Day 1 – Blogeversary/Birthday Week!!! Changes & Challenges plus Prezzies

September 8, 2014 Contest, Misc Info 3

Crazy but Book-A-Holic Anon is 2..  yes 2.. We aren’t going to say how old I’m turning but the site is 2…

This year has been a year of quite a few changes in both my personal life and in my blog life.

The blog is still a work in progress and I thank all the people who have helped me over the past year either by visiting the site as a guest, providing me with books so I can fan girl over them on the site or by just being there when I needed someone to bounce ideas off of.  I always appreciate everything people have been willing to do for me or with me so THANK YOU!!!  I’ve met so many people over the past couple of years and while I still haven’t completely gotten the hang of things I think I’ve changed the site in minor ways that I hope make it better for those who visit.  I’ve extended my appreciation for the publicists and authors for entrusting me with the fun stuff I’ve been able to share and I hope to grow this year in both a blog sense and a personal sense.  Be prepared to see more fun stuff as I get my self more organized and I have some fun books in the pipeline to share/giveaway over the next few months.

My personal life has undergone a MAJOR change.  I was in a long-term relationship which had been unhealthy for a very long time.  It wasn’t a matter of if the relationship would end it was a matter of exactly when it would finally be over.  There is nothing worse than feeling trapped in a relationship where you just feel drained of all energy because the other person needs to be the center of attention and catered to in every way.  There were issues that both of us contributed but I want a partner and not someone that just needs a mother to cater to them.  I realized as this came to a sudden end at the end of June that I had items I loved which had been stored for over a decade because we had no place to display them.  Mind you we lived in a large loft and if he could display his stuff all over I don’t know why I accepted that mine couldn’t seem to have any space.  We also moved units in the same building because he wanted to be in a unit that was an exact match of his old place a few years previously.  It was smaller with even less storage but to keep the peace I sucked it up and conceded.  I could go on and on about the ways I felt marginalized but you know…  he isn’t worth it and I’m very happy being out on my own again in a space that I chose, decorated and am making my own.  I’ve got a lot on my plate with work, school, personal time and the blog but I wouldn’t trade one thing because via this blog and my activity on Twitter I’ve met many wonderful people who have taught me a lot!  Thanks to all of you and thanks for being patient with me as I transitioned to this new place.

Now for the fun stuff —- I will be doing giveaways all week with many different items that I’ve gathered over the past year.  I hope everyone enjoys this as much as I do!!!  All giveaways will be open to any entrants as they will be print copies so please have fun entering…  Besides the items pictured each day there will be misc swag and such included since I can..

Day 1 – Vivian Arend!!!  I adore Vivian and was incredibly shocked when she pulled a quote from my review of Rocky Ride for the back cover…. Shocked I tells ya!!  I’m happy to be giving away a copy of it and a copy of Rocky Mountain Desire plus a Samhain tote bag to one winner.  Both books are signed and trust me both are SMOKING HOT!!!

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To enter just comment below answering this quick question – What challenge or change did you go thru recently which was for the better once the initial hurt or shock was over?  This will be open for comment until September 19th at 11:59 pm US Central.

3 Responses to “Day 1 – Blogeversary/Birthday Week!!! Changes & Challenges plus Prezzies”

  1. Timitra

    Happy 2nd Anniversary!!! I’m so glad you got out of that situation! My time of the month is very painful I’ve been dealing with it practically from the very first time it showed this year I was fed up of dealing with it so I’ve started going by this doctor and while I’m nowhere near the end of this journey things are slowly but surely getting better. The biggest challenge for me has been not being able to eat or drink certain things that I love I know it’s for the best but man is it hard to give up.

  2. Amy Rickman

    A recent disappointment was my youngest deciding not to continue with classes at the junior college. On a positive note he advised me yesterday that he was thinking about starting back up next semester (fingers crossed). I don’t have a college degree and I’ve tried to stress to him that he should at least try for his associates degree.

  3. Jane

    Happy Blogoversary, Steph. We’ve come to realize someone who we thought was a friend really wasn’t. Sucks to find out that a treasured friendship is so fickle.