Bookish Chats with Lily // My Hiatus

(Bookish) Chats with Lily // In Which I Reveal the Truth Behind My Hiatus

Hi hello hi, all of you wonderful human beings!! πŸ’–
I hope you’re having the most fabulous Pride month! ✨🌈

It’s been a while. I’m very much inclined to picture you all sitting somewhere sunny, sipping on a cool drinkβ€”or, alternatively, bubble teaβ€”with a cute, rainbow-colored straw floating around, reading all the five star books, and basically living your best lives. Because you deserve it.

Clink Classes β€” Brooklyn Nine-Nine GIF(Meanwhile, I still have about a month of my semester left that I hope to survive in one piece, le cry.)

I’VE MISSED YOU ALL SO MUCH, AND I’VE MISSED BLOGGING SO MUCH, and I can’t believe it’s been six months since I last put down my thoughts in a (Bookish) Chats with Lily post, and several months since I blogged overall??

Let’s get to the bottom of that.

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Since I intimated to revealing the Truth behind my absenve in the title of my blog post, let’s start with that! The truth is, there are actually several reasons that have kept me from blogging; classes and internships that included a lot of being at uni/lab from 8-18pm, exams every week, on average, and then also simply real life, which includes my immensely aggravating mental health situation aka severe anxiety, panic attacks, depressive episodes … it’s been a Ride, to say the least.

(We shall neglect a much more concerning reason, being that someone actually tried to hack my into my WordPress account, and I had no access to my blog at all for what feels like an eternityβ€”I prefer not to dwell on it too much.)

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I’m so close to being done with my semester, though, and I can’t tell you how ready I am to not have to constantly study, or feel bad about not studying. Uni has truly taken its toll on my sleep schedule, my mental health, and my relationships.

The end of my semester also signifies the beginning of my summer internship at a hospital! I’m both anxiously dreading it, and very excited to put all my acquired knowledge to use.

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I’ve always been honest and open with you about my blogging journey, and I feel like it’s important that I keep doing that, and reiterate that blogging’s not all sunshine and rainbows (and you’re not alone with your struggles), all the time.

Thus, I’d like to fill you in on how this blogging hiatus has affected me.

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There’s an entirely different kind of anxiety that cast its shadow over my already plenty anxious self, while I wasn’t able to blogβ€”let alone read. The fear that all of you would desert my blog and forget about me, that publishers wouldn’t take me seriously anymore, that I’d damage my chances of receiving ARCs (which, being an INTL blogger, is hard enough already) … the list goes on.

If you’ve followed me for a while, you know that I used to read an average of thirty books per month, post three times a week, and blog-hop a.k.a. devour & comment on my favorite blogs’ posts religiously last year.

This year, the number dropped to about ten books per month (and only because I severely ignored and procrastinated on studying the last week), not a single blog post in months, and basically dropping off the face of the earth when it comes to blog-hopping.*

*Please send all your new (and old) favorite bloggers my way!! I’m so out of the loop.

Basically, I felt like a complete failure of a book blogger.

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A huge thanks goes to so many people I couldn’t be more thankful for and appreciative of:Β who made my hiatus, and the bad feelings that accompanied it, a lot easier to deal with.

Most importantly, my fellow #YARC2019 co-hosts, CW @ The Quiet Pond, Vicky @ Vicky Who Reads, and Shealea @ Shut Up, Shealea. I LOVE YOU. Thank you for being soΒ amazing, and understanding, and basically, the best people in the worldβ€”I’m beyond ready to scream about all the Asian books right alongside you here on my blog again!!

yarc headerAn update on the books I’m reading for YARC 2019 (I FOUND FAVES) is coming your way soon!!

Much love and appreciation also goes to everyone from publishers to authors to friends in the book community (you know who you are!! ANGELS) who frequently reached out to me, sent me ARCs, tagged me in posts, boosted and showed love to my blog posts, bore with me through late replies, forgotten-about messages that I left on read (sleep-deprived, and anxiety-ridden), missed deadlines for reviews … and listened to me rant about exams, and studying, and lifeβ€”I have no words for how much your kindness and support means to me! πŸ’˜

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I’m also so incredibly excited about theΒ 2019 Book Blogger Awards, hosted by one of my first friends and favorite people in the book community, May @ Forever and Everly!! I’m still working on my official nomination post, but I’m so excited to be able to boost fellow book bloggers again.

Click this trΓ©s cute graphic to find out how to participate!

