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farewell, january!

january was a good start to 2017. i felt extremely nervous and unsure for the entirety of THE FUTURE during the first few days, but i’m better now. i auditioned for two ballet summer programs last month, which went better than i expected. i’ve decided to go to american ballet theatre’s summer program again, so i’ll be in new york for the summer! it seems a little surreal to go again. ? i was sick the last two weeks of january so my days have mostly been filled with snotty tissues but *shrug*. that’s what happens when it rains for ten minutes in los angeles. (kidding! it was actually pretty cold for us OKAY.)

read this month:

january was SUCH a good reading month, i’m finding it hard to believe it myself. maybe it’s because the new year didn’t give me the pressure of needing to finish a reading goal, but i actually WANTED TO READ. i haven’t felt this motivated in probably… six months. and these were all such good books i feel so :”’).

monthly favorites

foresights of febraury

i feel like i always say this but MAN i’m so excited for this next month. february is small but mighty. there are some surprises coming on the blog, so keep your eyes peeled for that.. *wink wink* i’m also staying with my sister in new york for a month (for ballet auditions) and it will be my first time experiencing a ~real~ winter. snow??? degrees lower than the 40’s??? AH. i don’t know if i should be worried or EXTREMELY PUMPED. probably a bit of both.

monthly goals:

  • cook more often
  • read the bible daily
  • be more mindful

anything exciting happened to you in january? do you have any february plans? let me know in the comments!

Alexandra Ling

alexandra is a nineteen-year-old content creator and avid reader. when she's not on the internet or hiding behind pages, you can find her training to be a professional ballet dancer. she finds writing about herself in third-person strange.

  • Goodluck with the ballet auditions! And yay for you for reading books 😀 I didn’t read much in January (and February…) because the slump I have is not leaving yet :/

  • Laura Mareno

    I need to get back on track with reading! So far I’ve only read 2 books! Glad you enjoy Harry Potter! It’s my favorite! kisses:D


  • Good luck in New York (with both the auditions and the winter weather)! I really want to read Caraval since I’ve heard absolutely amazing things about it. And I still need to read Passenger, but now I have an audiobook of it, so hopefully soon!
    -Monica @ Tomes Project

  • Aubrey’s Book Nook

    haha you are so adorable… just saying. EVERYONE has been sick and I have no idea where it came from. I WANT TO READ CARAVAL SO SO SO BADLY everyone says it has been soo good and I am afraid to be disappointed but at the same time I NEED IT! ugh. the struggle. motivation is so hard to find, but hang in there. I’m a HS senior, and the senioritis is real let me tell ya. Thanks for sharing!!!

  • Natalie

    Have fun in New York! I hope it snows you for you. I saw you mention Caraval somewhere and since then I’ve been so intrigued by it – it just sucks that I’m so far behind on reading (I mean, I still haven’t read The Raven King yet). Glad that your january reading was so good! Also, I’m catching up on your posts so beware of the onslaught of comments…