether you're writing about writing or life, so the two feel like they go together.

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  2. I'm so sorry you're having chronic health issues! That's the worst!

    I'm really happy you're enjoying Ranger's Apprentice, though. :) One small caveat--if you were considering reading the prequels or the whatever "Royal Ranger" series ("Royal Ranger" the book is fine)...don't do that to yourself. XD

    Shoot, I have read Gallagher Girls, but I don't remember them well enough to answer the question correctly! Probably Bookworm, though, just based on the code name...

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  3. Aww. Sorry to hear you've been having trouble! Academic stress and burnout are no joke. Hope it gets better moving forward! Ooh, I love Lilies of the Field!
    I think I'd like to be the most like Duchess and maybe that matches the way I interact with friends (specifically how I motivate people lmao), but am personally more like Chameleon? IDK, they're all cool though

    Also Idk if its just because I haven't been on here in awhile (also because of school eating up my time) but this is the first time I've seen the blog header and it looks AMAZING!

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