The Third Annual 2019 Book Blogger Awards β€” Forever and Everly

You don’t have to be a book blogger to nominate your favorite bloggers, by the way! You can nominate book bloggers as an author, or an avid book blog reader as wellβ€”basically, if you’re able to read this blog post, you can nominate them for a variety of categories here! The form closes on Saturday, July 20th, so be sure to do so until then!

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Seeing as I haven’t posted in a long time, I will definitely talk about all the books I’ve been reading in another post soon! I’ve been drawn to adult literary fiction lately (lowkey rip me, I’m nowhere near ready to deal with this whole adulting business), which came as a complete surprise to me, and pretty much out of nowhereβ€”but I’m just going to cruise with it. 🌊

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I’m one of those people who always go “I don’t have enough time to watch an entire movie!! Two and a half hours?? W h a t”, and then watch one episode of a TV show after another (anyone relate?). It’s a case of logic and moi being incompatible, clearly.

So, all I’m able present to you are three TV shows;

  • GREY’S ANATOMY. I’ve lost interest in this show, only to binge-watch an entire season in a few days, skipped seasons, and went back to watch them after all, so many times that I’ve lost countβ€”but then I stumbled onto the most precious pairing online … and my shipper heart simply could not resist. Capital C, N, and R.

Dr. Nico Kim β€” Grey's Anatomy GIFWouldn’t you like to know who he’s aiming this devious smirk at … wink, wink.

  • SKAM & SKAM France. It’s pretty similar to Skins, as it follows teens’ day-to-day lives, but I actually prefer SKAM because of its vibe, and because it’s more relatable?Β It’s so delightfully diverse and inclusive of a variety of races, identities, and sexualities, and it portrays teens who are emotional, who let their emotions cloud their judgement, who are ignorant, petty, and bulliesβ€”but it makes you understand and feel for them. But they learn from their mistakes, and can admit that they’re wrong (which is such an important trait!!)?? J’adore.
  • MODERN FAMILY. I have a strange relationship with Modern Family. I have phases where I’m severely bored out of my mindΒ by it, but sometimes I have the sudden urge to binge-watch it, and actually have a good time?Β Don’t ask me why, though, I have no idea.Β Currently, I’m aboard the love train, though!Β Tell me who your favorite character is, if you have one!! πŸ’•

Sprinkles of Dreams - Let's Chat
What’s one thing that’s happened this year that you absolutely have to tell me about?
Have you cast your nominations for the 2019 Book Blogger Award yet?
(I refer to my earlier plightβ€”which bloggers should I fall in love with next?)
Tell me all about your favorite books of 2019 so far!!Β πŸ’—

xx, lily - Sprinkles of Dreams
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107 thoughts on “(Bookish) Chats with Lily // In Which I Reveal the Truth Behind My Hiatus”

    1. It was only just a dreaaam~ (I just had to, oops). Thank you so, so much!! I’ve missed everything about blogging so much, and I’m so excited to chat more with you again & to buddy read with you soon, M!!

      And thank you for saying this ahh, it really means a lot to me!! πŸ’™ (brb wiping away the tears on my cheek 🀧)

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  1. AAHHH you already know how I feel about you coming back but I’ll say it again: I am so so excited to see you again in my Reader (and it’s okay if it’s not very frequent or not until a few weeks, because what’s more important is that you take care of yourself!!) and I missed you SO MUCH πŸ’–πŸ’– I am wishing you all the luck for the rest of your semester, and also your internship!

    And I understand your fears about blogging and relate so much to your anxiety concerning it. I didn’t completely disappear like you did, but I’ve beat myself up countless of times over how I’ve been much less active in 2019/2018 compared to 2017. And to be very honest, it’s definitely hard to pick it all back up again, but no one has forgotten you and you are not less of a valid blogger for taking a break and stepping back. We all love you very much, no matter what!! πŸ’›πŸ’›

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    1. I know you said that I couldn’t do this anymore, but I LOVE YOU & I MISSED YOU MORE. And thank you so much! (It’s mostly motivation I need, tbh.)

      Ahh no I’m sorry you feel that way as well. 😦 But rest assured; you are so, so incredible, and you’re juggling school, and blogging, and dancing, and life in general & all in all just being a snarky, funny ball of Lila spreading love and light!!

