This month I read 44 books, which is typical for me. I decided to tell you what happened this month, so here we go. This month didn’t start so high, the family had to say farewell to Abby, our dog, and that made the whole feel lost. It was time to face one of my fears head on, I returned to a hair salon, in this case, a barbershop after a lot of anxiety I did it, and it changed the way I look at myself. The magic of a haircut!
I’ve been able to stay in my “happy place.” The reason is I was able to find my comfort zone and got me through hard times, including being sick with a chest infection. A few days ago I got a text from this person saying that I’m “toxic” person, I don’t think I’m but if I ever hurt anyone I’m sorry harming or triggering anyone isn’t my aim in life.
I’m meeting my third endocrinologist on the 24th this month so wish me because I’m scared of the unknown and that my case is rejected but, I’m not going to give up because I know I’m a man and that’s what’s important to me.
So I did this with Terra @ bookbanditblog and here are the challenges.
Life Underwater by Matthew J. Metzger counts for challenges 1, 4,5
From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon counts for challenge 2.
Dear Martin by Nic Stone counts for challenge 3.
Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss by Kasie West counts for challenge 7.
I couldn’t do challenge 6 because I didn’t have a graphic novel to read.
Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss by Kasie West 3/5 stars. Life Underwater by Matthew J. Metzger 3/5 stars. From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon 3/5 stars. Dear Martin by Nic Stone 5/5 stars.
Let me start with writing and reading. I’ve writing begun a novel. This year I’ve read 472 books, about 142,758 pages. Some of my favourites are The Pants Project by Cat Clarke, Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills, Kat and Meg Conquer the World by Anna Priemaza, Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah.
The first thing that was good that I remember for the first month of the year, I became friends with my best friend at a workshop on storytelling. A week after that I ended up in A and E (ER) with a gallstone attack, and that’s how I spent my 22nd birthday. February, I ended up in the hospital with another attack. I and my ex restarted dating. I also published my first book in February. March, my mum got sick, so my cholecystectomy got postponed to June. Nothing worth mentioning happened in April or May. June I had my surgery, completely forgot my best friend’s birthday, which I still feel guilty about to this day. July I recovering from surgery, which I must say went well.
In August my now ex-boyfriend came to Malta for a holiday, dumped me after few hours after he met me face to face for the first time. That week and the week after that my anxiety really kicked in, thankful my friends, family, psychologist and social worker helped me put myself back together. In November the first real gender clinic in Malta opened which is very meaningful to me. My Cerebral Palsy has been acting up which makes my life a bit more challenging but, hey I’ll be okay it’s nothing that I haven’t dealt with before.