February was full of a lot of "firsts" for me, which was both exhausting and exciting.
As some of you may know, I work in international education. In my specific line of work, I help to bring university students to come to the United States to work during their academic break. I do a lot of positive engagement with government officials and whatnot, so I haven't had the chance to do a lot of traveling. My colleagues travel all around the world and throughout the United States.
This time, I was able to travel to Jamaica and the Dominican Republic for a hiring event. And let me tell you, it was so much fun. I was able to see my old students, pretend that I know how to speak Spanish, and I even met a Marley (there are a lot of them so I guess that's not too surprising). While it was so much fun, it was exhausting to be on the go basically all day for a week straight. I ended up getting really really sick on my last day in Jamaica and let me tell you - it is not fun flying for five hours when you have a fever and the chills. Airports are full of gross germs. Luckily, two days of bed rest (and some antibiotics) cured me, and I'm right back!
I sucked when it came to reading and blogging. I was doing pretty well the first week of February, but then everything went to hell. I had to go on a 10-day hiatus because I couldn't bring myself to schedule posts for my time overseas, and then I got super sick and couldn't even bring myself to look at a computer or pick up a book. I did attend the BHP twitter chat on February 28 which really got the wheels turning for future blog content. I'm excited to share with you all, but I need to make sure I know what I'm doing first! Bullet journal to the planning rescue!
Well, this is embarrassing. I only read five books in February, and one was a 100-page novella. Ugh. This is what happens when I'm anxiety-ridden apparently. And to top it all of, the majority of these reads were 3-star reads (Hunted, Appealed, and Wayfarer). That was also my highest rating. My least favorite read was The Beast is an Animal, which I gave 2 stars. March will be better, surely.
Ah March, the month I redeem myself. I hope to read at leat 14 books and get all of my March reviews up and submitted to publishers. I also went overboard at my library and checked out 10 books so I need to read all of those before they're due. I need to practice restraint. I don't have anything crazy happening in March so I should be around a lot more, especially on instagram!
Did you do anything fun in February?
How many books did you read?