Fabulous Friday: Because damn does success taste sweet.


Each and every Friday, Michelle of That’s What She Read shares what makes that Friday a Fabulous one for her. Today was a particularly awesome day for me,  keep reading to find out why:

Work: The past couple of weeks have consisted of several long, 10-12 hour workdays, all of them beginning pretty early in the morning. They’ve also resulted in some on-going projects getting pushed back, general frustration at the lack of progress, exhaustion, feelings of guilt as a result of putting off said on-going assignments (I like to call this re-prioritization of tasks), and very little inclination to read. All in all, not fun. The day began with a long-awaited but slightly unexpected success that was such an amazing way to end the work week, and which had me a little teary-eyed as I got in my car to drive home. In addition, I attended an in-service training session that was a meaningful lesson in perspective-taking, which can be a lot harder than expected in my field. Basically, I left work feeling like this:


Health: I’ve been eating like shite, sleeping like shite, and not exercising at all like a shite. Result? My left hip+sciatica+lower back feel like SHITE. I might either go to a yoga class over the weekend, or at the very least, do yoga and mindfulness exercises at home. I’m going to take another stab at the meal-prep thing this weekend, so we’ll see how that goes.  

Reading life: Like I’d mentioned, I’ve basically been too tired to hold a book/kindle these past couple of weeks. However, I’m feeling better now that I’ve officially signed up for #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks, because it truly is already alleviating some of my book-buying anxiety. More importantly, I came back home from this oh-so-fine-day at work to this:


BOOKCON HAPPENS IN 35 DAYS!!! (No, YOU’RE the one that’s got a calendar countdown). This is my first ever BookCon, which by itself makes this very exciting. Since it is happening at the same time as BEA, it means that bookternet friends will be in town! This means, BOOKS AND BOOZE TIME WITH BOOKISH FRIENDSHIPS!


Bonus: I HAVE THE WHOLE EFFING WEEKEND TO READ ALL THE BOOKS! My plan is to finish all the books that I started but never quite finished in the last few weeks, which include:

  1. Midnight Taxi Tango by Daniel José Older
  2. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
  3. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
  4. The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud

Hmm, that’s pretty much it. It doesn’t seem like a lot, but that work thing was unbelievably uplifting. It’s definitely the reason I picked up a book after coming home (after sitting in rush-hour traffic for an hour), which in turn is the reason I’m not letting this bum me out:

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I mean, this just means I can hole up at home and read. What more can I ask for, amirite? (Seriously though, FUCK YOU, Chicago. It’s APRIL. Let’s move on to spring.)

So, did anyone else have a Fab Friday? More importantly,  what are you guys reading this weekend? 


Author: Janani @ The Shrinkette

Speed reading aficionado. Unapologetic book pusher. Point me to the nearest bookshelf. My blog is dedicated exclusively to supporting and promoting marginalized voices. Pronouns: They/them

7 thoughts on “Fabulous Friday: Because damn does success taste sweet.”

  1. Your works sounds so cool, Janani. And let us know about your yoga classes too. It will be fun to read.

    I have read a lot about ‘The Woman Upstairs’. I look forward to reading your thoughts.

    I have been reading a couple of books at the same time, which I usually don’t do. I think I should stop it soon. I am currently reading Sylvia Plath’s ‘The Bell Jar’, Rachel Cusk’s ‘Aftermath: On Marriage and Separation’, and Daniel Kehlmann’s ‘Me and Kaminski’.

    Have a great weekend! 🙂

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    1. Oh man I loved The Bell Jar when I read it back in high school/college, it’s one I’ve been meaning to re-read. I’d love to hear your thoughts. I will eventually get around to actually reviewing books that I’m reading instead of just rambling about my life and how much I love reading, haha.

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  2. Those work successes are so sweet, aren’t they? I think they mean more than almost anything else because it is the result of our own blood, sweat and tears. Enjoy your weekend of books and good luck on getting back into yoga!

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    1. It was amazing how powerful that work success was. Thanks for introducing this tag into the blogosphere, I really enjoyed writing this post! Glad you had a fab Friday as well 🙂


  3. I’m so jealous that you get to go to BookCon this year.. I plan on attending next year, though, where ever it is!

    I know the feeling of being too tired to read. I felt the same way the past two weeks after I took on a new role at my job and had to learn so much it was exhausting. I crammed as much reading as possible during the weekends when i was rested and able to enjoy books fully.

    Happy reading 🙂
    I’m tired today from work as well. But I just got up from a nap and have a mug of coffee ready for reading into the wee hours of the night. It’s going to be great.

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