January 2019 Wrapup


January just disappeared. One second it was New Year’s, and suddenly I’m sitting at my desk writing a wrapup post. Where’d it all go?

Anyway, this was a busy month, and I didn’t get the chance to post as frequently as I’ve wanted to. One of the aspects of the blog that I’ve been focusing on lately is trying to figure out a frequent and consistent blogging schedule. On my days off from my full-time job, I have no issue sitting down and pushing out five or six articles, but on days that I have to go into work, it’s so hard to wake up early enough to do the same. I’m trying to get into the habit of writing twice as many posts as I normally would on my days off to schedule out for days that I work, so hopefully, you guys will start seeing posts becoming more consistent in February.

Here’s a quick look at challenges and posts on Read Yourself Happy.

Sugar-Free Challenge


Sugar-Free Challenge Post One
Week One Update
Week Two Update

Some of you may have noticed that I never posted a week three update in my sugar-free challenge that I announced on January 1st. The reason for that was that I simply didn’t have anything new to say. This challenge was essentially a big fail for me in a lot of ways: I didn’t lose any weight and didn’t notice any change in my mood or skin. The only thing that changed was that many of my dreams during January ended up being about eating sugar.

I’m not saying that there’s no point in cutting sugar from your diet. I’m sure, even though I didn’t see physical manifestations in myself, that reducing the amount of sugar and artificial foods you eat still has an overall wonderful effect on my health. I think I was probably just setting expectations that were much too high to be met.

Book Reviews


I had a pretty great reading month in January.

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Articles and Bookish Fun


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