Hello sweet friends! It’s been too long since I’ve written to you. As I’m sure you can tell, writing and reading have taken a backseat recently. Many things have been happening recently in my life that have made keeping up with reading and writing daily a challenge. I’ve had some family issues with my mom recently, and some of our differences are causing us to drift away from each other. I’ve seen it, noted it, and am afraid of drifting away from her permanently. So in the spirit of unity, I am making a very important decision:
I am leaving the country.
If all goes according to plan, this fall I will be embarking on a year-long journey in which I will spend no more than a week at a time in Nashville. It’s exhilarating and terrifying but I am absolutely thrilled to be beginning this adventure with people that I love and who are dear to my heart.
I am starting off in Ireland, the breathtaking land where Finley meets Beckett in There You’ll Find me. Then my journey will take me to Italy, where I’m sure to meet a Cipriano or two (AKA Patch Cipriano from Hush, Hush). After that, I move to Israel where I will be staying for several weeks. Needless to say, many of history’s characters are from this country so I am more than happy to be spending time there. Then, I may be off to Hawaii to spend 6 months of my grand journey loving on the people there, showing each individual how special and important they are, and doing anything I can to help. After that, I end my travels in Belize, the country I’ve already visited three times. My heart cannot wait to end up there.
This has been such a huge shift for me. My heart has always wanted to travel (it’s why I read and write so much) but I have never had the guts to do it… until I met someone who insisted that there would never be a better time than now. So I’m going. And I’m doing this. And I want to bring you along with me.
So obviously there are going to be some major changes to this blog… because it is no longer going to be Rose’s blog for rambling about books and occasionally movies. Rose’s Reids is about to officially be turning into a lifestyle blog. I’ll be posting about recipes I learn about in Ireland, fabrics I find in Israel, people I meet in Hawaii, and (of course) books, because they are a part of my life.
There will be a name change to the website shortly, and the layout has already changed. I am being mentored by someone in photography right now so fingers crossed I’ll begin to post some beautiful photos from around the world.
I am so very excited to go on this adventure. To get caught in a thunderstorm in Ireland or stranded on the side of the road in Maya Mopan, Belize. I can’t wait to share what happens and what I learn along the way. But I NEED NEED NEED you all to keep me updated. Traveling is not a glamorous life… switching planes and sleeping in the back of your car… I’ll need you to keep me updated on all the new books coming out. Which ones are the best? Which ones am I missing out on? Should I buy them IMMEDIATELY or wait until I’m stateside again? That sort of thing.
I’m still going to be posting a ton… just not about my reviews anymore. So if you are an author reading this, take note:
I AM NO LONGER ACCEPTING REVIEW REQUESTS.
Yay! Guys, I am so excited. Love you all.