Just in case you find a few hours to yourself this holiday season, whether on a plane, or perhaps, hiding in the closet when family visits so you can avoid post-election mayhem (preferably with a glass of wine or other beverage of choice), here are some books you might like that have been sitting on my nightstand gathering dust now that I’m in graduate school.
It’s hard to believe I’m already halfway through my journalism program. With graduation day just one semester away, I already know I’m going to miss it here. After decades of dreaming and planning for my launch back into academia – this incredible experience is going by way too fast. Funny, when I was a young student I couldn’t wait to get out of school. This time around they’ll have to take me out kicking and screaming.
And, just in case you’re wondering…Freshman 10 isn’t just for freshman. The only thing that would make this complete is if I developed acne…no wait.
Did I mention that final exams are coming soon? Remember that panicky feeling? Well, honestly, I’m just too darn tired to be freaking out. I lost my shizz when I first when back to school – panic attacks in the middle of the night – but now I’m in the groove. “It’s gonna be ok,” I whisper, reaching for another chocolate.
Even though I love being back on campus surrounded by brilliant minds (omg, they’re so young!) I’m looking forward to the holiday break. Three weeks of no school – yippee! (I’m dreaming of a hammock, a warm gentle breeze, a fruity drink, and waves crashing in the background.)
I hope to catch up on my reading, and writing on my blog, too. Please know I miss you all. And I am so thankful you’re sticking around while I’m busy doing homework. (That sounds funny to me too!)
With no further a dew, here’s what’s on my list. I hope you’ll share what you’re reading in the comments below.
Books to read while hiding from your family this holiday season. Just kidding! (Not really.):
Beyond The Break by Kristen Mae
I Just Want To Be Perfect by Jen Mann
If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse? By Gina Barreca
No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm The Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
One For The Money by Janet Evanovich
Smart Mom Rich Mom: How To Build Wealth While Raising A Family by Kimberly Palmer
The Beautiful Possible by Amy Gottleib
The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
There Was A Fire Here by Risa Nye
This Is Not My Beautiful Life by Victoria Fedden