      Love you so much!! πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›

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  2. It’s good to see you back, Lily! 😊 I understand that you had a lot going on in your life, and please do not be embarrassed or worried about being absent! You needed a break and you deserved to take some time off. I hope everything goes well for you when you finish your semester!

    And oh no, I can’t believe someone tried to hack your account 😦 That’s terrifying, but hopefully it never happens again. And ten books in one month is still a lot for me, haha! The most I’ve ever read in a month was 7 books, but it’s usually more like 3 or 4 now. Everyone has their own reading pace! But you are certainly not a failure in any way. πŸ™‚

    I look forward to seeing more reviews on your blog! I hope you have a great time being back! πŸ’•

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    1. Thank you so much, Xandra!! You’re too kind. πŸ’•πŸ’•

      It honestly was!! I desperately hope that it never happens again. To be fair, a lot of those books are re-reads of mangas, haha. It’s hard not to feel like I’m never doing enough, but,,, I’m trying! :’)

      Thank you so, so much for your kind words!! πŸ’– Imprinting them in my heart as I type thisβ€”and I really hope you’ll like my upcoming reviews!! xx

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  3. Welcome back, sweets! I know it is easier said than done (and I definitely can’t practice what I am about to preach here), but please don’t stress about needing to go on hiatus from your blog! I and many others follow because we love YOU, not your reading speed or bloghopping prowess. I know uni has been rough on you, and I hope this last month sails on by so you catch some relief. But if you ever need to talk to someone about anything at all, my DMs are always open.

    I can relate to your anxiety so much. The past several months I haven’t had the energy to blog hop like I used to (and love doing), and it’s kind of eaten away at me. You are working on so much right now and it is okay if your focus has to be elsewhere, we’ll be here when you are ready.

    I am so happy to see you on my feed though, love you!

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  4. did i break my blogging hiatus to read this post??? you best believe that i did.
    IM SORRY TO HEAR that your mental health hasn’t been doing great 😭😭 i hope summer gives you time off to spoil yourself and spend hours reading and relaxing.
    blogging hiatuses are rough and they can really badly impact your mental health and that’s totally normal to worry about but LILY WE LOVE YOU AND WILL ALWAYS SUPPORT YOU so you take care of yourself first πŸ’–πŸ’–
    i cant wait to hear about all the books you’ve been reading and stacking up more books to add to my tbr.
    πŸ’–πŸ’–

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    1. AHHH MAY 😭

      Thank you so much, I hope so as well sndjfkdkfs minus the internship that should hopefully be the case! And ahhh I adore you, thank you so much, so much for your kind words, you’re my absolute fave!! πŸ’•πŸ’•

      Sending you all good vibes & five-star books your way!! ✨

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          1. Oooo!! There are quite a few lol! 100 Days of Sunlight is DEFINITELY one of them. I really enjoyed Almost Midnight earlier this year by Rainbow Rowell. Autoboyography was just … LOVE! But the book I KEEP thinking about is If I’m Being Honest … I wasn’t expecting to love it as much as I did!! You???

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  5. Good luck with the rest of your semester! I can totally understand, I’m scared but it’s highly likely that I’ll disappear when my semester starts again in August haha Great reading still – 10 books is awesome. Remember to breathe, relax and take it all one day at a time, stress is never fun ❀

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    1. Ahh thank you, Tania!! 🌸

      I hope you’re taking full advantage of your summer break, then! And that’s mostly because a lot of them are graphic novels/mangas, haha. Will do!!

      Thank you so much for your sweet message. :’)

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  6. WELCOME BACK SIS ❀ ❀ ❀ I'm so so so excited to read your words on your blog again. Definitely take your time writing and reading (but also can i just say that 10 books a month during a hiatus is like still super dang freaking impressive??) like ONLY YOU LILY ONLY YOU~~

    I can't wait to hear and read all about your hospital internship and YES you are SO CLOSE to finishing school, and I am so so so excited for you!! I promise that you will never lose me even if you hiatus for like a year, and you're still just as amazing and valid of a blogger. I tell you all the time but I am 100% here for you, and I can't wait for you to take some time for yourself and just immerse in the blogging and reading world again 😭

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    1. HI HELLO HI MY FAVE ❀️❀️ sdnfjkdsks I LOVE YOU (it’s mostly because I re-read a lot of mangas, tbh!)

