*stealthily peeks from around the corner*
Hi, remember me?
Well, I’m back! Sort of. Maybe. I can definitely give you an definite answer if someone can predict the future for me. As of this moment, I’m thinking of coming back and posting once a week or so, or whatever I can manage, no pressure. What I can do is give you guys a definite answer about why I’ve been MIA for more than a year. I seriously can’t believe that it’s been more than a year.
For everyone new who accidentally stumbled upon this post, hi, I’m Kelly! I’ve been blogging on Effortlessly Reading for three long years until I suddenly just disappeared without a trace – DUN DUN DUN – and reemerged just now. I wasn’t kidnapped by aliens, I promise. I was just kidnapped by a very busy life.
What I was doing for the past year or so was:
I’m currently in graduate school!
When you last heard from me, I was a senior in college, stressing out about the six accounting classes I was currently taking. After finishing college and cramming for the GMAT, I was accepted into the Master’s program I wanted to get into (still can’t believe I got accepted into the program honestly). Now, I’m on my second semester of graduate school and it is even more tiring than college was. You thought college was hard? Wait until you hear this about graduate school: you learn TWO semesters worth of college education in ONE semester of graduate school. Yeah, I know. Now imagine how crazy the textbooks and exams are. Hint: One chapter in a textbook is more than SIXTY PAGES. Therefore, one exam based on six chapters means more than three hundred and sixty pages of reading material. Yeah.
I’ve been interning!
I’ve mentioned that I was interning at an accounting firm more than a year ago and I’m still interning there! It can get extremely busy there, especially during tax season.
I’ve been doing other stuff (really vague, I know)!
If you want me to get a bit more specific, I’ve joined a graduate club and it’s been really fun but also busy so far, took SIX accounting classes in one semester like I’ve mentioned above (yeah, I know, what was I thinking?!), spent a lot of time studying for the GMAT (for those of you who don’t know what the GMAT is, imagine a harder SAT exam to get into business school), survived my first semester of graduate school (when people learned how “young” I was, they actually started petting me), and gone through some personal issues that I cannot mention sadly because they are personal.
But enough about me and my life, how are all of you? I’ve missed out on SO much! What books should I be fangirling over? What books should I look forward to reading? What books should I avoid at all costs? What books do I NEED in my hands?
And if you’re new, don’t be afraid to introduce yourself in the comment section below!
To give you guys an initiative – I really want to add some 2017 books onto my to be read list and want to meet all the new bloggers out there – I’ll be hosting an international giveaway!
One winner will win a 2017 book of their choice! The giveaway is international as long as The Book Depository delivers to you.
Terms & Conditions:
- This contest is open INTERNATIONALLY as long as The Book Depository delivers to you.
- The giveaways will run until April 30, 2017.
- You must be 18 years or older, or have parents’ permission to enter.
- All your entries will be disqualified if you pickup entries for something you haven’t done. (I had to do this for so many of my last giveaways, please don’t make me do this again.)
- If you only use ONE account to do all these tasks and enter under different names, they will still only constitute as ONE entry.
- If the winner does not respond to my e-mail within 48 hours, I will have to choose another winner.
- I am not responsible for any items lost in the mail.