I haven’t talked about what’s going on in my life for a while now so, it’s time to do it again.
As you may know, I finished my bachelor in Arts with a concentration in Criminology last year in Puerto Rico. Right after I finished, I decided to move to Massachusetts because I was accepted at Boston University where I did my master’s degree. It took me only a year of hard work to finish an entire master’s degree program in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Cybercrime & Cybersecurity, and I couldn’t be happier.
I’ve never been that kind of person who is proud of herself, but right after I finished my master’s I thought “you should feel proud of yourself, Nino”, and I freaking am. I’ve never been so happy and proud of myself in my life and it’s an amazing feeling.
If you follow me on my personal instagram (@marie.nino) you may know that I’m in a relationship. I didn’t believe in relationships and commitments, and I always thought “when you learn to love yourself you can love someone else”. I’ve always had a battle with myself because I always felt ugly, not enough, and more stupid things that I don’t even want to remember anymore. Long story short, I didn’t love myself.
Now I love myself more than ever, and I believe I can do anything if I want to. My mental health is so good right now and it makes me happy. I’m finally with someone I met a few years ago and loved ever since. He’s my favorite person in the whole world, and nobody has treated me the way he does. Such a gentleman, I swear.
Last year I decided to take a break from social medias and my book blog because my mental health was really, really bad. My anxiety was out of control and I felt like I couldn’t handle it anymore. Said break lasted until recently because I started feeling a lot better. I activated my bookstagram, and I came back to my blog. Even though I don’t post as often as I used to, it’s good to be back. I don’t want to pressure myself with posting 3-4 times a week, taking photos, trying to achieve a reading goal… I just don’t think that’s good for my mental health.
I’ve been reading slower than ever. I used to read 2-3 books a week, or 7-9 every month but now even if I read only 2 books in a month I feel really good. I’ve been trying to catch up with my reviews, with recent bookish news, booktube, and a lot more so, hang in there… more blog posts are coming for you guys. I do have a goal for the month of August because I came to Puerto Rico for vacation and I brought 10 books so, I want to read them before I leave.
If any of you is going through hard times, and feel like your mental health is out of control, don’t be afraid of taking a break. They are necessary just as anything else.
If you guys want to read specific blog posts, please let me know in the comments. I would love to post what you guys really want. Also, share with me your life updates, I would love to chat about them with all of you.
Thank you so much for reading. Until next time, xoxo.