      I’ll be sure to keep you updated (but also, same goes for you, I’m so excited to see you slay at your job, and be your fabulous, strong self in the world of finances!!)! πŸ’— And ahhh only two more years left, sobs. :’)

      Iloveyousomuchsnjkdnfjds THANKS. For everything, really. I’m so incredibly lucky to have you in my life 😭😭

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  7. Congrats on your summer internship! Yes, yes, life gets in the way of blogging, but we do what we can, right? Don’t be so hard on yourself. It sounds like you are super busy – and that’s what life is for LIVING! XXOO

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  8. lily, i missed you and your posts so much! i’m sorry that life has been very stressful and that studying is making you feel terrible about yourself (can relate) but you should know that you’re doing amazing and that we all believe in you πŸ’— i can’t wait for you to scream about all the Asian books in particular + to read your blogger nominations post! i can’t believe someone tried to hack into your WP acc – that is truly terrifying. best of luck with the internship too, i know you’re gonna kill it. again, we love you πŸ’—

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    1. Aww thank you so much, Taasia!!

      I’ve missed you so much, and I’m so happy to be back. Your sweet message means the world to me! πŸ˜­πŸ’œ & I’m so excited to finish drafting my nominations (I’m struggling a lot, tbh), I can’t wait to boost all my faves!!

      Love you!!! πŸ’œπŸ’œ

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  9. Hey Lily
    I don’t usually comment but I was so happy to see your post and just wanted to let you know that you were missed.
    Lots of love πŸ’•βœ¨

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  10. Lily!! I’m so happy that you’re back! I actually started my blog and joined the community right at the start of your hiatus and i’m so sad about that :(( I’ve been subsisting on just lurking on your older posts though! (I sound so creepy..) I can’t even imagine how much stress you must’ve been put under! I admire you so much for taking a break, and I hope that your last semester is amazing! and that gif.. okay i stopped watching grey’s a long time ago and I have no idea who that guy is, but he is fine af and I do really really want to know who he’s smirking at !! ok but ten books a month is your worst?? ten books a month is actually a pretty good month for me wow. i’m so excited to read about the new faves you found though! and to read your nominations!

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    1. Ahhh Caitlin, what an honour, that’s so nice to hear & I’m so touched!! :’)

      Thank you!! a;sndjfkdsfs that’s Nico Kim (Alex Landi) in the GIF!! He and Levi Schmitt (Jake Borelli) are way too cute, I may have skipped the season before he appeared because I don’t much care about the rest of the characters anymore, oops.

      I’m very excited to scream about all of that soon!! And very excited to finish my nominations post & read everyone else’sβ€”thanks so much for your sweet message!! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’—

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  11. *hugs* I’ve been on a hiatus since the last week of April and honestly it’s been a whirlwind. I’m so glad you’re coming back (cause I really need to read your blog more and I’m super sorry about that) I feel like I didn’t miss you as much just because you were still active on twitter, just know that despite that, I missed you and I hope your mental health eases up a bit for you cause you deserve to be able to relax lovely ❀

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  12. Welcome back, Lily! I totally feel you, this year has been crazy busy too that even though I managed to sneak some post here and there, I barely able to read any books 😦 It’s a downer really, but it also force myself to take things slower. I’m also about to start my summer internship (next week!!!) and I’m high key nervous ahaha. Good luck for both of us, I hope we can put our knowledge to use and also gain new knowledge from the experience! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Tasya! 😊 I hope busy in a good way, though?? And ahh that’s so exciting, what will you be doing? But you’ve got this, and I hope it all goes well!

      Sending good thoughts your way, and I hope you’ll have the best time at your internship!! πŸ’«

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  13. It’s great to see you again! It sounds like this year has been quite a ride so far – I’m sorry to hear that your mental health’s been a ball-ache and that someone tried to hack into your account. You definitely shouldn’t feel guilty for taking time away, though! Ultimately you should blog because you enjoy it, and everyone who reads and loves your blog, myself included, will completely understand when some important adulting needs to be done. πŸ™‚ I hope you enjoy your internship, that sounds really exciting!

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  14. YAY IM SO GLAD UR BACK!!!!1 im so excited for the book blogger awards! and 10 books is STILL really awesome!! my fave book so far of 2019 has to be aristotle and dante discover the secrets of the universe!! can’t wait for more posts from u ❀

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    1. AHH THANKS, ILSA!! πŸ’ž

      I’m so incredibly excited as well (and also anxious, haha)!! Ah, I feel like Aristotle & Dante a general fave, I’m glad you loved it!! 🌈

      Thanks so much for your sweet message!! Looking forward to chatting more with you over summer, and reading more of your posts!! 😘

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  15. Welcome back! Please take care of your mental health first. I know I share some of those fears as a new blogger with mental health issues especially when it comes to posting often enough (whatever that actually is?) hope you find a good balance and are able to not stress as much.

