Time. It’s flying. Fast. And I can’t catch it. Where has it gone?
It’s the end of December and the New Year is creeping up on us. January is going to be crammed with the stress of exams and the excitement of the new semester. I’ll be scrambling to use those tips to help me pass!
In this post, I’ll be sharing my 2017 year in review as well as the my answers to YOUR questions and a special announcement. I’M GOING ON HIATUS!
I read 37 books this year. I didn’t set my goal too high, initially starting my goal of reading 30 books in late spring. This year I intend on “raising the bar.”
Here’s a stat from my Year in Books.
hehe sooo I don’t have much to share for this category…
I just love this awesome blog! I love just about every post that comes out! What made you want to start it? Aww, thank you! I wanted to start my blog to share my thoughts with the world and interact with like-minded people.
Where do you get your blog post ideas? I have compiled a gigantic list of post ideas in my blogging journal, which I got from other blogs and social media platforms, like Pinterest.
How do you manage to post twice a week? If you’ve been paying close attention, then you’ve noticed that I’ve been a little inconsistent with posting twice a week. I’ve learned that it’s okay if you miss a day. People may wonder why you haven’t posted, but they’ve been there. Life happens.
Where do you make your lettering/flower images? I get my graphics from a variety of free websites such as AngieMakes, Fox+Hazel, and more.
What helps get followers so I’m not just talking to my aunt and my dad? Haha! Get out there by commenting on blogs and other platforms, linking to your blog. But don’t post fake comments and advertise. Be sentimental and honest.
How long have you been blogging? I started this blog, Joy Unspeakable, in June of 2017! I just had my 6-month blogiversary.
Do you plan on being a professional lifestyle blogger? I’m not sure where this blog will take me!
What are your favorite topics to post on? I love posting about my faith and the truth of Jesus!
How did you come up with your blog name? I wrote a bunch of name ideas on a post it note and really loved the sound of Joy Unspeakable! The joy of salvation is, truly, unspeakable! I hope to focus more on Chrstitainity in the
What’s your favorite song? I don’t have a favorite, but I’ve been loving The Piano Guys covers lately.
Do you play any instruments and what are they? I play Violin (have been for 9+ years) and Piano (for as long as I can remember!)
What are a few of your favorite Christmas carols? O Holy Night, O Come O Come Emmanuel, and What Child is This!
What type of cake do you like best? (chocolate, ice cream, cheese cake, etc.) I LOVE ALL CAKE! Ahh so hard to choose. I think I’d pick cheesecake!
Do you like spicy food? In moderation.
What is your favorite food? I love pizza (so generic) and brownies. If you know me well, you know I adore any sweet baked good.
Which would you choose: sword or bow and arrows? Bow and arrows! So much more of a Susan than a Peter! #awkwardnarniareference
What’s your favourite genre to read? I love historical fiction!
What are your top favorite books? (Asking for just one is too hard, I know!) I love Wonder, the Viking Quest Series, and the Anne of Green Gables series.
What’s your favourite color? I don’t have one! At this time I’m really liking deep reds, like maroon.
Before you guys start freaking out, I’m not leaving forever
though I did think about it. I’m only leaving on a short long 4 week hiatus. I’ll still be in the blogging world but taking a break from posting and sending out emails. Here are some reason’s I’m taking a break.
I need to step back | Blogging is sooo much fun. But it’s also a ton of work. I feel like lately I haven’t been able to give my all into blogging. I’ll take this hiatus to regain my composure and start back up on a good foot. I also need time to rethink my mission for my blog.
I have exams | I need to take some things out of my life right now to focus on studying for exams and preparing for the new semester.
I need time to focus on life | Blogging has been taking up time out of my life that could be used for more productive things (not saying that it’s bad.)
When will I be gone? | January 1-26th, 2018. I know it may seem like a lot
eek a whole month, but this gives me time to set aside distractions to focus on exams and life.
I do hope you understand! I won’t be leaving you forever and when I come back, I’ll be ready as ever to face the new season.
So I don’t really have any New-Year resolutions
surprise surprise, although I do have some things I want to aim to do in 2018. What are you planning to accomplish in the new year? (COMMENT DOWN BELOW!)
What is something you accomplished and are proud of?
What does 2018 hold for you?
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Jeremiah 29:11
Let us take a moment of silence to state the fact that this post is over 1,000 words long XD