Hello, fellow Saloners. It’s been a long time; I’ve developed some really poor reading and blogging habits the last few months, and I’m feeling pretty down about them. Part of this is exacerbated by things going on in my life. For those who laugh at the idea of a quarterlife crisis, I can assure you it’s real. My twenty-fifth birthday is coming up on Wednesday, and I’m having a hard time with the fact that nothing in my life is as I thought it would be when I turned 25. I feel like I have no control over anything in my life.

And certainly, there are things in my life that I can’t control. But there are things that I can control, and one of those things is my blogging. I sat down with my paper journal and mapped out a couple different plans to get back on track, particularly where my reviews are concerned. I’m majorly backlogged on reviews. I’m usually never more than one or two behind, and right now, I’m 10 reviews behind. That concerns me more than anyone knows. I’d written tentative dates in my calendar to write these reviews, but haven’t been able to do so yet. The logical solution would be to write these ten reviews off and start fresh, but my brain can’t quite deal with that, either. So I’ve come up with a solution I think will work, at least in the interim. Stay tuned for all those reviews. They’re coming, I promise.

I’m also hoping to go through the pages and links here at Reading and Ruminations during the next few weeks and make sure everything is up to date. So watch for everything to seem a little less haphazard around here as well. It’s a work in progress.

I am curious, though. Do you feel yourself falling in to bad blogging habits? If so, how do you counter them? Because I’d really like to avoid feeling like my blog is this far behind in the future.

Hope everyone has a fantastic Sunday. I’m hoping for a return to my normal Sunday Salon habits now, including more bookish content next weekend.