The year of making time – an update

We are nearly three months into 2014 and I wanted to update you all in my plan for 2014 – the year of making time!

Well, I would say my year of making time has started off very well! I have learnt to use a sewing machine. Given my family’s craft history it was bound to happen to me at some point.

I have also helped my husband paint the downstairs loo and started tackling the garden.

Other achievements include being accepted on the LLM panel for my book reviewing. When I received the email to say I was accepted I actually shouted out “yes!!!”. I was at work at the time and I did get a few strange looks but I didn’t care. Being complimented on my “blogger style” really did give me a feeling of I can actually do this and do it well.

Also being approved by bookbridr was also an exciting moment of the past 3 months. It’s a platform between publishers and bloggers which is a fantastic idea and I have loved being part of it.

My pledge for making time for myself has pushed me to read more. I would
Like to thank the publishers and authors that have let me read and review their books. I have read so many different books and I will be honest and say that I have enjoyed every single one. I have been lucky that so far I haven’t had to write a difficult review.

I think the books that have stuck out for me so far this year include Zenith Hotel, The Summer at the Lake and The Dead Wife’s Handbook.

I have also had the pleasure of being part of some blog tours. 3 months ago I didn’t even know what a blog tour was.

After such a strong start to my first 3 months I have no option but to carry on. I think my idea of making more time for me was a pretty good one. Go ahead steal my idea. You won’t regret it.