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  16. LILY! It’s so great to see you posting again and I’m very excited to see more of you on my blogging feed and to hear all about the books you’ve read recently, too. 10 books is already such an awesome feat despite being so busy, honestly you are doing amazing ❀ Take care of yourself first, Lily, we'll always be there for you whenever you're ready, even if you take hiatuses, small or big breaks, we're always here for you. You're amazing ❀ sending you lots of love ❀

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    1. MARIE, I’ve missed chatting with you & reading your blog posts so much ahh. 😭

      (To be fair, 2/3 of them are mangas/short stories/graphic novels, haha :’) but thank you for the confidence boost, nonetheless!!)

      And thank you so much for always being so supportive and kind, you’ve always made my blogging experience a million times brighter!! Sending you all the love as well ❀

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  17. Ah, Lily, I’m so happy you’re back! You are amazing and the sweetest, and I always love seeing your posts and tweets! I’m so sorry about the stress and anxiety you’ve been dealing with, and I’ll fight that hacker for you, ugh, they’re the worst!!!
    I’ve been binging the Office lately, and trying to find reading time in between hopping around all the disney parks. I watched my very first episode of Gray’s Anatomy the other day, and yes, I can totally see how bingeable that show is!
    Take care, friend, love you!!!

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    1. Liz, you’re too kind to me!! πŸ’›πŸ’› Thank you so much, and I’m so glad you enjoy them!!

      I’ve only ever seen a few minutes of The Office, but I’m so sad that I somehow didn’t click with it? I’ll have to give it another try one of these days!! And ahh Grey’s is so incredibly bingeable, and there are a million seasons, so … be careful!! πŸ˜‚

      πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› sending you so much love!!

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  18. Ahhhh Lily, ten books is an amazing number and I’m honestly proud of you for still being able to keep up with books, at all! ❀ oh no, it sucks that your account was hacked and I'm so sorry for all of your mental health issues 😦 sending you all the love!! Also, so hyped for you to be interning at a hospital!! ❀ ❀

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    1. JU, let me tell you my secret: reading mangas, graphic novels, and short stories in-between books. 🀧

      Thank you so much for ahh I hope it goes well, I’m so nervous sndjfkdskd. I can’t wait to chat more with you over the summer!! πŸ’“

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      1. LOL I read all the manga/webtoon a but I’ve never counted them or put them into my gr challenge agahagh it’s too late to start now 😜😩

        okay I hope you have the fun that you can at the hospital. let me know all the ~doctor drama~ lmaooo

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  19. It’s great to see you pop up on my feed again! Sorry to hear about your stress and anxiety for the past while and you definitely shouldn’t feel any guilt for taking a break, blogging is meant to be something we do for fun after all!
    Hope the next few months treat you better and excited to see more posts from you!

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  20. Ahh, Lily!! I already told you this, but I’m SO happy to see you back here!!πŸ’–I can’t wait to read your future posts when you’re ready to post them, and we all love and support you no matter what. *hugs you*
    I’m so sorry to hear about your mental health, please know I’m always here if you need to talk!! & I really hope that finishing up your semester (you’re almost there! you got this!) and being able to relax will help.πŸ’›
    Eek, I’m also so excited for the book blogger awards! I am writing my post as I type this comment. (well, not as I type…but after I finish typing I shall be) SENDING YOU ALL THE LOVE MY FRIEND <3<3

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    1. OLIVIA πŸ’›πŸ’›

      Thank you for your kind words, always!! I’m so happy that we’re both less stressed at the moment, and able to talk more! And ahh I can’t wait to read your blog post, and also to finally finish that blog collab with you! ☺️

      LOVE U!!! πŸ’›

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  21. WELCOME BACK, LOVE!!!! πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›I am so sorry to hear that things have been difficult for you the last few months (I can completely understand that struggle), but I am SO SO SO happy that you are back! I can’t wait to read some more content from you (whenever you have the time to post it, of course). Anyways, if there is anything you ever need, my DMs are always open πŸ™‚

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      1. Me too … but I’m also going to hope that people won’t be upset. I know a few friends have done it and didn’t nominate me but it didn’t bother me whatsoever! My blog is still a baby in comparison to others. I feel as though our community is SUPER supportive and welcoming, so I think it’ll all be okay πŸ™‚

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  22. I’m so glad you’re back but always take all the time you need, your health comes first!! I’m still working on a nomination post πŸ™‚ Also yes omg that is so me: I can’t do movies but bingeing tv shows is a piece of cake. (I’ve been meaning to watch Grey’s since forever but still haven’t gotten around to it ahh and there’s just so much of it?! Everyone talks about SKAM so I think I really need to check it out.)

