Leaving Twitter was the best decision for me after years of struggling with the toxicity of the platform.
You may have noticed that I've been a bit absent over the past month, and I wanted to make a quick post explaining that. I jumped into the new year all gung-ho to start making YouTube videos, post every single day, get back onto Bookstagram - the whole shebang. Unfortunately, however, my brain decided that… Continue reading Where Have I Been? An Unintended Hiatus
Are y'all ready for a bunch of new content in 2021!! I know I am! Since I didn't get to do a lot of the things that I had planned in 2020, this new year is going to be chock-full of exciting things for Read Yourself Happy! No need for a bunch of preamble. Let's… Continue reading New Updates for Read Yourself Happy
Just a quick note - aside from Kindle Daily Deals, I'm going to be taking the day off from blogging due to my birthday. I hope all of you are staying safe! See you guys tomorrow! Don’t forget to follow me on social media: YouTube | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Instagram | Amazon Wishlist If you would like to support Read Yourself Happy, you… Continue reading Quick Note About Today’s Posts
If you've been wondering why there haven't been any updates to Read Yourself Happy lately, it's because my boyfriend and I recently moved. While we weren't planning on moving, it ended up working out for the best - our leasing office decided that they wanted to renovate our unit, so they moved us into a much nicer… Continue reading A Few Thoughts About Moving
Today is an exciting day for Read Yourself Happy. The blog is officially one year old as of today! The past year has been really exciting. Before I set up this website at the beginning of September 2018, I'd known for a while that I wanted to start another blog (previously, I'd had blogs about… Continue reading Read Yourself Happy is One Year Old Today!
I've written before about how I have a speech impediment, specifically a lisp and rhotacism. I wanted to talk a little bit more about that today, and about how two little comments led to my becoming severely depressed. While I did experience some bullying about the way I talk in middle school, I didn't encounter… Continue reading How Two Little Comments Destroyed Me
At the beginning of last year, I started a new full-time job, one that had great health benefits. Previous to this, I had worked jobs that either didn't offer health care or didn't offer good healthcare. I'd gone most of my twenties without having insurance, which meant I had zero access to mental health care. Once I… Continue reading My Bipolar Type II Diagnosis
Hey friends! I just wanted to let you know that I will not be able to post any content on Thursday, June 13. I'm working a 9am-11pm at my day job, and as such will not have any time to log onto the blog. Instead, I'll be posting content on Saturday of this week to… Continue reading Quick Note: Posting Schedule Change
My amazing mother passed away on Memorial Day, 2010. She had been sick, but her death was still unexpected. The guy I was dating at the time drove me (while I was weeping uncontrollably) nine hours to be by her side, but she wasn't conscious by the time I got there. She died shortly after… Continue reading Remembering My Mother on Mother’s Day
I've written about my issues with anxiety and depression on this blog before, but I want to talk about a specific problem that arose out of my depression that I wasn't aware of until recently. I'm a bit ashamed of it, but I'm proud of myself for being aware of the issue so that I… Continue reading When Love of Literature Becomes Book Buying Obsession
I've been wanting to set up a book-centric Instagram account for a while, and I finally dived in this week! Read Yourself Happy - Instagram It's just getting started, but I'll be posting around two to three bookish pictures per day! I'll also be hosting a giveaway when I get to 1000 Instagram subscribers. I'm… Continue reading Introducing My Bookstagram!
At the beginning of the month, I announced that I would be going sugar-free for the month of January in an attempt to detox a bit from all the sugar I'd starting eating. Last week, I shared my thoughts at the end of the first week, which can basically be summed up with: I noticed… Continue reading Sugar-Free January – Week Two