The Shallow End – January 2021

Original Photo Credit: Ed Robertson / Unsplash

Hello January & Happy New Year!

As weird as last year was, I tried really hard to cultivate and stick to a weekly routine. But honestly, it’s been pretty nice to just rest the last few weeks. And while normally I’m encouraged to sort of “hit the ground running” this time of year, I’m honestly looking to just ease back into my routine when I’m ready…

One thing I am looking forward to working on is starting a new themed sketchbook this month. Taking a bit of a break from creating so many finished pieces, and focusing just on playing with ideas and different media to start this year. I’ll definitely share it in a sketchbook tour when it’s done!


Not watching a ton of TV lately, except for X-Files, of course. Mostly playing video games — Immortals Fenyx Rising is a blast. The puzzles stress me out, but it helps that it’s funny, reminds me of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (my favorite!), and I’m a sucker for Greek mythology.

In the last month, I’ve also become one of those weird people that actually enjoys working out? I’ve been trying to make time to move around and keep active since this last summer, but I recently learned about Sydney Cummings on Youtube and am totally addicted. I’m super late to the party, but I’m almost a month into her Summertime Fine series, and I love it! My only goal is to stay consistent and keep at it! Not my strength in this area, but something to work toward. One day at a time!


Since re-starting the Expanse series books, I’ve been diving back into fiction more. I recently read Evvie Drake Starts Over, which was a delightful rom-com of a novel. Not gonna lie, I loved it! I also read the YA mystery The Inheritance Games, and despite the comparison to Knives Out (so good!), I thought it was just alright. Oh well… But I did want to read another mystery after that, so over Christmas I read the -very grim- detective novel In the Woods, since I’ve had a copy for ages. Despite the super dark story, I actually really liked the way it was written/narrated and it kept me guessing! So that was…fun? And it was at least interesting to try a different genre for a bit!


Anyway, thanks for joining me in The Shallow End!

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