Thursday, March 21, 2013

Goodbye.... Forever?

5 years ago, this month, I started blogging. 9 months before that I started reviewing (for a company at that time). Today is a very sad day... The day when I must tell you guys that I will no longer be reviewing. I have debated about quitting for the past year. There are many reasons why and since you have all been so loyal to me I will tell you...

Reason number one: It is no longer fun. I am too busy to do something that feels like a chore. When I have to force myself to write reviews, it's time to take a breather. I still love reading though, just not on a schedule.

Reason number two: My husband and I are trying to start a family. Though it could be months or years before I get pregnant (if ever) preparing for that is going to take up some of my time. I am working tons of hours saving for baby H.

Reason number 3: My job. As stated above, I work a lot of hours as a hemodialysis tech. I work 12/13/14 hour shifts 4 or sometimes 5 days a week. That takes away a big chunk of my time.

Reason number 4: Nursing school. I am planning on starting nursing school in a couple months (and yes I am aware that I am crazy). There goes any time I had left.....

Thank you guys for a wonderful 5 years. This has brought me so many great things and I am appreciative of everything. I have a wonderful new friend, Lexi, that I made because of reviewing. I was able to meet some incredible authors. I was the YA interviewer at the West Hollywood Book Fair. I was offered an internship with a well known publisher. All I can say is thank you, over and over again.

   When I get pregnant I may start a pregnancy blog. If I do I will post the information here. Also, who knows... Maybe I will miss reviewing in a few months and come back. For now, Goodbye.

Love you all.

Ps. There are a few more reviews that I set months ago that will appear here. 


Chrissy TheEveryFreeChanceReader said...

Best of luck to you! Having a family is a joy. Don't give up reading! eReaders are best for those late night feedings! (I have three...loved my eReader even more during those times. Very hard to hold a bottle and a book. An eReader can set on the armrest.) - That's my two reading mom to another potential reading mom.

Goldie @ My Book Musings said...

Wow! Goodluck with all your upcoming endeavors. :)

Wrighty said...

You will be missed but change can be a good thing! You have a full plate and this does get extra hard when it's not fun. I couldn't have done it at that stag of my life and I only do it now because I have more time. Best wishes with everything and I hope you do come back sometime. You can reinvent your blog as you reinvent yourself! I look forward to meeting your future bundle(s) of joy!!

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

Will miss you, but you gotta do what's best for you! Hope you will be happy with all your new turn of events! Sounds like you will be very busy!

Leigh Purtill said...

Ashley! Any one of those reasons is enough to stop reviewing. But all 4? That's a lot to handle! I am so happy to have met you in person at the book fair. Good luck to you and your husband!

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