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          1. Yes omg!! I’m so excited for Season 9 and also the premiere of Pearson, I hope they’re still involved in Pearson,,, based on the teaser I think Harvey is but as for the rest of the cast idk.

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  23. This is such an honest update, and I think that is so admirable. I have severe anxiety as well and have particularly struggled with it this year, and it caused me to stop reading for a few months also. I totally understand the guilt you felt about not blogging/reading/reviewing…glad to hear you’re starting to feel better and get back into some of your favourite things! πŸ™‚

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  24. Lily! It is so nice to see you back πŸ™‚ I was just wondering the other day where you’d gone. I’m so sorry to hear about your mental health struggles. I know everyone says this and it doesn’t always seem sincere but I truly mean it when I say you can message me to chat anytime – I think you’d be surprised by what we have in common ❀ Look after yourself!

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  25. Ah Lily, I was so excited when I saw that you had a new post in my reader!! I’m so sorry that you’ve been having a hard time lately. I totally understand the pressure surrounding not posting as much, but please take care of yourself.I’m here if you ever want to talk. ❀

    Omg I love Skam and Modern Family too!! I've only watched to original Skam so far, but I definitely want to try some of the other ones as well.

    Also, good luck at your internship!

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    1. Annie, you absolute angel!! πŸ’› Thank you so much, what did I do to deserve you. 😭

      Ahhh who’s your favorite character and which season is your favorite? 😍 I’ve only watched the third season of Skam France besides the original, just because I found a video on YouTube by accident, and fell in love with the actors, haha.

      Thank you so much!! ✨✨

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  26. Welcome back from hiatus ❀️ as a fellow newbie who is just back I feel the need to say you got this girl! ✨ mental health should always be put first, and to quote hp, the blogging community will always be here to welcome you home πŸ“–β™‘ ( p. S I am currently doing a rewatch binge of greys and my soul is legit crying. )

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  27. LILY!!! *squishes in suffocating hug* I have missed you so much, love!!! It’s so great to have you back! ❀ I hope your internship at the hospital works out very well! I'm so sorry to hear that your account was hacked! I can hardly imagine how stressful and scary that must've been. And, I still think that reading 10 books is incredible! I hope you've been enjoying all the books that have come your way!

    I've been going on and off hiatus for the past few months, so I can understand a little of what you might've been going through with feelings of failure at blogging. If there's anything my hiatus has taught me, it's that mental health always has to come first, even if our blogs have to become a little inactive. You are such a bright light in this community, Lily, and I don't think any of your friends and followers could forget you! We'll always be right here for you, whenever you are ready to post!

    Wishing you the happiest of Julys, love! I know you'll be able to power through your last few weeks of school! ❀

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    1. KELLY ILY!!! You’re going to make me cry, you’re way too kind to me ahh. 😭

      Thank you s o much for your kind words, and I hope your mental health hasn’t suffered too much because of life and blogging! Know that I’m always here, if you need to talk. πŸ’—πŸ’—

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  28. Welcome back! I really missed reading your posts, so I’m happy to see that you’re back πŸ’— I’m really sorry that the last few months have been so stressful for you, that all sounds very intense and nerve-wracking 😦 I wish you all the best for your summer internship and hope that you’ll find some time to wind down, you definitely deserve it πŸ’• I’ve also been busier than usual this semester, so I’m very happy that I only have a couple of days left 😊

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    1. I missed you all so much ahh I’m really glad to be back as well! πŸ’—πŸ’—

      Thank you so much, I’m actually really enjoying my internship so far, and I hope you survived your semester in one piece & with flourish!

      Sending you love!! πŸ’•πŸ’•

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  29. Hey Lily! I’m awed by the Sprinkles of Diversity program you started and I definitely want to join!! It’s awesome that you’re back you blogging once more! And don’t ever feel like you shouldn’t take a break if you need one. πŸ’™

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