Summer, Summer . . .

It's finally warming up in southern Ohio!

I have a nice little balcony, and I've been spending time there with my cats (they have a little cage to keep them contained). I'm trying to soak up the sun before the cursed humidity visits us again.

On the school front, my second semester is winding down (or up?). I finished two of my one credit classes, and just have three regular left to go. I love that the topics we cover in my classes are directly applicable to the work I do every day -- that's not often true about grad school! I've especially loved my class on YA services; I'll read about something in our textbook, only to see how true it is the very next day. I feel so lucky to be able to work and attend school at the same time.

As far as work, we're getting ready for Summer! I'm excited to celebrate the theme "Libraries Rock" -- we have lots of fun and creative programs planned. I'll be running some teen programs (with some help!) and I can't wait. Beyond summer planning, I've been enjoying getting to know the youth in the community --  it's so easy to get attached! From children to teens, every one has been funny, kind, and endlessly creative. I love planning a program and being surprised at how the kids reinvent the instructions! I've also learned a lot about myself from these experiences -- I'm much more adaptive and unflappable than I thought! It's also emphasized to me just how much I love what I do, and how important having a positive, supportive atmosphere is. Happiness breeds happiness.

I've been reading a mix of picture books, juvenile fiction, young adult fiction, and manga/graphic novels so far this year. Meeting teens who are into anime has sparked my interest in manga again! I finally finished the Fruits Basket series and I'm still dealing with all of my #feels. Right now I'm on the second book of the A Court of Thorns & Roses series by Sarah J. Maas and making my way through Sightwitch by Susan Dennard. I also just finished the second book in the Grisha Trilogy . . . as you can tell, I've been on a fantasy kick lately! I was binging contemporary YA, but now it's all about those girls with magical powers. I also just finished the Angel tv series, and I'm still a little WTF about that ending. 

I've also been reevaluating my health lately, having turned 29, and am thinking more of the future. I've been eating healthier, moving more, and taking better care of myself. It's been paying off and I hope to continue to develop even more healthy habits! I've been tracking these results and habits in a journal, where I do bad bullet journaling. Every day I'm excited to see what I've accomplished, and to think of goals for the next month!

In summation, everything is rad! 

Closing off:

Currently reading: A Court of Mist & Fury by Sarah J Maas (reading in print, audio, and e-book); Sightwitch by Susan Dennard

Currently watching: re-watching It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Currently playing: I got a Wii U! I've been doing some yoga and playing a yoshi game.