Life Update! I'm back.....I think?!

It's been forever since I ventured onto the blogosphere and even as I type this post, I'm not actually sure if I'll be able to stick around. *Sigh.* My Mac isn't fixed yet, so that's been a pain. It's so frustrating.

But while I'm here, I thought I'd do a life update. It's too late for a October wrap-up, which I missed, and so a general update seems more fitting.

Hope you're all doing well!

A summary of recent life events ;) 

- NaNoWriMo isn't happening for me this month. I decided I was putting too much pressure on myself to get 50k words in about  days ;) That just wasn't looking good. So I took a deep breath and resigned myself to the fact NaNo wasn't gonna happen this month.
However, I plan to start my novel in December. Writing needs to happen either way :)

- Reviews haven't been written, thanks to my stupid Mac, so my backlog is looking rather intimidating. As soon as I'm permanently back, you're gonna be inundated with book reviews. You've been warned ;)

- Netflix is my saviour at the moment. Because I haven't been able to write or blog, I've been reading a ton and watching a lot of Netflix. I'm re-watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S (not sure what number rewatch this, still watching Gilmore Girls for the first time (on season 4 and it's pretty much meh at the moment), and I'm re-watching The Vampire Diaries because I miss those characters so freaking much. How naive and innocent they all were in the first season. *Sob*.

(Except Damon. Duh).

I also watched a new mini series that came to Netflix, called Bodyguard. It's nothing outstanding, but still a decent political action drama.

- I handed in my CV to my local dvd store. I asked them about a job a while ago and they didn't have anything. Then recently, they put a sign up asking for people in emergencies (since they already have a full staff), so I stuffed myself pull of anxiety pills (not kidding) and handed in my CV. It was a nerve-wracking, but at least it's done. Now just to wait and see if anything comes of it.

- I re-designed my blog! It's been a long time coming (my previous template has been giving trouble in forever) and I'm still not 100% satisfied (are we ever?), but it's an improvement from my last one, I think. Please let me know what you think?!

- My mental health has been really bad these last few weeks. It was the MacBook situation, I think, and the CV thing, and altogether I've been feeling extremely low and un-motivated and anxious. Social media has really affected me, too.  As much as I love it, it can also be so toxic.

- Blog-hopping will happen. I promise. I miss everyone's blogs so freaking much and I am desperate to come round and comment. It might take a while, but I will get to you!

- Bookmail! These are books that I acquired either from publishers, or bought myself, or won in giveaways :)

How have you been? What are you reading and watching? How's your November been so far? How's NaNoWriMo going?